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Hacker Lab Message Board › HOLEY MOLEY!! Raspberry Pi

HOLEY MOLEY!! Raspberry Pi

Gina L.
Group Organizer
Sacramento, CA
Post #: 40
We need these!

Measuring just 85mm by 54mm and costing $25 (£16), the Raspberry Pi packs a punch. "It can do anything a PC can," says engineer Eben Upton, one of six Cambridge-based creators. At its heart is a Broadcom system-on-a-chip, and with 128MB of RAM it can run a full version of Linux-based system Fedora 15 as powerfully as a Pentium II machine.

Production of the more school-friendly £22 Model B (above) began in January, with the basic £16 Model A to follow soon. The Raspberry Pi Foundation wouldn't share its costs with us, so we asked Southampton University's electronics and computer science team to take an educated guess, based on a 100,000-unit run of Model A.

The costs:
HDMI port: 18p
USB port: 13p
Audio jack: 28p
SD card slot: 71p

And the rest:
Price estimates by Southampton university computer scientists...

BCM2835 SoC: £7
RCA video socket: 23p
Power socket: 13p
Regulator: 9p
Switches: 15p
Headers: 20p
Discrete devices: £1.80
Passive components: £1.50
PCB manufacture and assembly: £2.50
Marketing: 80p
Packaging: 30p

Total: £16
A former member
Post #: 290
Wow, that is awesome! Got to love hardware ;-)
Gina L.
Group Organizer
Sacramento, CA
Post #: 41
Totally and it is official we will be getting at least one for the space :)
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