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Hardware & Peripherals:

Hardware and Hardware History.

Low-level Peripherals and Expansion Boards.

Screens, Cases and Other Peripherals.

Raspberry Pi Model-A Full Production Board

  • Announced: Not Yet (as of 16 June 2012)
  • Board will now have 256Mb of RAM rather than the originally planned 128Mb[1]
  • Foundation will probably produce a small Beta batch before handing manufacturing over to RS and Farnell

Raspberry Pi Model-B Full Production Board

The Rpi full production board (model B)
  • Announced: April 2012, first orders sent out June 2012.
  • Manufacturing and Orders will be made through RS and Farnell
  • This means a much higher volume of units will be produced and made available.
  • Additional detail is available about the manufacturing and distribution agreement here video interview between Eben Upton and SlashDot here (28/02/12).

Raspberry Pi 1st Production Board

  • Announced: 29th Feb 2012 - Start of Sale Only[1]
  • Credit-card Format
  • Initial 10k Batch (All Model-B's) Manufactured in China (Jan/Feb 2012)[2]
  • Should look identical to the Raspberry Pi Beta Board below (except different SDCard holder).
  • The board has a yellow RCA connector, rather than the black one used in the Beta's.
  • Nokia/Qt Development group has donated vouchers for 400 RPi units for developers[3]
  • The batch was delayed several weeks due to the RJ45 network connector being substituted for the wrong part[4] and also so the board could undergo compliance testing[5]

Raspberry Pi Beta Production Board

The Rpi beta board (model B)
  • Announced: December 2011[6]
  • Credit-Card Format
  • Manufactured in UK
  • Produced 100[7] PCBs
  • Characteristic feature of hand-modded correction to PCB [8]
  • 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) [9])

SerialNo: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7[10] #8[11] #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[10] (also spotted here..)!

Board #8 Owned by Tech Blogger, Paul Maunders, see his blog for details[11]

Raspberry Pi Alpha Board

RPi Alpha Board
  • Announced: August 2011[12]
  • 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[13]

See Also

Video

Audio

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Post-Launch - And breathe…
  2. We’ve started manufacture!
  3. Nokia has Raspberry Pi vouchers for 400 Qt developers
  4. Manufacturing Hiccup
  5. Compliance testing
  6. Populated boards: an update on where we are
  7. We have PCBs! BETA
  8. (hand-mod) More on the beta boards
  9. We’re auctioning ten beta Raspberry Pis!
  10. 10.0 10.1 Beta board bought by anonymous bidder and donated to museum
  11. 11.0 11.1 Paul Maunders - Raspberry Pi #8 First Photoshoot
  12. The alpha boards are here!
  13. Raspberry Pi – 2006 edition