Raspberry Pi model A is out

By on February 6, 2013
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Raspberry Pi foundation launched a newer version of the Raspberry PI. According to the website

“The Model A is a stripped-down version of the Model B Raspberry Pi, with no Ethernet, one USB port and 256MB RAM. If you’d like to learn more, check out this post from a couple of months back.

Stripping down the Model A means it has two important differences from the Model B: we can make it ten dollars cheaper, at $25; and it consumes roughly a third of the power of the Model B, which is of key importance to those of you wanting to run projects from a battery or solar power: robots, sensor platforms in remote locations, Wi-Fi repeaters attached to the local bus stop and so forth. We’re working on software to get the power consumption even lower.”

via Raspberry Pi | An ARM GNU/Linux box for $25. Take a byte!.

This new release confirms that, to unlock the very original potential of the Internet of Things we need a more varied hardware: boards that are smaller are more easily embeddable in complex products and hacks and the energy consumption side is still a key issue.

Are you going to try this new model? what’s your impression about Raspberry Pi and Model A?

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