Start Date: 11/17/14 06:00 AM
End Date: 12/8/14 06:00 AM
Kits Offered: 3
by  TheGeekTeacher  on Feb 12, 2015
I need to start this review by outlining a couple of issues which have affected my appraisal of this product. Firstly, I applied for this RoadTest expecting to receive a standard Raspberry Pi Camera in the kit, rather than the PiNoIR variant which was actually supplied. This was not mentioned anywhere in the information inviting people to apply for the RoadTest and is not clearly indicated on the box, which is just labelled the Raspberry Pi Model B+ Camera Kit. Indeed the words NoIR only appear in very small letters on the side of the box and can easily be missed. I believe this to be very misleading and many people buying this kit will be disappointed to find that a standard Pi camera is not in the kit. Although there are other scientific applications, the PiNoIR is a camera which...
by  mrculpan  on Feb 9, 2015
The biggest advantage of the B+ over the older model B is the addition of 2 more USB ports. This removes the need to constantly lug a USB hub around just on the off chance that you want to plug a memory stick, WiFi dongle or even a Rocket Launcher into your Pi. Other than that, a Pi is a Pi. I'm yet to experience the raw power of a model 2, but I've always been happy with the performance of a Pi. I never expected it to be a supercomputer and so I'm willing to wait for it to catch up with me. Sadly, I haven't had chance to play with the camera yet, though I do like the way the camera can be integrated in to the case. This makes the whole package more versatile.
by  nbizzell  on Jan 24, 2015
The Kit The kit provided in this test is (in the UK) supplied by CPC and branded U:Create Raspberry Pi B+ Camera Kit. The Kit contains all you need to get started taking pictures with the Raspberry Pi and Pi Camera Module. The kit has a Model B+ Raspberry Pi, A Raspberry PI NoIR Camera board, an 8GB SD card with NOOBS pre-loaded, a power supply, clear case, Wi-Pi 802.11n WiFi adapter and a 36 page user guide. Raspberry Pi Model B+ The RPi Model B+ is a development on the RPi model B. The main improvement are the addition of more things. More USB ports (4 instead of 2) and more GPIO pins (40 as opposed to 26). It has also got mounting holes built in to make this easier. The memory is up to 512mb (as opposed the the original 256mb). However less can also be good and the...