expired Raspberry Pi Zero W $17.96, Raspberry Pi Zero $10.48 Delivered @ CoreElectronics

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Two very good prices for good pieces of kit. Australian stock, previous deals at a similar price show expired but it looks like they're back on.

Link for Zero (no wireless)

Let me know if I'm not doing this properly because I'm a new kid.

Have a great day :)

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  • +3 votes

    FYI all, cheapest shipping to Melb Metro was $3

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    I prefer Little Bird Electronics as they have pretty much the same prices as this and good postage and always sales on

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    Good price, thx op.

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    Bought one to play with :) Thanks

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    Wondering if there are any good deals for the rpi3?

    • +5 votes

      Given the moving parts upstream in this region; perhaps not. With that said, we have a team of 16 makers here in the heart of Newcastle and we are constantly working at making Raspberry Pi along with other tech more accessible beyond just point of sale.

      We've helped tens of thousands of makers around the world get started with FREELY available learning experiences such as https://www.udemy.com/raspberry-pi-workshop-become-a-coder-m...

      We also create tutorials on a near daily basis https://core-electronics.com.au/tutorials

      So I hope that info helps, because price isn't everything when kicking off a hobby such as electronics. As always, feel free to engage our tech team via our forum if you need a quick nudge in the right direction.

  • +1 vote

    Can you make this into one of those network-wide adblock devices?

    • +8 votes

      Yes, with PiHole.

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      or just use an ad blocking dns…

      alternate dns

      adguard dns

      etc

    • +3 votes

      Would you rather be paying for access to content online? I hate ads but they are an important part of keeping businesses online. If you want to block ads then pay for your newspaper subscription and upgrade to YouTube Red and just stop visiting other websites.

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        You can whitelist particular sites. Add creators are just taking advantage currently. If you go to DailyMail (I know, I know, why would you) you’ll notice about 75% of the page is just adds.

      • +6 votes

        I don't hate ads, I hate huge irrelevant invasive adds that take up the whole screen on a phone and force you to hit a tiny impossible X to close (probably designed so you open the ad).

        A lot of sites choose to use these and i think that's cheap.

        Other ads are ridiculous. SMH wants me to watch a 30 second ad for a 5 second video.

        • +2 votes

          hear hear!

          ads inserted every few paragraphs, I'm all for.
          Pop ups/overlays, or intro ads (I'm looking at you ABC iview/listen - we've already paid you FFS), ads next to scroll bars, deceptive you've got mail/won lotto/download/etc are the reasons people use ad blockers.

      • +3 votes

        no, it's the wesbite owners fault for making ads intrusive, irrelevant, decptive/dangerous and worst slows down page loading (my pet hate is reading a page while it's loading & clicking on a link/Next only to realise when the page fully loads, there's an ad where I clicked).
        If adbrokers would force website owners to have some sort of acceptable standard, then people wouldn't block ads. They haven't learnt from TV, where they keep piling on the ads, so more & more people record & skip (or find alternative sources).

        Brave browser has a solution. you give them some money, they dish it out to site owners depending on how much time/usage you get from them and they block ads. So sites like Ozbargain, XDA Devs, etc would make money and dodgey click bait ones like DailyMail would make less.
        https://basicattentiontoken.org

        Or their other solution is to block ads, insert their own & then pay the publisher (& the users if they chose)
        https://www.brave.com/faq/#allowing-ads

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    Sometime ago I look into using the rpi pi zero wireless to run a dashboard like display, similar to dakboard, but never did really pursue this seriously. Wondering if anyone here setup a dashboard thingy?

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        Thanks. That's exactly what i wanted to do but never got around doing it. Cheers for the link.

        The thing that prevented me to do this dakboard thing immediately is that the premium account has more features but need $5 subscription per month!

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          I’m keen to make one of these myself - what sort of features are behind the $5 paywall?

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          @caseyfw: For instance you can't re-arrange the tiles on the board to suit your needs if you don't have a premium account. U are stuck with the default which is too limited. Have a look at dakboard.com. Create a login, it is free, then you can experiment with the board, add tiles and weather modules, etc.

  • +3 votes

    $14.96 is the standard price at core-electronics - I've ordered a few pi zero w's in the past 12 months and they've always been the same price. It's a good deal for sure, just not time limited!

    • +2 votes

      Wow, what project you do with so many pies?

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        He ate all the pies :)

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        Initially it was a dakboard (which is still going strong and my wife cant live without), then it was a couple to run for temperature monitoring for my kids rooms (with TEMPer USB units), then it was one to use as a sacrificial client device for wifi pen testing and random builds/testing. They are a bit addictive!

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          For temperature monitoring, might want to try an ESP8266. Wemos D1 mini+DHT shield is cheaper, uses less power. Don't always need a full OS, so Pi isn't always the answer.

