Raspberry Pi 3 Model B ARM Cortex-A53 CPU 1.2GHz 64-Bit Quad-Core 1GB RAM 10 Times B+ £25.13 @ banggood
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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B ARM Cortex-A53 CPU 1.2GHz 64-Bit Quad-Core 1GB RAM 10 Times B+ £25.13 @ banggood

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Found 9th Oct
Use code B18BB7 at checkout to bring price down to £25.13

Description:
- Broadcom BCM2387 chipset
- 1.2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
- 802.11 bgn Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1 (Bluetooth Classic and LE)
- 1GB RAM
- 64 Bit CPU
- 4 x USB ports
- 4 pole Stereo output and Composite video port
- Full size HDMI
-10/100 BaseT Ethernet socketbr
- CSI camera port for connecting the Raspberry Pi camera
- DSI display port for connecting the Raspberry Pi touch screen display
- Micro SD port for loading your operating system and storing data
- Micro USB power source
Features:
- Now 10x Faster - Broadcom BCM2387 ARM Cortex-A53 Quad Core Processor powered Single Board Computer running at 1.2GHz
- 1GB RAM so you can now run bigger and more powerful applications
- Fully HAT compatible
- 40pin extended GPIO to enhance your “real world” projects.
- Connect a Raspberry Pi camera and touch screen display (each sold separately)
- Stream and watch Hi-definition video output at 1080
- Micro SD slot for storing information and loading your operating systems.
- 10/100 BaseT Ethernet socket to quickly connect the Raspberry Pi to the Internet

Package included:

1 x Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

Top comments

smsmasters2 h, 34 m ago

Never tried banggood, are they any good?Also, this comes with no power …Never tried banggood, are they any good?Also, this comes with no power adapter, correct?


Not had any issues with Bang Good or Gearbest (customer service could be better but they seems to both be honest retailers selling genuinie goods - For Li-Ion batteries they are both very good Vs the fakes on eBay. I think this price is > than the personal import limit so will be VAT liable. The RP units are just the boards, they do not ship with a PSU. I'd recommend a well made PSU like this, no only is it safe, reliable and robust its cheaper than many lesser units: uk.rs-online.com/web…26/

If you are new to RP this would be a good PSU to get. RS offer free shipping and next day delivery - I buy my RP and RP PSUs from them. Sure you can get cheaper ones from eBay / AliExpress but I use mine as an always on Server / Media box / Home automation unit so need something safe and reliable. Many of the phone charger units even the high current 3Amp ones require a handshake from the phone to enable the higher current. If you see the "lightening bolt" or "rainbow" as the RP boots on an HDMI monitor / TV that is an indication of under current issues with the PSU.

For headless servers (no HDMI) then the Orange Pi range of boards (available on AliExpress direct from Orange Pi) are worth a look as they are cheaper and well made, but factor in the costs of cases and PSU as these cost more than the ones for RP. The Orange Pis are not suitable for beginners IMHO but offer great opportunities for intermediate and advanced users (I'd recommend Armbian on Orange Pi), there are single board computers with FPGAs and new ones like the Expressobin ideal for network applications and disk intensive I/O globalscaletechnologies.com if you are looking for smaller units for home automation the arduino clones and ESP8266 units like the Wemos D1 Mini and the Node MCU boards are worth a look the last 2 are Wifi capable, programmed via USB using the Arduino IDE and cost under £2 delivered! Sensors for these units (also work with the RP3) like PIRs, microwave doppler, and relays control units cost under a pound delivered via AliExpress where you can also get high quality PCB mountable Power supplies for around £1.80
Edited by: "frownbreaker" 9th Oct

floppydesk18 m ago

I doubt it as banggood is from asian region.


So you've never been to llanfairbanggoodpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch?

Didn't we have a lovely day the day we went to BangGood

As with the other offer - this is more expensive (ie Banggood make more profit) than our own RSOnline. Except RS have to charge VAT. Banggood tries to evade it. So the loser is us - those who pay taxes - not those who evade them. Plus the people who need those taxes which is all of us at some stage of life.

Its your choice. It has a cost. Please think about it.
26 Comments

Are these made in Wales??

juniper17 m ago

Are these made in Wales??


