We loved Raspberry Pi even since was first launched around two and half years ago. You can now get even better DIY experiences with Raspberry Pi Model B+ IBM allotted an impressive budget for R&D in order to move beyond the silicon processor, but innovation arises only once you understand the basic computer functions
The credit-card sized minicomputer was destined for students. The low performance hardware did not allow more power hungry programs to be run onto, but it allowed geeks to play with the gadget’s functions. The British gadget had two main uses, even if the one pervades the other. Raspberry Pi is a wonderful tool to play around with if you want to learn about the basic hardware and programing principles. The device can control a myriad of appliances. For instance, someone turned an old all-tube radio into a new high-tech audio device by integrating Raspberry Pi in the case and bestowed the computer with all the functions.
Raspberry Pi Model B+ offers increased hardware versatility
The British company decided to upgrade the lovely machine by offering a few other hardware ports and improvements. Raspberry Pi Model B+ will feature 512 Mb of RAM too, along with the same processor. “This isn’t a “Raspberry Pi 2″, but rather the final evolution of the original Raspberry Pi”, the company announced on its blog. The goodies come at a pack with another great news. Raspberry Pi Model Model B+ will be sold for the same price as its predecessor, $35.
Let us check the improvements. First, the device will offer more GPIO. From now on, more sensors will be supported by the computer. Instead of two, a number of four USB 2.0 ports are featured in the evolved Raspberry PI Model B+ for more devices to be interconnected.
Raspberry Pi did not consume much energy before, but the B+ model will consume with up to 1 W less than the previous versions. This has been achieved by replacing the linear regulators with switching regulators.
The audio signal is going to be better than ever, because the Raspberry Pi B+ now integrates a low-noise power supply. Besides all these relatively minor improvements, the whole package will come in a more efficient shape. The engineers moved the USB ports, and modified the composite video.
It might all look like minor changes in a world where performance doubles every couple of years. But Raspberry Pi Model B+ is not meant for that. For lab projects and home DIY projects, the minicomputer already offered enough capabilities. The new improvements are much more useful for tech enthusiasts than a new processor. The Raspberry Pi enthusiasts take the hardware literally into their own hands and what Raspberry Pi B+ offers is more functionality and versatility for the same price.