Raspberry Pi 3 Model B with 16GB NOOBS microSD Card

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  • The latest Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Mainboard
  • A full computer that fits in the palm of your hand
  • Featuring the Broadcom BCM2837 ARMv8 64-Bit Quad Core Processor running at 1.2GHz

Product overview

• The latest Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Mainboard
• A full computer that fits in the palm of your hand
• Featuring the Broadcom BCM2837 ARMv8 64-Bit Quad Core Processor running at 1.2GHz
• Stream and watch Hi-definition video at 1080P with the HDMI output
• 40pin extended GPIO to really enhance your projects to the next level
• New microSD card slot for storing information and operating systems
• Four USB ports and an RJ45 10/100 network socket add connectivity with many external devices
• CSI Camera Port to connect your Raspberry Pi Camera
• DSI Display Port to connect directly your touch screen display
• Comes with 16 GB microSD card with NOOBs preloaded

What is new on the Raspberry Pi 3?
The brand new Raspberry Pi 3, released on 29th February represents a massive leap forward in the Raspberry Pi series of computers. The all new next generation ARMv8 is a powerful 64 bit quad core processor, running at 1.2GHz and backed up with 1GB RAM. With integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (low energy) quick connection to wireless networks and peripherals is now possible without the need for an external adaptor. Power management on board has also been upgraded and can now handle up to a powerful 2.5A allowing you to power more on the four USB ports, limiting the need for a powered USB hub. The updates in this 3rd generation of Raspberry Pi really bring the board to a new level and opens up IoT possibilities without the need for extra hardware. All of these upgrades haven’t affected the Pi’s notably small footprint – meaning that the Pi 3 is still kept within the same form factor as the previous board – more power, more features - but the same compact size.

What is Raspberry Pi?
The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive complete computer. When it is connected to a display, it can transform any TV screen or monitor into a computer programming station. It is also great for connecting to other devices such as electronic components or a HD camera. The GPU (Graphical Processing Unit) both handles and displays recorded HD video to show via the HDMI out port. It facilitates audio-visual output via the Raspberry Pi’s 3.5mm jack to connect to headphones, speakers or perhaps a TV screen.

The typical audience for the Raspberry Pi are young people or beginners who have a desire to learn more about what they can build with the technology. The operating system is downloaded using the instructions from the Raspberry Pi website onto a microSD card. Depending on the system you choose, it can then be used as a typical desktop-centric computer for programming and development. Other software packages facilitate embedded applications like playing HD video and for browsing.

What is NOOBS?
NOOBS is the recommended software for your Raspberry Pi because it gives you a selection of operating systems to install. This 16 GB microSD comes with the NOOBS software preloaded gives you a hassle-free way to set up your operating systems and start to enjoy experimenting with your Raspberry Pi. If you use multiple Raspberry Pi models the microSD card is backwards compatible.

What can I do with a Raspberry Pi?
The Raspberry Pi allows you to practise your computer programming especially for the Scratch and Python languages. It enables you to surf the web by plugging in a wireless USB dongle, embark upon electronic projects using the GPIO pins, connect a camera to the camera port or use it as a media centre to watch your favourite films. You can see what other people have been making by clicking here.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ideal for teaching kids to code I wanted this device in order to help my kids learn to code. It arrived through the post in good time and in great condition, without excessive packaging.  As we already had a spare mouse, keyboard and monitor we were able to hit the ground running with it, but be aware that you will need these things to be able to do anything with it.  The SD card was initially a bit tricky to format but is working perfectly now. Instructions and project  ideas were easy to find for it on the Raspberry Pi Foundation website www.raspberrypi.org.  The device is great fun and essential kit for anyone wanting to support children in learning to code, or just as a fun project for themselves.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pi3 with noobs card I bought this a few days ago and it's perfect connection was straight forward and it's so powerful yet so tiny perfect item to learn Linux. Only problem the sd card supplied with it never had noobs pre installed on it like it states. The sd card didn't boot up the pi3 so put it in my pc and on closer inspection the card was blank
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works really well The raspberry pi 3 is an exultant product. The 16GB SD card that comes with it is a good size and is class 10 so is fast to. Coming installed with NOOBS makes it perfect to run straight out of the box as long as you have a power adapter. would recommend to anyone who is considering getting one.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked really well. I was impressed with the build quality and how easy it was to use. The NOOBS is a bit Klunky but has good functionality, allowing initial setup with ease and like any operating system requires some getting used to.
Date published: 2016-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent run Windows 10 Iot build 16299 latest onboard debug works fine This is my SECOND board on my first board the Amazon Alexa developers software runs and works with the microphone and the HDMI TV set 1920 x 1080i. Cannot believe you build and run your Visual Studio UWP app on the PC then deploy to Windows IoT all for under £50 pounds as the Windows 10 IoT is free!. All you need to get this setup is a free Microsoft Software Account (MSA).
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little Piece of Hardwear Bought this to run a loop of an embedded HTML video via the browser works perfectly the addition of the WiFi adapter on the Pi3 increases the functionality of these machines infinitely
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just the job! Ordered as a Christmas gift for my 15 year old newphew who lives in France - speedy delivery meant even I could get it forwarded in time to catch the Christmas post and the verdict on Christmas Day after all the presents were opened was that it was an 'Ace' present,
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to get going! Very little fuss involved, in fact your kids could set this up. Be aware that the latest model is Pi 3 and most documentation is still on version 2. However it is still relevant.
Date published: 2016-10-31
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Video Output:

Phono (RCA)
HDMI (up to 1.4 compatible) and DSI socket

Operating Specifications




Broadcom BCM2837 64bit ARMv8 QUAD Core 64bit


Dual core Videocore IV Multimedia co-processor

I just bought one of these and the SD card says 16gb, but when i when i plug it into my computer it says 1.5gb ? erm not sure whats going on or has Maplins brought a really bad batch?

Asked by: Gerbil
The NOOBs preloaded Softwear will be taking up memory within the card. If you believe the card to be faulty you can take it to a store for them to test.
Answered by: Nash
Date published: 2018-03-15

I have RISC-OS running on a Pi-2. How do I get RISC-OS running on the Pi-3?

Asked by: Luke Here
Details would be found online such as the link below https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/44687/how-to-get-riscos-running-on-raspberry-pi-3
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-12

Hi I am looking to buy this as a present. Will I need a need any other kit for it other than a mouse and keyboard? Thanks

Asked by: Kenny
It requires 1} micro-usb power source; 2.5A (tablet strength) one for all the USB ports, but will run by itself with anything above ~800mA. (Low-power phone charger.) 2} A monitor or TV with HDMI in support (and a cable). A protective case would be preferable to prevent damage to the open board but other than those 2 things are the only really necessary things
Answered by: Donmegamuffin
Date published: 2017-12-10

How big is the kit?

Asked by: Hugo26
the dimensions are 85.6 mm x 56.5 mm
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-03-09

Will the sd card included be adequate for retro gaming?

Asked by: rx82
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-12-23

How do I power the board? Does it come with its own power adapter or do I have to buy this separate?

Asked by: wavey
The device is powered by Micro USB power (not included) Power : Micro USB DC 5 V @ 2.5Amp (800 mA for the Pi board)
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-12-22

Does the Model 3 kit come with the power supply or do you have to buy it separately?

Asked by: peter
This would need to be purchased separately.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2016-11-07

What is the largest capacity sad card that can be used

Asked by: Digit
Pi 3 has a MicroSDHC ... max size card for SDHC is 32GB
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-10-13
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