Raspberry Pi 3 Modelo B - Placa Base (1.2 GHz Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53, 1GB RAM, USB 2.0)  -  £25.76 Gearbest
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Raspberry Pi 3 Modelo B - Placa Base (1.2 GHz Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53, 1GB RAM, USB 2.0) - £25.76 Gearbest

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Found 14th Nov
RPI3EST is the code I got. Pretty damn cheap and supoose everyone know it comes with wifi these days.
Is there another rpi on the way?

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pete_l2 h, 27 m ago

They are an educational tool. They teach ordinary people that "coding" is …They are an educational tool. They teach ordinary people that "coding" is far too difficult for them to understand. And for the few who can hack their way through the disorganised mess of documentation, bad advice, conflicting information and "examples" that only worked back in 2012 - they rapidly discover that they don't actually have anything that need to be "coded".Most RPis end up in the back of a drawer somewhere. They are the gadget equivalent of a wok.


Funny that, I’ve taught 8 year olds how to code on RPIs, and the code club is booming in schools and community centres across the country. I’m a Raspberry Pi certified educator, although I know very little about the system if I’m honest. That said, I’ve independently build simple circuits, spy cameras, internet radios, google AI assistant boxes and two remote control ‘cars’. The raspberry pi is an incredible piece of kit that can help just about anyone achieve some incredible projects. You just need to put some determination and effort into it, like many things.

CaptainSocks18 m ago

I remember these!What's everyone doing with them these days?


They are an educational tool. They teach ordinary people that "coding" is far too difficult for them to understand. And for the few who can hack their way through the disorganised mess of documentation, bad advice, conflicting information and "examples" that only worked back in 2012 - they rapidly discover that they don't actually have anything that need to be "coded".

Most RPis end up in the back of a drawer somewhere. They are the gadget equivalent of a wok.
Edited by: "pete_l" 14th Nov

pete_l6 h, 9 m ago

They are an educational tool. They teach ordinary people that "coding" is …They are an educational tool. They teach ordinary people that "coding" is far too difficult for them to understand. And for the few who can hack their way through the disorganised mess of documentation, bad advice, conflicting information and "examples" that only worked back in 2012 - they rapidly discover that they don't actually have anything that need to be "coded".Most RPis end up in the back of a drawer somewhere. They are the gadget equivalent of a wok.


Well the intent of these I believe was to get kids - and possibly adults - into coding, and away from the mindset that IT = MSOffice. The UK has today completely lost its leadership in STEM subjects and I look back fondly on the 80s when most kids would grow up wanting a BBC Micro, or a Commodore Vic20. or an ZX81 just to learn coding on. Today, kids get their first mobile at 8 and become masters of SnapChat, WhatsApp and Facebook and consider themselves fully IT literate if they're able to cobble together a few slides on PowerPoint.

I work with a couple of friends in North London to run a coding club at a local school, it took a lot of hard work to get kids in but now we have about 15 regulars working on simple Python and Scratch projects, using amongst other things, Raspberry PI's. We have a couple of Arduinos as well which are really useful for teaching the older kids how to solder, use shields to improve functionality etc. The progress these kids make in a matter of months is staggering, BUT it is clear that those who attend do have parents who push them along. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to say this, but 80% of the kids who attend are of Indian or Chinese origin. All the kids have their own Pis - some have Zeros as well - and are genuinely keen to learn basic to intermediate coding.

There are lots of free resources for the Rasp PI, for instance Mag Pi maintain their back issues at this link for free download: raspberrypi.org/mag…es/. We also use a lot of YouTube resource, e.g. EEVBlog for intermediate electronics, a couple of really good dedicated Python and Scratch channels.

Its a crying shame isn't it - for today's kids, knowledge is essentially free and the technology needed to learn is dirt cheap, however the will to learn has almost disappeared.
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I remember these!

What's everyone doing with them these days?

Original Poster

I used to use mine for iptv. Think there is a boom for emulators for these too. So I'm a litlle boring. Of note is the need for a micro usb cable here I think and a micro sd card, keyboard maybe. They can be really fun

CaptainSocks12 m ago

I remember these!What's everyone doing with them these days?