I doubt it as banggood is from asian region.

floppydesk18 m ago

I doubt it as banggood is from asian region.


So you've never been to llanfairbanggoodpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch?

Never tried banggood, are they any good?

Also, this comes with no power adapter, correct?
Edited by: "smsmasters" 9th Oct

powerbrick58 m ago

So you've never been to …So you've never been to llanfairbanggoodpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch?


Huh .. WTF

smsmasters55 m ago

Never tried banggood, are they any good?Also, this comes with no power …Never tried banggood, are they any good?Also, this comes with no power adapter, correct?


Used Banggood many times and never been let down, better than gearbest imo

smsmasters2 h, 34 m ago

Never tried banggood, are they any good?Also, this comes with no power …Never tried banggood, are they any good?Also, this comes with no power adapter, correct?


Not had any issues with Bang Good or Gearbest (customer service could be better but they seems to both be honest retailers selling genuinie goods - For Li-Ion batteries they are both very good Vs the fakes on eBay. I think this price is > than the personal import limit so will be VAT liable. The RP units are just the boards, they do not ship with a PSU. I'd recommend a well made PSU like this, no only is it safe, reliable and robust its cheaper than many lesser units: uk.rs-online.com/web…26/

If you are new to RP this would be a good PSU to get. RS offer free shipping and next day delivery - I buy my RP and RP PSUs from them. Sure you can get cheaper ones from eBay / AliExpress but I use mine as an always on Server / Media box / Home automation unit so need something safe and reliable. Many of the phone charger units even the high current 3Amp ones require a handshake from the phone to enable the higher current. If you see the "lightening bolt" or "rainbow" as the RP boots on an HDMI monitor / TV that is an indication of under current issues with the PSU.

For headless servers (no HDMI) then the Orange Pi range of boards (available on AliExpress direct from Orange Pi) are worth a look as they are cheaper and well made, but factor in the costs of cases and PSU as these cost more than the ones for RP. The Orange Pis are not suitable for beginners IMHO but offer great opportunities for intermediate and advanced users (I'd recommend Armbian on Orange Pi), there are single board computers with FPGAs and new ones like the Expressobin ideal for network applications and disk intensive I/O globalscaletechnologies.com if you are looking for smaller units for home automation the arduino clones and ESP8266 units like the Wemos D1 Mini and the Node MCU boards are worth a look the last 2 are Wifi capable, programmed via USB using the Arduino IDE and cost under £2 delivered! Sensors for these units (also work with the RP3) like PIRs, microwave doppler, and relays control units cost under a pound delivered via AliExpress where you can also get high quality PCB mountable Power supplies for around £1.80
Edited by: "frownbreaker" 9th Oct

Didn't we have a lovely day the day we went to BangGood

Nice! I quite fancy one of those Bartop arcades I've seen on Youtube for Christmas. Just found an old Xbox Joystick and ordered a cheap chinese arcade stick kit. With a bit of luck I'll produce a clumsily made MDF case and will be regretting thinkning this was something I could do by mid December.
Edited by: "Quickblood" 9th Oct

frownbreaker55 m ago

Not had any issues with Bang Good or Gearbest (customer service could be …Not had any issues with Bang Good or Gearbest (customer service could be better but they seems to both be honest retailers selling genuinie goods - For Li-Ion batteries they are both very good Vs the fakes on eBay. I think this price is > than the personal import limit so will be VAT liable. The RP units are just the boards, they do not ship with a PSU. I'd recommend a well made PSU like this, no only is it safe, reliable and robust its cheaper than many lesser units: http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/plug-in-power-supply/9098126/ If you are new to RP this would be a good PSU to get. RS offer free shipping and next day delivery - I buy my RP and RP PSUs from them. Sure you can get cheaper ones from eBay / AliExpress but I use mine as an always on Server / Media box / Home automation unit so need something safe and reliable. Many of the phone charger units even the high current 3Amp ones require a handshake from the phone to enable the higher current. If you see the "lightening bolt" or "rainbow" as the RP boots on an HDMI monitor / TV that is an indication of under current issues with the PSU.For headless servers (no HDMI) then the Orange Pi range of boards (available on AliExpress direct from Orange Pi) are worth a look as they are cheaper and well made, but factor in the costs of cases and PSU as these cost more than the ones for RP. The Orange Pis are not suitable for beginners IMHO but offer great opportunities for intermediate and advanced users (I'd recommend Armbian on Orange Pi), there are single board computers with FPGAs and new ones like the Expressobin ideal for network applications and disk intensive I/O https://www.globalscaletechnologies.com if you are looking for smaller units for home automation the arduino clones and ESP8266 units like the Wemos D1 Mini and the Node MCU boards are worth a look the last 2 are Wifi capable, programmed via USB using the Arduino IDE and cost under £2 delivered! Sensors for these units (also work with the RP3) like PIRs, microwave doppler, and relays control units cost under a pound delivered via AliExpress where you can also get high quality PCB mountable Power supplies for around £1.80

