expired Raspberry Pi Model 3 B Motherboard $29.99 USD ($39.1AUD) DHL EXPRESS Delivered @ ARROW

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The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is the latest single-board computer from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. In this version, they’ve upgraded to a 1.2Ghz 64-bit quad-core ARM processor and added 802.11n Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.1 and Bluetooth Low Energy.
Like the previous version (the Pi 2) it has 1 GB of RAM, 4 USB ports, and full HDMI support. The Raspberry Pi 3 also has the same form factor as the Pi 2 (and Pi 1 Model B+).
The Raspberry Pi runs Raspbian and/or NOOBS (both Linux-based operating systems) which boot from the removable SD card. A host of third-party operating systems are also supported, including Ubuntu Mate, Windows 10 IoT Core, and OSMC.

Main Features:
● WiFi ( 802.11 b / g / n ) / Bluetooth connectivity, low energy consumption and more convenient
● 1GB LPDDR2 memory
● With chip antenna
● Adopt video-core IV dual-core multimedia co-processor
● Support all the latest ARM GNU / Linux distributions and Windows 10 IoT
● Micro USB connector for 2.5A power supply

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    They are a bit annoying with their big banner, 10% off sitewide. And in the small-print: excludes Raspberry Pi. So not really sitewide. Still a good deal, thanks!

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      They do have another offer US20 which is only for US shipping, I guess. But anyway its better than gearbest and zapal deals as they are shipped by DHL for free. You can choose fedex as well.

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    3 days to deliver from the US? OK, let's see how this goes.

    I chose DHL, but I'm wondering about DHL vs Fedex, especially when delivering to a parcel locker

    • +3 votes

      I think, you cannot use parcel locker for DHL AND FEDEX. It is only for auspost deliveries. But please correct me if I am wrong.

      • +1 vote

        Youre not. AustPost will tell any couriers other than StarTrack to sod off.

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          I had a Fedex order arriving in my parcel locker last week.
          Fedex delivered it to some Australian Post depot in Sunshine, and from there on Australia Post delivers it to the locker.

          The tracking looked really weird though. The part from Sunrise to my locker was untracked, and Fedex stated it as 'delivered'.

        • +1 vote

          @Kontiki: when it transfers to Australia Post you call FedEx or DHL and ask them for the auspost tracking number. I live in the country. Neither FedEx or DHL deliver here, they always throw it at Australia Post once it clears customs.

        • -2 votes

          @skwashd: What nonsense; both Fedex and DHL deliver in Australia.

        • +1 vote

          @CLoSeR: they deliver to metro Sydney, but they definitely don't deliver to rural Victoria.

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        As far as I know, every courier can use them, but Auspost will charge them for it.
        Which is why most couriers won't.

    • +3 votes

      They are quick. Ordered a few boards off them before. Much better than waiting the usual 30 days from China.

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      I've had DHL a few times. They're really fast.

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      ordered on the 25th, arrived on the 30th minus the weekend it was 3 business days

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    what other accessories would people recommend for setting this up as a home assistant kit?

    Do I need an enclosure for it etc?

    thanks

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    I'm looking to buy a Raspberry Pi 3, should i get this or the Australian one (apparently it comes with a case)?

  • +3 votes

    I don't know why but I got one, will replace my RP2.

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    'Cmon, this is not the latest RP board; the RP Zero Wireless is a newer by a year.

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    Which camera should I get?

    Should I stick with the official or get a cheapy off gearbest?

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    thanks!
    bought one

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    Perfect timing. I was just about to buy one for installing Pi-Hole.

  • +2 votes

    Apologies if this has been brought up before. Was looking at one of these to set up as a gaming console.
    What else are these useful for?

    • +2 votes
      • Home Assistant (To automate your smart devices)
      • Pi Hole (To filter ads on your network)
      • Magic Mirror (https://magicmirror.builders/)
      • Dedicated Kodi Box (Home Theater)

      The possibilities are endless https://goo.gl/TJwZYn

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        @vnaysharma Can I run plex media server and pi hole from the raspberry pie at a same time? I am confused about how these things works. It would be of great help if you can enlighten me.

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          Yeah sure you can,
          You can start by installing RasPlex on your Pi Here

          And just run this on the terminal:
          curl -sSL https://install.pi-hole.net | bash
          And you should be sorted.

          Of course you need to make sure that tie IP on the RPi is set to be static. Pi Hole install can do it for you automatically.

          And you need to change the DNS settings on your router to use the RPi's IP as the DNS and you are good to go!

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      Media box, basic desktop, IoT host….

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      Pi-Hole is a good option.

