Posts Tagged ‘IoT’

Raspberry Pi 3 start kit recommendation

2016-06-02 Comments off

Several people have asked about Raspberry Pi  kits recently.  I’m lazy, so I’ll maintain this list so I can just point people to this link.  Any questions or suggestions, let me know.


1.       Raspberry Pi 3 – get
the latest one, best value for money, WiFi and Bluetooth included

2.       Case for Raspberry

3.       HDMI to VGA adapter –
lets you connect to older (and cheaper) monitors

4.       USB to PS/2 adapters
– lets you connect to older mice and keyboards

5.       MicroSD card – to
install OS, get an

a.       8GB to 16GB card

b.       Get multiple cards so
you can have multiple system configurations without reformatting the card each

6.       Power

a.       1A with MicroUSB

b.       Get multiple power
supplies – spares always good, may require power for HDMI to VGA



Raspberry Pi 3 motherboard

Newark Element14 – sells kits as well as components,
shipping is reasonable, prices comparable to Amazon


Amazon – $35 retail, but $40 with Prime


Raspberry Pi case – $9


HDMI to VGA adapter – $


USB to PS/2 adapter – $2


32GB MicroSD card (Samsung) – $13



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Raspberry Pi 3

2016-03-04 Comments off

I just ordered one from Newark Electronics.  At a meeting today, we had a discussion about Raspberry Pi 3, so I thought I would post my notes for reference.

I did some quick checking, and I would recommend only buying the Raspberry Pi 3 because it has better specs (faster CPU, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth included), it’s the same price ($35), and it’s compatible with just about everything you would want to do (including Windows 10 IoT).

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

Note – Raspberry Pi 2 case works with 3, and I just buy the cheapest one I can find. I use extra micro-USB phone chargers to power mine, and I’ve been buying Samsung SD cards for my phone and projects. You can buy kits, too, but with my basement of spare parts, this hasn’t been an issue for me ;).

Raspberry Pi (Pi-Hole project)

Notes – I have seen some side effects, for example links on CNN seem to go through an ad service, so they are blocked. Overall, it hasn’t had any impact on any work I’ve done at home, or on any devices we have in my house. There are tons of articles about customization of Pi-Hole via Google Search.

Windows 10 IoT Core support for Raspberry Pi 3

2600 Magazine article – New Yorker

Joybubbles – guy with perfect pitch, discovery of 2600 Hz vulnerability attributed to him.

Wikipedia 2600 entry – also notes H.O.P.E. originally organized by 2600

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