Starting in the world of internet of things is quite interesting but it becomes a real pain when you are pure virgin about any microcontroller devices or new terms being used for everything. I took my time with baby steps to start learning about the latest tech phenomenon. Here is the whole review about the things i came across.

 

I wont be able to go in to details for each of them but i think this will give you more insights in to one and the others will be almost same to crack through.

I am reviewing Vilros Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Ultimate kit for today to keep it simple.

Vilros Kit comes in a plain white cardboard box. It also contains a Raspberry Pi 3 B model with a transparent plastic case.The case is not really extraordinary but it’s not bad, which is pretty neat.The kit contains a 2.0A power supply, a 150mbps 802.11n USB WiFi adapter, and an HDMI cable. It also contains a breadboard, GPIO breakout connector, a variety of LEDs and components. And a 208-page manual(few people are reporting that this has been revmoed in latest units they ordered)!

Right from the start, the Vilros guide (not included in this kit now as recently found out,you can buy it separately) talks about what you can do with the Raspberry Pi as well as a chart showing what it is equipped with. and walks you through the whole pi setup, it has few extra modules too just like building a Media Center out of the Raspberry Pi. The guide walks the reader through installing XBMC (recently renamed “Kodi”)

The Vilros Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Ultimate kit ($85) is by far the best, most well-rounded kit of the bunch. It included a Model B+ Raspberry Pi, an 8GB microSD card, a 2.0A power supply, a 802.11n USB wifi connector, electronic components, HDMI cable,that was about both learning and fun!

Just to give you overview of the other kits here is the comparison which will give you more insights in them.

 

  Canakit Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Ultimate Starter kit Vilros Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Ultimate kit Adafruit Raspberry Pi Starter Pack Sunfounder Project Super Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi
Price $85 $85 $60 + $45 $42
Manual 208 pages online guide 49 pages + DVD
Chapters 10 13 17
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B 3 Model B 3 Model B option
Breadboard 30-row 30-row 60-row 60-row
GPIO cable 40-pin 40-pin 40-pin 26-pin
Power supply 2.5A, micro USB 2.0A, micro USB 2.0A, micro USB ? For breadboard
Memory Card 32GB MicroSD (Samsung) 16GB MicroSD (Kingston) 8GB MicroSD (SanDisk)
HDMI cable Y Y
USB to TTL cable Y
USB Wifi adapter 802.11n 802.11n 802.11n
LCD 16×2 char
LEDs 2 Blue, 2 Red, 2 Yellow, 2 Green, 1 RGB 10 Red, 10 Yellow, 1 RGB 1 Red, 1 Green, 1 Blue 16 Red, 2 Green, 2 Yellow, 2 White, 1 RGB
Pushbuttons 2 2 3 5
Optocoupler 2
Potentiometers 1
Photoresistors 1
DC Motor Y
H-bridge IC Y
Accelerometer Y
7-seg display Y
8×8 Dot Matrix LED Y
555 timer Y

Let us know if you know better kits than this for Beginners in the comments.

Cheers!

Hardik Chudasama | @aboyinthebox

 

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