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|Item Weight||1 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||9.5 x 7.7 x 2.2 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||9.5 x 7.7 x 2.2 inches|
CanaKit Raspberry Pi 2 Ultimate Starter Kit with WiFi
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- Includes Raspberry Pi 2 (RPi2) Model B Quad-Core 900 MHz 1 GB RAM
- 8 GB Micro SD Card (Class 10) pre-loaded with NOOBS, CanaKit WiFi Adapter, CanaKit 2.5A Power Supply with 5 feet Micro USB Cable and Noise Filter (UL Listed)
- High Quality Raspberry Pi 2 Case, Premium Quality 6.5 feet HDMI Cable, Heat Sink, CanaKit Full Color Quick-Start Guide
- CanaKit GPIO to Breadboard Interface Board, Ribbon Cable, Breadboard, Jumper Wires, GPIO and Resistor Colors Quick Reference Cards
- RGB LED, 8 x LEDs (Blue/Red/Yellow/Green), 15 x Resistors, 2 x Push Button Switches
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|Item Dimensions||7.7 x 9.5 x 2.2 in||6 x 9.5 x 2.3 in||7.4 x 8.7 x 2.3 in||1.8 x 7.7 x 5 in|
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NOTE: The pre-programmed 8 GB MicroSD card may appear as 1 GB when inserted into a PC as it is pre-partitioned. The remaining space can be expanded as desired.
The CanaKit Raspberry Pi Ultimate Starter Kit is covered by CanaKit's 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty offering hassle-free replacements.
An exclusive Ultimate Starter Kit from CanaKit that includes the fastest model of the Raspberry Pi family - The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and everything you need to get up and running within minutes in the exciting world of Raspberry Pi!
The Ultimate Starter Kit includes everything in the Starter Kit plus all the components needed to start using the GPIO port of the Raspberry Pi 2.
The kit includes a Raspberry Pi 2 case as well as the recommended Raspberry Pi 8 GB Class 10 MicroSD Card pre-loaded with NOOBS. Just Plug and Play!
The kit also includes a CanaKit 2.5A Micro USB power supply (UL Listed) specially designed and tested for the Raspberry Pi 2. This power supply incorporates a noise filter to provide the highest stability.
- Raspberry Pi 2 (RPi2) Model B Quad-Core 900 MHz 1 GB RAM
- 8 GB MicroSD Card (Class 10) - Raspberry Pi Recommended MicroSD Card with NOOBS
- CanaKit WiFi Adapter / Dongle (RT5370 chipset)
- CanaKit 2.5A Micro USB Power Supply with Noise Filter (UL Listed) specially designed for the Raspberry Pi 2 (5 feet cable)
- High Quality Raspberry Pi 2 Case
- Premium Quality HDMI Cable with CEC support (6.5 feet cable)
- Heat Sink
- GPIO and Resistor Colors Quick Reference Cards
- CanaKit GPIO to Breadboard Interface Board
- GPIO Ribbon Cable
- 32 x Jumper Wires
- RGB LED
- 2 x Red LEDs
- 2 x Green LEDs
- 2 x Yellow LEDs
- 2 x Blue LEDs
- 2 x Push Button Switches
- 10 x 220 Ohm Resistors
- 5 x 10K Ohm Resistors
- CanaKit Full Color Quick-Start Guide
Top Customer Reviews
My seven year old son was very eager and caught on quickly to the steps on creating a circuitry of resisters and LED.
My husband decided to go to a google site to build a virtual circuit and test it before working with real electricity and found that the transition from virtual to reality was very natural for online savvy kids like ours. Now, with the tool set from the CanaKit Raspberry Pi 2, he is able to wire and program simple circuitry on his own.
Additionally, He's working with the provided software that came in the form of a micro sd card; Scratch, Python games and his favorite game that we downloaded called Minecraft Pi via the included wifi adapter. Overall, He is learning and will continue to learn and Explore.
As a bonus, My husband has been learning how to code languages that he yearned to do while he was in college but was unable to do to his major now he feels and looks like the geek he always wanted to be. lol
When I gathered all of the information from AMAZON, this is what I found:
1) Raspberry Pi ($35, new)
2) Hard case ($10-15 if you get a cheap one, $20 for a Tibow brand)
3) SD card ($5-20 depending on the size. I would choose a 16GB 10 class. This kit came with 8GB, pre-loaded with software)
4) Wi-Fi Dongle ($6 for a used one, $11 for new)
5) HDMI cable (We all have these, but if you had to buy one you can find them for $2)
6) Breadboard ($1 for a cheap-o one)
7) GPIO Ribbon Cable ($0.01, okay no biggie)
8) GPIO to Breadboard Interface Board ($8)
9) Pack of LEDs ($6)
10) 180 ohm resistors set ($1 for a 10 pack)
11) 10K ohm resistors ($1 for a 25 pack)
11) Push-button switches ($4 for a pack of 10, or $1 for a pack of 4)
So, that is $77.01 for the cheapest versions of the listed items NOT INCLUDING SHIPPING. Shipping is really why I decided to purchase this pack. Not only did I not have to leave my house to go find these pieces in person, but I only had to pay one shipping charge. In addition, the pieces came in one box on the same day so I could start messing with the Pi as soon as I got it.
