DIY Raspberry Pi Model 3 B Motherboard £22.69 Delivered with code @ Gearbest
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DIY Raspberry Pi Model 3 B Motherboard £22.69 Delivered with code @ Gearbest

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Found 19th Dec 2017
EDIT 03/01: New code! Use 'RPi3EST' at checkout!

Cracking price for a Raspberry Pi 3 board. With a little bit of work, these are great fro kodi installs or even emulators!

Use code 'RPi3ESDUK' at checkout to receive discount!

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Raspberry Pi Model 3 B Expansion Board On-board WiFi / Bluetooth 4.1

Description:
Raspberry Pi Model 3 B expansion board adopts 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, which is faster than ordinary Raspberry Pi board. On-board WiFi and Bluetooth can achieve faster connection without the need for any external devices. It is completly compatible with Raspberry Pi 1 and 2. It can be used as desktop computer, media center, server, monitor, safety equipment. It will be the best choice!

Main Features:
WiFi ( 802.11 b / g / n ) / Bluetooth connectivity, low energy consumption and more convenient
1GB LPDDR2 memory
● With chip antenna
● Adopt video-core IV dual-core multimedia co-processor
● Support all the latest ARM GNU / Linux distributions and Windows 10 IoT
● Micro USB connector for 2.5A power supply
● Origin: British
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BigJeffandCo11 m ago

How hard are these things to use and program? I have zero programming …How hard are these things to use and program? I have zero programming skills so I was wondering what kind of difficulty level it would be to make this work?


Depends what you want to do with it, but very easy to get up and running. You need an SD card, HDMI lead, monitor or tv with HDMI socket, keyboard, mouse and a power supply.

Personally I would just buy from somewhere like The Pi Hut and pay £55 for the starter kit if you are new to it, as that includes most of what you need.

I have one running home assistant controlling my lighting etc, one running as a games emulator, one running pi-hole to block ads on my network and one as a standard desktop that I use for light browsing and to learn a bit of python.
Edited by: "andrewp" 19th Dec 2017
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How is a diy pi different from a normal pi? Also, any risk of getting fakes? What about import tax etc?
How hard are these things to use and program? I have zero programming skills so I was wondering what kind of difficulty level it would be to make this work?
Order in time for feb half term
Pay the extra from amazon and have it before xmas not in 6 weeks
BigJeffandCo3 m ago

How hard are these things to use and program? I have zero programming …How hard are these things to use and program? I have zero programming skills so I was wondering what kind of difficulty level it would be to make this work?


You don't need any programming skills to make it work as a computer/media center/emulator box. You only need to follow simple online instructions to put an operating system onto a micro sd card. If you want to tinker with it and make your own creations you will probably need to do programming though.
BigJeffandCo3 m ago

How hard are these things to use and program? I have zero programming …How hard are these things to use and program? I have zero programming skills so I was wondering what kind of difficulty level it would be to make this work?


You can use them for all sorts of projects. There are loads of threads from hukd members. I believe you can make it into a snes emulator and even buy a little snes box and controllers.
Thanks for the info.
BigJeffandCo11 m ago

How hard are these things to use and program? I have zero programming …How hard are these things to use and program? I have zero programming skills so I was wondering what kind of difficulty level it would be to make this work?


Depends what you want to do with it, but very easy to get up and running. You need an SD card, HDMI lead, monitor or tv with HDMI socket, keyboard, mouse and a power supply.

Personally I would just buy from somewhere like The Pi Hut and pay £55 for the starter kit if you are new to it, as that includes most of what you need.

I have one running home assistant controlling my lighting etc, one running as a games emulator, one running pi-hole to block ads on my network and one as a standard desktop that I use for light browsing and to learn a bit of python.
Edited by: "andrewp" 19th Dec 2017
Ordered this from them last time, never got shipped, cancelled and got refund after 6 weeks
andrewp1 m ago

Depends what you want to do with it, but very easy to get up and running. …Depends what you want to do with it, but very easy to get up and running. You need an SD card, HDMI lead, monitor or tv with HDMI socket, keyboard, mouse and a power supply.Personally I would just buy from somewhere like The Pi Hut and pay £55 for the starter kit if you are new to it.


