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RASPBERRY Private Detective MODEL B 756-8308 Raspberry Pi B

RASPBERRY PI MODEL B 756-8308 Raspberry Pi B

  • Broadcom BCM2835 700MHz ARM1176JZFS processor chip with FPU as well as Videocore 4 GPU
  • GPU supplies Open GL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, as well as 1080p30 H. 264 prominent decode, GPU can 1Gpixel/s, 1.5 Gtexel/s or 24GFLOPs with structure filtering and also DMA infrastructure
  • 512MB RAM
  • Extra specifications: 10/100 BaseT Ethernet, HDMI, (2) USB 2.0, RCA video, SD card outlet, Powered from microUSB outlet, 3.5 mm audio out jack, boots from SD card, Size: 85.6 x 56 x 21 mm
  • Model B Revision 2.0 Board-only (no SD card, case, or cords)

The Raspberry Private detective is a single-board computer system developed in the UK by the Raspberry Private detective Structure. The Raspberry Private detective is a credit-card sized computer that connecteds into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little COMPUTER which can be used for numerous of the points that your desktop computer PC does, like spread sheets, word-processing, and also games, along with plays high-definition video. The layout is based around a Broadcom BCM2835 SoC, which includes an ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor chip, VideoCore IV GPU, as well as 512 Megabytes of RAM. This revision 2.0 board attributes two positioning openings for simple installment, an integrated reset circuit, as well as can be powered via the USB information ports. The layout does not include a built-in tough disk or solid-state drive, instead depending on an SD card (not included) for booting and long-lasting storage space. The Raspberry Private detective is planned to run Linux bit based running systems.

Element shades might vary. Not all systems produced in the UK.

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  • parta 6 months ago
    229 of 240 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Nifty Device, March 4, 2013

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    This review is from: RASPBERRY PI MODEL B 756-8308 Raspberry Pi B (Personal Computers)
    Thus is not a replacement for a “real” computer BUT…it’s pretty neat. Takes no effort to get it set up and running once you have your operating system on a SD card (or a MicroSD in an adapter). You will need extra things to make it work:
    1. Power supply. You need a power supply MICRO USB connector and at least .7 amps. A Kindle fast charger works fine.
    2. Display cable. a regular HDMI cable works fine if your monitor supports it. The composite connector works, but it is *very* difficult to get a usable picture on a TV this way. You’ll need to edit a configuration file to change resolution.
    3. Keyboard and pointing device. Because you only have 2 USB ports and a wired ethernet port, you’ll have to juggle whether you want to use a wireless USB, a keyboard/touch pad combo, etc. Most standard keyboards will work on it.
    4. Internet connection (if you want internet connectivity). This can be wired or wireless. I used the edimax 7811 adapter which worked right out of the box.
    5. Operating System on an SD card (minimum 4GB, class 4 – Amazon has a Sony 16GB class 10 for $11-$12 – that’s what I would use). There are a number of different ways to go. The Rasberry Pi foundation uses a Debian implementation of Linux called “Wheezy” which works well. This is a free download.
    6. powered USB hub. If you want more peripherals or do not have a keyboard/touchpad combo you might want one of these.

    HINTS: How-to-geek has an excellent step-by-step guide to setting it up. But here’s what you do. On a Windows machine, download Wheezy (free), use imgwriter(free) to write the image file to your SD Card (you can’t just copy the file to the card). Assemble everything you plug into the machine except the power first, slide in the SD card (it will stick out of the machine a 1/2 inch) then plug-in the power cord (a cell phone adapter with a minimum .700 amps and a micro USB , NOT a micro B, connector) in and it should fire up to a configuration screen. The only options you’ll probably need to use are A) expand the file system to take the whole card B) set your time zone and C) set the machine to boot into the graphical interface. (if you have a good power supply – 1 amp – you can overclock at this point to make the machine faster). Re-boot and you’re in a very windows-esque operating environment. If you have internet, connect using the icon on the starting desktop.

    Suggestion: replace the midori browser which seems very wonky with Chromium (the open-source version of Google Chrome) Open a terminal (also on the starting desktop) and type without quotes “sudo apt-get install chromium-browser”

    It will browse, it will get Email it will NOT use flash (even the Chromium “built-in” is not there) because flash is not compatible with the CPU. You can *try* to use the open-source (free) “gnash” but frankly…it’s not going to be very workable. If you set the machine up as a XBMC machine it will do some of this, but it is a totally different installation process.

    It’s fun! try it. Lots of things you can do with this. It’s about the size (if you put it in a case) of a cigarette box.


