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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

SKU: CE00269

$67.95 AUD, inc GST

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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
67.95 AUD

SKU: CE00269

$67.95 AUD, inc GST
40 reviews 0 5 5
Ships today (delivered by Thu, 29th of Sep)

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Everyone knows and loves Raspberry Pi, but what if you didn’t need additional peripherals to make it wireless. The Raspberry Pi 3 is here to provide you with the same Pi as before but now with double the ram and a much faster processor. The credit-card sized computer is capable of many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and playing high-definition video and games. It can run several flavors of Linux (and even Windows 10 free-of-charge) and is being used to teach kids all over the world how to program.

Dimensions: 85mm x 56mm x 17mm

Features:

  • Broadcom BCM2837 64bit ARM Cortex-A53 Quad Core Processor SoC running @ 1.2GHz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 4 x USB2.0 Ports with up to 1.2A output
  • Expanded 40-pin GPIO Header
  • Video/Audio Out via 4-pole 3.5mm connector, HDMI, CSI camera, or Raw LCD (DSI)
  • Storage: microSD
  • 10/100 Ethernet (RJ45)
  • BCM43143 WiFi on board
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) on board
  • Low-Level Peripherals:
    • 27 x GPIO
    • UART
    • I2C bus
    • SPI bus with two chip selects
    • +3.3V
    • +5V
    • Ground
  • Power Requirements: 5V @ 2.4 A via microUSB power source
  • Supports Raspbian, Windows 10 IoT Core, OpenELEC, OSMC, Pidora, Arch Linux, RISC OS and More!

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The secret sauce that makes this computer so small and powerful is the Broadcom BCM2837, an ARM Cortex-A53 64bit Quad Core Processor System-on-Chip. The GPU provides Open GL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, and 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode and is capable of 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s or 24 GFLOPs of general purpose compute. What’s that all mean? It means that if you plug the Raspberry Pi 3 into your HDTV, you could watch BluRay quality video, using H.264 at 40MBits/s.

The biggest change that has been enacted with the Raspberry Pi 3 is an upgrade to a next generation main processor and improved connectivity with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and BCM43143 WiFi on board. Additionally, the Raspberry Pi 3 has improved power management, with an upgraded switched power source up to 2.5 Amps, to support more powerful external USB devices.

The Raspberry Pi 3’s four built-in USB ports provide enough connectivity for a mouse, keyboard, or anything else that you feel the RPi needs, but if you want to add even more you can still use a USB hub. Keep in mind, it is recommended that you use a powered hub so as not to overtax the on-board voltage regulator. Powering the Raspberry Pi 3 is easy, just plug any USB power supply into the micro-USB port. There’s no power button so the Pi will begin to boot as soon as power is applied, to turn it off simply remove power. The four built-in USB ports can even output up to 1.2A enabling you to connect more power hungry USB devices (This does require a 2Amp micro USB Power Supply).

On top of all that, the low-level peripherals on the Pi make it great for hardware hacking. The 0.1" spaced 40-pin GPIO header on the Pi gives you access to 27 GPIO, UART, I2C, SPI as well as 3.3 and 5V sources. Each pin on the GPIO header is identical to its predecessor the Model B+.

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Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Kel verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great product. Arrived very fast and well packaged. Great for beginners or experts. (Posted on 21/09/2016)

  2. Review by Adrian verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Bought this as part of the RetroPie gaming kit for SNES.
    This Raspberry Pi is amazing. So easy to use and setup.

    (Posted on 21/09/2016)

  3. Review by Erin verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Loving it. (Posted on 21/09/2016)

  4. Review by Peter verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    This is a fantastic little board. It runs my Kodi beautifully and although Linux based the Raspbian Jessie OS is user friendly to me because of its GUI which looks like early Windows OS but is so much more advanced. I am going to learn Linux via Linux Mint and its all because of my Raspberry Pi. Everything ran perfectly from startup including the built in wi-fi. (Posted on 20/09/2016)

  5. Review by Cliff verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Item as described, well packaged and fast delivery. Great product and great service. Very Happy! (Posted on 20/09/2016)

  6. Review by Clifford verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Already had a Early Raspberry PiB and needed a bit more processing power for some Amateur (Ham) Radio experiments .

    Working great as a encoder/decoder of weak signal modes from a small Transceiver instead of running a power hungry PC.

    I also compiled the software on the Pi3

    (Posted on 14/09/2016)

  7. Review by John verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    I love it! I'm using it as a media center and emulator at the moment. Service and delivery was great. (Posted on 7/09/2016)

  8. Review by Robert verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great little unit. Bought to stream Audio from my NAS via WiFi through my Home Theatre System. Works perfectly with the HiFiBerry DAC+ and RuneAudio. (Posted on 30/08/2016)

  9. Review by Ed verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Perfect (Posted on 26/08/2016)

  10. Review by Wade verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great so far. Hard to believe it is a fully functioning, reasonably powerful computer this small (Posted on 24/08/2016)

  11. Review by Justin verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Really great product i see much potential (Posted on 23/08/2016)