      I personally use mine for Volumio and a Hi-Fi berry AMP attached. This plus a couple of relatively new ceiling speakers ripped out of an old shop makes for good bathroom music.. or good music in any room controlled by your phone.

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      Hi mate, i run RetroPi on it with Kodi add on (streaming) and i have it booting into Retro and launching Kodi automatically for the kids to watch their shows, i do suggest the Rii style keyboard/mouse combo's kids can use those extremely easily :) .. amazing little things that have endless uses as long as you like to tinker and watch/read guides on different applications of the product… one of the best investments i've ever made :)

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        Are you using both at the same micro SD card? If yes do mind share how that can be done?

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          yes its on one SD, i found it to be the easiest way. First get the retropi image from the retropi website and use an image writer to write it to the SD card, (i found this to be even easier than the NOOB guides out there as its the easiest way to create a bootable image without mucking around).

          Once installed and booting up you'll need to setup a "controller" just use a keyboard first time around and assign the main keys the rest of the buttons dont need mapping on the keyboard so just pick random ones for those (like left trigger n stuff like that). Then follow this guide to get Kodi on there. (you must be connected to internet to get the install). Then search for some guides on how to set Kodi as the default boot. (you can always exit kodi and it'll take you to retropi if you want to do some retro gaming :) ).

          https://thepi.io/how-to-install-kodi-on-retropie/

          its a brief overview so msg me if you get stuck anywhere (i know i did many many time loll .. specially on my Zero!)

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          @scud70: never know that you can do both of them on one MicroSD card. I am using 2 switching between them which was annoying. Will try that with 64gb MicroSD this weekend. cheers

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          @msmhw: couple of ways it can be done, Dual boot using Noob or something someone else has written, but easiest by far is to install Retro and add Kodi as a addon (sort of) then it'll boot into Retro but Kodi can be set as a automatic lauch thingy after it boots. Works well.

          For what its worth i use a 32gig SD so 64 is no issue's at all.

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    Thanks picked one up for Octopi. My Raspi B wasn't quite as smooth as I would have liked it to be while running it.

  • +2 votes

    and also Raspberry Pi Zero W (Wireless) for 18 AUD delivered.
    https://core-electronics.com.au/raspberry-pi-zero-w-wireless...

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      I have a Zero and a 3 .. there is a very distinct gap in performance specially as a Kodi/Streaming box (not a huge difference in nes/snes/megadrive/SegaMS). However i was extremely happy with Core (delivery etc) and extremely happy with the Zero considering its less than half the price! … pi 3 is definitely smoother in every way! But i'd support Core any time of the day :)

      One thing i do suggest is a Bluetooth keyboard/mouse (Rii type) as the Zero only has 1 micro usb that you need an OTG adapter to use normal USB devices

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    thanks Op and just ordered one~

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    What resolution output can this realistically support? Looking to use it for writing code, on a 3k monitor….

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      1080p works.

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      Officially supported to 1080P. I have had it on an "ultrawide" Dell monitor with these settings at work:
      hdmi_pixel_freq_limit=300000000
      max_framebuffer_width=3440
      max_framebuffer_height=1440
      hdmi_cvt 3440 1440 15
      hdmi_cvt 3440 1440 30

      I did this remotely (for a digital signage project) so in not sure what it looks like in the flesh. Its at most 30hz though, and i cant comment on performance.

      My guess is its well outside what its been designed for.

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        Thanks for that info- very helpful. I'd imagine 30Hz means I'll see significant lag. Might go to an intel compute stick.

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    Has anyone else had a problem with the page loading? I get perpetual loading animations on a few areas of the page and no add to cart option…? Tried FF, chrome and IE.

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    any recommended SD card?

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    Wonder why Eben is suggesting the 3 will last so long, with no immediate prospect of a Pi 4. There is something weird going on that the higher ARM processors developed at light speed for years, then just slowed development to a crawl. There have been no updates to the HardKernel Odroid XU4 for years as the Exynos processors haven't really improved. Moore's law just went off a cliff.

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      The Raspberry Pi uses Broadcom chips that are designed for Smart TVs and set top boxes. The Raspberry Pi is inexpensive because it uses previous generation chips that are had for a very low price. I think that the current generation in that family does 4k video and is still selling like hotcakes. Ebon Upton is one of the designers of these chips. As a Broadcom employee I presume he can't reveal company secrets.

  • +2 votes

    I am unable to post Gearbest deals as I am an "L plater", if anyone feels like it, go ahead.
    Copied from Gearbest rep:

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    Acrylic Assembled Rainbow Case for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B / 2B / B + - COLORMIX

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  • +2 votes

    Wow I ordered on Thursday I think?

    It’s arriving tomorrow :o

  • +2 votes

    mine arrived today, that was quick!

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