If you’ve tried to buy a Raspberry Pi in the past year or so then you’ve probably experienced some level of difficulty in getting one. So in this video, I’m going to try out three Raspberry Pi alternatives that I’ve found online. I’ll be trying some basic media playback, then I’ll try to use the GPIO pins to turn an LED on and off and finally I’ll have a look at the power consumption on each.

Visit my blog for the written tests and more information – https://www.the-diy-life.com/pi-shortage-are-these-worthwhile-raspberry-pi-alternatives/

Raspberry Pi 4B – https://amzn.to/3zAjTWr
Orange Pi 3 LTS – https://amzn.to/3PFHScg
Khadas VIM2 – https://bit.ly/3z8xB1i
Tinker Board 2S – https://amzn.to/3J60JuM

Power Meter – https://amzn.to/3S1rGnj
Portable Monitor – https://amzn.to/3S83YWO
Screen Capture Card – https://amzn.to/3PEepzC
5mm LED – https://amzn.to/3viEg84
330 ohm Resistor – https://amzn.to/3otKGgS

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0:00 Intro
1:15 Three Selected Boards
3:00 Orange Pi 3 LTS
8:21 Khadas VIM2
14:32 Tinker Board 2S
18:49 Final Thoughts

If you’ve got any ideas for Raspberry Pi, Arduino, or other Electronics projects or tutorials you’d like to see, let me know in the comments section.