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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

SKU: CE00269

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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
54.45 AUD

SKU: CE00269

$54.45 AUD, inc GST
94 reviews 0 5 5
Ships today (delivered by Mon, 29th of May)

Imagine the project you've always dreamed about. Now beef it up with an incredible amount of processing power, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, plus enough extra ports to connect sensors, cameras, HDMI displays, motors, anything else you can imagine! Now put all of that in a computer the size of a credit card running powerful, easy to use, Linux and Windows tools (all free), and you've got yourself a Raspberry Pi 3.

That's right, the Raspberry Pi 3 is here, and it's truly amazing. To dive into Raspberry Pi, check out our Getting Started tutorial.

On a single device you can browse the web, stream HD video, enjoy high-definition gaming, create your own applications, and take over the world!

Features:

  • Broadcom BCM2837 64bit ARM Cortex-A53 Quad Core Processor SoC running at 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!

All of this is contained in an area of just 85mm x 56mm x 17mm!

There's a reason why makers, hacksters, DIY'ers, educators, parents, studnets, and everyone else loves Raspberry Pi. Powering it all is the Braodcom BCM2837 wonder chip which features an ARM Cortex-A53 64bit Quad Core processor clocking in at 2.1GHz. This System-On-Chip offers a GPU which offers Open GL ES 2.0 plus 1080p30 H.264 video support and can leverage 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s or 24 GFLOPS of computer power. When you compare these kind of performance numbers to the previous model, the Pi 3 is a huge upgrade showing benefits accross the board.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation have juiced up the power distribution on the board to allow for the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE power usage, and also to provide power for USB devices. The recomended power supply is now 2.5 Amps via the micro USB port, and between the four USB ports you can draw up to 1.2 Amps! That's huge, although for high power devices, a powered USB hub is still recommended to help handle the load.

The Raspberry Pi isn't just a tiny deskptop computer though, it's also the perfect device for tinkerers and inventors alike! It features 27 General Purpose In Out (GPIO) pins which breakout UART, I2C, SPI, digital I/O and access to 3.3V and 5V voltage sources. The Pi Foundation have made the GPIO layout and form factor identical to the previous Pi 2 Model B+ which means most HATs and GPIO extensions should work.

To get your Pi up and running you'll need:

And to control your Pi and see what's going on you'll also need:

 

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Documentation and Resources:
Educational Workshops
  • Raspberry Pi Workshop for Beginners
  • Welcome to the Raspberry Pi Workshop for Beginners! Here you'll be able to follow along with our series of bite-sized videos that cover everything you'll need to know to get started with your Raspberry Pi, and start making awesome projects. My name...
  • Raspberry Pi IoT Doorbell
  • This Raspberry Pi, IoT Doorbell is basically a simple smart Door Bell, which takes a photo of whoever rings it, and emails it to the specified email address, and keeps all the photos in a folder. (along with going Ding-Dong). Any Problems, just leave a comment/start a discussion below....
  • Mass SD card Image Writer
  • We've built a mass SD card writer using a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, some USB hubs and SD card readers. This beast has enough ports to write 49 SD cards at once! At Core Electronics, sometimes logistics hang-ups mean that suppliers cannot meet our demand for pre-flashed SD cards. During these periods we have to pick up the slack by manually imaging blank SD cards we source ourselves. Of course, this is a super-tedious process, and ...
  • Raspberry Pi OSMC - Custom Media Center
  • I wanted to upgrade my media center (RPi B+ with Xbian) to something a bit nicer, more stable and more accessible than just the RPi in a basic plastic case.
  • Mini NES Style Game Console with Raspberry Pi
  • My son really wanted one of the mini NES when they were released, however he missed out. I already knew that you could use a raspberry pi as an arcade emulator, so I thought why not build him one.

Product Comments


Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Simon verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    awesome micro computer I've got it running retro pie with mame and kodi. (Posted on 19/05/2017)

  2. Review by Lynda verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Product was as described. Has worked as it should (Posted on 16/05/2017)

  3. Review by Rafael verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great little unit. (Posted on 11/05/2017)

  4. Review by Paul verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great little unit for always on, will save a lot off my powerbill compared to the old PC it's replacing! (Posted on 11/05/2017)

  5. Review by Hannah verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Received on time and in perfect condition (Posted on 11/05/2017)

  6. Review by Alastair verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great product, easy to work with (Posted on 10/05/2017)

  7. Review by Steven verified purchaser
    Rating
    80

    I think the developers could have done better with this unit. The product over heats way too easily and their company has come out publicly stating it wouldn't do that in "normal usage".
    I now have heat sinks on it, it never gets past about 50% CPU usage and it's never being stressed, yet it overheats without the heat sink.
    I live at the bottom of Victoria, this morning it's 8c. Clearly whoever said it doesn't overheat in normal usage needs to be reprimanded.
    Overall a good product, just something to be very aware of. Especially if using an enclosed case! (Posted on 10/05/2017)

