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Topic # 150179 14-Jul-2014 12:27
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It has 4xUSB ports, micro SD card slot, 40 pin GPIO, and a whole new layout. A bit more expensive but...

http://tronixlabs.com/raspberry-pi/raspberry-pi-model-b-1/

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  Reply # 1088476 14-Jul-2014 12:38
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The official launch time is 9pm this evening NZ time so there should be more details from the Foundtation themselves by then at the latest.






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  Reply # 1088498 14-Jul-2014 12:55
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Sweet - will you be stocking them Hadley?

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  Reply # 1088500 14-Jul-2014 12:58
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But of course;

https://nicegear.co.nz/raspberry-pi/raspberry-pi-model-b-plus/


We've arranged a stock shipment last week, there's 50 units on the way already.

I was being a good boy and waiting until the official time to publish our link but it seems that's now moot.






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  Reply # 1088502 14-Jul-2014 12:59
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Ha - good work - I didn't realise otherwise I would have posted your link instead!

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  Reply # 1088514 14-Jul-2014 13:12
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Hadley, there is talk to reduce power usage. Do you have details on that you can share?




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  Reply # 1088527 14-Jul-2014 13:21
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Hi, I've agreed not to post anything else until the launch time sorry :)




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  Reply # 1088790 14-Jul-2014 18:07
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Okay, I'm now allowed to talk.

Unfortunately I don't have a lot of official details but there has been a bit of work on the power supply area and a linear regulator has been changed to a switching regulator and the power usage is meat to have dropped from ~750mA to ~600mA. It will be interesting to see if they have stabilised things a bit when using certain USB devices.

I don't have my hands on one yet but when I do which should be late this week hopefully I'll be able to to some tests on my bench.

Cheers,

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  Reply # 1088810 14-Jul-2014 18:49
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I would prefer a Model C that was more powerful, had increased bandwidth for the USB ports (USB 3.0), and Gbps ethernet. While the layout looks improved it still has the issues of low bandwidth for it's USB ports and 10/100 ethernet.







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  Reply # 1088826 14-Jul-2014 19:12
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I'd be happy to pay circa US$100 for a 'Model C' with at least some of the following features (in order of preference):

- A faster/more modern processor
- More RAM
- USB3
- PoE
- Onboard WiFI
- Onboard Bluetooth
- Gigabit Ethernet




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  Reply # 1088844 14-Jul-2014 19:37
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Still no gbE, how bizarre. 


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  Reply # 1088912 14-Jul-2014 21:55
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networkn: Still no gbE, how bizarre. 



Its connected via a USB ethernet adaptor to a USB 2.0 port, so not really.

Most people dont understand the target design and are expecting the pi do to all sorts of other things well, which is outside the design scope of the board.




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  Reply # 1088921 14-Jul-2014 22:14
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Yep I still think for what they cost, and what you can do with them, they are an amazing piece of kit. I have 5 in operation currently, 2xRaspbmc clients, 1xIrrigation controller (using 4xrelay board and MQTT) which includes the camera module for keeping an eye on things in my garage, 1xBackup server which has a ready-to-go install containing dnsmasq and Freeswitch in case my main server goes down, and one for tinkering - which currently happens to be voice recognition/control via Jasper.

Will be interesting to see what people can do with this B+ version and if it offers much of an improvement in any area...

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  Reply # 1088924 14-Jul-2014 22:24
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Usable USB ports will be a huge bonus. Getting the number of sides that cables go into down to 2 is a huge improvement. Stickey out SD being removed. All positive. Removing the stupid pointless RCA socket too. Hope they use the board as a basis for a new model A as well, since removing the analog jacks to get the size down is a bit hard on a board like that.




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  Reply # 1088926 14-Jul-2014 22:25
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I read somewhere there was potentially a model A+ coming as well - but don't have a link sorry.

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  Reply # 1088938 14-Jul-2014 22:46
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I should get some old models ordered before too long, as I have a couple of half finished projects I have pillaged the pi from to do something else with and dont want to have to re-glue the standoffs to hold it etc.




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