NeeGo Raspberry Pi 3 Kit – Pi 3 Model B Barebones Computer Motherboard with 64bit Quad Core CPU & 1GB RAM, Black Pi3 Case, 2.5A Power Supply & Heatsink 2-Pack £36.99 Sold by kent photo and Fulfilled by Amazon.
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NeeGo Raspberry Pi 3 Kit – Pi 3 Model B Barebones Computer Motherboard with 64bit Quad Core CPU & 1GB RAM, Black Pi3 Case, 2.5A Power Supply & Heatsink 2-Pack £36.99 Sold by kent photo and Fulfilled by Amazon.

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Found 25th Jun 2017
4 in 1 RASPBERRY PI 3 KIT - Includes All You Need to Start Building Your Own Energy- Efficient Computer or Robot; Great for Beginner & Pro Programmers
CREDIT CARD SIZED MOTHERBOARD - 3 rd Generation Model Features Extra Fast 64bit Quad Core CPU, Built-in WiFi (802.11B/G/N), Bluetooth 4.1 & 1GB RAM
PREMIUM BLACK Pi3 CASE - Quality Enclosure Includes Removable Lid & Side Panels for Easy Access to Display & GPIO Ports; Specially Designed for Pi HAT
ESSENTIAL EXTRAS - Set Includes 2 Heatsinks with Pre-Applied Thermally Conductive Adhesive & 6 Foot 2.5A Micro USB Power Supply With Noise Filter
COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION - Offers Limitless Possibilities for Learning; Great for Office Tools, Games, Media, Robotics, Taking Photos, Network Storage, Etc

I've not heard of neego before so looking for feedback on whether it's genuine and a good deal.
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Aren't all pi3 the same? What do you mean by genuine? Never bought a Pi before, interested in getting one
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HotUKDealSeeker

Aren't all pi3 the same? What do you mean by genuine? Never bought a … Aren't all pi3 the same? What do you mean by genuine? Never bought a Pi before, interested in getting one



I also thought they were all the same but with my limited research some are say uk boards so I don't know whether some are made in China? Maybe copies? And why is it labelled neego? Not raspberry?

I've also not bought one before so it's relatively new to me aswell!
Edited by: "stec77" 25th Jun 2017
Could be wrong here but if you want a Rasp Pi go to thepihut website, cant comment on where they are made but they ae the official website for the Pi.
Edited by: "DCFC79" 25th Jun 2017
rs components and element14 are original official resellers, boards are made in both uk and china.

get some excellent little boards, my latest play was trying make alexa box using ps3 eyetoy as mic. failed miserable but was a fun way to waste afternoon
as for deal id afford just for title"barebones" and why would you need heat sinks? too much hype in title for me
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blueflash

as for deal id afford just for title"barebones" and why would you need … as for deal id afford just for title"barebones" and why would you need heat sinks? too much hype in title for me



Your probably right! It's late so I was rushing to post a thread to get it on before people go to bed as it will probably be lost by the morning. It's too easy with copy and paste!

I've just been through the rs components site, quite a lot on there for reasonable price. I'll check the elements site now!
blueflash31 m ago

rs components and element14 are original official resellers, boards are …rs components and element14 are original official resellers, boards are made in both uk and china. get some excellent little boards, my latest play was trying make alexa box using ps3 eyetoy as mic. failed miserable but was a fun way to waste afternoon


Odd I did the same and all worked well although I've now have Google Assistant on it instead, suggest you try that as set up is far simpler. The PS3 Eye is about the best mic on the market for doing this and mine was a whole 75p from cex
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I've had a look on elements but I ended up on CPC farnell as I think that's who do the sales. I've ordered from before and think there a great company.

I've seen this from Amazone which includes a 16gb SD card so maybe a better deal, minus the heatsinks. For £44
Edited by: "stec77" 26th Jun 2017
A far as I can see you get the 2 Pi3 and cable when purchasing it. So the box and the reading material are what's the difference here.
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chigger1

A far as I can see you get the 2 Pi3 and cable when purchasing it. So the … A far as I can see you get the 2 Pi3 and cable when purchasing it. So the box and the reading material are what's the difference here.


