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Top 10 New Single Board Computers | Raspberry Pi Kit

Top 10 New Single Board Computers | User Reviews



Top 10 New Single Board Computers | User Reviews
Which New Single Board Computers are best in 2021? best rated top 10 Single Board Computers New | 2021

1 CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 8GB Extreme Kit - 128GB Edition (8GB RAM) CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 8GB Extreme Kit - 128GB Edition (8GB RAM)
2 CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Starter PRO Kit - 4GB RAM CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Starter PRO Kit - 4GB RAM
3 ELEGOO UNO Project Super Starter Kit with Tutorial and UNO R3 Compatible with Arduino IDE ELEGOO UNO Project Super Starter Kit with Tutorial and UNO R3 Compatible with Arduino IDE
4 Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 2019 Quad Core 64 Bit WiFi Bluetooth (4GB) Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 2019 Quad Core 64 Bit WiFi Bluetooth (4GB)
5 ELEGOO 120pcs Multicolored Dupont Wire 40pin Male to Female, 40pin Male to Male, 40pin Female to Female Breadboard Jumper Wires Ribbon Cables Kit Compatible with Arduino Projects ELEGOO 120pcs Multicolored Dupont Wire 40pin Male to Female, 40pin Male to Male, 40pin Female to Female Breadboard Jumper Wires Ribbon Cables Kit Compatible with Arduino Projects
6 CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) Starter Kit (32 GB EVO+ Edition, Premium Black Case) CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) Starter Kit (32 GB EVO+ Edition, Premium Black Case)
7 CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 8GB Starter MAX Kit - 64GB Edition (8GB RAM) CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 8GB Starter MAX Kit - 64GB Edition (8GB RAM)
8 CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Basic Starter Kit with Fan (4GB RAM) CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Basic Starter Kit with Fan (4GB RAM)
9 ELEGOO UNO R3 Project Most Complete Starter Kit w/Tutorial Compatible with Arduino IDE (63 Items) ELEGOO UNO R3 Project Most Complete Starter Kit w/Tutorial Compatible with Arduino IDE (63 Items)


CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 8GB Extreme Kit - 128GB Edition (8GB RAM)

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 8GB Extreme Kit - 128GB Edition (8GB RAM) Picture

Size:8GB RAM Kit Includes: - Raspberry Pi 4 8GB Model B with 1


5GHz 64-bit quad-core CPU (8GB RAM) - 128GB Samsung EVO+ Micro SD Card (Class 10) Pre-loaded with NOOBS - CanaKit Premium High-Gloss Raspberry Pi 4 Case with Integrated Fan Mount - CanaKit Low Noise Bearing System Fan - Set of 2 Micro HDMI to HDMI Cables - 6 foot (Supports up to 4K 60p) - CanaKit 3


5A USB-C Raspberry Pi 4 Power Supply with Noise Filter - Specially designed for the Raspberry Pi 4 (UL Listed) - CanaKit USB-C PiSwitch (On/Off Power Switch for Raspberry Pi 4) - Set of Heat Sinks - USB MicroSD Card Reader - CanaKit Quick-Start Guide - CanaKit GPIO Reference Card


Overview:

  • Brand:CanaKit
  • Connectivity Technology:USB
  • Processor Count:4


Top Reviews:

Definitely a pretty cool little all in one kit. Only complaint is that the included fan is very noisy and there's no way to reduce the speed.



my sd card arrived fried; i even put it in my camera to reformat and it says card error



Great little unit for price, however it is misleading to advertise as a 64-bit processor when there is no operating system available that allows for 64-bit operation. The following was from an email I received from Canakit when I asked them about 64-bit.The Raspberry Pi 3 (from many years now) and Pi 4 come with only one chip which is the ARMv8. However, most of the software is 32 bit software, and so the chip runs in "32 bit mode" for backward compatibility. The 32 bit software is unable to detect that newer 64 bit chip that is physically on your board. Therefore your software is unable to detect it and is inaccurate in it's report to you.





CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Starter PRO Kit - 4GB RAM

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Starter PRO Kit - 4GB RAM Picture


Overview:

  • Brand:CanaKit
  • Connectivity Technology:USB, HDMI
  • Ram Memory Installed Size:4 GB
  • CPU Model:Tegra
  • Processor Count:4


Top Reviews:

The raspberry pi 4 just called out and I was an early one to buy it. I normally wait, but the upgrade sounded great and I love my other Pi 3's with the Cana kits, so I did it. Well, there is a firmware update you need to apply because the thing gets too hot. Mine was very warm, so I applied the fix and it worked like a champ. Even if you don't care about it being hot, you need the update because it'll allow the hardware to last longer at lower heat. The fix does not degrade the processing speed. The power switch is a welcome addition. Good job Cana! I like your kits.



