Raspberry Pi Model A now available !


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by mikerr » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:07 pm
Well as on the front page, RS Components and Premier Farnell/element14 now have stock of the Model A

(at least if you're in Europe ;) )

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Here's a direct buy link:

http://uk.farnell.com/raspberry-pi/rasp ... tt=2254699


Got my order in, be useful to have one just for the reduced power usage ( 1/3 the usage of a model B)
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by piglet » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:39 pm
Available. but you can't just buy one:

"The minimum Credit / Debit Card order value is £20.00. Please click here to add more items to your shopping basket. "

[edit] £20 ex vat by the look of it[/edit]
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by mikerr » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:41 pm
Try the CPC link - I don't think they have any minimum order value:

http://cpc.farnell.com/raspberry-pi/ras ... 5-00001002

you can use code WEBFREE to get free shipping this week too
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by RaTTuS » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:50 pm
bought!
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by pygmy_giant » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:16 pm
One Pi is enough for me at the moment, but when my robot's finished I will be getting one as the power consumption is 1/3 of the model B!
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by mikerr » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:22 pm
I wonder if this will also bring the possibility of usb device mode (OTG) ?
AIUI the usb hub chip of the model B prevented that.
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by ghans » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:34 pm
AFAIK OTG and Device mode are different things , and
there are some traces missing to create a valid OTG port.


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by pluggy » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:02 pm
I bought 1 from Farnell, ordered a powersupply for it as well to get it above £20.
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by jwhitehorn » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:11 am
Agh, curses, I have to wait... ;)

I hope these become available in the US soon, I'd love to add a model A beside my existing B.
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by rpdom » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:09 am
Ordered two on Monday afternoon, due for delivery sometime today (Tuesday) :D
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by RaTTuS » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:11 am
I have one in my hands now!
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by toxibunny » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:27 am
RaTTuS wrote:I have one in my hands now!


That's what she said...
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by ski522 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:33 am
Probably need to think about how to handle this in the forum otherwise the predominant second response with all questions will soon be:
"Before I can help, which model Pi are you running?"
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by rpdom » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:45 pm
2Pi(A)r here :-)
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by toxibunny » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:08 pm
How much cheaper is it then, according to the sellers' sites?
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by rpdom » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:40 pm
toxibunny wrote:How much cheaper is it then, according to the sellers' sites?


Looking at the Farnell site, the A is £19.13 + £3.83 vat (£22.96) and the B is £26.78 + £5.36 vat (£32.14). a difference of £7.65 (£9.18)
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by exartemarte » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:57 am
I got mine today. I would have bought one even if there was no price differential, for the power saving. It's been running all afternoon and evening, in a case with a wi-fi dongle in the one USB port, and it's running cool where a model B doing the same thing was noticeably warm.

For a small robotics project where it will run off batteries, and all that's needed is wi-fi and the gpio, the model A is well suited.
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by tonyhughes » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:20 am
I am in New Zealand, and can't wait to get a Model A to play with.

I have a spare Nano USB WiFi unit (they are cheap anyway), but the only real downside for me is that I run Raspbian, and I always run headless, so my first-world problem is having to plug a screen and keyboard in the get the WiFi working :-P

I didn't think about them running cooler compared to the B.
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by mikerr » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:47 pm
Now at RS too:
http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/processor ... s/7568317/

Though you need to spend more than £20 ex vat to get free delivery (£4.95 otherwise), e.g. add a PSU
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by maddogdave » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:18 pm
Fiberglass strands on the edge of my new Model A PCB. Anyone else have a board with a similar rough edge. Not a problem for me, and easily fixed but may be an issue with these ending up in schools and being handled by kids. Tiny fiberglass strands can be an irritant.

Ordered the Model A yesterday evening and was delivered at midday today so very impressed with the service from Farnell.
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by rpdom » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:45 pm
maddogdave wrote:Fiberglass strands on the edge of my new Model A PCB. Anyone else have a board with a similar rough edge.


Nowhere near as rough as that, but I did note that the edges of my boards were badly finished.
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by billyjim11 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:29 pm
When is the Raspberry Pi Model c coming out-I am not sure whether I should get the model B now or wait for the model C? Can anyone help?
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by DirkS » Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:58 pm
billyjim11 wrote:When is the Raspberry Pi Model c coming out-I am not sure whether I should get the model B now or wait for the model C? Can anyone help?


See https://www.google.com/search?q=site:ww ... rg+model+c

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by michaeljquinn » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:27 am
tonyhughes wrote:so my first-world problem is having to plug a screen and keyboard in the get the WiFi working .


Dont worry, the the USB-TTL adapter that uses the gpio ports and usb into your PC, works beautifully
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by jamesh » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:57 am
billyjim11 wrote:When is the Raspberry Pi Model c coming out-I am not sure whether I should get the model B now or wait for the model C? Can anyone help?


Get the B, there is no Model C on the horizon.
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