|Item Weight||8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||7.7 x 5.5 x 1.4 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||7.7 x 5.5 x 1.4 inches|
CanaKit Raspberry Pi 2 with 2.5A Micro USB Power Supply (UL Listed)
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- Includes New Raspberry Pi 2 (RPi2) Model B Quad-Core 900 MHz 1 GB RAM
- CanaKit 2.5A USB Power Supply with Micro USB Cable and Noise Filter - Specially designed for the Raspberry Pi 2 (UL Listed)
- CanaKit Quick-Start Guide
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An exclusive Basic Kit from CanaKit that includes the latest edition of the Raspberry Pi family - The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, as well as a CanaKit 2.5A Micro USB power supply specially designed and tested for the Raspberry Pi 2.
The included power supply incorporates a noise filter to provide the highest stability and comes with a 5-foot cable. This power supply can power the Raspberry Pi 2 and other USB accessories (such as most portable hard drives) without requiring an external powered USB hub.
- Raspberry Pi 2 (RPi2) Model B Quad-Core 900 MHz 1 GB RAM
- CanaKit 2.5A Micro USB Power Supply with Noise Filter (UL Listed) specially designed for the Raspberry Pi 2 (5-foot cable)
- CanaKit Quick-Start Guide
Top Customer Reviews
To be fair the product description is accurate, so caveat emptor and don't draw too many conclusions from the reviews. Had the kit included a case it would have been an excellent value; as it is, it is a good value. You will need a case. There are components on the underside of the board and it is very easy to accidentally pop out the SD card when you pick up the board by the edges.
The device works well (noticeably faster running XBMC than my other Pis) and the power supply seems to provide enough current to drive power hungry USB drives without requiring an external powered hub.
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Future projects: I plan to buy more of these!!! I have been looking at Pi projects including home automation, security systems, cat feeder, and text-to-speech computer.
This is pretty much a general-purpose computer. You can also download versions of an OS that are slanted towards being a media server. If you do a web search, you'll find all sorts of purposes for this little board. I don't think it does any one thing perfectly, but that's not its intent. As such, you can't simply connect the pins to directly drive motors; you need to buy or build buffer circuitry, or you risk damaging the R-Pi. But for my project (robot) and my background (software), this is well-suited for my intent. If I had to do it over again, the R-Pi (and this kit) would remain my choice.