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Raspberry Pi Roundup

Beta Boards on Ebay

Beta Boards on Ebay

The first 10 Raspberry Pi beta boards (numbered 1 - 10) are being auctioned off on ebay. All the money raised will go straight back into the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Basically, differences in the beta board consists of a small hand modification in addition to a very large SD card slot. The first video shows the small modification, and the second video explains the reasons behind the auction.

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Beta Board Demo Testing

Beta Board Demo Testing

Here's a nice short video (2 minutes) which demonstrates the graphical power and capabilities of the Raspberry Pi. The video features a short boot into Linux, a demonstration of 1080p movie playback with audio, a short 3d graphical rendering demo in 1080p, and some web browsing using LXDE and the Midori web browser. Very cool stuff.

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An Interview with Eben

An Interview with Eben

If your interested in a little Q&A session with Eben, Raspberry Pi's director. Then have a click on the link below: Eben's SlashDot Interview Eben answers various questions regarding the Raspberry Pi including: The role of commercial viability in eduction Power supply VGA output Additional embedded features Open source schematics and layout Parallel computing Java development Teaching strategy An introduction to programming Raspberry Pi manuals

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Alpha Boards in Manufacture

Alpha Boards in Manufacture

The team at Raspberry Pi have been working super hard over the last few months to get the Raspberry Pi schematic and PCB layout finalised. Electrically, the alpha board is intended to be identical to the final release device. The Alpha board is designed to assist software development for the innovative micro-computer. Key difference between the Alpha board, and the intended release board are defined as: The alpha board is around 20% larger than the release board. The alpha board consists of 6 layers whereas the release board will have 4. The alpha board has various test and debug features...

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5V Micro USB Power Supply

5V Micro USB Power Supply

After a great deal of speculation the 5V Micro USB Jack has been confirmed to supply power to the Raspberry Pi board. Eben states this was for two reasons: "Ubiquity. Micro USB has been chosen as the GSMA’s Universal Charging Solution, so we expect AC adapters with this connector to be cheap and plentiful. Voltage assurance. Unlike coaxial jacks, we know that we’ll be receiving 5V over this connector, which we can pass on unregulated to HDMI and USB devices. Model B owners using networking and high-current USB peripherals will require a supply which can source 700mA (many phone chargers meet...

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