I still have a few running, 2 x Retropie, kodi, and a unifi controller (home network).

CaptainSocks18 m ago

I remember these!What's everyone doing with them these days?


They are an educational tool. They teach ordinary people that "coding" is far too difficult for them to understand. And for the few who can hack their way through the disorganised mess of documentation, bad advice, conflicting information and "examples" that only worked back in 2012 - they rapidly discover that they don't actually have anything that need to be "coded".

Most RPis end up in the back of a drawer somewhere. They are the gadget equivalent of a wok.
Edited by: "pete_l" 14th Nov

Original Poster

meh, coding is a learning curve for sure. Don't know whats good or bad about woks haha, maybe I'm lacking culinary wisdom

Original Poster

voicon16 m ago

I still have a few running, 2 x Retropie, kodi, and a unifi controller …I still have a few running, 2 x Retropie, kodi, and a unifi controller (home network).



Sorry @Voicon, whats a unifi network? Seems a maze atm the google. Think it should be my next project now

CaptainSocks30 m ago

I remember these!What's everyone doing with them these days?



mine runs about 8000 games in my bartop arcade cabinet running retropie

fluidturbulence19 m ago

Sorry @Voicon, whats a unifi network? Seems a maze atm the google. Think …Sorry @Voicon, whats a unifi network? Seems a maze atm the google. Think it should be my next project now


It requires physical devices sold by Ubiquiti, I run it at home because a standard home router wireless wouldn't cover my home.

unifi-sdn.ubnt.com

pete_l1 h, 9 m ago

They are an educational tool. They teach ordinary people that "coding" is …They are an educational tool. They teach ordinary people that "coding" is far too difficult for them to understand. And for the few who can hack their way through the disorganised mess of documentation, bad advice, conflicting information and "examples" that only worked back in 2012 - they rapidly discover that they don't actually have anything that need to be "coded".Most RPis end up in the back of a drawer somewhere. They are the gadget equivalent of a wok.


Use my Wok considerably thanks.

CaptainSocks1 h, 27 m ago

I remember these!What's everyone doing with them these days?


playing pubg on mine, crysis got boring.

Perfect for a simple Internet browsing device in fairness when phones/tablets just aren't possibly and you don't wanna pay £100+ for a nettop.

CaptainSocks2 h, 5 m ago

I remember these!What's everyone doing with them these days?


sitting on my desk gathering dust. Once a month, I empty the dust in to a bin. The cycle continues.

pete_l1 h, 54 m ago

They are an educational tool. They teach ordinary people that "coding" is …They are an educational tool. They teach ordinary people that "coding" is far too difficult for them to understand. And for the few who can hack their way through the disorganised mess of documentation, bad advice, conflicting information and "examples" that only worked back in 2012 - they rapidly discover that they don't actually have anything that need to be "coded".Most RPis end up in the back of a drawer somewhere. They are the gadget equivalent of a wok.

I used to be a developer ( and electronics engineer) and I found all this a pain in the arse... I have had one for over a year, after having a few cracks at it, I gave up teaching my son until we had Arduino locked down ( he's into robots.. although I forsee a homemade roomba I'm the future !!)
Edited by: "polarbaba" 14th Nov

Pi-Hole (network ad blocker) & MotionEye home surveillance for me atm. Quite an active subreddit with some cool projects.

reddit.com/r/r…pi/

pete_l2 h, 3 m ago

They are an educational tool. They teach ordinary people that "coding" is …They are an educational tool. They teach ordinary people that "coding" is far too difficult for them to understand. And for the few who can hack their way through the disorganised mess of documentation, bad advice, conflicting information and "examples" that only worked back in 2012 - they rapidly discover that they don't actually have anything that need to be "coded".Most RPis end up in the back of a drawer somewhere. They are the gadget equivalent of a wok.




Hey, I use my wok!

Ah, nice deal.
I have an abundance of Pi 1s and a Pi 2 at the moment.
Need a Pi 3 to make a server image for a customer to then send the image to him in NY (where he'll write the image to a Micro SD card and install it on site into their Pi 3. So this'll do nicely!
I could use my Pi 2, but would rather the hardware was exact, just to make sure there's no issues across the pond (it's a long way to go to fix it!).

