Raspberry Pi 3 £31.66 @ cpc
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Raspberry Pi 3 £31.66 @ cpc

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Found 29th Feb 2016
The newest Raspberry Pi 3, released today. Main difference is it has built in WiFi and Bluetooth, plus a 1.2ghz 64bit quad core CPU. CPC should be free delivery over £5.

To pre-empt moaners (as if!):

a) I realise this isn't on 'special offer', the deal you get here is to buy it at what appears to be the cheapest price before it sells out like old versions have.

b) Yes, there's two other posts already with it at a slightly dearer price. Had there only been one, I may have just posted it there.

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Why didn't they call this version the pi 3.14??
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Does the Pi2 not also have build in wifi and bluetooth?
did you not read the ops post.
The new thread on the block... Heat added
How many threads need to be created until this pi3 is ~£25? :P
stevenprior1

did you not read the ops post.



Yes, but I have a pi2 and there are options in the settings menu for wifi and possibly bluetooth (can't remember about this one).

Heat added anyway.
Oh... Well that's annoying as I've not long purchased a Pi 2! In a few months time I'm going to own 3 Raspberry Pi's! Will have to use my Pi 1 as a dog feeder or something!
SL7

Does the Pi2 not also have build in wifi and bluetooth?



No the pi2 requires wifi & bluetooth USB donges wasting two USB ports
nice, but awful for any project's encased in a metal case.
I literally took delivery of my pi2 yesterday...Wonder if I can return it and but the new one.
robklobb

I literally took delivery of my pi2 yesterday...Wonder if I can return it … I literally took delivery of my pi2 yesterday...Wonder if I can return it and buy the new one.

Just checking, are these still made in the UK at Sony's factory in Wales?
robklobb

I literally took delivery of my pi2 yesterday...Wonder if I can return it … I literally took delivery of my pi2 yesterday...Wonder if I can return it and but the new one.



I Got mine 3 weeks ago and its gone back today.
Getting a pi3 now.
The Pi wars
Ordered and in stock, but the new case is on back order already, for end March !!
Twevor

Ordered and in stock, but the new case is on back order already, for end … Ordered and in stock, but the new case is on back order already, for end March !!



​same form factor as pi2, can use them
Note: The Pi Hut are advising that the Pi3 needs a 2.5A power supply, so you might need to upgrade.
northwales

nice, but awful for any project's encased in a metal case.


I'd say they will probably mod the pi 3 for an external antenna.
http://i2.wp.com/makezine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/RaspPi3-10.jpg
northwales

​same form factor as pi2, can use them



​Or build one with LEGO
Shame still no gigabit
Szabster

The Pi wars


http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view5/2874611/pie-fight-in-blazing-saddles-o.gif
markystarky

Note: The Pi Hut are advising that the Pi3 needs a 2.5A power supply, so … Note: The Pi Hut are advising that the Pi3 needs a 2.5A power supply, so you might need to upgrade.



From raspberrypi.org

This time round, we’re recommending a 2.5A adapter if you want to connect … This time round, we’re recommending a 2.5A adapter if you want to connect power-hungry USB devices to the Raspberry Pi.



So only required if you intend on powering USB devices from the Pi.
Yeah, I don't see a reason why the Pi itself would consume 500mah more in general than the previous one. Connect a USB Hard drive or DVD drive and not even that would be enough
Nice one. I did not know this was out yet, Only recently got the pi2 but might go for this as well. Once overclocked these little things make great media streamers.
cex give 20quid for the pi 2, so if were going to add wifi and bluetooth not a bad way to upgrade?
11.66 for the 2 and easy dump of the older pi?
price will surely drop in coming days anyway
brilly

cex give 20quid for the pi 2, so if were going to add wifi and bluetooth … cex give 20quid for the pi 2, so if were going to add wifi and bluetooth not a bad way to upgrade? 11.66 for the 2 and easy dump of the older pi? price will surely drop in coming days anyway


is architecture exactly the same? ie swap the SDcard and it will run as before? I think there were issues going Pi to Pi2 otherwise this would be a no brainer for me.
kristoff1875

Oh... Well that's annoying as I've not long purchased a Pi 2! In a few … Oh... Well that's annoying as I've not long purchased a Pi 2! In a few months time I'm going to own 3 Raspberry Pi's! Will have to use my Pi 1 as a dog feeder or something!


I bought my pi2 last week lol no doubt I'll have one of these for the price of them I don't mind too much and I can use a few in projects and not worry about being with out, heat added.
donerkebab

is architecture exactly the same? ie swap the SDcard and it will run as … is architecture exactly the same? ie swap the SDcard and it will run as before? I think there were issues going Pi to Pi2 otherwise this would be a no brainer for me.


no idea, i did it the last time when rasp pi 2 came out - new 28 old 18
cant remember if had to fiddle though
northwales

nice, but awful for any project's encased in a metal case.


Good point. Most projects aren't, but worth bearing in mind.
soton26

Shame still no gigabit


Worth repeating.
robklobb

I literally took delivery of my pi2 yesterday...Wonder if I can return it … I literally took delivery of my pi2 yesterday...Wonder if I can return it and but the new one.


Depends whether you can comply with the Distance Selling Regulations - and you may have to pay the postage.
Szabster

Yeah, I don't see a reason why the Pi itself would consume 500mah more in … Yeah, I don't see a reason why the Pi itself would consume 500mah more in general than the previous one. Connect a USB Hard drive or DVD drive and not even that would be enough


500mA - it's not a battery. It's got more functionality so not surprising it consumes more. A USB HD/DVD can consume more than 500mA on its own.
Just ordered with the CamJam breadboard kit. Hoping to get a more power efficient set up for when I just want to surf the web/YT/movies rather than using my i5 4670K rig oO

Edited by: "MadeInBeats" 29th Feb 2016
Youngy

Cheaper at ThePiHut (£30) … Cheaper at ThePiHut (£30) http://thepihut.com/products/raspberry-pi-3-model-b



Not when you add the £2.50 shipping
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Youngy

Cheaper at ThePiHut (£30) … Cheaper at ThePiHut (£30) http://thepihut.com/products/raspberry-pi-3-model-b


It's £2.50 for delivery there.
Ashe

It's £2.50 for delivery there.


Ok, yep CPC is free delivery, have added to op cpc.farnell.com/hel…ion
Edited by: "Youngy" 29th Feb 2016
wonder if this iteration of pi is able to pass/bitstream HD audio?
Edited by: "jayjayuk1234" 29th Feb 2016
Any recommendations for micro-SD cards for use with pi3?
Edited by: "zulm" 29th Feb 2016
Silly question. Do I need to buy a power supply too?
jayjayuk1234

wonder if this iteration of pi is able to pass/bitstream HD audio?



To PCM probably.
eddieskyclad

Silly question. Do I need to buy a power supply too?



Yes.
Got the kit for £52 from pihut...
Just ordered, perfect timing for a project I am working on with my Nest Thermostat. Especially with the BT, makes the unit nice and compact.
SL7

Does the Pi2 not also have build in wifi and bluetooth?



​no.i had to buy dongles for my pi2
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