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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.




On that note, what gives MD?
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.
If you are buying this make sure to pick up an extra power supply because the one in the picture is not working for a lot of people. I highly recommend an iPad charger. They are are excellent power supplies.
That SD card won’t work. A class 10 SD card is required, class 6 is way too slow. low quality drop here, you can piece together a much better kit on Amazon
Some suggestions if you need help to get it going . http://handymangeek.blogspot.ca/2017/09/living-pi-life-raspberry-pi-startup.html?m=1
I'm very curious about this 6-bit CPU :D
Decko
Missed a 4 mate
Decko
Will it run my existing 3-bit software?

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