Great post

Any views or blog posts that you could signpost to please.

Really want to get into these to automate house like lights curtains water plants etc

Thanks for the post, now I can buy a Raspberry Pi to prove to myself I shouldn't have bought a SNES Mini

As with the other offer - this is more expensive (ie Banggood make more profit) than our own RSOnline. Except RS have to charge VAT. Banggood tries to evade it. So the loser is us - those who pay taxes - not those who evade them. Plus the people who need those taxes which is all of us at some stage of life.

Its your choice. It has a cost. Please think about it.

rambobambo54 m ago

Great postAny views or blog posts that you could signpost to please.Really …Great postAny views or blog posts that you could signpost to please.Really want to get into these to automate house like lights curtains water plants etc




raspberrypi.org/for…ms/

There would be a better place to ask such questions. I'm on there now, I've a Pi Zero I'm going to make a Poker Tournament Organiser. It's all software driven so no hard wiring for me.

Given that the Chinese can produce Arduino clones for less than a third the price the Italian's can, which they are allowed to as they're open source. This seems very poor value in the wider scheme.

They don't charge VAT, don't have to absorb the costs of getting the product certified for EU sale and have far cheaper production/labour costs. If you're considering ignoring your moral compass, it should be for a better deal than this.

brainsys52 m ago

As with the other offer - this is more expensive (ie Banggood make more …As with the other offer - this is more expensive (ie Banggood make more profit) than our own RSOnline. Except RS have to charge VAT. Banggood tries to evade it. So the loser is us - those who pay taxes - not those who evade them. Plus the people who need those taxes which is all of us at some stage of life.Its your choice. It has a cost. Please think about it.



Sadly it seems many people prefer to save a few pounds and/or buy pointless crud from these Chinese mega retailers. They contribute nothing to our economy and are just yet more nails in the coffins of UK retailers.

One day there will only be Amazon. Walmart and Chinese retailers and no shops or decent business to help when you need it. Ho hum.

Not that it's a bad deal, but I prefer paying double the price from Amazon and get it tomorrow, than waiting for 26th for them to ship and then wait for 15 more days. Damn, I don't get how they even do things that slow when nowadays there are deliveries in 24h from US. >.<

Chaoscontrol6 h, 33 m ago

Not that it's a bad deal, but I prefer paying double the price from Amazon …Not that it's a bad deal, but I prefer paying double the price from Amazon and get it tomorrow, than waiting for 26th for them to ship and then wait for 15 more days. Damn, I don't get how they even do things that slow when nowadays there are deliveries in 24h from US. >.<


You’re on the wrong site mate
Edited by: "JoeSpur" 10th Oct

Been wondering if I should bother replacing my Pi2 with a Pi3? It’s been out a while now and I wonder if a Pi4 is around the corner... I also imagine I won’t notice much diff if using it as a media centre for example...?

JoeSpur13 h, 57 m ago

Been wondering if I should bother replacing my Pi2 with a Pi3? It’s been o …Been wondering if I should bother replacing my Pi2 with a Pi3? It’s been out a while now and I wonder if a Pi4 is around the corner... I also imagine I won’t notice much diff if using it as a media centre for example...?


Does your RP2 struggle playing any files you throw at it? If not, no point upgrading

JoeSpur10th Oct

Been wondering if I should bother replacing my Pi2 with a Pi3? It’s been o …Been wondering if I should bother replacing my Pi2 with a Pi3? It’s been out a while now and I wonder if a Pi4 is around the corner... I also imagine I won’t notice much diff if using it as a media centre for example...?


