New Year's Grab Bag RoadTest - Review

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RoadTest: New Year's Grab Bag RoadTest

Author: vimarsh_

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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 3B, New RaspberryPi 4, BeagleBone, Raspberry Pi Zero W All are better but at a similar price.

What were the biggest problems encountered?: Installing and using new softwares on the hardware as it was very old one so latest versions of some softwares (Node-Red, etc.) did not work properly.

Detailed Review:




The unboxing part was good. Packaging was so better for so small hardware.

Surprised to find an old SD card (8GB) with a very old NOOBS image already provided.


First Time booting:

Its the original Raspberry Pi OS that shipped at that time in the sd card ... Its the NOOBS. A retro version completely different from modern looks.

I installed the standard Raspbian even though there were other options.image



It was fun playing with the hardware and adding it to collectetion of old hardware.


After a few days experimenting with the device currently the RaspberryPi is acting as a Node-Red Server though on an olden version. So, if you want a SBC dont get this one because many popular services dont work nor does the new HATs which use 40 pins instead of 26 pins.