Raspberry Pi micro computers are one of the most versatile devices out there. The various models can be configured as everything from custom game systems to backup servers and more. Now you can add HDTV tuner to the list, as today Raspberry Pi has unveiled a new add-on to its line of popular computers. Head below for more details.
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It’s been two years since we’ve heard from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, as its Pi 3 Model B has enjoyed quite a bit of success. In fact, the total number of these DIY-friendly kits sold has now totaled over 19-million. Raspberry has historically been known to be slow on the upgrade cycle, with just a few simple changes being employed when a new product is introduced. Naturally, on Pi Day, it would take the opportunity to introduce its latest microcomputer, the Pi 3 Model B+.
With upgraded processing power and improved network connectivity, this new iteration continues the legacy of affordable computing for all ages.
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Yesterday, part 1 of how-to: build a $35 retro video game console with Raspberry Pi 3 + RetroPie discussed the “must-haves” – the Raspberry Pi 3 board, the free RetroPie emulation software, and a handful of necessary additional components you might well already have at home.
Today, we’re looking at the top 7 optional but useful RetroPie add-ons: things I’ve found particularly worthwhile during my personal testing. Some of these items overlap the “bare basics” recommendations in part 1, replacing them with fancier or more functional alternatives, while others are completely new. Once you’ve finished reading this, you’ll have my full list of best picks, and it’ll be time to start ordering the parts you want…
Raspberry Pi Stories September 26, 2017
The word “revolutionary” is used too casually these days. Real revolutions aren’t fast or frequent; they’re the product of many small changes slowly coming together to make a gigantic shift possible.
But thanks to declining prices and ever-shrinking mobile processors, computers are on the edge of an actual revolution. It’s now possible to buy a sub-$50 PC that requires little space or energy, yet does something highly useful (or fun) very well – comparable to a larger and more expensive machine from decades past. One prime example: retro gaming, which is taking a big leap forward thanks to a tiny $35 quad-core 1.2GHz computer and free software.
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Prestige Milano (100% positive feedback from 6,000+) via Amazon offers the Vilros Raspberry Pi 3 Ultimate Starter Kit w/ Clear Case for $89.99. Applying coupon code 7XA8X43P drops the final price to $69.99 shipped. That’s the first significant discount that we’ve seen on this bundle since the microcomputer was released back in February.
While you can buy the Raspberry Pi 3 as a standalone product for $35, you’ll need a number of accessories to take full advantage of its powerful design. This bundle includes the best-selling motherboard, a clear case, 32GB microSD card pre-loaded with software and all the necessary cabling to build a capable system. You’ll find over $90 worth of value in this bundle. Reviews are somewhat slim on this new release but Vilros’ entire line of Raspberry Pi products receives stellar reviews.
Check out this guide on how to turn your Raspberry into an Alexa-compatible device.
Raspberry Pi Stories May 9, 2016
Raspberry Pi is capable of carrying out so many different tasks. It truly is amazing how the tiny microcomputer system can be transformed into a robot, smart home hub, and a variety of other projects. It’s easy to get started with any of these cost-effective kits that provide everything needed.
Today, a new project has launched on Kickstarter that allows the tiny computer to power some of the most expensive consumer headphones on the market. The Hybrid Tube Amp for the Raspberry Pi brings an old school HiFi setup to today’s modern microcomputer. You’ll be able to utilize headphones that range from 32 – 300 ohm with this kit. As far as add-on accessories go, this one is pretty easy to install, according to the creators.
Raspberry Pi Stories March 14, 2016
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This morning, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the third generation of its popular microcomputer. Four years after releasing the original Pi Model B, also on a leap year, the latest iteration has upgraded specs, new wireless connectivity and complete backwards compatibility with prior generations. More below.
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Update (2/10 4:30pm): Prestige Milano also offers the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Ultimate Starter Kit with a 802.11n wireless dongle, clear case, HDMI cable, jumper wires and pre-loaded NOOB software for $67.99 shipped after promo code BO3HUTY4 is applied during checkout. Rated 4.8/5 stars by nearly 475 Amazon customers.
Prestige Milano via Amazon offers the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Complete Starter Kit for $69.99. Applying coupon code AY2SHMY9 drops the final price to $58.49 with free shipping. This is a savings of $11.50 off the regular going rate, $3.50 less than our previous mention and the lowest current price that we could find.
This kit includes the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B microcomputer, a clear case, Wi-Fi adapter, pre-loaded 8GB SD card, a HDMI cable and a handful of other accessories to get you started. The standard Raspberry Pi bundle can be somewhat intimidating, but this offering provides everything needed. Vilros provides a one-year warranty, as well. Need more convincing? The Vilros Raspberry Pi 2 kit is rated an impressive 4.8/5 stars by nearly 1,800 Amazon reviewers.