expired Raspberry Pi 3 - USD $26.99 (~AUD $35.86) FREE Delivery @ LightInTheBox

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Raspberry Pi 3 - USD $26.99  (~AUD $35.86) FREE Delivery @ LightInTheBoxAffiliate

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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Cortex-A53 Quad-Core Board

Accessories
* 32GB Samsung EVO Plus memory card $9.80 USD
* Aluminum case with fan $7.98 USD

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    In before someone asks, "what are these for?"

    • +29 votes

      They are small computers, with one sole purpose….to make Pies, rasberry flavoured ones.

    • +1 vote

      They are intended as a base for hardware hacking, like an Arduino, but also powerful enough to run a desktop operating system, and with HDMI.

      Is that a fair summary? There are lots of cheaper alternative mini PCs, but without the support community.

  • +4 votes

    They are mini computers. You can run Linux and other operating systems on it through SD card. You can add other devices and can run light server on it.

    If you don't know about this Mini PC you have 2 options:
    1. If you want to learn buy it and check open source projects people had made using this. Or
    2. Stay away from this

  • +5 votes

    Getting one for HASS.io

    Hope my gateway will arrive at the same time.

  •  

    Anyone know where to buy cheap M2.5 standoffs for rpi? With the I/O addon, my RPI does not fit into a normal case so I wanted to mount this in a custom enclosure. But the size of bolts that suit the rpi motherboard is hard to find and costly too.

  •  

    I've just ordered some Xiaomi smart home stuff.

    Is this a good option for using with it and home assistant?
    By good I mean plenty of people who have already done almost exactly what I'll want to do and have kindly shared their experiences with the world so as to make my learning curve not toooooo steep?

    Alternative suggestions that are easier (even if slightly more expensive)?

    Thanks for any input peeps.

    •  

      not really, especially if your a beginner.

      •  

        Thanks. Do you recommend an alternative?

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          If you've managed to get a home server to stream on your network, and if you've ever fiddled with basic code (VBA spreadsheet or some html) to adjust some settings, I think you should have a shot at Hass.io

    • +1 vote

      There's a bit of a learning curve but well worth the effort. If you want something simple and only using Xiaomi, you can stick to mi home china app for your automations.

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        That was my initial plan but now i am starting to think I should go all in and not be so dependent on a sometimes unreliable internet service.

    •  

      If you've got an old PC or laptop consider setting it up to dual boot Linux (i'm using Ubuntu) to get experience with Linux before coping with the complexities of a pi without a screen or keyboard.
      I'm in the process of shifting a stable well configured Hass setup from Ubuntu to hassbian on a pi at the moment and am glad I didn't jump directly to the pi, although YMMV.

      •  

        Thanks. Sounds sensible.

      • -1 vote

        the pi has usb for keyboard and hdmi for a monitor ….. use that for linux ….. was always the idea of the pi …… a cheap computer that didn’t need much for resources hence it uses phone charger for power (2 amp)

        •  

          Low power too, but saying that if using hass.io you don't need anything anyway. Eveything can be done via front-end and ssh for those failed config times. The log is in plain text file so it's easy to troubleshoot.

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          The idea is that you can just shove it in the corner plugged into power and ethernet, and just SSH into it.

  •  

    Thanks OP, missed out this morning.

    Pi number 4!

    1 x Pi hole
    2 x kali
    1 x whatever

    Love me some pi

    Cheers!

  •  

    great price, asssuming it eventually turns up

  •  

    Shopping not free if you add the case?

    • +5 votes

      Free shipping if you do separate orders for each piece

    •  

      Pretty stupid that 2 items with free shipping cost ~$5 to get shipped together.

      But as mentioned 2 separate orders and it is free.

  •  

    Can u load android tv on this? (rather than the $50 tv boxes).

    •  

      There are builds, but they aren't stable.

    •  

      If you're after android tv specifically get a box, you can also turn the pi into a Kodi or Plex box. Or dual boot both. Android on raspberry pi is not very good.

  • +1 vote

    The RPi makes a great media center if you download and install Kodi (LibreELEC).

    •  

      There are much better options for LibreElec these days.
      And cheaper - for the cost of a Pi, you can get a system with case, power supply, flash memory, wifi …

  • +1 vote

    does lightinthebox accept bitcoin?

    • +2 votes

      The transaction fee for something like this would be 40% lol

      • +1 vote

        i can have it in their account within 12 hours for under 80cents, which is a lot less than what paypal or the credit card mongers charge them. Even less if for 24 hours.

        they dont process or ship until 48-72 hrs anyway so everyones a winner.

  • +1 vote

    Anyone used the case? Wouldn't it affect the wifi/bluetooth having a metal casing wrapped around it?

    • +1 vote

      in theory, due to the low electro- permeability of aluminium, the attenuation would be negligible.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permeability_(electromagnetism)

  •  

    getting a products not found error?

  •  

    will give one a go. Thanks OP!

  •  

    Items are listed as free shipping but I don't have an option to select a free shipping option - only tracked order which has a fee associated.

  •  

    Is this genuine or a knockoff?

    • +1 vote

      There are no knock-offs. Broadcom won't sell the SoC chip to anyone else, and it has not been cloned.

  • +1 vote

    stupid Q, but does it come with the pi power supply?

  •  

    How do you get it down to USD ~$27? Its showing me USD $42.89 and I did change my currency to USD