  8. Review by Kevin verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Awesome little device. So easy to set up and so many options and possibilities (Posted on 27/04/2017)

  9. Review by Josh verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Everything I've ever wanted, palm-sized. (Posted on 26/04/2017)

  10. Review by Jason verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Awesome little board, especially when combined with retropie. (Posted on 25/04/2017)

  11. Review by Gary verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    satisfied with quality of this model (Posted on 24/04/2017)

  12. Review by Garth verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    arrived on time and working as expected. (Posted on 24/04/2017)

  13. Review by Ian verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    I chose to purchase my Raspberry Pi 3 from Core Electronics because I found their tutorials to be so good and after using these it would've been churlish to purchase elsewhere. It arrived as advertised. I will be using it on my sailing boat as my primary navigation tool running the open source chartplotter OpenCPN & use a NMEA multiplexer to feed in my wind, depth, speed & compass sensors into the Raspberry and OpenCPN. Marine instruments are extremely proprietary and very expensive, so using the Raspberry Pi is a way around this using open source products ... and even a non geek like me can do this stuff (Posted on 19/04/2017)

  14. Review by Andrew verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great project device (Posted on 16/04/2017)

  15. Review by Robert verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    I purchased this to replace the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. I am trying to connect it to a Protoneer CNC Shield so that I can try and get my DIY CNC going (Posted on 14/04/2017)

  16. Review by sajin verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    I got the product as per the timeframe mentioned. I am running my node JS and samba server on it. (Posted on 11/04/2017)

  17. Review by Trev verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great product and great customer service. would recommend to anyone (Posted on 11/04/2017)

  18. Review by Phil verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great product, well packaged by the Core team.

    Postage was indeed Express post and I received it the next day which was great.

    If you're a computer nerd you need one of these, they are great fun ! (Posted on 10/04/2017)

  19. Review by Onkaparinga verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    We use the Raspberry Pi 3 to run a BART webpage at a fire station. It works very well (Posted on 9/04/2017)

  20. Review by Steve verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great product, price and postage was very quick. Thanks!
    Just wish the Pi zero was in stock

    Steve (Posted on 31/03/2017)

  21. Review by Gary verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    What a great piece of kit. Operates exactly how I expected, surprisingly quick to boot. (Posted on 31/03/2017)

  22. Review by David verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    A great mini PC with surprising performance. (Posted on 29/03/2017)

  23. Review by steve verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Arrived after two days, which was pretty good, and continues to amaze with its smallness and sheer power!
    Only tried it with the official OS so far and it works well.
    Does get quite hot though so I might get a Heat Sink at some point. (Posted on 23/03/2017)

  24. Review by Damian verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    The Raspberry Pi is a great single board computer to get started with. The Pi 3 is awesome as it has the onboard WiFi which caused me so many headaches with the previous versions. Within minutes of booting up I was able to get it onto my network and connected to the Internet. (Posted on 8/03/2017)

  25. Review by Nathanael verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great Product and very cheap. was expecting something i had to treat as if made from glass but is actually very well made and forgiving. will be getting a few more of these for future projects in mind. (Posted on 8/03/2017)

  26. Review by Paul verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Very good little unit. Works well, excellent build quality. (Posted on 7/03/2017)

  27. Review by Adam verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    My first time buying this product, It is amazing!!! I am using it as a retro Pi console and it works great (Posted on 3/03/2017)

  28. Review by Jonathan verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    So much power for such a small device. (Posted on 1/03/2017)

  29. Review by Pasan verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great little computer for the price. Bought to use it as a HTPC with Kodi. (Posted on 27/02/2017)

  30. Review by Paul verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Perfect and delivered within 2 days! (Posted on 30/01/2017)

  31. Review by Scott verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Fantastic little computer with so much potential! I've had it for a week and I'm loving it. So easy to get going and create your projects - whatever they may be. And considering what you can get for a less than $100 - compared with another type of computing system, its amazing. This was my first RPi and since I've convinced a colleague to buy 1 and I am already thinking about the projects I could do with this little guy, I might just be in the market for another. (Posted on 23/01/2017)

  32. Review by Michael verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    An awesome little computer with lots of uses. If you're interested at all in programming or hardware modification / invention, I'd suggest getting one. (Posted on 17/01/2017)

  33. Review by Ali verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    This device is worth lot more than what it is selling for (Posted on 17/01/2017)

  34. Review by micky verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great quality; fast; expandable; had no problem running Windows 10 IoT Core on it (Posted on 13/01/2017)

