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Raspberry Pi 2
« on: February 03, 2015, 07:02:04 am »
Apparently the raspberry foundation decided to bring out a new pi: The Raspberry Pi 2. It is on sale for $35, which is just as much as RPi1 B+
And it's hardware seems to be the same, except of the cpu and the ram:
The CPU is a quad-core ARM7 900MHz, the claim it to be about 6 times faster
The RAM is now twice as much, 1GB SDRAM

Linkey: http://www.raspberrypi.org/raspberry-pi-2-on-sale/

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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2015, 08:34:15 am »
Yessss! I am totally getting this. I'm glad I waited :P

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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2015, 04:04:54 pm »
Lucky you for waiting :P

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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2015, 11:24:15 am »
Same here, next time I'll have some unused $35 I'll definitely buy one.

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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2015, 05:31:01 pm »
I'll definitely buy one for our school's tech club. I'll stick with my model B until I actually NEED the Pi2.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2015, 11:48:43 am »
...It is on sale for $35, which is just as much as RPi1 B+
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That seems to be true in America and the UK, but unfortunately, here in Belgium, the rpi 2 costs €14 more than the B+ (2 rpi 2's would cost about the same as 3 rpi B+'s).

But still, I'm going to try to convince the rest of my project group to use this version for our school project instead of the B+, the school is paying anyways :P .
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2015, 04:15:41 pm »
...It is on sale for $35, which is just as much as RPi1 B+
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That seems to be true in America and the UK, but unfortunately, here in Belgium, the rpi 2 costs €14 more than the B+ (2 rpi 2's would cost about the same as 3 rpi B+'s).

But still, I'm going to try to convince the rest of my project group to use this version for our school project instead of the B+, the school is paying anyways :P .
Yeah well dem countries. Also keep in mind that that price is without usb power cable, sd card or stuff

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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2015, 04:26:08 pm »
Yeah, I know. I already have the B+ for that school project, but it belongs to the school and we need to give it back next week (while we need to present our project at easter), so we need an other one. But since we were struggling with the speed of the B+, we decided to instead order this new version. It should arrive monday or tuesday.
I could give you guys an update on performance then if you'd like it. From what I've seen, it's even powerfull enough to emulate 5th gen consoles (PS1 and N64) at full speed, which already sounds awesome to me. But I can't know how well it'll speed up my programs before actually running them on the new hardware.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2015, 04:29:55 pm »
Do you guys also considered getting a Banana Pi, or, the new Banana Pro? (the Pro one has on-board wifi :3)

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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2015, 05:08:51 pm »
Actually, we never heard of the Banana Pi. But the software is already written for the Raspberry Pi, and switching the SD card takes a lot less time than porting everthing over ;) .

And wifi would be overkill. All it needs to do is process an image it gets from a camera and send signals to servos.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2015, 05:09:39 pm »
Well, IIRC the Banana Pi 2 needs a new image as the CPU is ARM7 there, instead of ARM6

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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2015, 12:32:06 pm »
Apparently the raspberry foundation decided to bring out a new pi: The Raspberry Pi 2. It is on sale for $35, which is just as much as RPi1 B+
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What type of projects do you develop for/on the Raspberry Pi? It would interest many of our visitors/users (me included).

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Re: Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2015, 12:39:23 pm »
I use my raspberry pi as a sound server with MPD running on it.

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