A no-rush project, so saving me to outlay dosh is always good.
Then once done, it'll become a portable emaultion machine, I reckon!

Kev`13 m ago

Hey, I use my wok!


My wok doesn't have dust

CaptainSocks2 h, 32 m ago

I remember these!What's everyone doing with them these days?



Retropi, PiVPN, Piaware (Flightaware, ADSBexchange, Flightradar24), MPD, Volumio, Minidlna, Google Assistant to name a few.

pete_l2 h, 27 m ago

They are an educational tool. They teach ordinary people that "coding" is …They are an educational tool. They teach ordinary people that "coding" is far too difficult for them to understand. And for the few who can hack their way through the disorganised mess of documentation, bad advice, conflicting information and "examples" that only worked back in 2012 - they rapidly discover that they don't actually have anything that need to be "coded".Most RPis end up in the back of a drawer somewhere. They are the gadget equivalent of a wok.


Funny that, I’ve taught 8 year olds how to code on RPIs, and the code club is booming in schools and community centres across the country. I’m a Raspberry Pi certified educator, although I know very little about the system if I’m honest. That said, I’ve independently build simple circuits, spy cameras, internet radios, google AI assistant boxes and two remote control ‘cars’. The raspberry pi is an incredible piece of kit that can help just about anyone achieve some incredible projects. You just need to put some determination and effort into it, like many things.

Pi-hole, Plex, and Kodi

Great price I'm hanging on for black Friday

What's PiVPN and why would I need it?

I will get one and figure out how to put Google assistant on it... Seems to be a good help for the kids homework...

Se10ery19852 h, 35 m ago

Great price I'm hanging on for black Friday


Not sure if a Pi has ever been discounted in Black Friday? They're relatively low margin, so don't get discounted often.

polarbaba2 h, 25 m ago

I will get one and figure out how to put Google assistant on it... Seems …I will get one and figure out how to put Google assistant on it... Seems to be a good help for the kids homework...


Simple
github.com/s92…ant

I will need to get a hat/shield first... Any cheap options for that..

I'm handy with the DIY side of things and electronics.

Do I need an aerial for the WiFi?

And will adding a screen on top provide any additional info with the current software or will I just see the CLI running the script

Expired but still available for £27. Does anyone know the difference between the chineese version and english version?

CaptainSocks6 h, 7 m ago

I remember these!What's everyone doing with them these days?


Just set up my Pi2 in the bedroom with Kodi to access MythTV PVR downstairs. Amazed at how well it runs TBH...

pete_l6 h, 9 m ago

They are an educational tool. They teach ordinary people that "coding" is …They are an educational tool. They teach ordinary people that "coding" is far too difficult for them to understand. And for the few who can hack their way through the disorganised mess of documentation, bad advice, conflicting information and "examples" that only worked back in 2012 - they rapidly discover that they don't actually have anything that need to be "coded".Most RPis end up in the back of a drawer somewhere. They are the gadget equivalent of a wok.


Well the intent of these I believe was to get kids - and possibly adults - into coding, and away from the mindset that IT = MSOffice. The UK has today completely lost its leadership in STEM subjects and I look back fondly on the 80s when most kids would grow up wanting a BBC Micro, or a Commodore Vic20. or an ZX81 just to learn coding on. Today, kids get their first mobile at 8 and become masters of SnapChat, WhatsApp and Facebook and consider themselves fully IT literate if they're able to cobble together a few slides on PowerPoint.

I work with a couple of friends in North London to run a coding club at a local school, it took a lot of hard work to get kids in but now we have about 15 regulars working on simple Python and Scratch projects, using amongst other things, Raspberry PI's. We have a couple of Arduinos as well which are really useful for teaching the older kids how to solder, use shields to improve functionality etc. The progress these kids make in a matter of months is staggering, BUT it is clear that those who attend do have parents who push them along. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to say this, but 80% of the kids who attend are of Indian or Chinese origin. All the kids have their own Pis - some have Zeros as well - and are genuinely keen to learn basic to intermediate coding.