Agree with this, amazon have a starter kit for £46.
tipsy197312 m ago

Pay the extra from amazon and have it before xmas not in 6 weeks



£31.00


its a extra £9 to get it early, thats kinda a big difference for this price range, £22.27 or £31? thats a big difference
Edited by: "Norseg" 19th Dec 2017
I’d go with Amazon or high street retail (Maplin) for this as you won’t get a fake or have to wait forever and tax already in price. I will be getting one of these that way soon for a magic mirror project (I’ve never used raspberry but there is forums and YouTube for help).
Edited by: "mro2011" 19th Dec 2017
Norseg9 m ago

£31.00its a extra £9 to get it early, thats kinda a big difference for t …£31.00its a extra £9 to get it early, thats kinda a big difference for this price range, £22.27 or £31? thats a big difference


Yeah and it would be here tomorrow not in upto 6 weeks. Your call but I know what I would do and it wouldnt be waiting. £9 extra or £46 for a starter kit is far better tbh but if you like checking tracking numbers and waiting away you go.
gordo196423 m ago

Order in time for feb half term


If you're lucky and pay for expedited delivery and insurance! How much is this after those two? And what about warranty? Not worth it IMHO, but each to their own.
Edited by: "jewelie" 19th Dec 2017
jewelie2 m ago

If you're lucky and pay for expedited delivery and insurance! How much is …If you're lucky and pay for expedited delivery and insurance! How much is this after those two?



I've seen various threads that have said that it doesn't seem to make much difference in time. I would personally buy one from the UK
Raspberry Pi's are BRILLIANT. I've been using one for over a year now, and I need a second so I can run multiple projects that I've found & created.

They can be used for a multitude of projects that have been created already, including Magic Mirrors, Network wide Ad Blockers, Doorbells, Plex Servers, Media drives, NAS, etc etc. They can even control your Christmas lights!

Hop online and take a look, they're really versatile. And, what makes it better is, no coding knowledge required - it's designed to help you learn!
my-planet27 m ago

How is a diy pi different from a normal pi? Also, any risk of getting …How is a diy pi different from a normal pi? Also, any risk of getting fakes? What about import tax etc?


Good point, over £15 so risk of being stung for import fees too.
jewelie4 m ago

If you're lucky and pay for expedited delivery and insurance! How much is …If you're lucky and pay for expedited delivery and insurance! How much is this after those two? And what about warranty? Not worth it IMHO, but each to their own.


£38 with what you suggested.... amazon all the way thanks
i set one up as a retro gaming console yesterday, plugged in an xbox 360 controller,works flawlessly,great fun!!
I bought it when it was in deal 2 months ago. I think it was £28 or so. Connected to a monitor keyboard and mouse. It's serving as a low powered desktop for my Son. Installed samba and it can access my NAS. Also installed kodi to play media. It was all very easy.
Ordered one from Gearbest 2 months ago on a previous deal by the same OP. They will take your money & never dispatch it. When you contact them after a few weeks, they'll tell you we don't have this in stock, either wait for stock or take a refund...

I even showed them they had stock as they're still selling this on their website... but no, still hasn't been dispatched.

Gearbest used to be okay, but recently they've been very rubbish. What's the point of advertising something if you're out of stock??
jewelie28 m ago

Good point, over £15 so risk of being stung for import fees too.


I've never paid import fees from Gearbest and I've ordered a lot of stuff.
no_Sunshine7 m ago

Ordered one from Gearbest 2 months ago on a previous deal by the same OP. …Ordered one from Gearbest 2 months ago on a previous deal by the same OP. They will take your money & never dispatch it. When you contact them after a few weeks, they'll tell you we don't have this in stock, either wait for stock or take a refund... I even showed them they had stock as they're still selling this on their website... but no, still hasn't been dispatched.Gearbest used to be okay, but recently they've been very rubbish. What's the point of advertising something if you're out of stock??


too right still waiting for my Yeelight bulb

Banggood are still decent, for now.
powerbrick16 m ago

too right still waiting for my Yeelight bulb Banggood are still decent, …too right still waiting for my Yeelight bulb Banggood are still decent, for now.