I think there are no plans for a Pi4 the efforts have moved to software. The Allwiner based SBC are much much more capable than the RP. The Pi3 just adds Bluetooth and Wifi so if you don't need this its not a big deal. You can get a BT dongle for around £2 delivered from AliExpress and its around the same or less for a Wifi Dongle but these will use up USB slots. The CPU on the Pi3 is faster / cooler but if you don't need it its not worth the upgrade.

For audio (analogue) the Orange Pi units are great and cheap. As with most things what's best depends on your needs.

rambobambo9th Oct

Great postAny views or blog posts that you could signpost to please.Really …Great postAny views or blog posts that you could signpost to please.Really want to get into these to automate house like lights curtains water plants etc



There are a lot of good youtube channels checkout Andreas Spiess and of course EEVBLOG, Julian Ilett, Great Scot, bitluni's lab are all good youtube channels

I think there are number of ways forward for home automation. It you want a simple PIR to detect people and turn things on I'd recommend the 433mHz remote control plugs. I always get mine from RS.COM as I know they will meet the UK safety specs they are around £10 for a set of 3 with one controller. You can increase the range of the 433mHz transmitters using a short length of wire to make an antenna it needs to be a precise length # turns but its simple to make from single core copper wire - I used some I found on the pavement that a BT person had left behind.

You add the socket to the appliances you want to control. Then purchase some 433mHz transmitter / receiver units from AliExpress or eBay I pay about £2 for 5 pairs = 5 transmitters and 5 receivers these units can be connected to an Arduino, Rasberry Pi or ESP8266 unit. Then get whatever sensors / software you need.

I've done this for a number of basic applications

1) Lights in Hall / Landing on off based on sunset / sunrise
2) AV Room speakers, Amp, TV etc power up using a remote connected to a Rasberry Pi2 running LibreElec used as my main media centre
3) Orange Pi One used for all my home automation and TV tasks running Armbian- Recommended)
4) ESP8266 as a transponder on the back of a cheap TV powers some active speakers on / off automatically when the TV powers on
5) All the TV in the house have Rasberry Pi running LibreElec for both Freeview FreeSAT using TVHeadend and Libreelect with some cheap (£3 to £16 Freeview. £30 FreeSAT) USB receivers plugged in to the RPs

So which device to purchase? Again it depends

For a cheap media centre (FreeSAT / Freeview) get a RP3 and use ethernet if possible - Recordings on a cheap single disk NAS use TV Headend. Any device on the home network can then view live TV, recordings, Timeshift and series link. You need one tuner for each channel to be viewed.

For simple automation get an Arduino clone and connect up temperature, microwave sensors e.g. to turn on a fan if its hot and someone is in the room. These units cost around £3 or less and the sensors are £1 - £2 each. IF YOU USE ARDUINO SOFTWARE PLEASE MAKE A CONTRIBUTION / PURCHASE and official board.

If you need something Wifi Connected the ESP8266 boards are hard to beat. I'd start with the Node MCU or Wemos D1 Mini around £2-£3 each

If you need short range low cost wireless communication look at the nRF chips the clones cost around £2 for 20 and these can create complex local networks for home automation. These are the chips used in wireless keyboards etc.

If you are competent with main electrics than you can purchase non-isolated / opto isolated relays or solid state relays but I'd recommend you start with the RF sockets as these you will NOT be connecting directly to the mains.

As with most things Goolge is your friend broadbandwheeze.blogspot.co.uk
Edited by: "frownbreaker" 12th Oct