I bought this device because I have read all the things you could do with it, although my main purpose was to connect a PC to my TV to watch YouTube, Netflix, basic web surf, etc. nothing heavy...but it has been a nightmare, I tried the Raspberry Pi OS but its really slow, I switched to Ubuntu and it has some problems of its own (one I can mention is that a wired keyboard only works, wireless does not) but it's faster.My real upset is that when watching videos on YouTube on Chronium with a single tab, the signal of the video randomly "restarts" (the signal is lost and after a few seconds it comes ack again). I google and I'm not the only, so I read that maybe a TV is too much for the GPU, so I switched to a 19" FHD monitor, and the same problem happens. It's really annoying and it really strikes the main purpose of the buy.Be prepared to be googling a lot of fixes to common issues and spend a lot of time fixing them.It's a great piece of hardware for experienced users.



This kit came with everything needed to connect up the included Pi-4B to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse for a working system. I was a disappointed with how cool the included fan case kept the Pi's CPU temperature (typically 80C to 85C at low load) , so quickly upgraded it to an Ice-Tower case that cut these temperatures more than in half (now 37C to 40C under identical loads). The cable adapters and power supply work perfectly so this kit gets a good recommendation, marred only by the poor cooling properties of the supplied fan case.





ELEGOO UNO Project Super Starter Kit with Tutorial and UNO R3 Compatible with Arduino IDE

ELEGOO UNO Project Super Starter Kit with Tutorial and UNO R3 Compatible with Arduino IDE JPG

Component listing: 1pcs UNO R3 Controller Board 1pcs LCD1602 Module ( with pin header) 1pcs Breadboard Expansion Board 1pcs Power Supply Module WARNING: Pls


do not use the voltage higher than 9V 1pcs Joystick Module 1pcs IR Receiver 1pcs Servo Motor (SG90) 1pcs Stepper Motor 1pcs ULN2003 Stepper Motor Driver Board 1pcs Ultrasonic Sensor 1pcs DHT11 Temperature and Humidity Module 1pcs 9V Battery with DC 1pcs 65 Jumper Wire 1pcs USB Cable 1pcs Active Buzzer 1pcs Passive Buzzer 1pcs Potentiometer 1pcs 5V Relay 1pcs Breadboard 1pcs Remote 1pcs Tilt Switch 5pcs Button (small) 1pcs 1 digit 7-segment Display 1pcs 4 digit 7-segment Display 5pcs Yellow LED 5pcs Blue LED 5pcs Green LED 5pcs Red LED 1pcs RGB LED 2pcs Photo resistor 1pcs Thermistor 2pcs Diode Rectifier (1N4007) 2pcs NPN Transistor (PN2222) 1pcs IC 74HC595 120pcs Resistor 10pcs Female-to-male DuPont Wire



Top Reviews:

Original review: The Elegoo is great. I use it for heavy lifting in a variety of projects that would fry a Rpi. However, I didn't test every component that came with the box right out of the package. As need has arisen for various components has come up, many of them have turn out to be non-functional. The IR detector was broken, I replaced it at my local electronics shop and my whole project came to life. The servo was broken. I replaced it with a higher quality one and it took my code and worked immediately. The stepper motor is just dead. I have tried everything else, but a package deal is only a good deal if all the components work.Update: The Elegoo company saw my posting here and reached out. They provided me with a replacement kit at no charge. They have continued to reach out and make sure that I'm satisfied with my purchase and I appreciate their customer service.



When I ordered this, I figured it would be some cheap little (you get what you pay for) kit. I figured it would at least be good enough to dip my hand into the Arduino world. Then when it arrived, I quickly realized this isn't some little makeshift kit. This project kit comes with everything you could need to get you started with learning arduino. Everything in the kit was of good/excellent quality. There are a lot of tutorials online to tinker with all the sensors, motors, lcds, etc in this kit. I've learned so much in the few days that I have had this. I decided to learn Arduino so I could build a low voltage cutoff switch into my solar equipment. After just a few days of learning Arduino hardware and software, I feel like I have 90% of the knowledge I need for my first project. Wish me luck!



