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  # 1352410 27-Jul-2015 11:01
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I used Element 14 when I purchased an original Raspberry Pi years ago.  Was a good experience.  My only complaint with the site is that you can get different prices for the same thing.  E.g.: http://nz.element14.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?catalogId=15001&mfpn=RASPBERRYPI-2-MODB-1GB.&langId=64&searchRef=SearchLookAhead&storeId=10189

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  # 1353272 28-Jul-2015 11:47
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I buy mine from Element14, but they try send me to a local reseller (such as nicegear).

I use mine for Kodi (OpenElec) and ADSB flight tracking (flightaware.com/adsb and flightradar24.com)

Make sure you get an RPi 2, they're so much better than the original.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1354700 29-Jul-2015 17:39
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Hey MattR......how do you use Flight Radar on rasp pi?
Thanks.

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  # 1354711 29-Jul-2015 17:50
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More premium sites like element14 are faster, but if you're patient China is cheaper.

I recommend eBay and aliexpress. I bought and kitted out a Pi 2 with 16GB class 10 card, wifi adapter, case, power, and XBMC remote for under $70 IIRC just from buying on aliexpress. Took forever to come but was worth the savings as I'm a poor high school student!

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  # 1354712 29-Jul-2015 17:52
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CB_24: 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?


I have a pi laying around which has barely been used....if you keen to buy?




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  # 1354732 29-Jul-2015 17:55
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kandjc: Hey MattR......how do you use Flight Radar on rasp pi?


First you need a USB TV tuner stick (I used these ones), and a suitable antenna. The included antenna works, but isn't very good.

Then you need some software to run, I recommend the Piaware SD card image from flightaware.

There are instructions here: http://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/build

It's only worth doing if you have good visibility - ADS-B is line of sight. If you live in a valley it will probably be a waste of time. I have mine sitting on my roof, work's roof, and my dad's roof.

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  # 1354735 29-Jul-2015 18:06
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Have bought literally several thousand from Element 14. Just don't ask them to package them inside of a Pi case.. they did each and every one of them incorrectly, but at least they were consistent :D

 
 
 
 


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  # 1354767 29-Jul-2015 18:39
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insane: Have bought literally several thousand from Element 14. Just don't ask them to package them inside of a Pi case.. they did each and every one of them incorrectly, but at least they were consistent :D


Wow! Are you reselling them or do you have some giant project in mind?

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  # 1354782 29-Jul-2015 18:51
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JoshWright:
insane: Have bought literally several thousand from Element 14. Just don't ask them to package them inside of a Pi case.. they did each and every one of them incorrectly, but at least they were consistent :D


Wow! Are you reselling them or do you have some giant project in mind?

super computer wud be great... https://www.southampton.ac.uk/~sjc/raspberrypi/pi_pictures.htm




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