Raspberry Pi 3 in a Box - Review

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RoadTest: Raspberry Pi 3 in a Box

Author: ddip214

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Evaluation Type: Independent Products

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?:

What were the biggest problems encountered?: The biggest issue I encountered was an issue with the SD card, for some reason I was unable to use it. Luckily I have tons of them around the house so I installed Raspbian

Detailed Review:

Deluxe Raspberry Pi3 Starter Kit

Roadtest Review

David DiPonzio

May 2020


What is included in this kit?image

Kit Contents:

     • Raspberry Pi3 Model B

     • 8GB microSD card and SD adapter, preloaded with the NOOBS OS

     • Official red and white Pi 3 case

     • Multi-regional 2.5A power supply

     • 1m HDMI cable

     • Official USB optical mouse

     • Official scissor-switch action USB keyboard

     • “Adventures in Raspberry Pi” guide book



The kit came properly shipped with bubble wrap and other protective measures.

When opening the box I was met with a beautiful white box containing the Pi and the rest of the contents.






The setup was extremely easy, which is why Raspberry Pi's are becoming so popular. You can set it up anywhere, on a desk, on a shelf, anywhere. The learning curve is relatively easy and the user gets to decide how in-depth he or she wants to explore.




Thoughts on the Kit:

The kit is a great beginner kit, the price is right for the number of devices included. The purchaser has everything but a screen to get started. As for the book included in the kit (yes it is a little outdated) but for starters and young children is a great way to learn the basics and build a solid foundation in Python. I thought the mouse was well constructed and felt great in my hand during use. The keyboard is sleek and well built. I wish these input devices were wireless though. The case for the Raspberry Pi is beautiful, I love the red and white color scheme. When built the case feels very durable, and protected. There were also several different plug types for different nations.







Issues with the Kit:

The only issue I came across was the SD card. This is apparent in other tester's reviews also. I have several micro SD cards so I installed Raspbian on one of them.



What am I doing with my Pi:

I have dedicated my Pi to track airplanes through Flightradar24.com. I have purchased a USB ADS-B receiver to plug into my Raspberry Pi. So far I have tracked over 218 aircraft. I plan on running this system for some time. If anyone is interested my station name is: T-KROC55.





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