Raspberry Pi Model B (512MB RAM, UK Model) £27.62 at Amazon
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Raspberry Pi Model B (512MB RAM, UK Model) £27.62 at Amazon

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Found 1st Mar 2014
Product Information
Technical Details
Brand Raspberry Pi
Item Weight 50 g
Product Dimensions 8.6 x 1.7 x 5.4 cm
Item model number RBCA000
Series Raspberry Pi
Processor Brand Raspberry Pi
Processor Type ARM710
Processor Speed 700 MHz
Processor Count 1
RAM Size 512 MB
Computer Memory Type SDRAM
Hard Drive Interface USB
Card Reader SDHC

Operating System Linux

Diect link:
amazon.co.uk/Ras…GGC

81 Comments

Some good news today, Raspberry Pi have got Broadcom to release the documentation and source code for the Videocore part of hte GPU, an unexpected and much wanted event. This opens up some real power and we can expect some amazing things to come to the Pi in the next 12 months!

androoski

Some good news today, Raspberry Pi have got Broadcom to release the … Some good news today, Raspberry Pi have got Broadcom to release the documentation and source code for the Videocore part of hte GPU, an unexpected and much wanted event. This opens up some real power and we can expect some amazing things to come to the Pi in the next 12 months!


Are you James May in disguise?

Can be got a little bit cheaper if using other buying options

just soldered up a slice of PIO
yay Maplin!

spoony could you elaborate on that please? Looking to get one soon.

Not an arduino

Banned

will probably buy one soon, not going to rush for a £2 saving though

spoony100

Can be got a little bit cheaper if using other buying options



can you explain this please mate.... pm if need be.

morpheus

can you explain this please mate.... pm if need be.



I'm only really talking about a few pence

amazon.co.uk/gp/…all

Edited by: "spoony100" 1st Mar 2014

Ive never used a raspberry pie before but im sure i used to see these things for like £16-£18 a couple of years back...is this a newer/more improved version?

I could have swore those older ones were 512mb aswell, could be wrong though....

I got one at launch, found it to slow to do anything useful with it. It really needs an update to a slightly more modern chip.

The chinese version (early) had 256mb. The later model has 512mb. These are made in South Wales in the Sony factory and are far better quality. The 512mb makes a hell of a difference if you are running a desktop and/or XBMC.
Edited by: "decron" 1st Mar 2014

Considering to buy one but might wait for a big drop yet. Can anybody recommend certain *ahem* addons for XMBC, if you get me (_;)

And no, before you get on my case, not pr0n.

Banned

Can this run Windows XP?






















*runs away*

Alinshearah

Can this run Windows XP?



If you need windows XP, you need a PC, not a pi.





















*runs away*[/quote]
Edited by: "artform" 1st Mar 2014

addon ' I'd recommend are icefilms, mashup, sports devil and navi -x I use a pi as a mc and if u knock the xbmc menu settings down to 720p it runs smooth. not the quickest thing in the world but very adequate for xbmc if your willing to wait 30 seconds for your free viewing experience

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artform



So will it run OS X Lion then?

Alinshearah

So will it run OS X Lion then?



http://rlv.zcache.com/tv_did_you_wash_your_brain_today_tee_shirts-r126b9faf3dcd4a0592e597d06908c755_804gs_324.jpg

Good price

These are great for XBMC when overclocked with some cheap heat sinks of Ebay

The the Model A with camera deal at CPC is also good. Great for high definition CCTV, time lapse, etc.

Alinshearah

So will it run OS X Lion then?


No but you maybe fleeced by 3 Goats.

Edited by: "Oneday77" 1st Mar 2014

If this is Linux is it possible to use Steam home streaming on it?

I love the PI heat added (Wasn't keen on Xbmc, found Openelec far better)

Not only that, RasPlex? Bargain considering the price of sd cards (Setup and then change the card to suit the flavour of your taste) Mmmm
Edited by: "Thetrout" 1st Mar 2014

Mashup and openelec using sybu xbmc iOS device wifi remote works good.

I got one at £15 from the guy on ebay last year through HUKD, anyone remember that deal? He must have sold loads. Wish I'd got more...can't seem to find any for less than a couple of quid under retail now

Banned

I noticed a few reviews from January 2014 saying they were sent the made in China versions by Amazon.

M0nk3h

Considering to buy one but might wait for a big drop yet. Can anybody … Considering to buy one but might wait for a big drop yet. Can anybody recommend certain *ahem* addons for XMBC, if you get me (_;)And no, before you get on my case, not pr0n.



iStream and Mashup is all you really need these days.

ipressbuttons

If this is Linux is it possible to use Steam home streaming on it?



If you're asking about steam os, then no.

