Believe it or not, Amazon Prime Day is primetime to get great Raspberry Pi stuff. Whether you have the new Raspberry Pi 4 B, a tiny Pi Zero or a Raspberry Pi 3 / 3B / 3B+, you can find important accessories such as screens, cases, power supplies and keyboards. And if you don’t yet own a Raspberry Pi, Amazon also has fantastic sales on starter kits that include both the computer itself and everything you need to get started.
Of course, the most fun you can have with a Raspberry Pi comes when you can turn it into a robot or some kind of iOT device. Amazon also has some deals on sensors, motors and full fledged robot kits to use with your Pi. Here are our favorite Raspberry Pi Prime Day deals.
Raspberry Pi Starter Kits
If you don’t already own a Raspberry Pi, Amazon has deals on several starter kits, which include both the Pi itself and key accessories such as a case and power supply.
Neego Raspberry Pi 3 Ultimate Starter Kit for $119.20 (reg $149): This kit comes decked out with a 7-inch touch screen and a case to hold both the included Pi 3 B and the screen. Good for making your own Echo Show-style smart device.
Raspberry Pi Screens
For many projects, you’ll want to attach a small touch screen to your Raspberry Pi. You can find models that range in size from 2.5 inches all the way up to 10 inches, but 3.5, 5 and 7-inch models are the most common. A 3.5-inch display is usually the same size as the Pi itself and can go directly on top of it.
Waveshare 2.13-inch E-Ink Display Hat for $17.35 (reg $21.69): Small enough to fit on top of a Pi Zero, this 250 x 122 black and white ePaper display can be used to show small pictures or messages, without eating up a lot of power.
Kuman 3.5-inch SPI touch screen for $17.59 (reg $21.99): This 320 x 480 resistive touch screen connects via your Pi’s GPIO pins, leaving the HDMI port free to connect to another screen. It boasts a 50 fps refresh rate.
You can use a Raspberry Pi without a case and it will work just fine. I’ve even put them in my bag and let them roll around loose without them taking any damage, but it’s nicer to have a protective chassis and some of them even have added cooling.
Adrucam 5-MP, 1080p Pi Camera for $9.49 (reg $13.49): This simple, 1080p camera module can capture still pictures at 2592 x 1944 and video at 1920 x 1080.
MakerFocus 5-MP IR Camera for $19.19 (reg $23.99): This 5-MP camera module has both day and night modes and shoots at up 2592 x 1944 pixels. It has a f/1.2 aperture and 4mm focal length.
Raspberry Pi Robot Kits
These kits will give you the pieces you need to build a robotic car, tank or arm. You’ll need to bring your own Raspberry Pi, but the other parts are included.
Uctronics Robot Car Kit for $63 (reg $79.99): This kit comes with a chassis, wheels, motors, an ultrasonic sensor and a camera so you can get live video from the robot and program it to do object avoidance or line following. Includes a detailed tutorial.
Yahboom Raspberry Pi Tank for $117 (reg $148.99): This solidly-built metal tank comes with a camera that you can rotate on a turret for real-time video. It uses treads so it roll around on tough terrain and has a companion app you can use to control it from your phone.
Uctronics Robot Car Chassis for $10.39 (reg $12.99): If you just want the chassis for a robot car, this kit comes with two motorized wheels plus one regular wheel, a platform and a AA battery case.
Corsair K83 Wireless Keyboard for $79.99 (reg $99.99): This keyboard is expensive even on sale, but it’s the best Pi keyboard I’ve ever used. Not only does it have a fantastic key feel and a built-in touchpad, but it offers both 2.4 GHz and Bluetooth wireless connectivity.
Kuman K5 37-in-1 Sensor Kit for $20.79 (reg $25.99): This kit comes with a variety of sensors you can use with a Raspberry Pi or Arduino board, including temperature sound , light and infrared detectors.
Bonrob Pi Starter Learning Kit for $20.79 (reg $25.99): This kit comes with a slew of electronic pieces you need for Pi projects, including jumper cables, a breadboard, LED lights and 10 different kinds of resistor. It also has 11 accompanying lessons you can use.
Avram Piltch is Tom’s Hardware’s editor-in-chief. When he’s not playing with the latest gadgets at work or putting on VR helmets at trade shows, you’ll find him rooting his phone, taking apart his PC or coding plugins. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram developed many real-world benchmarks, including our laptop battery test.