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I just tried activating my raspberry pi for the first time, and I'm getting errors saying the power is under voltage. I'm unclear whether its the defection on the circuit board or the power supply. Regrets on buying this kit, do not purchase!
BUYERS BEWARE! The raspberry pi in this kit isn’t the newest 3b+ it’s the old 3b model, and more importantly the sd card included is a class 6. Raspberry pi requires a class 10 so that sd card is useless.
i don’t get why the raspberry pi kits on mass drop are always so scammy
prosetooprolix
Is the price even right? Maybe it's because I have a 3d printer and can make my own cases. But this seems to be overpriced across the board.
I'm really iffy about this witht he wireless chipset being Broadcom can anyone confirm that the WiFi is functioning with anything running the latest LTS Linux kernel? I've had nothing but trouble with Broadcom and Linux.
The SainSmart touchscreen I ordered in November 2016 wouldn't let the cursor reach any of the edges/corners of the screen using the standard calibration tool in Raspbian. It didn't even move the cursor in the correct direction at first! By changing two of the four wires connecting the USB cable to the circuit board, I was able to get the cursor to move the same direction I moved my finger or stylus on the touchscreen, but the "scaling" problem (for lack of a better term) that kept me from accessing any menus via the touchscreen looked likely to take more time to solve (if even possible) than it would be worth compared to replacing with a part known to work with RPi out of the box.
Also, the external circuit board between the RPi and the screen is just a nuisance to me. Other touchscreens that function without one are better for my intended uses.
hey massdrop, how about reviewing your drops once in a while to make sure they're actually good deals?
because at this point, all this drop serves is to rip off uninformed consumers
If you don't need a whole kit, MicroCenter has the Raspberry Pi 3 for $34.99 and the 3B+ for $29.99.
Drose25
That's where I get mine. It feels silly driving there just for that when I need more but try as I might, I can't find a better price.
How do I delete my massdrop account? I haven't seen a drop with a good price yet. I found tons more options, newer versions, larger SD cards included, better cases, more accessories included and all for a cheaper price by doing a quick amazon search. And Amazon isn't even always the cheapest option. This seems to be the case with most of the drops. I'm done.
Hey Massdrop,
This is kind of a shady drop... again... shocker!!!
I'm not sure if this company is an authorized resller for Raspberry Pi... I checked about 20 countires and they are not on the list. https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/#buy-now-modal
Outside of that... there is a new version of the Pi (the B+ is the newest), so this is not the latest and greatest, but:
From the manufactures website $64.99 +Shipping (US shipping only) NO LCD Screen https://www.sainsmart.com/collections/raspberry-pi/products/raspberry-pi-3-ultimate-kit $74.99 WITH LCD kit +Shipping(EU shipping only) https://www.sainsmart.com/collections/raspberry-pi/products/raspberry-pi-3-complete-lcd-kit
A much better option, chosen at random from the Raspberrypi.org site:
Here is a new model (B+) kit from a listed reseller for $74.99 with a preload Operating system on a 16GB card. A great out of the box start. AND you don't have to wait OVER a month to see it SHIPPED, not received! https://www.canakit.com/raspberry-pi-3-model-b-plus-starter-kit.html
Not the 3 B+
I got mine a few days ago, there is no power supply for the touch display and also I've got wrong and defective parts. The video controller card is broken, and the keyboard cable is wrong. This was my first try with massdrop and I'm I'm disappointed, now waiting for support and hope they can help me
I’m going through these reviews after joining the drop. Hopefully, stuffs turn out to be less defected when I get’em
Why so many buyers, considering the reviews and the price?
Tameh
This buyer assumed the touchscreen couldn't be as bad as the reviews suggested.
I was wrong.
I can't speak to the other kits, but everybody should buy a different touchscreen, and I intend to buy nothing with the name Sainsmart on it, ever again.
You mean 64-bit (not 6-bit). This is not a particularly good value, either.
8 gig SD card? You mean adding literal trash to make this deal seem like an actual deal when it's not
How is this drop $70?
I see the display lists a separate power supply with this new drop. Hopefully a better SD card is included. If you need help figuring out basic connection for the display check out
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my blog. http://handymangeek.blogspot.ca/2017/09/living-pi-life-raspberry-pi-startup.html?m=1 Note I am not connected with Massdrop.
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That's the touch LCD screen included in the drop. Uuuuugggeee compared to the driver board.
CopperJockey
Im reading the reviews of the screen on amazon and despite the high cost of only the screen, people seem to say it is of poor quality. Is there a better alternative to this?
