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News - New Raspberry Pi

Midnight_Caller
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News - New Raspberry Pi

Hi All
Just seen this:
[quote="BBC"]
Redesign for barebones Raspberry Pi computer

A new version of the Raspberry Pi barebones computer has been released.
Called the B+, the updated version uses less power than its predecessors and will cost about $35 (£20).
The B+ can also power more peripherals without the need for a dedicated power source and has more connectors to help link it to other devices.
The new model is released as the Pi faces increasing competition from other tiny computers.
The B+ is based on the same Broadcom chip as earlier versions and has the same 512Mb of memory but a variety of other changes have been made to the device.
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Appears to be available on eBay already !
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331261423247?clk_rvr_id=666104472740
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Re: News - New Raspberry Pi

Good to see the BBC are on the ball, using a picture of the Model B in an article about the B+
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Re: News - New Raspberry Pi

Rs have them as well.
http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/processor-microcontroller-development-kits/8111284/
They also seem to be carrying a 2amp adapter.
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Re: News - New Raspberry Pi

I think the changes are great
That said
I would of thought they would of also added extra memory Wink
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Re: News - New Raspberry Pi

Cool Just had a good look at the B+ and...
...I cannot help but think, is the Pi Project becoming more like a tiny motherboard, rather than the bare bones 'ZX81' for newbies, when it was first launched? There's a lot of connectors, but I'm wondering for a first principles device, is the Rasberry Pi becoming just too complex? Maybe this reflects the needs of the Pi's user base; not 14- years olds, but 40+ year olds. At least everything a micro kid of any age could possibly ever need is on board, isn't that right Arduino?

http://www.raspberrypi.org/introducing-raspberry-pi-model-b-plus/
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Nah you would never get to run off a 5V 2A psu  Cheesy
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I always thought the joy of z board kits was getting to figure out what configurations of components combined to give various results, then learning to program the more advanced ones to make them do different things again, this stuff wouldn't interest me in the same way never mind that I forgot all the basic programing stuff I learnt in the class room almost 2 decades ago, then again I was always more interested in the circuit design and manufacture than figuring out the code for it
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