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The New Raspberry Pi B+
« 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, will anyone be giving this a try?

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Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2014, 13:00:38 PM »
Looks like they've done some nice improvements to this.
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Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
« Reply #3 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 :)

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Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2014, 15:49:53 PM »
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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.

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Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2014, 08:35:07 AM »
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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.

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Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
« Reply #7 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.


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Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
« Reply #8 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.   :-

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Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2014, 20:23:07 PM »
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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.   :)
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Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2014, 20:51:59 PM »
Yeah i would be interested to see that.
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Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2014, 21:51:14 PM »
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Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2014, 22:03:21 PM »
How awesome is Lego?  ;)
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Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2014, 18:29:54 PM »
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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!  :-[

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Re: The New Raspberry Pi B+
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2014, 20:28:45 PM »
You mean you didn't create an entire console out of Legos?  That's OK.
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