I could never get this to work every time I tried so I kept putting it away and trying later. Finally I tried a different SD card than the one provided and it worked immediately. Don't use the include SD card.
edit - for kicks I tried using the included power supply and USB cable and it did not provide enough power to the Pi
This was my first Pi and I thought the bundle made sense - if I were to redo it I would definitely just buy everything separately.
Somehow I managed to power the monitor with... a (4-AA-battery-powered) power supply from Arduino! and thankfully the monitor looks decent while sdcard and other things were defective. Look for a power supply that works with Arduino UNO(5.5x2.1mm, C:+, 6V-12V) if you would like to make use of this.
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Seems like everyone fell prey to this "deal". Straight out of the box =
- Faulty Micro SD card. - 50% of the pins on the GPIO board are bent beyond repair. - No power supply at all! - Case won't work with all of the contents in this "deal". - Might be more issues, I threw in the towel after discovering the bent pins on the GPIO board.
Have had a single issue with historic Massdrop purchases/"deals", and Massdrop was quick to offer effective resolve on that matter. Considering how many items they offer on a regular basis, I suppose it's inevitable to get taken to the cleaners every once in a while. That said, I'm going to give Massdrop the benefit of the doubt - they weren't aware of this fraudulent offer and are working on remedying the issues to everyone that's unsatisfied with the results of this "deal". That said, it seems the blame is partially on us as I'm now finding most all other "Raspberry Pi deals" had through Massdrop seem to have similar issues. I don't think it's fair to place blame on MD exclusively for this, especially when this trend of bad faith offerings seems to be limited (per my research*) to this particular product.
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On that note, what gives MD?
Florida_PhunGuy
I was just sad to see this connector does not include Power and ground... so handy + easy to add like so: https://statics3.seeedstudio.com/product/T-Cobbler_03.jpg
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Who is the original seller?
How about selling just the Raspberry Pi itself at a great discount, then we can buy better quality accessories ourselves (that is if we don't already have a stockpile of what we need) based on what we need or want.
Wow! I've never seen a MD thread with so many complaints and not a single employee comment. Are things changing at MD? I've done a handful of drops for things, but I'm questioning the quality of the company now reading this thread. Absolutely nuts.
How soon after drop end was your product shipped?
Massdrop, are u realy sending this Drop on purpose? You are just packing good stuff with shit stuff and call it "Bundle Kit"
Looks like I got a faulty SD card as well. Pretty disappointed with this drop.
ConstantinosS
I got a faulty SD card too as well as a bad power supply. I contacted support but haven't heard anything back at all. Did you ever get replacements or just give up?
rslodysko
Hey, sorry for the very late reply. Just bought a replacement myself. Took the money cost over the time cost.
Like many others here: * MicroSD card was faulty. * USB cable faulty. * LCD screen has no mount brackets * No power supply for LCD screen * No instructions for LCD screen kit * Case is cheaply made
Was my first and likely last drop. Now to see if I can piece together how to get the LCD screen working and find some kind of case solution that fits it.
I had to dig but I finally found what seems to be a decent display mount/case for this. I couldn't figure out if the official rpi display case would work, but I'm 99% sure this one will work after seeing the exact same display kit being used as an example in the Amazon photos.
https://smile.amazon.com/GeeekPi-Transparent-Acrylic-Raspberry-1024x600/dp/B071D3QP4K/
This is a very poor kit: * MicroSD card was faulty. * USB cable faulty. * Case doesn't fit if you apply the heatsinks.
Very poor show Massdrop! I can't believe you keep selling it!
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psvehla
Agreed. Very dissatisfied with this drop. After I saw the extremely chinsy SD card I started having a feeling I got ripped off. Mine didn't even include the power adapter needed for the driver board.
Pyrepenol
I didn't get a PS either. The setup video on Sainsmart's site cheekily points out you should have an appropriate one lying around. I've just moved overseas, so had to throw out most of my stuff, and most certainly don't have power supplies doing nothing lying around. So the display is basically junk for now. Very poor show from Sainsmart, and Massdrop for continuing to sell the kit.
I'm never buying from Massdrop again. I bought the same shitty kit a few months ago: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/35485 Despite all the complains there is no word from them and they keep selling it over and over.
so you can get this with better parts on amazon for about the same price, just an fyi.
Specifically the case: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LWURJMI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
better memory card: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073JWXGNT/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
the pi itself https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CD5VC92/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
NOTE: make sure you have an usb sd card reader. Also its super easy to format the SD card yourself. If your technical enough to use a raspberry pi you should be technical enough to format the SD card with an OS before anyone says anything. This is also missing the weird pin thing ( 40 pins GPIO kit with breadboard and cables), but imo most users dont need that. it was 67$ USD when i picked it up.