Raspberry Pi 3 2016 Raspberry Pi 3 Model

$75.00 Inc. GST

This is the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, released March 2016! With an even faster processor (one and a half times the Pi 2, which was 6 times the B+), 1GB RAM, and the same four USB ports and form factor as last year's Pi 2, but now with built in WiFi and Bluetooth. Great for classroom learning, networked devices, media centres and oh so many more fun things.

The Raspberry Pi 3 delivers 1.5 times times the processing capacity of the previous model Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, which equates to ten times the processing power of the original Model B. This third generation Raspberry Pi has an upgraded Broadcom BCM2837 processor, which is a powerful ARMv8 based quad-core processor that runs at 1.2GHz. The board also features built in 2.4GHz 802.11g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 (both Classic and Low Energy).

What's changed from the older Raspberry Pi 2?

  • Built in Broadcom BCM43143 WiFi
  • Built in Bluetooth 4 Low Energy (BLE)
  • Faster Broadcom BCM2837 processor running at 1.2GHz
  • Further power supply improvements meaning more power can be supplied to USB devices.

Things that are the same as the Rasberry Pi 2

  • The same form factor as the Pi 2 (cases and addon boards will still fit).
  • The same 1GB RAM
  • The same full size HDMI
  • The same 10/100 Ethernet
  • The same CSI camera port and DSI display ports
  • The same micro USB power supply

Note: While the board is the same form factor as the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, the LEDs have changed position slightly.


  • Broadcom BCM2837 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 processor powered Single Board
  • Computer running at 1.2GHz
  • 1GB RAM
  • 40pin extended GPIO
  • 4 x USB ports
  • 4 pole Stereo output and Composite video port
  • Full size HDMI
  • CSI camera port for connecting the Raspberry Pi camera
  • DSI display port for connecting the Raspberry Pi touch screen display
  • Micro SD port for loading your operating system and storing data
  • Minimum Power Requirements: 5V @ 700 mA via MicroUSB or GPIO Header

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Features

  • Broadcom BCM2837 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 processor powered Single Board Computer running at 1.2GHz)
  • Double the RAM (Memory) - 1GB RAM so you can now run bigger and more powerful applications
  • Identical board layout and footprint as the Model B+, so all cases and 3rd party addon boards designed for the Model B+ will be fully compatible.
  • Fully HAT compatible
  • 40pin extended GPIO to enhance your "real world" projects. GPIO is 100% compatible with the Pi 2 and Model B+/A+ boards. First 26 pins are identical to the Model A and Model B boards to provide full backward compatibility across all boards.
  • Connect a Raspberry Pi camera and touch screen display (each sold separately)
  • Stream and watch Hi-definition video output at 1080p
  • Micro SD slot for storing information and loading your operating systems.
  • Advanced power management: You can now provide up to 1.2 Amp to the USB ports - enabling you to connect more power hungry USB devices directly to the Raspberry PI. (This feature requires a 2Amp micro USB Power Supply)
  • 10/100 Ethernet Port to quickly connect the Raspberry Pi to the Internet
  • Combined 4-pole jack for connecting your stereo audio out and composite video out


  • Length: 85mm
  • Width: 56mm
  • Height: 17mm

Who wants pi? The Raspberry Pi has made quite a splash since it was first announced. The credit-card sized computer is capable of many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. It can run several flavours of Linux and is being used to teach kids all over the world how to program... Oh yeah, and it does all that for under $50 (yes, that bit doesn't really apply to New Zealand dollars).

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