Raspberry Pi is yet to be outranked as the most powerful and versatile single-board credit card sized computer. So, how can we use this amazing device? Well, Raspberry Pi works excellently as a retro-gaming console or a media-centre computer.
The all new Raspberry Pi 3B+ comes with an on-board LAN, better wireless connectivity (Wi-Fi bandwidth being 802.11ac) and superior processor (ARMv8 CPU).
Interestingly it packs other exciting and useful features such as standard HDMI port, 4 USB ports, and Micro-SD slot.
In this post, I’ll outline the ultimate Raspberry Pi starter kilts or bundles that you can purchase.
Best Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kits for 2018
CanaKit’s Starter Kit tops the list of the best Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kits, justifiably so, for its superior features.
Luckily, the started kit will come with the newest Raspberry Pi 3 B+, USB power supply, pre-loaded NOOBS, GPIO reference card, HDMI cable, and a Micro-SD card (32GB), accessories which would even complete a DIY robotics project.
In addition, it includes a free step-by-step usage guide. Further, it comes with an amazing Raspberry Pi 3 case to safeguard your board.
It has 2 heat sinks to cool the PI processor during overclocking and in case of overheating. Finally, the starter kit has a power supply noise filter to ensure stability of the power input.
Like the CanaKit’s Starter Kit above, the Vilros Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit also comes with a Pi 3 Model B+. Further, it gets you the adapter HDMI cable, power supply, and 2 heat sinks.
Get to exciting gaming with this V-Kits starter kit that has an additional 2 SNES-type USB controllers and a MicroSD with RetroPie software.
With the RetroPie software, you can change your single-board computer into a complete arcade console to mimic consoles like Game Boy and Apple II.
As outlined in the title, this set is a full Starter Kit. Therefore, this will be all you’ll need to kick off your DIY PI 3 project.
In addition to the amazing Raspberry Pi 3, the CanaKit full Starter Kit comes with:
- First-rate case with an in-built camera support
- Heat sinks
- In-built Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
- HDMI cable that is 6.5 feet would allow you to use a CEC TV’s remote to work with your Raspberry Pi
- NOOBS pre-installed class 10 Micro-SD
- Suitable power adapter (5A) and noise filter
- USB reader for your Mico-SD great for loading operating systems
After testing this kit with some power demanding DIY projects, I have to state that it is among the best and has a competitive price.
The Vilros Raspberry Pi 3 Clear Case kit, like all the above starter kits, has include amazing Raspberry Pi 3 components. Amazingly, this kit is unique for having a strong and clear case.
With its in-build Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, it’s now even easier to link to other devices, particularly with a great starter kit.
The kit comes with a 16GB SanDisk Micro-SD card with a preloaded OS (NOOBS). Has a Noise Filter, Micro USB Cable and a USB Power Supply (2.5 A).
So, what’s so special about this clear case starter kit? You’ll notice that in addition to the 16GB SD card, it has a great power supply (2.5A), micro-USB cable, and a noise filter.
Further, it has 2 heat sinks to cool down your board during overclocking or any overheating incidence. You’ll love the easy-to-use guide that is included in the starter kit.
Maybe you have a HDMI cable and thus only require a standard started kit for your PI DIY projects. If that’s you, then the Raspberry Pi 3 Desktop Starter Ki must be your kit of choice and is beginner friendly.
It’ll come with the regular starter kit accessories too: power supply (2.5 A), NOOBS and Raspbian pre-loaded Micro-SD, and an amazing black case (plastic).
It offers a recovery system for Raspberry Pi, a secure case that make the starter kit to become easy to assemble.
Wow! The starter kit has a 2 GB RAM that you’ll love and four USB ports. Notably. The power supply adapter has an interchangeable plug for different country standards.
However, the kit has no HDMI cable. Therefore, you’ll require to purchase the HDMI cable separately. Finally, the kit has a troubleshoot page that allows you examine the running Pi problems and their possible solutions.