Nov 262012


Unhappy that you didn’t get the new 512 MB Raspberry Pi? pi3g will exchange your old Raspberry Pi Model B 256 MB for a brand-new 512 MB model. Here’s how:

We’ll swap your 256 MB Raspi for a new 512 MB one:

For the upcoming holiday season, we are offering a special deal – get our 157,95 € “granite” Pi Complete package with a 25 €  discount, if you send us your Model B 256 MB Raspberry Pi.

Plus, we’re currently offering free shipping to Germany for all orders over 100 €.  Of course we will also ship to other countries – if in doubt, drop us a note and we will work something out (you may need a travel adapter for the power if you can’t plug European plugs into your sockets directly).

Limited availability

This deal is only valid until the 31. December 2012, 23:59:59. Upgrade now, into a wonderful world of double the RAM AND accessoires you always secretly craved for:

Pi Complete Granite Edition

Here’s what is inside this truly complete package (granite edition) of Raspberry Pi goodies:

Raspberry Pi & power

  • Raspberry Pi, newest Modell  B, 512 MB version
  • stylish and robust case by TEKO (TEK-BERRY), with QR Code 
  • 1 A power adapter for mains power (European standard) and
  • car adapter (12 V cigarette lighter plug) for the Raspberry Pi


Cables & adapters

  • HDMI high speed cable 2 m
  • HDMI / DVI adapter
  • network cable 2 m
  • audio cable (3.5” plug to two RCA plugs) 1,5 m 
  • video cable (RCA plug / RCA plug) 2 m

Memory & quick start

  • 8 GB Class 10 high-quality Samsung SD (shock-proof, magnet-proof, splashproof – see packaging) pre-loaded with BerryBoot – you can choose your own combination of OSes
  • 16 GB Class 6 high-quality Samsung SD (same as above! They’re a rock-solid deal) pre-loaded with RaspBMC
  • DVD containing several different installer images and tools for your convenience – if the DVD image is ready when you order, you will get it.

USB peripherals

  • stylish mouse
  • splashproof, rollable, flexible keyboard multimedia keyboard (better typing!)
  • SD reader – easily transfer new images to your SD cards
  • powered 4-port USB Hub (2 A power supply included!)


  • WiFi Adapter with detachable antenna (TP Link TL-WN722N)
  • Bluetooth Adapter, supports Bluetooth V2.1

Breadboard & GPIO gear

  • breadboard
  • wire jumpers for the breadboard
  • connectors from GPIO header to the breadboard

As you can see this package is truly complete. But we’ve still got some surprises up our sleeves. Find out which when you order the package!


(The image shows only part of the kit)

Get yours now in our brand-new shop!

The Pi Complete Granite Edition is an offer by IdeaDay Maximilian Batz. Please see for contact details.

  • l’AMI Yves

    Now I’m beating against TL-WM722N that I can’t use as I would with a Rspbarry Pi 2 with Raspbian : my aim is to establish a point to point connection with a Windows 8 laptop, using wifi ad-hoc mode. I know it works on the Win 8 side, with the hostednetwork. I tested it against a WinXP laptop, where things a much more obvious. On the Pi, I can’t get rid of the answer “Mode:Managed” to ‘iwconfig wlan0″. Do you know that problem, and have you solved it ? Thanks (I hope my english explainations are understandable…)

    • pi3g

      Have you tried to first bring the adapter down before modifying it’s properties?
      ifconfig wlan0 down

      Then change your mode
      Then see which mode it is in.

      Unfortunately I have no idea beyond this how to help you right now … if you come up with a solution, please post a quick info here.

      • l’AMI Yves

        I’m used to “ifdown wlan0” : do you think it makes things different ?

        Do you at least confirm that it is (or it might be) a matter of driver pooorly written for Linux (WM722N is solld for Windows only). Thanks

        • pi3g

          It might be, that the driver does not support this. What does

          iw list


          Supported interface modes:
          * IBSS
          * managed
          * AP
          * AP/VLAN
          * WDS
          * monitor
          * mesh point
          software interface modes (can always be added):
          * AP/VLAN
          * monitor

          • l’AMI Yves

            I can’t find any command ‘iwlist” showing things like what you wrote. Here is the best I could obtain :

            pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
            wlan0 Scan completed :
            Cell 01 – Address: 00:22:3F:13:7B:48
            Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
            Quality=38/70 Signal level=-72 dBm
            Encryption key:on
            Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
            12 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
            Bit Rates:9 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
            Extra: Last beacon: 10ms ago
            IE: Unknown: 0004414D4931
            IE: Unknown: 010882848B960C183048
            IE: Unknown: 03010B
            IE: Unknown: 2A0102
            IE: Unknown: 32041224606C
            Cell 02 – Address: 68:94:23:17:03:CB
            Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
            Quality=42/70 Signal level=-68 dBm
            Encryption key:on
            Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
            18 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
            Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
            Extra: Last beacon: 20ms ago
            IE: Unknown: 0009576946694164486F63
            IE: Unknown: 010882848B961224486C
            IE: Unknown: 03010B
            IE: Unknown: 32040C183060
            IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
            Group Cipher : CCMP
            Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
            IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101000003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
            IE: Unknown: 050400010000
            IE: Unknown: 2A0105
            IE: Unknown: DD07000C4306000000
            IE: Unknown: 2D1A6E0102FF000000000000000000000000000000000E0000000000
            IE: Unknown: 3D160B070000000000000000000000000000000000000000
            IE: Unknown: DD1E00904C336E0102FF000000000000000000000000000000000E0000000000
            IE: Unknown: DD1A00904C340B070000000000000000000000000000000000000000

            My laptop windows 8 see some more AP in the neighborhood. Here are the two ones in my house.

            Thanks again for your interest.

        • pi3g

          Also, maybe using the Adapter as host access point may be an option for you?

          The article is in German, but Google translate should help. There is a page I have linked to, which describes the procedure for older adapters not supporting the nl80211 API.

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