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Raspberry Pi 3 in a Box - Review

Scoring

Product Performed to Expectations: 10
Specifications were sufficient to design with: 10
Demo Software was of good quality: 10
Product was easy to use: 9
Support materials were available: 10
The price to performance ratio was good: 10
TotalScore: 59 / 60
  • RoadTest: Raspberry Pi 3 in a Box
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  • Evaluation Type: Independent Products
  • Was everything in the box required?: Yes
  • What were the biggest problems encountered?: The biggest issue I encountered was an issue with the SD card, for some reason I was unable to use it. Luckily I have tons of them around the house so I installed Raspbian

  • Detailed Review:

    Deluxe Raspberry Pi3 Starter Kit

    Roadtest Review

    David DiPonzio

    May 2020

     

    What is included in this kit?

    Kit Contents:

         • Raspberry Pi3 Model B

         • 8GB microSD card and SD adapter, preloaded with the NOOBS OS

         • Official red and white Pi 3 case

         • Multi-regional 2.5A power supply

         • 1m HDMI cable

         • Official USB optical mouse

         • Official scissor-switch action USB keyboard

         • “Adventures in Raspberry Pi” guide book

     

    Shipping:

    The kit came properly shipped with bubble wrap and other protective measures.

    When opening the box I was met with a beautiful white box containing the Pi and the rest of the contents.

     

    Setup:

    The setup was extremely easy, which is why Raspberry Pi's are becoming so popular. You can set it up anywhere, on a desk, on a shelf, anywhere. The learning curve is relatively easy and the user gets to decide how in-depth he or she wants to explore.

     

     

    Thoughts on the Kit:

    The kit is a great beginner kit, the price is right for the number of devices included. The purchaser has everything but a screen to get started. As for the book included in the kit (yes it is a little outdated) but for starters and young children is a great way to learn the basics and build a solid foundation in Python. I thought the mouse was well constructed and felt great in my hand during use. The keyboard is sleek and well built. I wish these input devices were wireless though. The case for the Raspberry Pi is beautiful, I love the red and white color scheme. When built the case feels very durable, and protected. There were also several different plug types for different nations.

     

     

     

    Issues with the Kit:

    The only issue I came across was the SD card. This is apparent in other tester's reviews also. I have several micro SD cards so I installed Raspbian on one of them.

     

     

    What am I doing with my Pi:

    I have dedicated my Pi to track airplanes through Flightradar24.com. I have purchased a USB ADS-B receiver to plug into my Raspberry Pi. So far I have tracked over 218 aircraft. I plan on running this system for some time. If anyone is interested my station name is: T-KROC55.

     


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