Long before the Raspberry Pi was launched, Rapid offered kits and chips that helped people of all ages learn about coding, prototyping and programming. As the popularity of single board and open source computing has boomed, so has our range of hardware.
Our extensive range of products include the latest generation of the Raspberry Pi board, and an extended family of Pi-based starter kits, shields, HATs, books, enclosures, sensors and add-on boards. We stock all the leading Arduino boards, breakout boards, relays, shields & accessories, as well as the Arduino-compatible OrangePip development boards. Add modular prototyping and IoT platforms such as the Seeed Grove and Blueberry Smart Hub, and whether you want to learn about languages, breadboard a project or tailor a design, you have an enormous choice of single board computers and microcontrollers.
The BBC micro:bit is also now available - the mini computer designed by the BBC with other leading technology partners to encourage children into coding and programming.