Originally Posted by evolving_doors
Good find... any good projects page that would go with this?
For beginners is there a kit to get you started?
Is there a Pi 4 due out soon?
For projects, and maybe this is another bargain. You can download pdf version of every issue of the Mag Pi magazine (the official Raspberry Pi Magazine) for FREE. The specials they release from time to time are also free.
There's probably well in to the hundreds of projects suggested within those issues. (home automation, games, learning projects etc etc)
Hours of reading, for free.
Depending on what project you choose, the Pi Hut or Pimoroni (UK based pi shops who deliver to Ireland) may well have the kit you need, or if you don't mind the wait Chinese sites like Aliexpress have big kits of bits and bobs.
What you'll definitely need is a decent power supply. It needs 5v 2.5a output micro USB, a bog standard phone charger doesn't always give enough, and you get a little lightning bolt icon that warns you you're underpowered.
Keyboard, mouse, micro sd, the usual stuff you probably already have are also needed. Cases can be got for a couple of euro from China, or not much more
If you're into retro gaming retropie is a good thing to Google, or ask the friendly folk over on the Arcade and Retro emulation pages here on boards (the Pi emulates a lot of 8 bit systems really well, but don't expect to be able to play many of the newer systems without issues) (but the zx spectrum works fine so you can relax!) A lot of the retro gaming set ups for sale on ebay etc are just a pi in a nice case, software you can get for free and a couple of very cheap knock off controllers. For 3 times what the whole set up would actually cost.
No hard proof there's a pi 4 on the way, that I've read, but wouldn't be surprised, the 3b+ is only out a few months though. I think they'd try very hard to keep it the same form factor if they could.