Raspberry Pi Resource Guide

In this resource guide you will find a list of recommended links and hardware for working with the Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry Pi 4
CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 Basic Kit (2GB)Amazon affiliate link - the kit contains heat sinks and a USB-C power supply with a switch that is guaranteed to work with the RPI 4
CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 Basic Kit - order direct from CanaKit
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 2019 Quad Core 64 Bit WiFi Bluetooth (2GB)
Raspberry Pi 4 Computer Model B 4GB (Seeed - US/CN)
Raspberry Pi 3
Arducam 5 Megapixels 1080P OV5647 Camera Module with CS Mount Lens for Raspberry Pi Model 4/3B+/3/2/A/B/B+
CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) with 2.5A Power Supply (UL Listed)
Raspberry Pi Cases  
Black / Clear Layer Case w/ Fan for Raspberry Pi Model B+ Raspberry Pi 3 Shell
Pi Zero
Vilros Raspberry Pi Zero W Complete Starter Kit-Premium Black Case Edition-Includes Pi Zero W and 7 Essential Accessories
Vilros Raspberry Pi Zero W Basic Starter Kit with Official Case-Power Supply and More
Pi Zero WH
If you would like to start simple and do some hardware interfacing (switches, LEDs, etc), I would recommend starting with a Raspberry Pi WH. The H stands for “header” - the pins soldered to the GPIO pins.
Waveshare Raspberry Pi Zero WH The Low-Cost Pared-Down Pi with Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth Pre-soldered GPIO Headers

Some fans will work with an existing heatsink, others won’t. Always read the product details before buying.
Pimoroni Fan Shim for Raspberry PIThis fan won’t fit if there is a heatsink in place
MicroUSB Power Supply with Switch
If you have a Raspberry Pi 3B+ or lower you can power it with a microUSB power supply (the Raspberry Pi 4 requires USB-C). I like this microUSB power supply from CanaKit that comes with a switch.
CanaKit 2.5A Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Power Supply with CanaKit PiSwitch
RPi NoIR Camera V2, Official Raspberry Pi Infrared Camera Module V2-8MP 1080p30, Night Vision, Supports Raspberry Pi and Jetson Nano
SainSmart Wide Angle Fish-Eye Camera Lenses for Raspberry Pi Arduino
Day-Night Vision for Raspberry Pi Camera, Arducam All-Day Image All-Model Support, IR LED for Low Light and Night Vision, M12 Lens Interchangeable, IR Filter Switch Programmable, OV5647 5MP 1080P
Micro SD Card with Adapter
You will need a Micro SD Card with an adapter. I recommend buying at least a few. For simple projects you can probably get by with at least an 8GB card. For larger cards I like the SanDisk Extreme series.
SanDisk 64GB Extreme microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter
SanDisk 128GB Extreme microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter
SSD Drive and Case  
Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 2TB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA2T0B/AM), Black Walmart
Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 2TB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA2T0B/AM), Black AliExpress
Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 2TB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA2T0B/AM), Black Amazon
ProCase Carrying Case for Samsung T5 T3 SSD, Compact Hard Shockproof Carry Case for T5 / T3 / T1 Portable SSD 250GB 500GB 1TB 2TB USB 3.1 Type C Hard Drive –Black  
Official Raspberry Pi 7” Touchscreen with Pi 4 Compatible Case
Official 7 Inch Touch Screen for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Pi 2  
SmartiPi Touch case for The Official Raspberry Pi 7” Touchscreen Display - Adjustable Angle  
Battery Operation
See my related article: How to Power a Raspberry Pi from Rechargeable Batteries
US Ship Hobbywing 5V/6V 3A Switch-mode UBEC, Max 5A Lowest RF
2 Pack ShareGoo 3A 5V DC-DC Converter Step Down UBEC Module For RC Quadcopter Plane FPV Holder Camera Servo Power Supply
For more information on Raspberry Pi standoffs, see my article: Raspberry Pi Standoff Size
Sutemribor M2.5 Male Female Hex Brass Spacer Standoff Screw Nut Assortment Kit (180Pcs)I like this kit because it has a variety of types and sizes
HanTof Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Standoffs Pack 24 Pieces/LoT M2.5 (11mm Body + 6mm Screw) Hex Brass Standoff Cylinder + Screw + Nut Kits for Raspberry pi 3 B Plus/3B/2B/B+/A+ HatThis is another kit I’ve used when I just needed male to female spacers for stacking
Soldering Iron
Digital Soldering Station with Chisel Tip Pack T18-D08/D12/D24/D32/S3For soldering, I use a Hakko FX888D. When I upgraded I bought this kit that includes 5 tips.
Mudder Lead Free Solder Wire Sn99 Ag0.3 Cu0.7 with Rosin Core for Electrical Soldering 100g (0.8 mm)