There are lots of free resources for the Rasp PI, for instance Mag Pi maintain their back issues at this link for free download: raspberrypi.org/mag…es/. We also use a lot of YouTube resource, e.g. EEVBlog for intermediate electronics, a couple of really good dedicated Python and Scratch channels.

Its a crying shame isn't it - for today's kids, knowledge is essentially free and the technology needed to learn is dirt cheap, however the will to learn has almost disappeared.

heeljames3 h, 57 m ago

Funny that, I’ve taught 8 year olds how to code on RPIs, and the code club …Funny that, I’ve taught 8 year olds how to code on RPIs, and the code club is booming in schools and community centres across the country. I’m a Raspberry Pi certified educator, although I know very little about the system if I’m honest. That said, I’ve independently build simple circuits, spy cameras, internet radios, google AI assistant boxes and two remote control ‘cars’. The raspberry pi is an incredible piece of kit that can help just about anyone achieve some incredible projects. You just need to put some determination and effort into it, like many things.


Hear Hear! From a fellow unpaid trainer/ instructor at a local code club. Would you believe the Brennan line of CD rippers which sell for upwards of £400 is based on a Raspberry PI. The clever bit is of course in the coding, but I doubt the total cost of all the components in those devices is above £150. The Rasp Pi is an amazing tool.

this is 2 years out of date
Get an asus tinkerboard ,it has 2gb of ram and is twice the speed
Install the latest tinker linux OS and you have a 46 pound PC

Any boards for same price that have atleast 2GB ram?

pete_l8 h, 53 m ago

Most RPis end up in the back of a drawer somewhere. They are the gadget …Most RPis end up in the back of a drawer somewhere. They are the gadget equivalent of a wok.


Thumbs up to the guy who said pi-hole. An original 256Mb RPi can eliminate ads from all internet connected devices in an office or home including mobiles more efficiently and effectly than ad-blockers. Plus block 'naughty sites'.

As long as you know what DNS/DHCP are then its a must-do. Will make your browsing & apps go much faster.

pi-hole.net/

hcc272 h, 58 m ago

Well the intent of these I believe was to get kids - and possibly adults - …Well the intent of these I believe was to get kids - and possibly adults - into coding, and away from the mindset that IT = MSOffice. The UK has today completely lost its leadership in STEM subjects and I look back fondly on the 80s when most kids would grow up wanting a BBC Micro, or a Commodore Vic20. or an ZX81 just to learn coding on. Today, kids get their first mobile at 8 and become masters of SnapChat, WhatsApp and Facebook and consider themselves fully IT literate if they're able to cobble together a few slides on PowerPoint. I work with a couple of friends in North London to run a coding club at a local school, it took a lot of hard work to get kids in but now we have about 15 regulars working on simple Python and Scratch projects, using amongst other things, Raspberry PI's. We have a couple of Arduinos as well which are really useful for teaching the older kids how to solder, use shields to improve functionality etc. The progress these kids make in a matter of months is staggering, BUT it is clear that those who attend do have parents who push them along. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to say this, but 80% of the kids who attend are of Indian or Chinese origin. All the kids have their own Pis - some have Zeros as well - and are genuinely keen to learn basic to intermediate coding. There are lots of free resources for the Rasp PI, for instance Mag Pi maintain their back issues at this link for free download: https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/. We also use a lot of YouTube resource, e.g. EEVBlog for intermediate electronics, a couple of really good dedicated Python and Scratch channels.Its a crying shame isn't it - for today's kids, knowledge is essentially free and the technology needed to learn is dirt cheap, however the will to learn has almost disappeared.


Nonsense. Absolute rose tinted trash.

lumsdot4 h, 4 m ago

this is 2 years out of dateGet an asus tinkerboard ,it has 2gb of ram and …this is 2 years out of dateGet an asus tinkerboard ,it has 2gb of ram and is twice the speedInstall the latest tinker linux OS and you have a 46 pound PC

That's sounds interesting... Any idea if the Google assistant works on this board?
Cheers.
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