I'm not sure what you mean?
I suspect they've just stuck the bundle in their own branded box. The reviews look fine. I might look into using my Pi2 as a Google Home controller!
b1g1an

Odd I did the same and all worked well although I've now have Google … Odd I did the same and all worked well although I've now have Google Assistant on it instead, suggest you try that as set up is far simpler. The PS3 Eye is about the best mic on the market for doing this and mine was a whole 75p from cex


Would you have any links for the Google Assistant/PS3 Eye Camera project?
b1g1an

Odd I did the same and all worked well although I've now have Google … Odd I did the same and all worked well although I've now have Google Assistant on it instead, suggest you try that as set up is far simpler. The PS3 Eye is about the best mic on the market for doing this and mine was a whole 75p from cex



​I got Alexa up and running, kind of. I had to do some editing of the configuration file with regards to vlc/sox and to get it to recognise my eye toy. Sound could still be choppy when it came to reading the news etc and I couldn't get my spotify to work so may look into Assistant instead thanks.
dwl99

Would you have any links for the Google Assistant/PS3 Eye Camera project?



​ I've found this one

developers.google.com/ass…on/
heat for the discussion lol
DCFC798 h, 25 m ago

Could be wrong here but if you want a Rasp Pi go to thepihut website, cant …Could be wrong here but if you want a Rasp Pi go to thepihut website, cant comment on where they are made but they ae the official website for the Pi.


Had a look at this kit on the Pi Hut. Comes to more than £50, so this is a good deal?
Heat for the price as its pretty decent. Purchased a pi 3 myself not long ago and you defintely need heatsinks as a precaution as it runs hotter than this deal! I paid more than this so good deal. With regards to the google assistant and echo you are not going to get their music services running or there would be no point in them selling the dot/echo/google assistant otherwise...I did look into it a while back and i think you can get radio services working and thats it regards to music.

Nice pi 3 case although i prefer the clear cases as people love the look of the insides but hey, guess thats just my personal preference.

Hardly any power useage as i can run mine for 2 days off a phone battery pack....lovely machine especially for kids and you can run Kali Linux off it also!
Edited by: "twomoons" 26th Jun 2017
dwl991 h, 18 m ago

Would you have any links for the Google Assistant/PS3 Eye Camera project?




Google's own guide that moon monkeys linked to is really easy to follow and doesn't have any of the errors third party guides seem to manage to include when they add their own custom code.
Moonmonkeys1 h, 25 m ago

​I got Alexa up and running, kind of. I had to do some editing of the c …​I got Alexa up and running, kind of. I had to do some editing of the configuration file with regards to vlc/sox and to get it to recognise my eye toy. Sound could still be choppy when it came to reading the news etc and I couldn't get my spotify to work so may look into Assistant instead thanks.


The Eye is automatically recognised and working in the current version of the RPi OS, nothing more to do than any other usb mic. I gather this was broken for a while in one of the recent versions so maybe you used that one?

As others have said, this isn't a complete diy Alexa or Google home replacement. You can ask it things and control smart devices but for the full music player etc experience you need the real thing. If what you can do with Assistant on your phone is what you want you'll be happy with this.

I use mine mainly to control my lights and heating, which is set up with Home Assistant also on the RPi, and to settle family arguements with the usual inane Google questions.
Thanks. Definitely a bargain when you consider all that is supplied and the cost of it elsewhere
I have this exact bundle but got it with the Pi 2 a couple of years back. The case is decent, but the power supply is rubbish. I often got the little rainbow square in the top right corner of the screen which meant the unit wasn't receiving enough power, in some cases this can cause the unit to power off/reset, which I have experienced once or twice. Once I switched over to the official power supply - no more problems.
Purchased... thanks for posting. Been looking for a deal on this since watching home automation videos on YouTube. Now I just need the time to tinker around with it.
stec77

I'm not sure what you mean?


yes
b1g1an

The Eye is automatically recognised and working in the current version of … The Eye is automatically recognised and working in the current version of the RPi OS, nothing more to do than any other usb mic. I gather this was broken for a while in one of the recent versions so maybe you used that one?As others have said, this isn't a complete diy Alexa or Google home replacement. You can ask it things and control smart devices but for the full music player etc experience you need the real thing. If what you can do with Assistant on your phone is what you want you'll be happy with this.I use mine mainly to control my lights and heating, which is set up with Home Assistant also on the RPi, and to settle family arguements with the usual inane Google questions.



I used the latest AlexaPi software on my Pi2 and had to change the config line for the source plughw:CARD=Camera etc etc. I also rolled back the AlexaPi software to a previous one. One of those things did the trick with the Eye.
I've chucked my 128gig card back in there with a RetroPie image, complete Romset with Attract Mode etc in now. May still give Assistant a try though, it'll keep me quiet for a bit.

