Raspberry Pi Type B 512MB
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Raspberry Pi B Computer Board
The original Raspberry Pi B 756-8308 (rev 1) and 767-3567 (rev 2) is a credit-card sized computer board with an ARM11 processor core and an on-board Broadcom BCM 2835 SoC. As a step up from the A+ model, the board is perfect if you need to add more functionality to your projects – particularly with the featured ethernet and USB ports that enable connection to the internet.
Key features include;
512 MB RAM
2 USB Ports
100 mb Ethernet Port
HDMI & RCA jack connection points
Camera & display interface slots
SD card slot
Want to know more?
For more technical information please see the data sheets, schematics and video on this page.
How is the second revision board different? Please see;
For access to forums, resources and project ideas please see;
Raspberry Pi Foundation @ https://www.raspberrypi.org
Design Spark @ http://ow.ly/MDjyy
Magpi (the official Raspberry Pi magazine) @ https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/
Piweekly (free Raspberry Pi weekly newsletter) @ http://piweekly.net/
Raspberry Pi @ RS Components. Everything you require to get started...And more!
The Raspberry Pi was first 'baked' in 2012 as a single board ARM-based computer that developed in response to the growing need for computing and programming skills within children. Fast forward to today and the Raspberry Pi has an expanding community of enthusiasts, designers and engineers - all looking to build their latest projects with Pi at the core. Let's get cooking!
Most importantly, it is a great way for beginners, young, and old, to get into computing!
It's REALLY easy to use.
It's Linux-based open source - with access to free software and downloads to help you with your project.
It has great connectivity.
It is flexible to the user. Want to play games? Stream music and/or video? Do your homework? Create a weather station? Create a home security camera? No limits!
Let's take a look at the Pi models;
Pi B+ BCM2835 SoC/ARM11/700 MHz/512 MB RAM/4 USB PORTS/ 85 x 56 x 17 mm
Pi A+ BCM2835 SoC/ARM11/700 MHz/256 MB RAM/1 USB PORT/ 66 x 56 x 14 mm
Pi 2 B BCM2836 SoC/ARMv7/900 MHz/1GB RAM/4 USB PORTS/ 85 x 56 x 17 mm
What do I need to get started?
You will need a keyboard, a mouse, an SD card with or without NOOBS, a power supply, HDMI or RCA jack (to connect to a screen) and either an ethernet cable or a dongle for internet connection - all available at RS. We also have a constantly expanding range of accessories to give your Pi that extra flavour! These include cases, USB hubs, ethernet cables, dongles, 'how to' books, camera boards and expansion boards.
Note - Pi A+ does not connect to the Internet.
How do I set up my Pi?
Once you are all connected, you will need to install NOOBS which helps set up your Pi. SD cards are available with NOOBS pre-installed or you can download NOOBS from the Raspberry Pi Foundation website onto your SD card. Once you have NOOBS, you can easily install an operating system (no Internet needed!), with the popular choices being;
Great for beginners with SCRATCH - An interactive story, game, and animation programming tool for anybody over the age of 8! PYTHON is the Raspberry Pi recommended programming language – it's where the 'Pi' part comes from!
For all your multimedia needs!