frownbreaker12th Oct

There are a lot of good youtube channels checkout Andreas Spiess and of …There are a lot of good youtube channels checkout Andreas Spiess and of course EEVBLOG, Julian Ilett, Great Scot, bitluni's lab are all good youtube channels I think there are number of ways forward for home automation. It you want a simple PIR to detect people and turn things on I'd recommend the 433mHz remote control plugs. I always get mine from RS.COM as I know they will meet the UK safety specs they are around £10 for a set of 3 with one controller. You can increase the range of the 433mHz transmitters using a short length of wire to make an antenna it needs to be a precise length # turns but its simple to make from single core copper wire - I used some I found on the pavement that a BT person had left behind.You add the socket to the appliances you want to control. Then purchase some 433mHz transmitter / receiver units from AliExpress or eBay I pay about £2 for 5 pairs = 5 transmitters and 5 receivers these units can be connected to an Arduino, Rasberry Pi or ESP8266 unit. Then get whatever sensors / software you need.I've done this for a number of basic applications1) Lights in Hall / Landing on off based on sunset / sunrise2) AV Room speakers, Amp, TV etc power up using a remote connected to a Rasberry Pi2 running LibreElec used as my main media centre3) Orange Pi One used for all my home automation and TV tasks running Armbian- Recommended)4) ESP8266 as a transponder on the back of a cheap TV powers some active speakers on / off automatically when the TV powers on5) All the TV in the house have Rasberry Pi running LibreElec for both Freeview FreeSAT using TVHeadend and Libreelect with some cheap (£3 to £16 Freeview. £30 FreeSAT) USB receivers plugged in to the RPsSo which device to purchase? Again it dependsFor a cheap media centre (FreeSAT / Freeview) get a RP3 and use ethernet if possible - Recordings on a cheap single disk NAS use TV Headend. Any device on the home network can then view live TV, recordings, Timeshift and series link. You need one tuner for each channel to be viewed.For simple automation get an Arduino clone and connect up temperature, microwave sensors e.g. to turn on a fan if its hot and someone is in the room. These units cost around £3 or less and the sensors are £1 - £2 each. IF YOU USE ARDUINO SOFTWARE PLEASE MAKE A CONTRIBUTION / PURCHASE and official board.If you need something Wifi Connected the ESP8266 boards are hard to beat. I'd start with the Node MCU or Wemos D1 Mini around £2-£3 eachIf you need short range low cost wireless communication look at the nRF chips the clones cost around £2 for 20 and these can create complex local networks for home automation. These are the chips used in wireless keyboards etc. If you are competent with main electrics than you can purchase non-isolated / opto isolated relays or solid state relays but I'd recommend you start with the RF sockets as these you will NOT be connecting directly to the mains.As with most things Goolge is your friend http://broadbandwheeze.blogspot.co.uk

You are amazing.

Thanks a lot

Thanks for this. Worked out £24 odd. So got a nespi case too.

frownbreaker12th Oct

I think there are no plans for a Pi4 the efforts have moved to software. …I think there are no plans for a Pi4 the efforts have moved to software. The Allwiner based SBC are much much more capable than the RP. The Pi3 just adds Bluetooth and Wifi so if you don't need this its not a big deal. You can get a BT dongle for around £2 delivered from AliExpress and its around the same or less for a Wifi Dongle but these will use up USB slots. The CPU on the Pi3 is faster / cooler but if you don't need it its not worth the upgrade.For audio (analogue) the Orange Pi units are great and cheap. As with most things what's best depends on your needs.


I've replaced my pi2 with a pi3 and running OSMC and a samba Nas and it's great. Wondering what to do with my old pi2. I tried installing rune audio and got a short bit of patch ethernet and a hotukdeal portable mini router to control with a phone but my joy was short lived as I realised the pi's DAC is poor and I'd need a pHAT DAC but soldering is beyond me. What's these orange pi's like for audio. I know it's analogue but I want to eBay my pi2 then get one of these. Does it do good sound our of the box and does it run rune audio

Asus Tinkerboard has 2gb ram and is twice the speed of a pi3. Latest tinker OS 2.03 is much more stable and chromium runs great, ie i can do online 3d modeling for my 3d printer

tinkerboarding.co.uk/forum/

pengwyn8th Nov

I've replaced my pi2 with a pi3 and running OSMC and a samba Nas and it's …I've replaced my pi2 with a pi3 and running OSMC and a samba Nas and it's great. Wondering what to do with my old pi2.


[late reply I know...] I had the same dilemma and now just use the old one as a dedicated Pi-hole. Runs perfectly smooth, connected via ethernet and doesn't need a monitor or keyboard connected to it so just sits quietly beside the router.
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