  12. Review by Mark verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Using this as a NAS server running OMV software and 2 4TB WD HDD's in a Raid 1 configuration. Perfect for the job. (Posted on 21/08/2016)

  13. Review by Basil verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great little package that was delivered quickly, then was a doddle to sunup and start using. (Posted on 9/08/2016)

  14. Review by todd verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    good little board for using in projects, the HDMI and wifi connections give are really handy (Posted on 2/08/2016)

  15. Review by todd verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    good little board for using in projects, the HDMI and wifi connections give are really handy (Posted on 2/08/2016)

  16. Review by Robert verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Absolutely Awesome, Im not a linux head at all, so have found some funky images to service my needs, and let me keep hold of my dear mouse.... So final result, my PI is down the back of the TV cabinet that cycles through nearly 2 decades of digital photos that I would never normally see !! Thank you.. (Posted on 29/07/2016)

  17. Review by Daniel verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Fantastic! (Posted on 29/07/2016)

  18. Review by David verified purchaser
    Rating
    80

    This latest Raspberry Pi is very capable for running Linux and great for various projects. Even if you need a simple, low-cost Linux PC with various features available. (Posted on 28/07/2016)

  19. Review by Adam verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    No issues. The board seems strong and sturdy. Great for media centre. Really impressed. (Posted on 22/07/2016)

  20. Review by Ian verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Ordered and delivered promptly by Core Electronics
    This is a very impressive product and it does what the hype says it does.
    Easy to get up and working within a few minutes if you have a little knowledge of Linux then you will feel very comfortable with this device (Posted on 22/07/2016)

  21. Review by Ben verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Works as advertised. Great little piece of kit. (Posted on 21/07/2016)

  22. Review by amos verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Fantastic bought the Media Kit, arrived in about 4 days, pieced it together, plugged it in and worked 1st time straight out of the Box... I have been experimenting with it ever since. (Posted on 15/07/2016)

  23. Review by Brandon verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Amazing little device, you'll be amazed where it takes you. (Posted on 24/06/2016)

  24. Review by Gerard verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Easy to set up and work with, even for a beginner in playing with gadgets like this. great little unit. (Posted on 14/06/2016)

  25. Review by Greg verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Very happy with the device (Posted on 13/06/2016)

  26. Review by Colin verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Fantastic! I got this as a corner stone for introducing my son to coding. He wants to build a ROBOT. So what better start than the Raspberry Pi! The product is great and very well supported by on line information and forums. Very happy. Don't do what I did and try and skimp by not buying the Pi power supply. I ended up getting that too. (Posted on 11/06/2016)

  27. Review by Simon verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Love everything about my new pi 3. This thing has so much bang for your buck. Even has built in WiFi. Awesome! (Posted on 6/06/2016)

  28. Review by Ciaran verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    An excellent product! This has taught me so much about REAL computing in such a short time. I'm now also using the odd command line in OSX, so it's made me a well rounded user I think. GET ONE! (Posted on 23/05/2016)

  29. Review by Nathaniel verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Absolutely brilliant. Working with the Raspberry Pi 3 it is very easy to forget it is not a full size pc. Best money I've spent (Posted on 16/05/2016)

  30. Review by Nathaniel verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Absolutely brilliant. Working with the Raspberry Pi 3 it is very easy to forget it is not a full size pc. Best money I've spent (Posted on 16/05/2016)

  31. Review by Brian verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Very pleased so far but it is early days still have a lot to learn. (Posted on 13/05/2016)

  32. Review by Paul verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Versatile, will add camera and GSM sim card to it for a personalised home security system. (Posted on 13/05/2016)

  33. Review by Robert verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Amazing how much can be fitted into so small a package..!!
    Complete with WiFi, BlueTooth, etc.
    (Posted on 13/05/2016)

  34. Review by Tung verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    The Raspberry pi 3 B is powerful as it should be. I have no problem with its operating system , just downloaded NOOB straight from the raspberry official site and away it goes. Now my children can learn and play games as well as coding at same time with Minecraft. (Posted on 3/05/2016)

  35. Review by Samuel verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Awsome! has built in WIFI. (Posted on 21/04/2016)

  36. Review by Phill verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Love the Pi 3. My first taste of the Pi and everything I've tried, just works. My order was processed and dispatched very quickly. I'll be a repeat customer. (Posted on 4/04/2016)

  37. Review by Raji verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Love the new RPi3 with extra USB ports. Fast shipping. (Posted on 27/03/2016)

  38. Review by Julian verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    My first time as a pi owner, only a beginner but already loving the pi3 made case for it and using it as a media player. (Posted on 25/03/2016)

  39. Review by Garry verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Excellent product (Posted on 18/03/2016)

  40. Review by Terrence verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    What can I say, faster, easy to set up with NOOBS, onboard WI-FI worked perfectly which effectively gave me an extra USB port, audio output was easy to setup and sounds fine via HDMI, it just worked perfectly. The power required is up a bit, I measured just over two amps at times when it was connected to the same devices as my RPi 2 and the RPi 2 didn't go above 1.7 amps but it did it easily and was only warm to the touch. 10/10 for RPi 3. (Posted on 18/03/2016)

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Australia

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