Edit Oh, and I was using Raspbian with Pixel, latest version.
Edited by: "Moonmonkeys" 26th Jun 2017
Moonmonkeys19 m ago

I used the latest AlexaPi software on my Pi2 and had to change the config …I used the latest AlexaPi software on my Pi2 and had to change the config line for the source plughw:CARD=Camera etc etc. I also rolled back the AlexaPi software to a previous one. One of those things did the trick with the Eye.I've chucked my 128gig card back in there with a RetroPie image, complete Romset with Attract Mode etc in now. May still give Assistant a try though, it'll keep me quiet for a bit.Edit Oh, and I was using Raspbian with Pixel, latest version.


Ah...I didn't have a lot of luck with his projects.

Start with a fresh Jessie lite, no need for pixel and it just slows it down, then follow Google's instructions exactly.
This is a brilliant bit of kit so if you're at all geeky & like fiddling about with anything techy, go for it! My Pi2 runs Raspbian Lite & is on 24/7. I use it mainly as a media server (Plex & Logitech Media Server) but it also has Kodi and Syncthing running in the background. My next project is to get it running home security software (possibly Zoneminder) to monitor a couple of IP cameras.
dwl99

This is a brilliant bit of kit so if you're at all geeky & like fiddling … This is a brilliant bit of kit so if you're at all geeky & like fiddling about with anything techy, go for it! My Pi2 runs Raspbian Lite & is on 24/7. I use it mainly as a media server (Plex & Logitech Media Server) but it also has Kodi and Syncthing running in the background. My next project is to get it running home security software (possibly Zoneminder) to monitor a couple of IP cameras.



Running all that and it doesn't overheat or slow down?
HotUKDealSeeker

Running all that and it doesn't overheat or slow down?


Nope, it's all very stable
Great deal, ordered. I was actually looking for a 2.5A power source for my RPi2 so I could overclock it, but for the price I bought this instead. Now I just need a use for my old Pi2.... =X
Cheers, ordered been wanting to make a retropie build and tinker.
Alright, going to order 1. Where can I get a Micro-SD to run this?
HotUKDealSeeker

Alright, going to order 1. Where can I get a Micro-SD to run this?



​might as well get from amazon if your ordering deal and get a couple for different projects
or get this instead (£7 more, but comes with SD card)??
amazon.co.uk/Ras…1_8
b1g1an

The Eye is automatically recognised and working in the current version … The Eye is automatically recognised and working in the current version of the RPi OS, nothing more to do than any other usb mic. I gather this was broken for a while in one of the recent versions so maybe you used that one?As others have said, this isn't a complete diy Alexa or Google home replacement. You can ask it things and control smart devices but for the full music player etc experience you need the real thing. If what you can do with Assistant on your phone is what you want you'll be happy with this.I use mine mainly to control my lights and heating, which is set up with Home Assistant also on the RPi, and to settle family arguements with the usual inane Google questions.



​yes os saw the eye put had trouble with app edited config would all be good then suddenly fail, bought tiny usb mic now, will try again sometime. was interested in the batman alexa game
dwl99

This is a brilliant bit of kit so if you're at all geeky & like fiddling … This is a brilliant bit of kit so if you're at all geeky & like fiddling about with anything techy, go for it! My Pi2 runs Raspbian Lite & is on 24/7. I use it mainly as a media server (Plex & Logitech Media Server) but it also has Kodi and Syncthing running in the background. My next project is to get it running home security software (possibly Zoneminder) to monitor a couple of IP cameras.



​one mine used for kodi and external backup using robocopy command
mcek

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XBZJS37?psc=1same item, £2 cheaper


No case/enclosure though
devilsadv0cate

No case/enclosure though


i had too many tabs open, confused over item, deleted my comment!
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Is it worth buying apreloaded SD card or just buying a standard blank card and installing noobs etc myself?
stec77

Is it worth buying apreloaded SD card or just buying a standard blank … Is it worth buying apreloaded SD card or just buying a standard blank card and installing noobs etc myself?


Just get a bog standard card, at least class 10 & do it yourself
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dwl99

Just get a bog standard card, at least class 10 & do it yourself



Thanks, just got a 32gb Samsung evo plus from my memory, £11.99 - 14% code as it's their 14th birthday, hopefully quidco so just under a £10 for a well reviewed card.
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