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  • Brian Rutan 6 months ago
    350 of 382 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Raspberry Pi is a Fantastic Platform!, December 9, 2012
    Brian Rutan (Oviedo, FL United States) –

    This review is from: RASPBERRY PI MODEL B 756-8308 Raspberry Pi B (Personal Computers)
    The Raspberry Pi is a groundbreaking new microcomputer platform that currently sells from between $35 and $40. Any price over that is price gouging and you’d be unwise to purchase from such a seller. Do yourself a favor and do a direct internet search for Raspberry Pi and price to make sure that you are getting the best deal. I am hopeful that those prices will be on Amazon.

    The Raspberry Pi is a fantastic platform on which kids (or anyone) can learn to program and work with their very own computer. My own kids are using one as an interface for all sorts of science experiments learning to code with the Python programming language and using another Raspberry Pi as a media center. I also visit my local hackerspace and see what other people are doing with the Raspberry Pi. You should seek out a hackerspace in your area for assistance!

    Purchasing a single unit such as listed above will not give you all that you need to operate the system. You will need an HDMI monitor (or DVI monitor with an HDMI to DVI converter cable), a power supply, USB hub, USB mouse, and USB keyboard for a minimal set up. Good luck!


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  • AgedWireHead 6 months ago
    67 of 72 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Tiny Open Computer. Learn How Computers Work and What You Can Do WIth One!, June 20, 2013
    AgedWireHead (Houston TX USA) –

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    This is the most fun I’ve had with a computer since the original Apple II, but it is way more fun and a fraction of the cost!

    The whole idea here is to be able to try things and make mistakes and still be able to get to the finish line–and you get to choose where the finish line is.

    There is a small learning curve with the Raspberry Pi. First is what to buy to get it to work. Second is how to connect it. Third is how to get a boot image burned on an SD card. Fourth is learning the operating system and programming tools. These things are covered in several books, but here is a quick summary of my experience that might be helpful:

    0. The Raspberry Pi Model B Revision 2.0 (512MB).

    1. Raspberry Pi Debian 6 “Wheezy” 4GB SD Card Boot Disk. Actually I used this to get started quickly. You can go to the Raspberry Pi web site and figure out a compatible SD card and use a Mac, PC, or Linux PC to burn a boot “disk” from a downloaded image. For me getting started quickly was worth the extra $15-20.

    2. Plugable USB 2.0 4 Port Hub and BC 1.1 Fast Charger with 2.5 Amp Power Adapter, charges Samsung Galaxy S4, iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad Mini, Nexus 7. This powers the Pi and provides extra powered USB ports.

    3. 6 Inch Micro USB Cable – A to Micro B (UUSBHAUB6 Inch) to connect from a powered USB port on the HUB and the Raspberry Pi power port.

    4. USB A to Mini USB B 6 inch cable to connect from a USB port on the Raspberry Pi to the PC port on the Hub.

    5. Mini USB Keyboard Model KB1500U (I had this and it worked with the HUB.)

    6. Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 USB 5V 100 mA (I had this and it worked with the HUB.)

    7. HDMI cable.

    8. TV with an extra HDMI input.

    9. Network cable, free switch port, etc.

    10. a case. I use SB Raspberry Pi Case (Clear).

    11. Raspberry Pi User Guide [Paperback]

    You may have many of these items in various junk boxes around the house. It is a bit irritating, however, to receive the Pi and then not have a single cable to get it running, so do an inventory first.

    The key is, you can make a very inexpensive complete kit to give to a child to get them really learning how a computer works–and you don’t have to worry about what they will do to your PC as they experiment. (Except for creating a SD boot disk. Exercise extreme caution when entering the “dd” command!–Or just buy the pre-programmed SD card listed above.)

    This really is simple. Twelve-year-olds get it running without any instructions and start entering commands in Linux. And it is a ton of fun. What can you do with a Raspberry Pi? What can your 12-year-old do with one? Visit the Raspberry Pi web site and browse for a while!

    I should state that the power available at the Raspberry Pi USB ports is strictly limited. There is, in fact, a current limiter that makes using plenty of USB devices impossible on the USB ports on the Pi. Thus using the powered USB HUB solves several power related issues. Please note: not all HUBs work properly, I tried two I had in junk boxes and they did not work, due mostly to how the HUB got its power.

    Although there are plenty of devices that work perfectly with the Pi, there are also many that don’t . If you have a concern, go to the Raspberry Pi web site and review the compatibility lists. And just because it is on the list does not mean it works using an on-board port. With my Pi, the keyboard I use works with the HUB but not if directly attached, but it is on the compatible list. Do not buy an SD card that isn’t listed as compatible. It simply isn’t worth the hassle.


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