  35. Review by Damon verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    It's great especially with the Bluetooth and wifi addition (Posted on 13/01/2017)

  36. Review by Tom verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Amazing piece of tech, running a little RetroPie. Highly recommended. (Posted on 12/01/2017)

  37. Review by Paul verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    A great product to use for your hobby projects (Posted on 5/01/2017)

  38. Review by David verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    I can't get enough of these fantastic single board marvels. They boot up very quickly and the Pi3 has inbuilt WiFi so you can connect to it remotely. If you are thinking about ditching windows and going down the Linux path, get one of these, load up one of the Linux distributions on to it and have a play around and get a feel for what Linux is all about. You'll learn heaps while you're at it. (Posted on 28/12/2016)

  39. Review by Karina verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Christmas gift for my 13 year old son. He loves the pi and is keen to look into what he can now create. Prior to purchasing I used the online chat - fantastic service and explanation given to help me decide what was best to purchase. Thanks. (Posted on 28/12/2016)

  40. Review by Lachlan verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Brilliant little piece of tech. Delivery was quick even during the Christmas rush. (Posted on 28/12/2016)

  41. Review by Stiven verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    My first lil project. LOVE IT! (Posted on 24/12/2016)

  42. Review by Brian verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    The raspberry pi 3 model B is a great little computer for projects. I'm currently using mine as to play old 8 & 16 bit games. Especially useful is the built in Bluetooth and WiFi. (Posted on 22/12/2016)

  43. Review by Hong verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    I am using the Pi 3B as a poor man's infrastructure server using OpenSuSE Leap OS to provide the following services, DHCP, DNS, Web proxy, webserver, ftp, samba and nfs. Definitely cheaper than running a Windows server. (Posted on 12/12/2016)

  44. Review by Leonardo verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Works really well with Retropie and also a fantastic introductory tool for exploring and learning how computers work. (Posted on 12/12/2016)

  45. Review by Andreas verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    The raspberry pi 3 is a great little machine. Bought it for a retro gaming platform but use it as a general home media kit with Kodi. Really happy with the buy.
    Core's delivery was fast and and efficient and would recommend them to anyone. Happy customer. (Posted on 5/12/2016)

  46. Review by Stephen verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Was surprised at the size. Also surprised by the power of this little PC. Fantastic (Posted on 2/12/2016)

  47. Review by David verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Awesome product and hassle free transaction. (Posted on 30/11/2016)

  48. Review by Craig verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Best price I could find in Australia, and shipped fast too !! (Posted on 30/11/2016)

  49. Review by Dane verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Fantastic! I'm using it as a security camera/patient monitoring system at my veterinary clinic. Service and delivery were spot on. (Posted on 24/11/2016)

  50. Review by Rob verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great little product - use it for a VPN server. (Posted on 23/11/2016)

  51. Review by Craig verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    I've just upgraded from a Rasp Pi 1B to this 3B. Much faster :-)
    This online store had the best price I could find (in AUS), and am very happy with this purchase. (Posted on 25/10/2016)

  52. Review by Mick verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Happy (Posted on 6/10/2016)

  53. Review by Justin verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Amazing product a highly versatile tool! (Posted on 3/10/2016)

  54. Review by Graeme verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Received as promised - thanks (Posted on 3/10/2016)

  55. 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)

  56. 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)

  57. Review by Erin verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

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

  58. 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)

  59. 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)

  60. 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)

  61. 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)

  62. 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)

  63. Review by Ed verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Perfect (Posted on 26/08/2016)

  64. 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)

  65. Review by Justin verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

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

  66. 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)

  67. 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)

  68. 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)

  69. 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)

  70. 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)

  71. Review by Daniel verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Fantastic! (Posted on 29/07/2016)

  72. 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)

  73. 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)

  74. 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)

  75. Review by Ben verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

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

  76. 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)

  77. Review by Brandon verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

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

  78. 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)

  79. Review by Greg verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

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

  80. 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)

  81. 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)

  82. 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)

  83. 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)

  84. 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)

  85. 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)

  86. 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)

  87. 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)

  88. 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)

  89. Review by Samuel verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

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

  90. 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)

  91. Review by Raji verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

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

  92. 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)

  93. Review by Garry verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Excellent product (Posted on 18/03/2016)

  94. 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)

We deliver Australia-wide with these options:

  • $3 for Small Items (4-6 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
  • $8.32 for Express Post (1-2 days, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region

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  • $5.78 for Air Mail (3+ days, not tracked)
  • $11.49 for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16.50 for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address:

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

Please checkout our customer service page if you have other frequently asked questions such as "do we do purchase orders" (yes!) or "are prices GST inclusive" (yes they are!). We're here to help - get in touch with us to talk shop.