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FranBlakes



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:19 pm    Post subject: Raspberry Pi Kit Reply with quote

Has anyone seen this offer:

http://www.maplin.co.uk/raspberrypi

Is it worth it, will anyone be taking up the offer?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, I don't know much, but that looks overpriced to me. You probably have half of that gear lying around, and the stuff you don't have won't cost much. Just buy the Pi and get the other stuff you need separate. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you've bought any sort of mobile device in the last 4-5 years, you'll already have a micro-USB cable and charger. Most computer enthusiasts also have old mice and keyboards lying around, probably the odd USB hub too. So all you're getting for your 70 quid is a 30 pound Pi and a wireless dongle.

Also note that they are only taking pre-orders, the exclusivity deal Pi have with Farnell and RS still has a while to run.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you do have an old phone charger, make sure it is the correct voltages! Mine weren't! Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MicroUSB is 5V, that's the spec. There are some that don't deliver enough current, but they should all be 5V.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

voltages, current, its all the same to me Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bobthebob1234 wrote:
voltages, current, its all the same to me Very Happy


Just be careful with them amps Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bobthebob1234 wrote:
voltages, current, its all the same to me Very Happy


But not to your hardware Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well so long as the little numbers and units match up, all is good Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bobthebob1234 wrote:
voltages, current, its all the same to me Very Happy


It's the volts that jolt but the mill(iamp)s that kills Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:42 am    Post subject: Re: Raspberry Pi Kit Reply with quote

FranBlakes wrote:
Has anyone seen this offer:

http://www.maplin.co.uk/raspberrypi

Is it worth it, will anyone be taking up the offer?


Certainly not! The ad has in it the magic phrase, several times, that tells you it's overpriced - "Gold-plated connectors".

Also, once it's up and running you usually don't need the extra mouse and keyboard, for example - http://bit.ly/JVKvOk
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I were looking to buy a kit for the pi, for 70 I'd expect to see an HDMI cable, case for the Pi, 8GB SD card (minimum) and cheapy wired keyboard and mouse.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ram wrote:
bobthebob1234 wrote:
voltages, current, its all the same to me Very Happy


Just be careful with them amps Wink



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are some that don't deliver enough current, but they should all be 5V.
http://www.centplay.com/affiliate/id_149/
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