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Retro Console Gaming => Homebrew Chat => Topic started by: Carlos on July 21, 2014, 09:08:07 AM

Title: The New Raspberry Pi B+
Post by: Carlos on July 21, 2014, 09:08:07 AM
The updated version of the Pi model B is now available, it is the same price as the model B but I read that it has some upgraded features.

There are now 40 GPIO pins vs. 26 on Model B
The SD card is now Micro SD
There are 4 USB ports, thats two more than the original.
The mounting holes are symmetrical and the corners of the PCB are rounded, making it a nicer form.

There is a link to the Site here (http://http), will anyone be giving this a try?
Title: Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
Post by: retromod on July 21, 2014, 12:21:31 PM
I'm still waiting for the industrial version..... currently only a dev kit is in planning.
 having a flash instead of a sdcard is the better choice in my opinion, too.
Title: Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
Post by: TrekMD on July 21, 2014, 13:00:38 PM
Looks like they've done some nice improvements to this.
Title: Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
Post by: bogstandard on July 21, 2014, 14:06:37 PM
Not happy that composite out is being treated like a vestigial feature in Linux or the hardware itself.  If the whole point was being a cheap platform going primarily HDMI doesn't quite sit right for me.

Nevertheless, everything else about it is sweet :)
Title: Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
Post by: Carlos on July 21, 2014, 15:49:53 PM
Quote from: "theloon"
Not happy that composite out is being treated like a vestigial feature in Linux or the hardware itself.  If the whole point was being a cheap platform going primarily HDMI doesn't quite sit right for me.

Nevertheless, everything else about it is sweet :)

Good spot! yes the idea was that all the kids in B-I-C countries could use it on their CRTs.
Title: Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
Post by: zapiy on July 21, 2014, 20:26:59 PM
Was looking at picking one up at last.. I always worry about lack of time to really play and get the most out of it though.
Title: Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
Post by: Carlos on July 22, 2014, 08:35:07 AM
Quote from: "zapiy"
Was looking at picking one up at last.. I always worry about lack of time to really play and get the most out of it though.

Most people end up using them as media players.
Title: Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
Post by: Carlos on July 22, 2014, 16:05:26 PM
Here is an illustration of the changes, I guess the new one will not require AV if the older version is to be continued to be available.

(http://s18.postimg.org/uk2lm0tu1/Raspberry_Pi_Model_B2.png)
Title: Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
Post by: dot.fyre on July 22, 2014, 17:53:17 PM
I bought my pi about 10 months ago.
I built a case out of Lego for it.
Tried out a few os.
And it's sat next to my tv's ever since doing nothing.   :-
Title: Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
Post by: TrekMD on July 22, 2014, 20:23:07 PM
Quote from: "dot.fyre"
I bought my pi about 10 months ago.
I built a case out of Lego for it.
Tried out a few os.
And it's sat next to my tv's ever since doing nothing.   :)
Title: Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
Post by: zapiy on July 22, 2014, 20:51:59 PM
Yeah i would be interested to see that.
Title: Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
Post by: Carlos on July 22, 2014, 21:51:14 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "dot.fyre"
I bought my pi about 10 months ago.
I built a case out of Lego for it.
Tried out a few os.
And it's sat next to my tv's ever since doing nothing.  :)


Hey here was mine.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5OSQV_btrVU/T6rGF5X2qXI/AAAAAAAAAOU/cswrVA7Gr8c/s1600/2012-05-09+20.19.52.jpg)
Title: Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
Post by: TrekMD on July 22, 2014, 22:03:21 PM
How awesome is Lego?  ;)
Title: Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
Post by: dot.fyre on July 23, 2014, 18:29:54 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "dot.fyre"
I bought my pi about 10 months ago.
I built a case out of Lego for it.
Tried out a few os.
And it's sat next to my tv's ever since doing nothing.   :)

I will but don't expect anything special.
It was more to keep it safe rather than look nice!  :-[
Title: Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
Post by: TrekMD on July 23, 2014, 20:28:45 PM
You mean you didn't create an entire console out of Legos?  That's OK.
Title: Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
Post by: Carlos on August 10, 2014, 11:09:04 AM
Quote from: "dot.fyre"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "dot.fyre"
I bought my pi about 10 months ago.
I built a case out of Lego for it.
Tried out a few os.
And it's sat next to my tv's ever since doing nothing.   :)

I will but don't expect anything special.
It was more to keep it safe rather than look nice!  :-[


Its a good idea, it looks and feels very fragile!
Title: Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
Post by: onthinice on August 11, 2014, 20:28:25 PM
Great ideas!