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RASPBERRY PI Base Plate 3 Model A+, Cortex to 1.4 GHZ, WiFi 5 GHz £17.50 Sold by DA TECH PRO and Fulfilled by Amazon Prime / £22.47 NP
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RASPBERRY PI Base Plate 3 Model A+, Cortex to 1.4 GHZ, WiFi 5 GHz £17.50 Sold by DA TECH PRO and Fulfilled by Amazon Prime / £22.47 NP

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Posted 15th Oct 2019Edited by:"RedXI"

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Brand name Raspberry
Item Weight 40.8 g
Product Dimensions 9.6 x 7.1 x 2.7 cm
Item model number 1811853
Series RASPBERRY PLACA BASE PI 3 MODELO A+ , CORTEX a 1.4GHZ, WIFI 5GHZ (11811853), Bluetooth
Processor Speed 1.4 GHz
Processor Socket dip
RAM Size 512 MB
Memory Technology LPDDR2 SDRAM
Computer Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Maximum Memory Supported 512 MB
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Is this the best version available? What is this version typically used for
Not a bad price, but the ‘A’ models have very limited connectivity. I.e. no Ethernet and single USBs...
not_soapyslick15/10/2019 18:51

Is this the best version available? What is this version typically used for


retropie
Also half the ram + no bluetooth
Edited by: "EastLondon" 15th Oct 2019
Fine for using Klipper / Octoprint on for 3D printing

Must resist buying another one, I'm in to double figures now and only really use the Pi for my 3D printer.
"We currently recommend getting a Raspberry Pi 3 – as it is the best performing board for running RetroPie on"

RetroPie them selves say the 3 is the best one. Good price for it.
Arkz15/10/2019 19:51

"We currently recommend getting a Raspberry Pi 3 – as it is the best p …"We currently recommend getting a Raspberry Pi 3 – as it is the best performing board for running RetroPie on"RetroPie them selves say the 3 is the best one. Good price for it.


They mean 3B though, no?
Jameseh15/10/2019 20:00

They mean 3B though, no?



They just say the 3 since it's the same SOC regardless, just half the RAM on this, still more than enough for emulating all those old games. Only need the 1 usb for controller, Micro SD still onboard for putting retropie and all the roms on.

I should also say the B+ would be best, Just the B was the first RPi3 and has a slightly lower clockspeed on the cpu. 1.2 instead of 1.4GHz.
Edited by: "Arkz" 15th Oct 2019
EastLondon15/10/2019 19:44

Also half the ram + no bluetooth



Still has bluetooth, just half the ram and fewer ports.
Not sure why this has "base plate" in the title?
bbdom15/10/2019 19:45

Fine for using Klipper / Octoprint on for 3D printing Must resist …Fine for using Klipper / Octoprint on for 3D printing Must resist buying another one, I'm in to double figures now and only really use the Pi for my 3D printer.


3D Printing + Raspberry Pie?, lol, that sound's interesting ...

Do you happen to have the schematics for that, by any chance?, or ... thanx.

Also, out of interest, what version of Pi are you currently running your 3D Printer thing on?.
Jameseh15/10/2019 20:00

They mean 3B though, no?


The 3B or 3B+ are the ones to go for if you want to use it for retropie. Loads of excellent pre-made images available and play around with to customise or you can download base images to set up yourself, but I would recommend downloading and playing about with existing images first to get a feel for the setup.

Price wise this deserves heat, but pay a little more to get the 3B/+ if you want to use it for retropie.
Edited by: "Tryingtohelp2" 16th Oct 2019
Surely you would need more than one usb? My pi3 b has 4, minimum i need are 2 one for the keyboard and the other for initially connecting the controller.
Dave284316/10/2019 08:50

Surely you would need more than one usb? My pi3 b has 4, minimum i need …Surely you would need more than one usb? My pi3 b has 4, minimum i need are 2 one for the keyboard and the other for initially connecting the controller.


You can setup RetroPie using SSH so you can get away with a single USB.
amour3k16/10/2019 00:19

3D Printing + Raspberry Pie?, lol, that sound's interesting ...Do you …3D Printing + Raspberry Pie?, lol, that sound's interesting ...Do you happen to have the schematics for that, by any chance?, or ... thanx.Also, out of interest, what version of Pi are you currently running your 3D Printer thing on?.



Currently running it on a 3B+ over wifi but will happily run on a 3A+. I'm using an Ender 3 which I flashed with a bootloader using an old Arduino. I then installed Octoprint on a Raspberry Pi 3B+ and Klipper and flashed the Klipper firmware on to the Ender. There are step by step tutorials out there.
Tryingtohelp216/10/2019 00:51

The 3B or 3B+ are the ones to go for if you want to use it for retropie. …The 3B or 3B+ are the ones to go for if you want to use it for retropie. Loads of excellent pre-made images available and play around with to customise or you can download base images to set up yourself, but I would recommend downloading and playing about with existing images first to get a feel for the setup.Price wise this deserves heat, but pay a little more to get the 3B/+ if you want to use it for retropie.



Why? the usb sockets, ethernet, and ram are the only difference between the B+ and A+. Retropie wont use any where near all of the 512MB in the A+. And you can use a £2 usb hub. the 3B has a slower CPU than the A+ and B+.
Edited by: "Arkz" 19th Oct 2019
Arkz19/10/2019 16:13

Why? the usb sockets and ram are the only difference between the B+ and …Why? the usb sockets and ram are the only difference between the B+ and A+. Retropie wont use any where near all of the 512MB in the A+. And you can use a £2 usb hub. the 3B has a slower CPU than the A+ and B+.


My advice was mainly directed to newcomers to retropie, and using existing images to get started.
The bulk of pre existing images that exist are mainly compatible with the B and B+, the A model due to the limitations you mention won't run these images or have problems running them. I have several incarnations of raspberry pi's and have used them for different projects, even the older models.
They have all come in useful for different things, but for starting out with retropie the B/B+ would be what I'd recommend everytime, at the moment.
Tryingtohelp219/10/2019 16:26

My advice was mainly directed to newcomers to retropie, and using existing …My advice was mainly directed to newcomers to retropie, and using existing images to get started.The bulk of pre existing images that exist are mainly compatible with the B and B+, the A model due to the limitations you mention won't run these images or have problems running them. I have several incarnations of raspberry pi's and have used them for different projects, even the older models. They have all come in useful for different things, but for starting out with retropie the B/B+ would be what I'd recommend everytime, at the moment.



I have an A+ running retropie, using the premade image they made for the 3b/b+/a+. Performance should be same on a+/b+ and slightly lower on b as the cpu is clocked a little lower.
Arkz19/10/2019 16:52

I have an A+ running retropie, using the premade image they made for the …I have an A+ running retropie, using the premade image they made for the 3b/b+/a+. Performance should be same on a+/b+ and slightly lower on b as the cpu is clocked a little lower.


The ram does make a difference, especially with retropie/emulation. Some emulators will work fine on 512mb, but with pre made images that are packed full of different emulators you do run into problems and the images have been put together for the extra ram etc by the authors.
I made my own mini megadrive over a year ago and used a raspberry pi 2 that I wasn't using for that as it emulated everything fine. I did have a better idea how to set everything up by myself from scratch at that point.
I voted hot for the price of this A model, for under £18 there is so much you can do with it, even emulation. Although for beginners to the retropie scene on a raspberry pi using the majority of images from sites like arcade punks etc, they have been written to be compatible with the 3b/3b+ models, making it so much simpler to plug and play without any headache's.
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