Raspberry Pi 3 & MathWorks Learn-to-Program Pack - Review

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RoadTest: Raspberry Pi 3 & MathWorks Learn-to-Program Pack

Author: maheshkk

Creation date:

Evaluation Type: Development Boards & Tools

Did you receive all parts the manufacturer stated would be included in the package?: True

What other parts do you consider comparable to this product?: Raspberry Pi 2

What were the biggest problems encountered?: License installation and boot issues

Detailed Review:

NOTE: This roadtest is under progress, due to some error with edit/publish review, couldn't publish complete review, sorry for the inconvenience caused, I consider to publish complete report soon.


I would like to thank Element14, Mathworks and the Pi producer for shortlisting me to write a review.


Which components are shipped with the packet?


I received packet as it is shipped by Element14 using UPS within a week.



Software components:


The packet contains Matlab Simulink student suite with license valid for an year. This suite includes the following tool boxes.


Control System Toolbox

Data Acquisition Toolbox

DSP System Toolbox

Image Processing Toolbox

Instrument Control Toolbox

Optimization Toolbox

Signal Processing Toolbox

Simulink Control Design

Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox

Symbolic Math Toolbox


To activate the license, need to login with already existing account or a new signup required. (While Installation, License should be set up properly).




List of Hardware components with the shipping:


Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

16GB microSD card with NOOBS

adapter for microSD card

Raspberry Pi Case

A Universal Power supply 2.5Amp,5.1V with different adopters

Micro USB cable

user guide



Raspberry Pi 3 specifications:


SoC: Broadcom BCM2837

CPU: 4× ARM Cortex-A53, 1.2GHz

GPU: Broadcom VideoCore IV

RAM: 1GB LPDDR2 (900 MHz)

Networking: 10/100 Ethernet, 2.4GHz 802.11n wireless

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1 Classic, Bluetooth Low Energy

Storage: microSD

GPIO: 40-pin header, populated

Ports: HDMI, 3.5mm analogue audio-video jack, 4× USB 2.0, Ethernet, Camera Serial Interface (CSI), Display Serial Interface (DSI)


components and their placement in the pcb:


Raspberry Pi 3 model B GPIO:

Image result for raspberry pi 3 gpio


Comparing different versions of raspberry Pi:





To boot the device need an additional hardware like display, usb mouse and keyboard, a HDMI cable, maybe a heat sink however these are not supplied with the kit.

Provided uSD card is installed with NOOBS, the Pi 3 fits properly and rest into the case, connected Display, mouse and keyboard as shown below.



Then appeared the following error unexpectedly, i think this is because of the deviceis not properly shut down, may be the Root file system is corrupt image



After clicking close button and waiting for several hours also the Image doesn't boot, that pisses anyone off for a while.

Can't boot up the device and couldn't see anything moving forward, So now need to format uSD and dump the image again to the uSD to boot properly image


A long pause for unnecessary error.





To boot



To connect Raspberry Pi from putty or Linux Terminal:



How to debug Raspberry Pi:



Serial port settings



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