Also important is the fact that this kit comes with a pre-loaded new-out-of-box-software (NOOBS) SD card. I honestly wouldn't have cared if I had to transfer the disk image myself, BUT for people who aren't comfortable doing that I would recommend getting this set. (It's honestly not hard to load a blank SD card. Just Google the instructions if you want to assemble your own kit. If you're buying a Pi, you are probably already a bit tech-savvy.)
It works really well. I've had it running for days at a time and remained logged in in a shell on my desktop via a static IP on my wifi network, no glitches at all. Display looks good, seems very snappy from the command line (which is how I am using it: headless.) Runs cool; I like that. The NOOBS installer was present the supplied card, and OS install (Raspbian) and configuration went fine. I gave the minimum memory to the GPU as I didn't intend to use the GUI (although I did try it later, and it worked anyway.) The Pi worked first time with my random keyboard and mouse, and also with my 60" LG HD display. The breadboard and jumpers and connection to the pi are very good quality, although the breadboard itself is very small. The case is a black hunk of meh and was of no use to me as I had things to connect. Wifi dongle works fine (and that's how I'm using it now that it's set up: headless, and wireless.) Power supply is awesome -- I've got it running the Pi, the Pi Face, and a SainSmart dual-relay board.
Midnight Commander, the *very* most handy thing ever for casual and up *nix shell usability, is exactly this easy to obtain...
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mc
Another: I wrote a fairly serious raytracer as a component of a commercial package some years back, and I created a stand-alone console version derived from it, source code in c. I moved the source (about one megabyte -- it's very feature-rich) over using midnight commander, typed make, and shortly thereafter, was the proud owner of a fully working copy of my raytracer on the Pi. I traced some of the tougher scenes, and they came out perfect.
Another: installed apache2, went fine, now the Pi responds if hit as a webserver.
Another: sqlite3 is available and works great. It's not PostgreSQL (which looks tricky to install, too bad) but it's pretty awesome anyway.
REQUIRES mouse, keyboard and HDMI monitor/display in order to configure. There's no way to configure it "headless" (IE, over the network) board without first collecting all this stuff somewhere. Once you set it up, you can connect remotely by SSH though, so I'm hoping at that point that no keyboard, mouse or monitor will be required.
Does not physically fit the Pi Face board. The B+ has an additional double-height USB socket, and the Pi Face shorts out on the metal case, and will not seat properly and therefore cannot fit within the Pi's footprint as advertised/intended. So you will require a GPIO extension cable, female one end, male the other, and a place to put the Pi Face, or else a header extension (and bracing/support), again female to male. The GPIO cable supplied in this kit for the breadboard connection will not work in this application -- it is female to female.
More on the Pi Face -- I believe many readers will find this relevant: the relays themselves are rated at 10 amps and 240 volts. But the specifications for the Pi Face relays as installed are only 20 volts and 5 amps!!! This made the relays useless to me, and to anyone who (of course) wants to switch a vanilla AC device. I had to buy a SainSmart dual relay board and some male-to-female square pin jumpers (4 pins worth) to get done what I needed done, which was pretty minimal, actually. Just a couple of watts, but at 120 VAC.
Documentation: None. You'll be going to the net, and that's going to be fairly time consuming -- the information you will require is spread out all over, and varies in quality from awesome to uber-stankified. Prepare to build a whole new network of bookmarks.
When you want to power it down, make sure you SHUT it down first...
sudo shutdown -h now
...wait for that to complete, THEN power down. You *nix first-timers can thank me later. :)
Someone might want to start selling cards (8GB, 16GB and larger) with NOOBS/raspbian already configured for headless or command-line operation and tested for correct operation on the B+. Or just raspbian itself. Would have saved me a great deal of time and fooling around. No card reader here. This will require having SSH available within NOOBS, etc., but I'm sure it could be done. I did look for one, but either there isn't one, or my google-fu is weak -- entirely possible. Would also like to see PostgreSQL available as a simple apt-get. Not sure why that seems to be a problem, but from what I'm reading... it is. Perhaps someone will enlighten me in the comments.
Using first Pi for:
Remote (headless, wireless) ability to shut down my salt aquarium filtration system so that I can feed the waterkids (corals, fish, invertebrates) without the filter system immediately filtering out the food. The Pi starts the filters again after 45 minutes. Also good for filtration media changes, keeps gunk from being blown through the system when the filter media is being cleaned or replaced. Ordered another Pi tonight, same kit, so I'll have one just to play with again. :)
The Pi itself is a remarkably high powered machine for its size and at this point in time. I hope that next time around we get a couple (or more!) gigs of RAM instead of the 512MB, and perhaps even a speed bump for the CPU, but I really just want the RAM. I'm totally impressed with the machine as it stands right now, and no, I'm not clueless as to speed -- I have an 8-core 3 GHz machine on my desk. I'm just able to keep things in reasonable perspective. I totally wish I'd had one of these as a kid. Oh well. I'm still a kid, really. Just a really, really old one. Almost 60. :)