Making electronic things with Raspberry Pi Model B+ is tough, but if you’re just starting to use the fruit-name development board, CanaKit is an easy way to start experimenting with the B Plus. The kit includes real world components to get started playing around with the new Raspberry Pi B+ model in minutes. Here’s what you get from $62.95 kit to get started with RPi.
What You Get in the Box
You can read a ton of posts about the changes from model B to B+, but my favorites are the added 2 more USB ports, the switch to a MicroSD card, and of course the additional GPIO pins. The CanaKit has bundled all the basic components to get up and running a RPi B Plus projects. More than that, if you add up the price of a RPi B+ the power supply + MicroSD card with OS installed + WiFi + the protective case, easily find that this kit has an excellent value for what you get at a good price.
Raspberry Pi Model B+ (B Plus) – Built in UK factory, the RPi model B Plus is the freshest new Raspberry Pi after three years between first and second version. These years were dedicated to the user feedback and the result is a nice updated Pi called Plus.
CanaKit WiFi Dongle – As the name suggests, the wireless dongle makes your Pi to communicate through Wi-Fi with other modules. The device is based on RT5370 chipset and has surprisingly good range for something small enough as a coin.
CanaKit 2.5A MicroUSB Power Supply – The power supply included in the CanaKit is specially designed for the Raspberry Pi B+ and has a nice long cord that stays nicely out of the way and supply the Pi from the wall outlet.
8 GB MicroSD Card – The MicroSD card comes pre-loaded with the NOOBS, which is the recommended operating system for a Pi.
HDMI Cable – The HDMI compact audio/video interface is fast enough to transfer video/audio data from Pi to a compatible display.
Case – The black case has a standard Raspberry Pi design with placed slots for camera and display cables, and openings for GPIO ports and LED indicators.
General Assembly Guide for Beginners to Electronics – With so many different components it seems impossible to start using the Pi. The CanaKit guide it could be useful for entry level electronics users to get started with the Pi Model B Plus.