Raspberry Pi Gets Smaller, Better, Cheaper


Everyone’s favorite microcomputer just took a step up in features, and a step down in size and price. The awesome Raspberry Pi board, which allows users to put a tiny computer into just about anything, has a new model: the A+, which takes the original features of the model A, shaves off about 25% in size, and improves both the audio and power usage. Enhancements include:

  • More GPIO. The GPIO header has grown to 40 pins. The Model A+ is compatible with the HAT standard for add-on boards.
  • Micro SD. The old friction-fit SD card socket has been replaced with a much nicer push-push micro SD version.
  • Better audio. The audio circuit incorporates a dedicated low-noise power supply.

A-_3And the kicker is, it costs under $30 (depending upon the UK exchange rates). For that price, you can add a real, functional computer to whatever project you’re working on, or even just build your own micro-Linux machine for your kids by plugging in a TV and a keyboard. This is pretty cool. You can buy them right now, at RaspberryPi.org.

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