I've made my way through the first 8 or so lessons. The sample code and components diagrams are great. It's easy to match the layout on the breadboard to what is requested in the lesson. However, the descriptions and written instructions could be a bit better. A few suggestions:1) They sometimes discuss theories, or use terminology that a beginner wouldn't understand. Do we all know what DuPont wires are? Why are we diving into the theory behind pulse width modulation? There's a random mention of an APK. Huh? You mean like Android sideload apps? Where did that come from? They could do a bit more to explain what the initialization (int) is. Why is that there? What does it do? I figured it out over time, but not after spending a few lessons wondering.2) Basic ambiguity. The readme file that says "READ ME FIRST!" tells you to go to the Elegoo website to download the IDE. That's fine, but once you open the instructional PDF, it says to go to Arduino's website to do this. Then after that it says "At the same time you can go to our website and download the IDE." What they really mean is, you can do either of these..but phrasing it "at the same time" is gonna frustrate a lot of people that think they're being told to do both, even though its the same process. There are also moments when they're walking through how to manage your libraries where the screenshots do not specifically match up to the libraries that they are instructing you to install. The text says to install the "Bridge" library, but the screenshot shows the installation of the "Audio" library. Not a huge deal, but why not just have it be accurate for people who may pay more attention to the screenshots than the text? There are other minor issues, like the pic for the active buzzer on the box being difficult to decipher(it's just the white label on top of the buzzer), so if you're looking for that, it's hard to know exactly what you're after.3) Basic grammar errors. Saying "follow" instead of "following," or using "an instead of "a." These are the kind of papercuts that slowly increase the cognitive load on the student until the point where they are frustrated and want to give up, especially if they're a kid.4) Duplicative and unnecessary instructions. During the install of the IDE, USB drivers are installed. In my case, on Windows 10, the process went off without a hitch. But in the instructions, the next step asks you to manually go to Device Manager and install the drivers there. Seems to be more confusing than it needs to be.Don't get me wrong...this is still a great kit. I've learned more about this stuff in an afternoon than I ever thought I would. I'm confident in my ability to grasp the ideas presented and am looking forward to the next lessons. However, the whole thing could stand a minor revision. I'd buy it again even given the gripes above.





Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 2019 Quad Core 64 Bit WiFi Bluetooth (4GB)

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 2019 Quad Core 64 Bit WiFi Bluetooth (4GB) Picture

Size:4GB Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is the latest product in the popular Raspberry Pi range of computers


It offers ground-breaking increases in processor speed, multimedia performance, memory, and connectivity compared to the prior-generation Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, while retaining backwards compatibility and similar power consumption


For the end user, Raspberry Pi 4 Model B provides desktop performance comparable to entry-level x86 PC systems


This product’s key features include a high-performance 64-bit quad-core processor, dual-display support at resolutions up to 4K via a pair of micro-HDMI ports, hardware video decode at up to 4Kp60, 4GB of RAM, dual-band 2


4/5


0 GHz wireless LAN, Bluetooth 5


0, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3


0, and PoE capability (via a separate PoE HAT add-on)


The dual-band wireless LAN and Bluetooth have modular compliance certification, allowing the board to be designed into end products with significantly reduced compliance testing, improving both cost and time to market


Operating temperature: 0 – 50 degrees C ambient



Features:

  • Broadcom BCM2711, quad-core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1. 5GHz---4GB LPDDR4-2400 SDRAM
  • 2. 4 GHz and 5. 0 GHz IEEE 802. 11B/g/n/ac Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 5. 0, double-true Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2 × USB 3. 0 ports, 2 x USB 2. 0 Ports---2 × micro HDMI ports supporting up to 4Kp60 video resolution
  • 2-lane MIPI DSI/CSI ports for camera and display--4-pole stereo audio and composite video port--Micro SD card slot for loading operating system and data storage
  • Requires 5. 1V, 3a power via USB Type C or gpio-poep (power over Ethernet) enabled (requires PoE hat-not included)


Top Reviews:

I have purchased several canakit USB c chargers to try to boot my new pi4. However, nothing I do will give me any kind of display. I've tried various OS SD cards and tested each with an older Raspberry Pi 3B. The SD cards work fine as well as the cables. I'm not sure what's the issue with this board.



Surprise! Unlike previous RPi models that I have experienced, Pi4 REQUIRES a new OS. (Product Description states “Complete compatibility with earlier Raspberry Pi products”) If one tries to use an existing NOOBs or SD card from an operational Pi0 or Pi3, this unit will fail to boot. Luckily a claim that the unit is defective (as it appeared) met with outstandingly swift replacement. When I got the replacement it did the same thing, prompting me to do proper diagnostics. A Google search for “pi4 fails to boot” brings several results. One of which is from PiHut so I followed it. They plainly state “Operating System - Only the latest operating system release will work on the new Raspberry Pi 4 (at time of writing NOOBS v3.1.1). This will also need to be a fresh install, not used with a previous model of Raspberry Pi” For casual observers, this OS’s name is Buster, not Stretch so even an update/upgrade cycle won’t do it. I reviewed the description of my purchase to see if I missed it and read existing questions and several reviews - no joy.Secondly I have HDMI adapters for RPi0 – NOPE! The RPi4 uses micro-HDMI whereas the RPi0 uses mini-HDNI. (back to the store).I’m retired. This is a hobby to occupy my time – mission accomplished!



