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==Raspberry Pi Beta Production Board ==
 
==Raspberry Pi Beta Production Board ==
 
[[File:RpiFront.jpg|250px|thumb|right|The Rpi beta board (model B)]]
 
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* Announced: December 2011<ref name="#Beta">http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/422</ref>
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* Announced: December 2011<ref name="#Beta">[http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/422 Populated boards: an update on where we are]</ref>
 
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* Manufactured in UK
 
* Manufactured in UK
* Produced 100<ref name="betapcb">http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/389</ref> PCBs
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* Produced 100<ref name="betapcb">[http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/389 We have PCBs! BETA]</ref> PCBs
 
* Characteristic feature of hand-modded correction to PCB <ref name="betaError">http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/470</ref>
 
* Characteristic feature of hand-modded correction to PCB <ref name="betaError">http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/470</ref>
 
* See the [http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/482 blog post] which includes a video explaining how the production units will differ from the beta boards.
 
* See the [http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/482 blog post] which includes a video explaining how the production units will differ from the beta boards.
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===eBay Auction===
 
===eBay Auction===
10 of the completed Model-B boards were auctioned on eBay (Started on 1st Jan 2012) <ref name="betaebay">http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/482</ref>)
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10 of the completed Model-B boards were auctioned on eBay (Started on 1st Jan 2012) <ref name="betaebay">[http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/482 We’re auctioning ten beta Raspberry Pis!]</ref>)
 
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Board #7 was anonymously (and generously) donated to [http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/ Centre for Computing History]<ref name="#7Donated">http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/503</ref> (also spotted [http://twitpic.com/86trra here..])!
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Board #7 was anonymously (and generously) donated to [http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/ Centre for Computing History]<ref name="#7Donated">[http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/503 Beta board bought by anonymous bidder and donated to museum]</ref> (also spotted [http://twitpic.com/86trra here..])!
  
Board #8 Owned by Tech Blogger, Paul Maunders, see his [http://www.pyrosoft.co.uk/blog blog] for details<ref name="#8PaulMaunders">http://www.pyrosoft.co.uk/blog/2012/01/13/raspberry-pi-8-first-photoshoot/</ref>
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Board #8 Owned by Tech Blogger, Paul Maunders, see his [http://www.pyrosoft.co.uk/blog blog] for details<ref name="#8PaulMaunders">[http://www.pyrosoft.co.uk/blog/2012/01/13/raspberry-pi-8-first-photoshoot/ Paul Maunders - Raspberry Pi #8 First Photoshoot]</ref>
  
 
==Raspberry Pi Alpha Board ==
 
==Raspberry Pi Alpha Board ==

Revision as of 11:56, 16 March 2012


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Hardware & Peripherals:

Hardware and Hardware History.

Low-level Peripherals and Expansion Boards.

Screens, Cases and Other Peripherals.


Raspberry Pi 1st Production Board

  • Announced: 29th Feb 2012 - Start of Sale Only
  • Credit-card Format
  • Initial 10k Batch (All Model-B's) Manufactured in China (Jan/Feb 2012)[1]
  • Should look identical to the Raspberry Pi Beta Board below (except GPIO header will not be populated).
  • Nokia/Qt Development group has donated vouchers for 400 RPi units for developers[2]
  • The batch was delayed several weeks due to the RJ45 network connector being substituted for the wrong part[3]

Raspberry Pi Beta Production Board

The Rpi beta board (model B)
  • Announced: December 2011[4]
  • Credit-Card Format
  • Manufactured in UK
  • Produced 100[5] PCBs
  • Characteristic feature of hand-modded correction to PCB [6]
  • See the blog post which includes a video explaining how the production units will differ from the beta boards.



eBay Auction

10 of the completed Model-B boards were auctioned on eBay (Started on 1st Jan 2012) [7])

SerialNo: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7[8] #8[9] #9 #10
Date: 11-Jan-2012 11-Jan-2012 10-Jan-2012 10-Jan-2012 09-Jan-2012 09-Jan-2012 08-Jan-2012 08-Jan-2012 07-Jan-2012 07-Jan-2012
Sold For: £3,500 £2,150 £2,257 £1,550 £1,040 £1,000 £989 £1,020 £930 £1,900

Board #7 was anonymously (and generously) donated to Centre for Computing History[8] (also spotted here..)!

Board #8 Owned by Tech Blogger, Paul Maunders, see his blog for details[9]

Raspberry Pi Alpha Board

RPi Alpha Board
  • Announced: August 2011[10]
  • Large Format for debugging (Model-B)
  • Populated with headers for GPIO, JTAG, DSI, CSI, as well as switches and LEDs for I/O testing.






Raspberry Pi USB Prototype Board

RPi USB Prototype Board
  • Announced: May 2011
  • The "Computer On A USB Stick" Format
  • Included built-in camera
  • HDMI one end and single USB the other
  • Introduced the RPi Foundation to the world (any earlier links appreciated), featured by BBC Online Video.






Raspberry Pi Concept 2006 edition

Raspberry Pi Concept 2006 edition
  • Vero-board Prototype & PCB Version
  • Atmel ATmega644 microcontroller clocked at 22.1MHz[11]









See Also

Video

Audio

References

  1. We’ve started manufacture!
  2. Nokia has Raspberry Pi vouchers for 400 Qt developers
  3. Manufacturing Hiccup
  4. Populated boards: an update on where we are
  5. We have PCBs! BETA
  6. http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/470
  7. We’re auctioning ten beta Raspberry Pis!
  8. 8.0 8.1 Beta board bought by anonymous bidder and donated to museum
  9. 9.0 9.1 Paul Maunders - Raspberry Pi #8 First Photoshoot
  10. http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/78
  11. http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/264