Earlier this week the Foundation launched the new Raspberry Pi – the Model B+, which is on sale now at the same price of $35. This brought with it a selection of new cases and more.
In the announcement Eben described it as “This isn’t a ‘Raspberry Pi 2’, but rather the final evolution of the original Raspberry Pi”. It’s got 4 USB ports, 40 GPIO pins, a single port for composite and audio, it takes a Micro SD card and the power management’s been improved. The current model B is to remain in production.
Tomorrow Ben flies to Berlin for a week for EuroPython! He’ll be speaking about Raspberry Pi and education on Thursday.
There was a whispering of information on Twitter about out mystery sponsor Flotilla at the weekend! More details to follow.
Ben & Ryan
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Raspberry Pi Model B+ features more USB, more GPIO, improved power, micro SD and an combined composite and audio port – all for the original price of $35
Raspberry Pi Model B+ Launched (raspberrypi.org)
Model B+ on sale for $35 with 4 USBs, 40 GPIOs and micro SD
Raspberry Pi Mobile Site Launched (plus.google.com)
Raspberry Pi's responsive design for mobile devices
Model A+ To Be Expected (raspi.today)
Eben Upton's Interview about B+ reveals an A+ is on its way
Picademy 3 Review (raspberrypi.org)
Clive on this week's Picademy - applications open for September
MagPi Issue 25 (themagpi.com)
FishDish, Picamera, WiFi Sniffing, Enigma Cipher and more
Twin Raspberry Pi B+ Rack (instructables.com)
An instructable on how to make a quick 2 B+ Rack "Case"
A free open-source realtime radio programmer
Security hole allows you to RickRoll Chromecast users with Raspberry Pi
Articles & more
Redesign for barebones Raspberry Pi computer (bbc.co.uk)
BBC's coverage on the new B+ Redesign
B+: The Price is Right at $35 (linux.com)
The Linux Foundation praises Raspberry Pi's price point and user focus
Raspberry Pi Model B+ (linuxvoice.com)
A detailed look at the new version of the Raspberry Pi
Fun and simple Raspberry Pi Robot Kickstarter campiagn
GPIO sorcery for B+ (jarjartee.wordpress.com)
An analysis of quite a few GPIO boards and B+ Compatibiliity
First look at the new Raspberry Pi B+ (makezine.com)
What the Raspberry Pi should have been all along..?
Introducing Raspberry Pi B+ (comments) (news.ycombinator.com)
Hacker News comments thread on the B+
Alex on B+ Power Reduction (raspi.tv)
How much less power does the Raspberry Pi B+ use than the old model B?
Raspberry Pi B+ (cnet.com)
Raspberry Pi B+ gets more USBs and microSD for the same tiny price
- Manchester Raspberry Jam 21 (19 July)
- Horsham Raspberry Jam (20 July)
- Peterborough Raspberry Jam (9 August)
- Southend Raspberry Jam (16 August)
- PyConUK (Coventry) (19 - 22 September)
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