The first RPi4B I received was defective and was promptly replaced; thanks Amazon! Be cautious when modifying preferences on this gadget! I set the video RAM to 896 MB since I had 4 GB RAM and then the Pi would not boot! Amazon Product Support could not help at all (cannot blame them, this was too specialized!). I browsed through the postings on the RPi site and found out how to SSH into the RPi from another network pc and reset the RAM to 256 MB after which it booted! If it weren't for that, then I would have had to reformat the SD card; load Raspbian on it again and do a fresh install. I wish the manufacturer made this clear. Other than these little quirks I am overall very please with the product. Hopefully later editions of Raspbian Buster will address this. Prospective buyers: do yourself a favor and get the top rated, fastest SD card you can afford. It is worth the money!





ELEGOO 120pcs Multicolored Dupont Wire 40pin Male to Female, 40pin Male to Male, 40pin Female to Female Breadboard Jumper Wires Ribbon Cables Kit Compatible with Arduino Projects

ELEGOO 120pcs Multicolored Dupont Wire 40pin Male to Female, 40pin Male to Male, 40pin Female to Female Breadboard Jumper Wires Ribbon Cables Kit Compatible with Arduino Projects JPG


Features:

  • Each cable length: about 20 cm /8-inch
  • The cables can be separated to form an assembly containing the number of wires you require for your connection and to support non-standard odd-spaced headers
  • Including 1X 40-pin male to female jumper wires, 1X 40-pin male to male jumper wires, 1x40-pin female to female jumper wires
  • Packing in a color box.
  • We have always cared about the customer experience and improve the product function details


Top Reviews:

My only complaint is the items were delivered as a few ribbon cables vice the described 120 individual hookup leads. The description says 120 pieces, which is true after you pull each one apart from its respective ribbon cable.



Short pins and flimsy.



Great product all around. The length is generous, the packaging is smart, the color selection is very good, and the connectors are of very good quality. You get a very good number of wires for your money.I like the vivid colors; you can tell a brown wire from a purple from a black. Usually those are very similar unless seen in very bright light.I've been using these a lot for various projects, and it's nice to know that I've got every combination of connectors all ready to go.If I ever need more, I am buying this again, no question.





CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) Starter Kit (32 GB EVO+ Edition, Premium Black Case)

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) Starter Kit (32 GB EVO+ Edition, Premium Black Case) JPG


Features:

  • Includes Made in UK Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) with 1.4 GHz 64-bit Quad-Core Processor, 1 GB RAM
  • Dual Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz IEEE 802.11.b/g/n/ac Wireless LAN, Enhanced Ethernet Performance
  • 32 GB Samsung EVO+ Micro SD Card (Class 10) Pre-loaded with NOOBS, USB MicroSD Card Reader
  • CanaKit 2.5A USB Power Supply with Micro USB Cable and Noise Filter - Specially designed for the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (UL Listed)
  • Premium Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Case, High Quality HDMI Cable, 2 x Heat Sinks, GPIO Quick Reference Card, CanaKit Full Color Quick-Start Guide


Top Reviews:

I was slightly hesitant to pick this up not being a particularly technically savvy guy, but this ended up being a breeze to set up for the most part. I wanted this solely to use Retropie, which unfortunately was not one of the OS options when I booted up NOOBS. It wasn't too difficult to figure out though and I had everything I need up and running in no time. Perhaps the hardest thing was just getting the case back together. I still haven't been able to securely fasten the top of the case which is the only reason I won't go full five stars with this product. Otherwise it's great.



Great kit but be ready with a keyboard, mouse, and monitor! At the least to get started, have a TV you'll be able to plug into with the supplied HDMI cable and a USB keyboard. I had a keyboard and mouse I could plug in but I went ahead and bought a little 7" monitor as all the TVs we have are huge flat screens and my only computer monitor is VGA. After I got it setup, I was able to use the keyboard and mouse in Bluetooth mode.Setup was super easy and worked exactly as the Quick Start guide described. I had no problems with anything fitting into the case as other people have said they did. I bought this knowing nothing about it, intending to use it to learn. So far it's really cool and makes me feel super geeky!



Wonderful set for your first pi project whether it's just to make a retro pi (like me) or to run a WordPress site, although I personally didn't need the HDMI cable but most others may have needed it.As for people who already have a start in raspberry pi stuff its not worth it you may find use in a kit that is just the pi, case, heatsink, and power cableALSO ANYONE MAKING A RETRO PI NEEDS A FLASH DRIVE its the most simplistic way to add games but you need a clear drive because it dose a direct copy to the home folder!





CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 8GB Starter MAX Kit - 64GB Edition (8GB RAM)

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 8GB Starter MAX Kit - 64GB Edition (8GB RAM) Picture

Size:8GB RAM Kit Includes - Raspberry Pi 4 8GB Model B with 1


5GHz 64-bit quad-core CPU (8GB RAM) - 64GB Samsung EVO+ Micro SD Card (Class 10) Pre-loaded with NOOBS - CanaKit Premium High-Gloss Raspberry Pi 4 Case with Integrated Fan Mount - CanaKit Low Noise Bearing System Fan - Set of 2 Micro HDMI to HDMI Cables - 6 foot (Supports up to 4K 60p) - CanaKit 3


5A USB-C Raspberry Pi 4 Power Supply with Noise Filter - Specially designed for the Raspberry Pi 4 (UL Listed) - CanaKit USB-C PiSwitch (On/Off Power Switch for Raspberry Pi 4) - Set of Heat Sinks - USB MicroSD Card Reader - CanaKit Quick-Start Guide - CanaKit GPIO Reference Card


Overview:

  • Brand:CanaKit
  • Connectivity Technology:USB
  • Processor Count:4


Top Reviews:

If your pi arrives non functional dont get discouraged, A 50/50 chance of dead on arrival is completely normal for pc related electronics no matter where you buy them from. Both amazon and canakit have no issue sending out a new unit if yours arrives DOA. Keep in mind this version of raspberry pi is still fairly new and allot of the software available for previous models (like Retropie for example) are not working on the pi 4 yet. Performance wise the 4 is big upgrade over the 3 b+ and will just get better once the software developers catch up.



I waited until the 8GB version of the Raspberry Pi 4 appeared to finally buy one in the hope of making it my primary desktop. While the pi isn't quite up to the task of a Zoom-centered desktop, it does work remarkably well, including the dual monitor features.This Cankit package is quite good, though I'm not yet convinced that the 8gb pi was necessary. Everything I have run on it can't even come close to filling 4 gb, so that would have probably been enough memory. Indeed, if I were to do it over again, I would buy a 4gb memory / 32 gb SD card version of this package.The one thing I would NOT change is to buy it from Canakit. I happened to receive a defective SSD card reader and the response from customer support was both immediate and overwhelmingly customer-centric. I cannot recommend this company enough.



I use the Raspberry Pi daily for some regular computing tasks. I don't want it to end up forgotten on a shelf. Using it daily, even just for a few tasks, keeps me proficient with Linux and the basic OS navigation.I purchased it for a variety of reasons, but mostly because of a recent extended power outage. My regular computers use too much power, and the UPS system is only able to keep them running for a few hours. With the Raspberry Pi, I can keep the computer running from a smartphone-charging battery pack. So, if there's another power outage, I'll be able to work for many days from battery power.Another reason for purchasing the Raspberry Pi was that I wanted to be supportive of the community. I like the idea of having a computer people can own for about $100 total cost including some used parts (HDMI display or TV, keyboard, mouse). Computers should be as affordable and accessible to as many people as possible.For my own Raspberry Pi configuration, I'm using a Logitech K380 bluetooth keyboard. My mouse is a wireless Logitech mouse. You can see the USB Logitech wireless adapter in the photo. That's the adapter for the mouse. I'm using a USB 3 Flash Drive for file storage. I also upgraded to a faster microSD memory card to have a quicker load time when starting up. I'm using an HDMI cable to connect the system to a 42" Samsung 4K display, which I also share with another computer. The included Raspberry Pi power cord works well. I like that it has a power button. I usually count about 7 seconds after shut down and then press the power button to turn off power to the system. Otherwise the power cord light stays on.The fan shown in the photo is a USB powered very quiet cooling fan that provides airflow to the Raspberry Pi and some other electronics that can't be seen in the photo. I don't work the Raspberry Pi CPU very hard. Initially I was checking the system temperature to make sure overheating wasn't a problem. I decided to use the included heat sinks, but no internal cooling fan. I want the system to be very quiet and I found the tiny internal fan was noisy. So, I chose not to use that.For beginners, you'll want to follow the instructions that come with the system. It may be a little unfamiliar initially, but you will gain proficiency over time. Keep in mind that an advantage of the Raspberry Pi is low cost of ownership and low cost of replacement or upgrade as time goes on. The "hard drive" can be completely re-created using a free utility from the support site. So, a rebuild is faster and lower cost than Windows in that regard.I hope you enjoy your Raspberry Pi as much as I've enjoyed mine.





CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Basic Starter Kit with Fan (4GB RAM)

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Basic Starter Kit with Fan (4GB RAM) Picture

Size:4GB RAM IMPORTANT NOTE: A properly programmed microSD card with compatible software (e


g


NOOBS 3


4 or later) is required for operation and is NOT included


Kit Includes - Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Model B with 1


5GHz 64-bit quad-core CPU (4GB RAM) - CanaKit Premium Clear Raspberry Pi 4 Case - CanaKit Fan - Micro HDMI to HDMI Cable - 6 foot (Supports up to 4K 60p) - CanaKit 3


5A USB-C Raspberry Pi 4 Power Supply with Noise Filter - Specially designed for the Raspberry Pi 4 (UL Listed) - CanaKit USB-C PiSwitch (On/Off Power Switch for Raspberry Pi 4) - Set of Heat Sinks - CanaKit Quick-Start Guide - CanaKit GPIO Reference Card


Overview:

  • Brand:CanaKit
  • Connectivity Technology:USB, HDMI
  • Ram Memory Installed Size:4 GB
  • Processor Count:4


Top Reviews:

This is a great kit, and the other reviews cover most of the key points. Here is what I would add that isn't covered elsewhere:1) About the fan complaints -- it's not a big deal. Yeah, you can hear it, it's not whisper quiet, but it's not noisy either. If the room is silent, then you notice it. The moment there is some other noise (music, TV, talking, etc.) the fan dissapears into the background and is forgotten. The fan stays on when the Pi is off. My bigger complaint is that the "logo" shaped opening for the fan is very small, and doesn't seem like it can supply a lot of airflow. Most of the fan is actually blocked by the plastic case, and is not open. However, it doesn't seem to be harmful, as my Pi4 under "normal" heavy CPU usage (installing software, processing images, etc) maxes around 55C, and idles around 45C, just like all my other, older Pis.2) The kit comes with micro (male)-to-regular (female) HDMI adapters, not full cables. I really like this option, and it's the main reason I got this kit. I often use old VGA displays, and I can plug my HDMI-to-VGA adapters into these adapters. If they had supplied micro-to-normal (male-to-male) HDMI cables, I couldn't do this. So, just be aware.3) The case is not the most attractive in my opinion, but is very functional. It's a mostly transparent, but somewhat frosted plastic (not totally transparent). The "top" comes off easily (prefect friction fit) to access the GPIO, camera socket, etc., while the Pi remains in the rest of the case. This is nice. Other cases either can't do this without unscrewing something, or the friction fit is way too tight and you break your fingernails trying to open it.4) There is no "convenient" opening to bring out the camera cable, GPIO connections, etc., in the top of the case. Instead, there is a thin 1mm gap between the top of the case and the body that goes almost all the way around the perimeter when the top is on, and you need to bring the cables out through that 1mm gap all around the sides. This is "functional" but doesn't look pretty. However, maybe this is a good thing for your application, as nothing ever comes out of the top of the case, only the sides, and you have a lot of control over which side it comes out of.5) The power switch is also a separate adapter. This is nice, because then you can use the power switch on other USB-C cables, or use other power supplies and "give" them a power switch. Again, another reason why I got this kit.6) I got the 4GB RAM version, because you never know how you might repurpose your Pi later. However, under most normal tasks, I tend to stay well under 2GB (actually, mostly under 1GB, unless running heavier apps). So if your budget is really tight, 2GB would be a way to save some cash without sacrificing anything, I think. With all the other improvements on the Pi4, I would probably stay away from 1GB if you actually want to use those improvements (dual 4k displays, etc.). If you think you'll only ever need 1 GB, you're probably better of just using one of the Pi3B's, or even earlier, unless you have a specific, exact need for a Pi 4 (e.g. headless operation of USB 3 ports, or something equally specific). I tend to use the Pi4 mostly, because of it's speed, to prototype projects that I then later move to old Pi 1's, 2's, or 3's anyway. But the speed improvement (while coding/compiling, web browsing, etc) is noticeable, even over the 3B+ (but it doesn't seem huge vs. the 3B+).7) When I play MP3's with ANY media player (VLC, gxine, etc.), they are full of click artifacts (a few per second). This hasn't been a problem on my other Pis. I'm guessing this is just some issue with the Pi4 being so new that media software has not been optimized for it yet. I don't listen to music often on my Pi's anyway, so this isn't a huge deal for me. Again, just be aware.8) It seems way easier to set up some software on the Pi4 (notably CUPS and Samba). You install it and Bam! it's ready to go. I didn't have to babysit it to get it to work right. Maybe that's just due to the new Buster version of Raspbian being better, I don't know. I haven't run Buster on any of my other Pis.I hope this review helps!



the kit is fine, I don't care for the lack of port on a usb c power supply given the strain with type c is purposefully on the port, not the device, though I don't think this is a low quality power cable.I install ubuntu on my Pis because I'm a software engineer so I can sort-of kind-of work out dependency issues with stack overflow but it also means that I can just put my wifi password on the pi image before putting it in the pi, it signs in, I can ssh in, and I never need to plug in keyboard, screen, mouse, etc.I can't really find a kit made to do everything I want specifically but this one comes close so 4 stars.



