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Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:37 pm
by KanoMaster22
I was just reading the Magpi and I am really want the AIY Vision Kit! However, where will I be able to buy the kit in the UK. The AIY Projects Voice Kit is only available for in-store pick up so I am presuming the Vision Kit will be the same. Even if it is available for delivery it will probably cost a fortune to ship it to the UK.

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:07 pm
by jamesh
That kit is produced by Google, so you need to talk to them - the RPF won't be selling it AFAIK.

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:24 pm
by KanoMaster22
I have emailed the AIY Projects team and am currently waiting for a response. I will post the response on here.

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:31 pm
by bensimmo
It'll probably from the same place you can get the Voice kits.

I would guess Pimoroni probably will as a definite, they have a collaboration with the RainbowHAT.

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:35 pm
by KanoMaster22
Hopefully. It says there will be a limited first production run so that probably means we won't get any in the UK until a bigger production run happens.

Edit - The article actually says the first production run will be very limited.

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:51 pm
by KanoMaster22
Done some research and Micro Center don't ship to the UK! Seems strange that the product is being manufactured in USA when the Raspberry Pi Foundation, the Magpi and a large percentage of Raspberry Pi users are in the UK. Also, any idea why the first production run is very limited?

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:00 pm
by bensimmo
Probably to see how it goes.
The Voice was MagPi at the start, but also not fully EU working (for reasons mentioned in the Project book, but not at the initial release).
Maybe it's just easier with regards to licenses or they just make it over there and that AIY team is based over there.

Who knows, we'll just have to wait and see.

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:06 pm
by KanoMaster22
I expect it isn't a matter of if the AIY Projects Vision Kit will be sold in the UK, it it a matter of when. Hopefully, more information will be released shortly.

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:22 pm
by KanoMaster22
On the Magpi website you can sign up for a newsletter which will be sent to you when it is released and UK availability.

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:37 pm
by bensimmo
Not till after Easter though.

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:51 pm
by KanoMaster22
Where did you find out that? The next AIY Project will probably be out by then. Easter is aaaaaaaaaaages away.

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:36 pm
by fmacrae
I've got my in-laws scouring the US stores so they can bring me a belated Christmas present. I also did a bit of research and the accelerator looks to be the same as in the NCSM2450.DK. I did a bit of a search and Mouser seemed to be the best price at £61.66 ex VAT. I'd prefer to get it from pimorini but they didn't have this useful bit of kit.

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:55 pm
by jseed
Mmm, two articles now and nothing to buy. Even in the states by the look of things.

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:57 am
by ukscone
It doesn't go on sale in the US until the 29th of December (maybe a day or two later) when the pre-orders arrive at microcenter. as the 1st run was only a few thousand i'm not sure if you'll be able to pick one up if you didn't pre-order unless a few of the pre-orders aren't picked up and that'll depend on the store

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:12 am
by DougieLawson
ukscone wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:57 am
It doesn't go on sale in the US until the 29th of December (maybe a day or two later) when the pre-orders arrive at microcenter. as the 1st run was only a few thousand i'm not sure if you'll be able to pick one up if you didn't pre-order unless a few of the pre-orders aren't picked up and that'll depend on the store
That's off-topic. This thread is about getting that wee beastie here in Blighty, not in the Old Colonies.

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:08 am
by ukscone
DougieLawson wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:12 am
ukscone wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:57 am
It doesn't go on sale in the US until the 29th of December (maybe a day or two later) when the pre-orders arrive at microcenter. as the 1st run was only a few thousand i'm not sure if you'll be able to pick one up if you didn't pre-order unless a few of the pre-orders aren't picked up and that'll depend on the store
That's off-topic. This thread is about getting that wee beastie here in Blighty, not in the Old Colonies.
that's because i forgot the part where i said "not until Easter or so i've heard for the uk"

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:38 pm
by gisbert
So, it's on amazon for 249,99 ...

I'll pass for now, a movidius ncs is a lot cheaper.

https://www.pyimagesearch.com/2018/02/1 ... ute-stick/

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:29 pm
by lucyhattersley
We are running a competition to give away 10 Vision Kits so enter that while you wait.

Google is producing more kits and they should be coming out in the next few months (fingers crossed). I can't give an exact price as I know they're juggling the exact components, but it won't be anywhere near that scalper price :-)

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:26 pm
by maenmallah
competition to give away 10 Vision Kits? I am trying to find one in Germany or abroad and ship it but with no luck.
lucyhattersley wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:29 pm
We are running a competition to give away 10 Vision Kits so enter that while you wait.

Google is producing more kits and they should be coming out in the next few months (fingers crossed). I can't give an exact price as I know they're juggling the exact components, but it won't be anywhere near that scalper price :-)

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:41 pm
by DougieLawson

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:00 pm
by bensimmo
Vision not Voice, Dougie

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:14 pm
by DougieLawson
bensimmo wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:00 pm
Vision not Voice, Dougie
OK, it is NOT available anywhere in EMEA. The only supplier in the World is: http://www.microcenter.com/site/content/Google_AIY.aspx

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:13 pm
by KanoMaster22
The new updated kit is also sold by target.

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:31 pm
by fruitoftheloom
KanoMaster22 wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:13 pm
The new updated kit is also sold by target.

viewtopic.php?f=114&t=211180

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:43 pm
by DougieLawson
KanoMaster22 wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:13 pm
The new updated kit is also sold by Target.
Which is about as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike mated with a chocolate fire guard for those of us over here in Rightpondia (aka Blighty).