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androoski

Some good news today, Raspberry Pi have got Broadcom to release the … Some good news today, Raspberry Pi have got Broadcom to release the documentation and source code for the Videocore part of hte GPU, an unexpected and much wanted event. This opens up some real power and we can expect some amazing things to come to the Pi in the next 12 months!



should have been available from the start. negates the whole open source/hardware - ness of the platform

On its own its pants. But add PIFACE DIGITAL
uk.farnell.com/pif…566
and it might be a bit more useful.
And unfortunately computers are still thick and don' understand English.
So you will have to ask it to do things with hire a gliffiks.
Spend a lot of time getting it to read a door switch and just when you have figured it out
they will be on Strawberry flavour.

ewwaxo

should have been available from the start. negates the whole open … should have been available from the start. negates the whole open source/hardware - ness of the platform



It was only supposed to be a run of 10,000 to kick start the right sort of tech education, they didn't expect it to take off and find a myriad of other uses. And it was only about 5 people trying to swing a special deal and I don't think they had the time to worry about open source crusades when that wasn't its primary function.

Only now it has reached 2.5 million shipped they've got the persuasive power to get a highly protective chip maker to partly open up a lot of intellectual property. Some have been very unappreciative of what they have managed to achieve, they should be applauded.

Don't forget that your gonna need a power supply micro usb, hdmi lead, ethernet or usb wifi dongle and a sd 4GB and wants to be a class 10 if you plan to use it as a media center check out raspbmc, openelec or Xbain
check out xbmchub for info

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androoski

It was only supposed to be a run of 10,000 to kick start the right sort … It was only supposed to be a run of 10,000 to kick start the right sort of tech education, they didn't expect it to take off and find a myriad of other uses. And it was only about 5 people trying to swing a special deal and I don't think they had the time to worry about open source crusades when that wasn't its primary function. Only now it has reached 2.5 million shipped they've got the persuasive power to get a highly protective chip maker to partly open up a lot of intellectual property. Some have been very unappreciative of what they have managed to achieve, they should be applauded.



shame the Beaglebone Black never took off - it's so much more a stable platform

Dryosh

If you're asking about steam os, then no.



Nope. New feature in Beta that always you to stream games that are installed on one client to another. Seems really cool but I've only got the one laptop atm. steamcommunity.com/gro…eam join that group and you'll be invited to it. Some games work better than others. On YouTube there are loads of cool videos showing it on tablets and Linux pcs. Would be awesome if it could stream on one of these.

Ner3

I noticed a few reviews from January 2014 saying they were sent the made … I noticed a few reviews from January 2014 saying they were sent the made in China versions by Amazon.



If that photo on the listing is of actual and not just a stock photo then, it's a chinese unit. They did produce x amount of units prior to moving manufacture over about 18 months ago. Some of the components are different due to a different manufacturing process and the faulty return rate of the UK manufactured units is significantly lower. I did have comparison photos but can't find them. If I wanted to get one, I'd pay the few extra pounds and get one from either Farnell or RS. At least then you know you won't get one that is almost definitely going to have power issues.

donskoops

Don't forget that your gonna need a power supply micro usb, hdmi lead, … Don't forget that your gonna need a power supply micro usb, hdmi lead, ethernet or usb wifi dongle and a sd 4GB and wants to be a class 10 if you plan to use it as a media center check out raspbmc, openelec or Xbain check out xbmchub for info



You can get the lot for £10/15 if you shop right.

donskoops

Don't forget that your gonna need a power supply micro usb, hdmi lead, … Don't forget that your gonna need a power supply micro usb, hdmi lead, ethernet or usb wifi dongle and a sd 4GB and wants to be a class 10 if you plan to use it as a media center check out raspbmc, openelec or Xbain check out xbmchub for info



Don't forget the case.

best one i've seen and ordered

http://i.imgur.com/qmoMXXP.jpg
Edited by: "5ack8oy" 2nd Mar 2014

foes4you

And unfortunately computers are still thick and don' understand … And unfortunately computers are still thick and don' understand English.So you will have to ask it to do things with hire a gliffiks.



Great post, thanks. It has made my morning

Xp on ARM chip, not a chance!

Banned

decron

If that photo on the listing is of actual and not just a stock photo … If that photo on the listing is of actual and not just a stock photo then, it's a chinese unit. They did produce x amount of units prior to moving manufacture over about 18 months ago. Some of the components are different due to a different manufacturing process and the faulty return rate of the UK manufactured units is significantly lower. I did have comparison photos but can't find them. If I wanted to get one, I'd pay the few extra pounds and get one from either Farnell or RS. At least then you know you won't get one that is almost definitely going to have power issues.



I think that's what I'll do. If I'm paying the UK tax then it best be a UK made Pi. On the .org website in search engines it says $25 with the exchange rate a bit better now that's less than £15
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