I bought the Canakit Pi 4 Starter Kit (4GB) with the clear case. I also have the Canakit Pi 3 with clear case.The kit is easy to assemble, just be careful with the fan wiring and position it to blow air into the case.All the parts snap together very easily. The fit is secure with no wobbles and take-apart is also easy.The case top is easy to remove for access to GPIO pins.The power supply is rated at 3.5v Amps and I can connect a 1TB NVMe SSD via USB 3 with no issues (it uses USB 3 power from the Pi).Running a 100% CPU load stress test results are shown below - no thermal throttling occurred.I installed NOOBS and ran the full update of Raspian Buster which took a bit of time (depends on internet speed).I was using the home WiFi and the setup detected it with no problems.I installed a few pieces of software like Fritzing and Sysbench, etc., with no issues.I connected Chromium to my Google account and all my bookmarks synced.I installed KeePass 2 (a password manager) and exported my main computer database and imported it with no issues.Browsing YouTube and watching videos is quite acceptable in performance and response.Then I formatted a second MicroSD card with the Full Raspian image using Etcher and installed it just for fun.Boot time is very short and I can copy from my home directory on the Pi to the other SD card via a USB SD reader/writer (for backups).I have not used Ethernet yet, nor the audio port.Pros:Very small, inexpensive, and fast. A complete single board computer that snaps together in minutes.The fan is very quiet and prevents excessive heat from throttling the CPU.If you have used Linux before you will feel right at home.Cons:You will need to make the NOOBS installer on a microSD card separately.The fan connector gets in the way of a GPIO cable connector, so you may want some sort of Fan Shim if this is an issue,or maybe get a fanless cooling case like the Flirc Raspberry Pi 4 Case (I have no experience with that, I just heard good things about it).Flirc case at Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/Flirc-Raspberry-Pi-Case-Silver/dp/B07WG4DW52-----------------------------------------------------------------------------Stress test script I used - Canakit case and fan with standard NOOBS install:----------------------------------------------------------------------------#!/bin/bash# Stress test CPU# Jim Hurley# version 1.0# 24 Aug 2019# to install sysbench: sudo apt-get install sysbench#cleardateecho "Starting stress test ..."#stress test the CPU - 4 threads, factor primes up to 25000, 10 timesfor counter in `seq 1 10`do date echo "Test start" $counter vcgencmd measure_temp # show temperature sysbench --test=cpu --cpu-max-prime=25000 --num-threads=4 run >/dev/null 2>&1 echo "Test done " $counterdoneecho "... stress test over"echo $datevcgencmd measure_temp=============== output text ============================================================Sat 24 Aug 2019 06:31:51 PM PDTStarting stress test ...Sat 24 Aug 2019 06:31:51 PM PDTTest start 1temp=46.0'CTest done 1Sat 24 Aug 2019 06:33:18 PM PDTTest start 2temp=59.0'CTest done 2Sat 24 Aug 2019 06:34:45 PM PDTTest start 3temp=61.0'CTest done 3Sat 24 Aug 2019 06:36:12 PM PDTTest start 4temp=61.0'CTest done 4Sat 24 Aug 2019 06:37:38 PM PDTTest start 5temp=62.0'CTest done 5Sat 24 Aug 2019 06:39:05 PM PDTTest start 6temp=63.0'CTest done 6Sat 24 Aug 2019 06:40:32 PM PDTTest start 7temp=63.0'CTest done 7Sat 24 Aug 2019 06:41:59 PM PDTTest start 8temp=64.0'CTest done 8Sat 24 Aug 2019 06:43:25 PM PDTTest start 9temp=63.0'CTest done 9Sat 24 Aug 2019 06:44:52 PM PDTTest start 10temp=64.0'CTest done 10... stress test overtemp=63.0'C





ELEGOO UNO R3 Project Most Complete Starter Kit w/Tutorial Compatible with Arduino IDE (63 Items)

ELEGOO UNO R3 Project Most Complete Starter Kit w/Tutorial Compatible with Arduino IDE (63 Items) Photo

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0 This is the most complete kit for starters to learn programming for Arduino projects


