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The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer board that plugs into a TV and a keyboard. It’s a miniature ARM-based PC which can be used for many of the things that a desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays High-Definition video. The Raspberry Pi Model A and Model B boards are supplied as a board only, and come without an operating system, SD card, power supply, keyboard, case or cables, which can be bought from RS separately.

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Raspberry Pi

Features of the Raspberry Pi Boards (Model A and Model B)

  • Broadcom BCM2835 700MHz ARM1176JZFS processor with FPU and Videocore 4 GPU
  • GPU provides Open GL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, and 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
  • GPU is capable of 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s or 24GFLOPs with texture filtering and DMA infrastructure
  • 256MB RAM (Model A), 512MB RAM (Model B)
  • Boots from SD card, running a version of Linux
  • USB 2.0 socket (Model A x 1 socket/ Model B x 2 sockets)
  • 10/100 BaseT Ethernet socket (Model B only)

Raspberry Pi frequently asked questions

How do I get my Raspberry Pi Camera Module up and running?

Firstly make sure that the SD card being used contains the latest Debian Raspberry Pi operating system. To check this, visit Raspberry Pi Downloads where the latest version is listed and available for download. For further instructions on how to upload the latest operating system, please visit DesignSpark.com.

Secondly, connect the Raspberry Pi Camera Module to the Raspberry Pi Board by inserting the flex cable in to the connector situated between the Ethernet and HDMI ports with the silver connectors facing the HDMI port. For further information please view the dedicated video at YouTube for a demonstration on how to do this.

Lastly, boot the Raspberry Pi up, log in and start using the Raspberry Pi Camera software. For further information and guidance on this please visit DesignSpark.com.

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