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Topic # 177161 24-Jul-2015 09:48
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Looking at getting my first Raspberry Pi(s).

After some sort of starter kit that would let me do a couple of small projects.

Any suggestions of kits to get and places to buy them from?

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  Reply # 1351003 24-Jul-2015 09:52
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A good place to start may be http://pishop.nz/raspberry-pi/

I've never used them but have been tempted.

I got a Raspberry Pi case from Maplin in the UK.



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  Reply # 1351033 24-Jul-2015 10:21
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nicegear.co.nz is also a great place to buy from, i buy a lot from them, great service.

 
 
 
 


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+1 for NiceGear, always have been really great with pricing/shipping - Always respond quickly when asking questions via Twitter and normally had the Pi's ordered straight away when new models were released




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  Reply # 1351092 24-Jul-2015 11:30
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Think I got my last one from RS, cheaper than the NZ vendors and arrived quickly. I get cases from ebay, bit slow but cheap, until it arrived I just poked holes in the cardboard box it came in, had the pi inside sitting on the antistatic mat with cables coming out the box.

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  Reply # 1351094 24-Jul-2015 11:31
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+1 for NiceGear and also www.geeker.co.nz

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  Reply # 1351099 24-Jul-2015 11:39
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  Reply # 1351101 24-Jul-2015 11:41
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nope I didnt get that from geeker.co.nz.

tried their homepage, that exact url and chrome and IE.

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  Reply # 1351104 24-Jul-2015 11:46
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timmmay: had the pi inside sitting on the antistatic mat with cables coming out the box.


Bad idea... the whole point of an anti-static mat is that it is conductive.


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  Reply # 1351106 24-Jul-2015 11:46
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Thumbs up for http://nz.rs-online.com/web/

They have Pis and cases etc in stock for most models and have free delivery for online orders.

Was actually pretty impressed when I looked for a case for my older model Pi B and found they had one in stock for something like $5.
(Their prices exclude GST - which isnt that uncommon for computer shops).
Anyway - ordered it around 4.30pm one afternoon and it arrived by courier at work by about 10am. Free delivery as promised.




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  Reply # 1351108 24-Jul-2015 11:55
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xpd: Just me or anyone else get this when visiting geeker ?



Yep I am, I was going to mention it when I made a pick up today.



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  Reply # 1351113 24-Jul-2015 12:16
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Thanks for the info, the RS site is easy to navigate and looks like they have everything.

I also got the same when browsing to the geeker.co.nz webiste.

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  Reply # 1351181 24-Jul-2015 14:21
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For a first simple project I would recommend installing Kodi on the Pi. You can can distributions around that have both the base OS and the Kodi media manager included. It's a low cost project requiring only a micro-SD card and possibly a HDMI cable to connect to your TV. If you're lucky your TV will support CEC so you can control Kodi with just the TV remote.




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  Reply # 1351183 24-Jul-2015 14:23
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Another +1 for Nicegear. Support local!




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  Reply # 1351291 24-Jul-2015 18:39
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Raspberry Pi, wifi adapter and camera ordered

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