Seems we have good news in the Maker and Open Hardware community – The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s low-cost computer has launched his most waited upgrade, the Raspberry Pi 2!
There are two key changes on this new model, the processor now a lot more powerful and it includes twice as much RAM. What doesn’t change is just as important: it still sells for only $35.
“It’s a major leap forward in terms of computing power for users,” says Mike Powell, a technology development manager for Pi distributor Element14. Powell believes that the Pi 2 will open up a lot of new opportunities because of its added computing power. “A whole wave of new applications are now possible,” he says.
- Broadcom BCM2836 ARMv7 Quad Core Processor powered Single Board Computer running at 900MHz
- 1GB RAM so you can now run bigger and more powerful applications
- Identical board layout and footprint as the Model B+, so all cases and 3rd party add-on boards designed for the Model B+ will be fully compatible.
- Fully HAT compatible
- 40pin extended GPIO to enhance your “real world” projects
- 10/100 Ethernet Port to quickly connect the Raspberry Pi to the Internet
2 and B comparison:
Element´s 14 unique first look at the new board!
The new Board on Photos:
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