Re: [robodojo] Re: Raspberry Pi Model B+

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Andrew Larkin

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Jul 20, 2014, 9:48:30 PM7/20/14
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I am slowly beating the wifig25 into submission (with help!). It is very promising for small projects.

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From: Nathan Williams
Date:21/07/2014 11:41 AM (GMT+10:00)
Subject: [robodojo] Re: Raspberry Pi Model B+

Yeah I saw that and thought "finally" :p

I'm considering different boards for the future though, maybe a beagle bone black, and for smaller projects, probably one of those small & cheap T-LINK routers.

On Tuesday, 15 July 2014 08:27:52 UTC+10, Adrian Apps wrote:
You may have seen the release of the new Pi Model B+, thought to post it here to make sure that Nathan saw it (microSD card on this one, harder to break!)

https://learn.adafruit.com/introducing-the-raspberry-pi-model-b-plus-plus-differences-vs-model-b?view=all

Here's the what's new and what's not from the link above, however if you want pictures you're going to have to look at it :)

A brief overview of what's new

  • Dual step-down (buck) power supply for 3.3V and 1.8V
  • 5V supply has polarity protection, 2A fuse and hot-swap protection
  • New USB/Ethernet controller chip
  • 4 USB ports instead of 2 ports
  • 40 GPIO pins instead of 26. The top/first 26 pins match the original layout, 9 additional GPIO and 2 EEPROM Plate identification pins
  • Composite (NTSC/PAL) video now integrated into 4-pole 3.5mm 'headphone' jack
  • MicroSD card socket instead of full size SD
  • Four mounting holes in rectangular layout
  • Many connectors moved around

What's not new

  • Same basic size, 85mm x 56mm
  • Same Processor, Broadcom SoC running at 700MHz (can be overclocked)
  • Same RAM, 512MB soldered on top of the Broadcom chip
  • Same power connector, microUSB
  • Same software - identical operating systems will work fine, just make sure you have versions that are later than June 2014
  • First 26-pins of GPIO are the same
  • Same HDMI port
  • Audio part of the A/V jack is the same
  • Same Camera and DSI Display connector

Check out the link for the full review!

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