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We are currently in the process of selling off our entire inventory in larger sections.
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The Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in schools. The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. The design does not include a built-in hard disk or solid-state drive, instead relying on an SD card for booting and long-term storage. This board is intended to run Linux kernel based operating systems.

The Raspberry Pi 3 is the third generation Raspberry Pi. It replaced the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B in February 2016. The Raspberry Pi 3 has an identical form factor to the previous Pi 2 (and Pi 1 Model B+) and has complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1 and 2. Unlike the Pi 2, the Raspbery Pi 3 has the following:

  • A 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU
  • 802.11n Wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)


SoC: Broadcom BCM2837
CPU: 4× ARM Cortex-A53, 1.2GHz
GPU: Broadcom VideoCore IV
RAM: 1GB LPDDR2 (900 MHz)
Networking: 10/100 Ethernet, 2.4GHz 802.11n wireless
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1 Classic, Bluetooth Low Energy
Storage: microSD
GPIO: 40-pin header, populated
Ports: HDMI, 3.5mm analogue audio-video jack, 4× USB 2.0, Ethernet, Camera Serial Interface (CSI), Display Serial Interface (DSI)

- Raspberry PI 3 Model B - $59.95

- Raspberry Pi 3 Model B with NOOBS (16GB SD Card Pre-loaded with Software) - $79.95

NOOBS (New Out Of the Box Software) is an easy operating system installer which contains Raspian. It also provides a selection of alternative operating systems which are then downloaded from the internet and installed. Beginners may therefore find the NOOBS helpful when setting up a Raspberry Pi.

- Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Case (Dev Board Enclosure, Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, Raspberry / White, Official enclosure from the Raspberry Pi foundation) - $15.95

- Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Case (Dev Board Enclosure, Pi Hat, Black / Transparent, Designed to house the Raspberry Pi B+, Raspberry Pi 2, Raspberry Pi 3 and HAT PCB) - $15.95

- Raspberry Pi Compatible Power Supply (AC/DC Adapter, 5VDC, 3.0A, Micro-USB Plug) - $16.95

- Raspberry Pi 8MP Camera Board (Version 2) - $45.95

- Raspberry Pi 8MP NoIR Camera Board (Version 2) - $46.95

- Raspberry Pi 7" Touch Screen Display with 10 Finger Capacitive Touch - $109.95

- 16GB SD Card Pre-loaded with NOOBS - $21.95

(To confirm pricing and avalability, please call (604-872-0267) or email us at

Many other products compatible with Raspberry Pi and Arduino are availble to us for order. You're welcome to let us know if there's something you're interested in that you don't see listed on our website or in store. Thanks!

Link to more info on the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B



User Manual


Gertboard is an input/output (I/O) extension board for the Raspberry Pi computer. It fits onto the GPIO pins of the Raspberry Pi (the double row of pins on the upper left corner) via a socket on the back of the Gertboard. A bit of care is required when putting the two devices together. It is easy to insert just one row of pins into the socket, but all of the pins need to be connected. The Gertboard gets its power from those GPIO pins, so user will need a power supply for the Raspberry Pi (RPi) that is capable of supplying a current of at least 1A. It is a flexible experimenter board that plugs directly into Raspberry Pi, and out into the physical world, allowing user to detect and respond to external physical events. Detect and output analogue voltages. Drive powerful motors. Detect switch presses. Illuminate LEDs and drive relays. Jumper cables allow user to hook up different parts of the circuit in many different ways, allowing total flexibility. All controlled by Raspberry Pi.


  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi Model A/B/B+
  • Plugs directly onto Raspberry Pi GPIO socket
  • Motor controller, capable controlling a motor bidirectionally, delivering 18V and 2A maximum
  • Dual channel D/A converter, 8bit
  • Dual channel  A/D converter, 10bit
  • Onboard Atmel ATmega328 MCU for running off board programs
  • 6 x open collector outputs
  • 12 x LED indicators
  • 3 x momentary push switches
  • 10 x strap cables and 18 x jumpers included
  • Software and manuals available to operate and learn how to use Gertboard

ATmega device on the Gertboard operates at 3.3V. If 5V is used there is a risk of damaging the chip.

Gertboard - $ 62.85

Does not include the PI

Getting Started



The PiFace Digital 2 Expansion Board for the Raspberry Pi is designed to plug on to the GPIO of your Raspberry Pi, allowing you to sense and control the real world. With PiFace Digital you can detect the state of a switch, for example from a door sensor, a pressure pad or any number of other switch types. Once this state has been detected, you can write your own software for the Raspberry Pi that determines how to respond to that switch state. You can drive outputs to power motors, actuators, LEDs or anything else you can imagine!

  • It is a GPIO Expansion Board
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, Raspberry Pi Model B+/A+
  • 2 Changeover Relays*
  • 4 Tactile Switches
  • 8 Digital Inputs
  • 8 Open-Collector Outputs
  • 8 LED Indicators
  • Graphical Emulator
  • Easy to program in Python 3 and 2, Scratch and C
  • Support for interrupts
  • Experiments with Scratch
  • Light Gates
  • Detectors and Alarms
  • Birdbox Sensor
  • Simon (Game)
  • Game Controllers

PiFace Digital 2 - $ 51.85

Raspberry PI Camera Board Vancouver BC Manelco

Getting Started


Raspberry Pi Camera Board (Version 1.3)

The Raspberry Pi Camera Board (Version 1.3) plugs directly into the CSI connector on the Raspberry Pi. It's able to deliver a crystal clear 5MP resolution image, or 1080p HD video recording at 30fps with latest v1.3. Board features a 5MP (2592 × 1944 pixels) Omnivision 5647 sensor in a fixed focus module. The module attaches to Raspberry Pi, by way of a 15 pin Ribbon Cable, to the dedicated 15 pin MIPI Camera Serial Interface (CSI), which was designed especially for interfacing to cameras. The CSI bus is capable of extremely high data rates, and it exclusively carries pixel data to the BCM2835 processor.


  • Compatible with all models of Raspberry Pi 1, 2 and 3
  • 5MP omnivision 5647 camera module
  • Still picture resolution of 2592 x 1944
  • Video supports 1080p at 30fps, 720p at 60fps and 640x480p 60/90 recording
  • 15 pin MIPI camera serial interface plugs directly into the Raspberry Pi Board
  • Size is 20mm x 25mm x 9mm
  • Weight of 3g
  • Fully compatible with the ModMyPi Raspberry Pi Case

Raspberry Pi Camera Board V1.3 - $43.95

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*Dear Valued Customers*

We would like to inform you that Main Electronic Supplies is now permanently closed.

We are currently in the process of selling off our entire inventory in larger sections.
If interested, please email us at:

We sincerely thank you for your continued support since 1971!

Prices are subject to change without notice.