It is very fun and easy to use


Kit is 100% compatible with all Arduino modules


The 63 parts are packaged in an attractive, convenient container


Component listing: 5pcs White LED 5pcs Yellow LED 5pcs Blue LED 5pcs Green LED 5pcs Red LED 1pcs RGB LED 5pcs 22pf Ceramic Capacitor 5pcs 104 Ceramic Capacitor 2pcs Photo resistor 1pcs Thermistor 5pcs Diode Rectifier (1N4007) 2pcs Electrolytic Capacitor (10UF 50V) 2pcs Electrolytic Capacitor (100UF 50V) 5pcs NPN Transistor (PN2222) 5pcs NPN Transistor (S8050) 1pcs Tilt Switch 5pcs Button (small) 1pcs 1 digit 7-segment Display 1pcs 4 digit 7-segment Display 1pcs Sound Sensor Module 1pcs LCD1602 Module ( with pin header) 1pcs IC L293D 1pcs IC 74HC595 1pcs Active Buzzer 1pcs Passive Buzzer 1pcs RTC Module 1pcs DHT11 Temperature and Humidity Module 2pcs Potentiometer 1pcs Rotary Encoder Module 1pcs Joystick Module 1pcs Keypad Module 1pcs 5V Relay 1pcs IR Receiver Module 1pcs UNO R3 Controller Board 1pcs Breadboard 1pcs Servo Motor (SG90) 1pcs Stepper Motor 1pcs ULN2003 Stepper Motor Driver Board 1pcs Prototype Expansion 1pcs Power Supply Module WARNING: Pls


do not use the voltage higher than 9V 1pcs HC-SR501 PIR Motion Sensor 1pcs Ultrasonic Sensor 1pcs GY-521 Module 1pcs 3V Servo Motor 1pcs MAX7219 Module 1pcs Remote 1pcs 9V 1A Power Supply 1pcs 65 Jumper Wire 1pcs Water Lever Sensor 1pcs USB Cable 1pcs 9V Battery with DC 1pcs RC522 RFID Module 10pcs Resistor (10R) 10pcs Resistor (100R) 30pcs Resistor (220R) 10pcs Resistor (330R) 10pcs Resistor (1K) 10pcs Resistor (2K) 10pcs Resistor (5K1) 10pcs Resistor (10K) 10pcs Resistor (100K) 10pcs Resistor (1M) 20pcs Female-to-male DuPont Wire



Features:

  • More than 200 components, this is the most complete starter kit you will find. Great value starter kit with 63 kinds of electronic components.
  • Has all the components you need and a free PDF tutorial (more than 30 lessons) to show you how to use them. All code to use the modules is included on the CD.
  • All the modules come soldered so they are easy to wire up.
  • Includes ELEGOO R3 controller board and USB cable, 100% compatible with Arduino IDE Official R3, Official kit.
  • Kit comes packaged in compartmentalized case with a bonus box for small parts like LED’s, IC’s, buttons, diodes, etc.


Top Reviews:

This is a great kit to to stoke your imagination at the the possibilities of what the arduino platform can achieve. The parts are nowhere near quality, and my kit was missing entire components rendering some lessons completely worthless. Some of the code was broken and needed a little tikering to get to compile corretly.



Overall I like the product.There are a couple of things that I disliked (and may even drop the review down lower as we get further into the projects).1) At first the projects were pretty straight forward. For someone who is in the computer industry it was relatively easy, but I as I handed it off to my son, it took a little working through.The instructions are not always clear. As we move through the projects, the steps to build the electronics are lacking. While they say pictures say 1000 words, these are somewhat complicated so it can be difficult to know which pin to connect to or which hole on the bread board to use.2) The resistors are slightly confusing. It is hard to read the colors and if you are not familiar with the two ways resistors are read, you can get confused. I know they labelled some masking tape that was attached to it to tell you what they are, but after they are used, you have to keep them together or you could forget which one is which and mix them up.3) Some of the explanations of the components are lacking. For example the use of the 74HC595 was confusing for my son to understand but after discussion it was somewhat understandable (you just need to know what it does).The projects however are really cool. My 13 year old works through them with some assistance from me and at the end he says "cool". The code is all pre-written. I would have like the instructions have people write it out and then have the code as a "final comparison" vs asking users just to open the code. The code should also be commented. There isn't a lot of code comments.



This kit is perfect for an Arduino beginner such as myself, as I have never messed with Arduino before. It was very well thought out and packaged, I only wish there was a hard copy book instead of the .PDF on the CD. In one day I built all the examples given in the book and even learned enough to start mixing the examples together and modify them. This kit actually has me excited enough that I think this will be a new hobby for me and I would definitely recommend this kit to anyone else that is a beginner and interested in micro-controllers. I would also highly recommend getting a book with this kit like I did, it helps allot more then just the information in this kit alone. 





Top 10 New Single Board Computers | Raspberry Pi Kit Reviewed by John Colston on 11/01/2021 01:31:00 AM Rating: 5

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