• RS Stock No. 756-8308
    • Brand Raspberry Pi
    • Mfr. Part No. Raspberry Pi Type B
    Raspberry Pi
    Product Details

    Raspberry Pi B Computer Board

    The original Raspberry Pi B 756-8308 (rev 1) and 767-3567 (rev 2) is a credit-card sized computer board with an ARM11 processor core and an on-board Broadcom BCM 2835 SoC. As a step up from the A+ model, the board is perfect if you need to add more functionality to your projects – particularly with the featured ethernet and USB ports that enable connection to the internet.

    Key features include;

    •512 MB RAM
    •2 USB Ports
    •100 mb Ethernet Port
    •HDMI & RCA jack connection points
    •Camera & display interface slots
    •SD card slot

    Want to know more?
    For more technical information please see the data sheets, schematics and video on this page.

    How is the second revision board different? Please see;

    For access to forums, resources and project ideas please see;

    Raspberry Pi Foundation @ https://www.raspberrypi.org
    Design Spark @ http://ow.ly/MDjyy
    Magpi (the official Raspberry Pi magazine) @ https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/
    Piweekly (free Raspberry Pi weekly newsletter) @ http://piweekly.net/

    Supplied with

    Getting Started Guide

    Raspberry Pi

    Raspberry Pi @ RS Components. Everything you require to get started...And more!

    The Raspberry Pi was first 'baked' in 2012 as a single board ARM-based computer that developed in response to the growing need for computing and programming skills within children. Fast forward to today and the Raspberry Pi has an expanding community of enthusiasts, designers and engineers - all looking to build their latest projects with Pi at the core. Let's get cooking!

    Why Pi?

    Most importantly, it is a great way for beginners, young, and old, to get into computing!

    • It's low-cost
    • It's REALLY easy to use.
    • It's Linux-based open source - with access to free software and downloads to help you with your project.
    • It has great connectivity.
    • It is flexible to the user. Want to play games? Stream music and/or video? Do your homework? Create a weather station? Create a home security camera? No limits!

    Let's take a look at the Pi models;

    Pi B+ BCM2835 SoC/ARM11/700 MHz/512 MB RAM/4 USB PORTS/ 85 x 56 x 17 mm
    Pi A+ BCM2835 SoC/ARM11/700 MHz/256 MB RAM/1 USB PORT/ 66 x 56 x 14 mm
    Pi 2 B BCM2836 SoC/ARMv7/900 MHz/1GB RAM/4 USB PORTS/ 85 x 56 x 17 mm

    What do I need to get started?

    You will need a keyboard, a mouse, an SD card with or without NOOBS, a power supply, HDMI or RCA jack (to connect to a screen) and either an ethernet cable or a dongle for internet connection - all available at RS. We also have a constantly expanding range of accessories to give your Pi that extra flavour! These include cases, USB hubs, ethernet cables, dongles, 'how to' books, camera boards and expansion boards.
    Note - Pi A+ does not connect to the Internet.

    How do I set up my Pi?

    Once you are all connected, you will need to install NOOBS which helps set up your Pi. SD cards are available with NOOBS pre-installed or you can download NOOBS from the Raspberry Pi Foundation website onto your SD card. Once you have NOOBS, you can easily install an operating system (no Internet needed!), with the popular choices being;

    Great for beginners with SCRATCH - An interactive story, game, and animation programming tool for anybody over the age of 8! PYTHON is the Raspberry Pi recommended programming language – it's where the 'Pi' part comes from!

    For all your multimedia needs!

    Technical note for Raspberry Pi Type B 512MB
    • Please be aware that if you want to place an order for more than 100 Raspberry Pi units we may contact you to arrange alternative delivery dates.
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    ClassificationDevelopment Board
    NameModel B
    Processor Part NumberBCM2835
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    Great for little projects. Used these to replace pc's on our factory floor, they connect straight into our UNIX manufacturing system as quickly as a terminal on a pc. Also set one up as a media player using some software called XBMC, which you can connect to via a smart phone or tablet, works perfectly (you can basically turn your TV in a Smart TV!). Definitely worth buying a few of these, even if it's just to have a play around with.


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      Statement of conformity

      This certificate confirms that the product detailed below complies with the specifications currently published by RS Components and has been subject to the quality conditions of our registration to the BS EN ISO9001:2008 management standard. Furthermore, where applicable, it provides assurance that all electrostatic discharge sensitive devices have been handled and packed under conditions that meet the administrative and technical requirements of the ANSI/ESD S20.20:2007 and the BS EN 61340-5-1:2007 electrostatic control standards.
      RS Stock No. 756-8308
      Description Raspberry Pi Type B 512MB
      Manufacturer/Brand: Raspberry Pi
      Mfr. Part No. Raspberry Pi Type B
      The foregoing information relates to product sold on, or after, the date shown below.
      Date May 27, 2015
      RS Components Ltd, Birchington Road, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 9RS, UK
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