Post Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:03 pm

My Raspberry Pi's

Here is my collection of Raspberry Pi computers. I love these things, the possibilities are endless and they are becoming quite powerful little machines.


I have a Pi 1 B, and Pi Zero W and a Pi 3.

First up, and the latest addition is the Pi Zero W.

This is the smallest of the Raspberry Pi's but it is the latest model which features wifi and blue tooth onboard. Crazy! I use this machine for programming and general messing about with projects and things.


Dimensions: 65mm × 30mm × 5mm
SoC: Broadcom BCM2835
CPU: ARM11 running at 1GHz
RAM: 512MB
Wireless: 2.4GHz 802.11n wireless LAN
Bluetooth: Bluetooth Classic 4.1 and Bluetooth LE
Power: 5V, supplied via micro USB connector
Video & Audio: 1080P HD video & stereo audio via mini-HDMI connector
Storage: MicroSD card
Output: Micro USB
GPIO: 40-pin GPIO, unpopulated
Camera Serial Interface (CSI)

Next up, my Raspberry Pi 1 model B.

Model B is the higher-spec variant of Raspberry Pi 1, with 512 MB of RAM, two USB ports and a 100mb Ethernet port. I use mine as a web development server as well as a Kodi machine for my TV in my bedroom. For it's spec, it performs very well indeed! It has no built in wifi so i've added a tiny Edimax wifi dongle.



Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
700 MHz ARM1176JZF-S core CPU
Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU
512 MB RAM
2 x USB2.0 Ports
Video Out via Composite (PAL and NTSC), HDMI or Raw LCD (DSI)
Audio Out via 3.5mm Jack or Audio over HDMI
Storage: SD/MMC/SDIO
10/100 Ethernet (RJ45)

Next up, my Raspberry Pi 3!

This is the best one made currently. It features a quad core CPU and 1GB ram! It is a great machine!



A 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU
802.11n Wireless LAN
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
4 USB ports
40 GPIO pins
Full HDMI port
Ethernet port
Combined 3.5mm audio jack and composite video
Camera interface (CSI)
Display interface (DSI)
Micro SD card slot (now push-pull rather than push-push)
VideoCore IV 3D graphics core

I use this for many things, all of which can be seen here:

I used to have a Pi 2 also which would be an almost complete set but sadly it died.