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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Starter Kit

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  • This kit includes all of the essentials to get you started
  • Includes the fastest Raspberry Pi to date
  • Get connected right out of the box with built-in WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy* connectivity
  • Enclosure is designed to give maximum use of the Raspberry Pi board while keeping it safe
  • All you need to do is bring your own HDMI cable, monitor and USB mouse and keyboard to the party to get up and running
  • *Bluetooth must be enabled through commands

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Raspberry Pi 83-16561RK 3 Model B starter kit

What is a Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board computers that you can use to learn programming through fun, practical projects. So, if you’re looking for a high-performance Raspberry Pi and the essentials to quickly get started, look no further than the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Starter Kit. This kit includes a Raspberry Pi 3 model B, a SD card with OS, a power supply and a plastic case.

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B comes equipped with powerful quad-core broadcom BCM2837 64-bit ARMv8 processor (1.2GHz) and 1GB RAM for impressive computing performance. It features on-board BCM43143 radio chip for excellent Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy capabilities, while providing a wide range of connectivity options for easy connection with compatible peripherals.

  • 40-pin extended GPIO
  • Four USB 2.0 ports
  • RJ-45 interface
  • HDMI port
  • Micro USB 2.0 ports
  • Power jack
  • 3.55mm analog audio
  • Composite port
  • CSI Camera port for connecting a Raspberry Pi camera
  • DSI display port for connecting a Raspberry Pi touchscreen display

The included plastic enclosure perfectly accommodates your Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, while its precision cutouts allow you to easily access all ports - without having to remove the case.

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Model

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Brand
Raspberry Pi
Model
83-16561RK
Combo Type
Motherboard/CPU/Memory Combo

Bundle

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CPU
Quad Core 1.2GHz Broadcom BCM2837 64bit CPU

Memory

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Maximum Memory Supported
1GB

Onboard LAN

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LAN Speed
10/100Mbps
Wireless LAN
BCM43438 wireless LAN
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

Rear Panel Ports

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HDMI
Full size HDMI
USB 1.1/2.0
4 USB 2.0 ports

Internal I/O Connectors

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Other Connectors
4 Pole stereo output and composite video port

Features

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Features
40-pin extended GPIO
CSI camera port for connecting a Raspberry Pi camera
DSI display port for connecting a Raspberry Pi touchscreen display
Micro SD port for loading your operating system and storing data
Upgraded switched Micro USB power source up to 2.5A
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
First time Raspberry Pi user - I'm convinced

Pros: Easy to set up
Inexpensive, but not cheap
Powers USB connected drive

Cons: None, but I should have ordered the B+ (beginner's mistake)

Other Thoughts: I have been using an old Mac mini (2006 version) for the past 7-8 years as a media server, permanently on because Wake-on-Lan on a Mac that age only works with Apple routers. I came to the conclusion that this was crazy so researched a cheap alternative. I thought about a new Mini ($500, that's a 'no'), a NUC ($200-$300 depending on specs), Intel Compute Stick ($150), then decided to try a Pi.

I went in with no great expectations, but thought that at least I would have a Raspberry to play around with if nothing worked. A backup was to install Linux on the mini but it would still be crazy to connect up a full size computer for just my needs.

I found it easy to set up and get Plex Media Server running, a couple of hours from start to finish, most time spent installing Raspbian and Plex Media Server cataloging about 300 movies from an external USB HD

I have a smart TV with a Plex client, and several computers, iPads, and phones, all with Plex clients available. The Raspberry Pi can easily deliver 1080p content to several clients. Caveat - all my content is already H.264 encoded at a maximum of 1080p, so it doesn't need to transcode the video. My TV is a new 4k model but I don't have any 4k content so I can't say whether that will work.

I'm using WiFi (max about 50Mb/s about 6 feet from router) - I'll need to try wired ethernet at some point.

I'm pleased with how this is working - I have other projects in mind that I can use this or another Pi for.

Only one thing to bear in mind, this is the older 'B' model. I didn't know enough when ordering to realize that there's an improved B+ version that will work even better.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Excellent starter package if you just want to compute power, without working with hardware interfaces

Pros: Clear case is nice, OS starts with no issues, more than adequate power even if for devices.

Cons: Case advertised was a cloudy white, but clear white, solid plastic was provided. Not exactly the same as advertised.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Good starter pi set

Pros: Comes with Raspberry Pi 3, case, and microsd card with OS installed. All you need to do is put the pi in the case (no tools required), install sd card and start using the pi.

Cons: Case was different than the one pictured

Other Thoughts: Great choice to get started with Raspberry Pi

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Starter Kit

Pros: Works Perfect ! OS pre-installed on micro SD card worked without a problem

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Would be nice if this kit came with a little fan to cool the unit.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Raspberry Pi 83-16561RK Broadcom BCM2837 64-bit ARMv8 Quad-Core Processor at 1.2 GHz

Pros: Powerful quad core processor @ 1.2 Ghz
Case and 1.5 A 5V power supply included.
several OS options available

Cons: No stable version of Android for these boards ( I knew this before I ordered and only needed Linux for my projects but thought I'd mention it, if you want Android comparability the ASUS SBC or The Odroid Lines are better choices.) Since I didn't need Android anyway I won't take an egg for, it's just meant as a heads up.

Other Thoughts: Powerful little board for the price, I ordered two of them made one into a little retro game/kodi player using retropie and one into a nice little NAS for my hard drives and ordered another 8 TB drive to hook to it, although I would say it's a bit over powered for a NAS server, I think that you should be able to get by with using a Raspberry Pi Zero aside from the limited usb ports (1 compared to 4 ) a single core 1 Ghz CPU should be plenty. I will be adding a browser based dashboard for the NAS in the next couple of days so that I can check on it from any computers browser.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Perfect project computer

Pros: good package deal.
the pre loaded image was really well done.

Cons: adapter could use power switch .

Other Thoughts: got this for a RetroPie build and it works awesome, less buggy than running RPie from Ubuntu on a flash drive on a regular computer.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Perfect starter kit

Pros: Comes with everything needed, perfect starter kit

Cons: Box it came in was kinda huge for the parts inside, alot of loose air in the box for the content.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Pretty Straight Forward

Pros: - good base raspberry pi starter kit
- memory card preloaded w/ OS's.

Cons: - Giant box. (i'm just nit picking here) For such a small device the box it comes in is comical.

Other Thoughts: I ordered this RPi when it went on shell shocker sale. It came with fast shipping as always in a giant box, compared to what was in it, it was mostly open space and air bag filler.
The case that came with it is different than what's pictured. I'm ok with it as the case that came with it is better than the clear plastic case. It came with a black plastic case with removable clear see through top. Has easy access to the memory card and all the expansion slots on the board.
Everything works as normal, and as per other reviews it comes with the small memory card in the larger adapter. Just take the little card out to install in the RPi.

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