My Pi was supposed to be Christmas present
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mro20111 h, 16 m ago

I’d go with Amazon or high street retail (Maplin) for this as you won’t get …I’d go with Amazon or high street retail (Maplin) for this as you won’t get a fake or have to wait forever and tax already in price. I will be getting one of these that way soon for a magic mirror project (I’ve never used raspberry but there is forums and YouTube for help).


I would go with ThePiHut, PiMoroni or CPC over Amazon or Maplin.
I built an arcade cabinet with mine.. Without the cabinet.
Good deal

Got 6 here
2 running Kodi (OSMC)
2 Running flightaware
1 Amazon Echo
1 Google assistant (with custom wake word)

Lots of more stuff I want to do with these as said above
RSOnline £29.99+vat delivered free the next day. No contest unless you are totally skint and believe in the chinese delivery fairy.
Edited by: "brainsys" 19th Dec 2017
deleted9096819th Dec 2017

I would go with ThePiHut, PiMoroni or CPC over Amazon or Maplin.


Given Maplin's worsening credit problems I'd be a little cautious of them.
Grab yourself an original from Amazon rather than a Chinese fake, they copied them 6 months ago now

maxmix
jewelie1 h, 11 m ago

Given Maplin's worsening credit problems I'd be a little cautious of them.


I'd still rather risk it than use Gearbest
brainsys4 h, 0 m ago

RSOnline £29.99+vat delivered free the next day. No contest unless you are …RSOnline £29.99+vat delivered free the next day. No contest unless you are totally skint and believe in the chinese delivery fairy.


Still cheaper at amazon
In an effort to get gearbest to sort issues some info for everyone.
I have bought lots of stuff from them and generally good, but when it goes wrong its a mountain to climb.

However recent android box went wrong. First remote then box. Gearbest customer service woes started.
Offered a couple of quid refund and no joy, or even understanding of English through gearbest ticket system, next to useless.
Escalated to paypal, eventually full offer of refund.
Eventually through paypal offered a UK return address for info (gearbest ticket system contradicted what they were saying through paypal)

Weiwen Luo
Address:
Woodgate Business Park,
Clapgate Lane,
Bartley Green
B32 3BZ
Birmingham
United Kingdom
Phone: 07780841791

They then repeatedly refused delivery from courier. One could interpret this as a device to 'pretend' to offer refund then refuse to accept the returned goods. No goods return=no refund to pay.
Only when I refused final paltry offer from through paypal, (after they had previously offered full refund) did the return that mysteriously had been repeatedly rejected, was now accepted, on the day Paypal ruled in my favour for full return of money.
coincidence?
doubtful.

So if everyone uses paypal for payment and escalation, keeps full records, they will compel gearbest to fully refund. If everyone does this then maybe gearbest will sort it properly.
Hope this helps.
For info. - Pi arrived yesterday - no import duty payable etc...
Not checked it's working yet but looks okay
Less than 2 weeks for delivery is pretty good
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Gearbest deal ... cold

Just pay a little extra and get from a UK supplier at least you know it will turn up!
I added some info to the description, I think, which has very conveniently gone missing now.

Ordered one from Gearbest 3 months ago, never turned up. Emailed them and was told they were OOS and if I wanna buy something else as a replacement. Emailed them with a link to Rasp Pi advertised on their website as being in stock. Got no where after 2 months, was told stock mentioned on website is for "reference only" whateverTF that means... Gave up after 2 months and got myself a refund.

Gearbest are going downhill...
Ordered two at the start of December, paid a quid for quicker delivery, had them within 2 weeks. No import charges, both working just fine. If something goes wrong with them, I'm happy to accept the risk for the price. At this price, they're almost disposable anyway, so I'm not too concerned about a warranty.

Some people may have had issues with Gearbest, but not me. All good. Look hard enough and you'll find people who have had issues with even the best companies and who will exclaim to anyone who'll listen that "Amazon are a scam company and no one should buy from them ever!" etc.

As a previous commenter stated, pay with PayPal and you'll be protected in case something goes wrong.
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