5 Raspberry Pi Starter Kits Reviewed

5 Raspberry Pi Starter Kits Reviewed

With the Raspberry Pi 3 Official desktop Starter Kit, you are able to access the latest Raspberry Pi features such as WiFi and Bluetooth Capabilities, thanks to the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B that it is built upon. The Kit comes with a Raspberry Pi 3 HAT compatible case that has enough space to fit a raspberry pi board and Raspberry Pi HAT. Therefore, you can comfortably add more features to your Raspberry Pi project without worrying about space constraints.

A 16GB class 10 micro SD card is also included in the kit. It comes with the Raspbian OS and NOOBs installer pre-loaded. This shortens the initial setup time, enabling you to concentrate on building your project instead.

The kit also has an official black Raspberry Pi 5.1V 2.5A power supply. The power supply is compatible with most common types of power sockets which include UK, USA, EU and Australia. So you can use this kit wherever you are, regardless of the type of power outlets available.

Despite being a versatile kit, the Raspberry Pi 3 Official desktop Starter Kit lacks some important components such as a HDMI cable, heat sinks, jumper cables, discrete components and a quick start guide. Therefore, it might not be ideal for a complete beginner, since starting off will require purchasing extra components and lots of online research.

Here is a complete list of components included in this kit:

  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
  • Official Black Raspberry Pi 3 HAT compatible case
  • 5.1V 2.5A power supply (UK, EU, USA & Australia plug format)
  • 16GB class 10 micro SD with Raspberry Pi NOOBs image

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