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          @rhangman: Agree they aren't always the answer, but the TEMPer USB worked on the dakboard pi hardware, and it was simple to deploy for a person like me.

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      We like to just keep it real with pricing, thanks for your support Reevesc

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    Well maybe time for me to order another Zero W. Misplaced my last order.

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    Good price & most here will vouch for core electronics but the last one I ordered was faulty & I'm a bit disappointed in RA process. I gave up in the end & threw it out :/

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    Bought one of these last time they were on special. Was so small I lost it and can't find it anywhere!

  • +2 votes

    The Pi Zero HW (with headers) is its usual price at $20.94 but you might want to look at that version if you are interested in getting your first Raspberry Pi and want to attach external sensors or a pi hat (pHat) but don't want to do any soldering yet. https://core-electronics.com.au/raspberry-pi-zero-wh.html - Pis are awesome!

  • +2 votes

    Anyone know what to suggest for a beginner?

    I'm looking to tinker into a raspberry pi for fun.
    What do you guys recommend to get and any accessories/addon I should get and where to get.

    Thank you fellow ozbargainers!

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    Can these be used to run HASS or would I be better off getting the normal Pi 2/3?

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      HassIO runs fine on my Pi Zero W. I'd suggest going for the Pi Zero W first then "upgrading" to a 2/3 if required (config transfers are pretty easy too).

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      Yes I run HASS just fine on mine. No hiccups. It also runs Pihole, acts as a VPN server, and records my Xiaofang camera streams full time. Even then it only sits at about 15% CPU.

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        Wow. I run Pihole on a Rpi2 and HASS on a RPi3. I noticed an improvement when switching HASS from the 2 to the 3. Haven't got the Xiaofang set up yet. Im really surprised to hear that you have all of that running on a single Zero W!

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          I did however have trouble running Motion for my streams… The Zero couldn't handle the seemingly high-processing required for it.

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        runs Pihole, acts as a VPN server, and records my Xiaofang camera streams full time

        Interested in this, could you please link to any resources which you made use of.
        Thank you.

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          PiHole: pi-hole.net
          VPN: pivpn.io
          Hacking Xiaofang to stream RTSP: github.com/samtap/fang-hacks

          Regarding the recording of the RTSP stream, I don't remember exactly how I did it, but I remember it was a mish-mash of solutions… I'll try and dig out what I did when I get home from work tonight.

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          @silo: Also interested in recording the RTSP stream via the Pi.

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          @t3chshopper: You can do this with ffmpeg once you have fang-hacks working

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          @silo:
          same here
          pi hole
          VPN
          duckdns

          i don't think it ever goes over 10% usage, such an awesome toy to have

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          @nstyle:

          I used avconv for mine - I did try ffmpeg to begin with but no dice…

          avconv -rtsp_transport udp -i rtsp://192.168.0.151/unicast -c copy -map 0 -f segment -segment_time 3600 -segment_wrap 100 -segment_format mov -t 172800 "./recordings/cam1_%03d.mp4"

          Stuck it into a while/do loop shell script so that it loop records every couple of days.

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          @silo: is this with a Xiaofang camera?

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          @silo: Nice one. I'll have to dig out my arguments, but I had ffmpeg running every 15 mins by cron (taking 15min videos)

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    No value here. Due to a very poor experience in the past I wouldn't give Core Electronics a cent.

    The Pi Zeros and Zero Ws are cheaper at Little Bird Electronics backed PiAustralia. They offer click and collect if you're in Sydney. Delivered Pi Australia are only slight more expensive for a superior customer experience.

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    Any really easy and cheap projects? A lot of the ones I could find online seemed a bit challenging.

    Would like to do something easy before trying something challenging.

    • +1 vote

      Perhaps have a look at our Pi Zero kits by Pimoroni. They are still quite the leap if you are totally new, although they have wonderful documentation which get straight to the point of something interesting/fun :)

  • +3 votes

    Thanks for your support OzBargain! We're always impressed when our offers are shared here.

    We'll have to explore some OzBargain-exclusive offers someday :)

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    Thanks OP

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    This is their normal price. This is what these are supposed to cost; others are inflating prices.

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    Anyone using this to run Kodi?

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    How long will this deal last for?

    and also if i wanted to attempt to build a robot arm to pick things up, what components would i need?
    Cheers

  • +1 vote

    I have literally no experience with electronics but am keen to learn. I own a Pi Zero W and bought one of those kits full of various sensors as building something to monitor aquarium parameters/soil moisture, etc. is mostly what I am interested in. Is there a good resource that explains, in ELI5 detail how connecting sensors works, how the input is collected, etc.? I have googled all this before, but everything I found went right over my head.

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    Is this a week early, as 14/3 is Pi Day!

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    can i eat this pi

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