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If the RPi was made by Apple.....

Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:44 pm

News headline "New miniature Raspberry Pi B+ comming soon"

jamesh has revealed a new version of the rspberry Pi B+, according to reloable sources it will be a miniature version of the B+ probabaly aimed at wearable devices such as watches and HUDs. In a post on the Raspberry Pi forum he mentioned the so far un heard of b+.
See http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... af#p646816
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The Foundation sell the Compute module that is designed for commercial applications, but you need to build a carrier board for it which might be more work than you want, in which case, just use either the A+ or b+
But since this is not Apple and media hype isnt quite the same, tis probably just a typo.
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Re: If the RPi was made by Apple.....

Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:07 pm

You may think that, I couldn't possibly comment.
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Re: If the RPi was made by Apple.....

Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:10 am

Joking aside, the A+ is pretty tiny as it is.
I wonder if it's possible to make a compute module holder board much smaller than an A+

A+
65mm x 56mm

Bare compute module
65 mm x 30mm
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Re: If the RPi was made by Apple.....

Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:42 am

mikerr wrote:Joking aside, the A+ is pretty tiny as it is.
I wonder if it's possible to make a compute module holder board much smaller than an A+

A+
65mm x 56mm

Bare compute module
65 mm x 30mm
Right angle SODIMM 200 pin connectors look to be 71.5mm wide and add 4.5mm to the height (30mm for CM) so if you dont mind surface mount soldering right at the edge of the board then minimum dimensions for a socketed CM is 71.5mm by 34.5mm.
A less sane option would be direct soldering to the CM but that wouldnt do a whole lot for the height, just keep width down to 65mm.
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Re: If the RPi was made by Apple.....

Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:22 pm

Greetings,

It would be helpful if a version could be produced similar to a B+ but without sockets. The sockets being replace by header pins in the manner of GPIO. The sockets could be supplied mounted on a strip suitable for inclusion in a case, similar to the manner of a PC.

Having sockets on more than one edge of a PCB does not lend itself to producing a 'nice' case. Having the mounting holes located at the corners is a step in the right direction though.

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Re: If the RPi was made by Apple.....

Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:27 pm

tekim wrote:Greetings,

It would be helpful if a version could be produced similar to a B+ but without sockets. The sockets being replace by header pins in the manner of GPIO. The sockets could be supplied mounted on a strip suitable for inclusion in a case, similar to the manner of a PC.

Having sockets on more than one edge of a PCB does not lend itself to producing a 'nice' case. Having the mounting holes located at the corners is a step in the right direction though.

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Re: If the RPi was made by Apple.....

Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:44 pm

tekim wrote:Greetings,

It would be helpful if a version could be produced similar to a B+ but without sockets. The sockets being replace by header pins in the manner of GPIO. The sockets could be supplied mounted on a strip suitable for inclusion in a case, similar to the manner of a PC.

Having sockets on more than one edge of a PCB does not lend itself to producing a 'nice' case. Having the mounting holes located at the corners is a step in the right direction though.

Cheers,
This has been brought up endless times, and commented on even more (with reasons why not). A search of the forums will find the posts.

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Re: If the RPi was made by Apple.....

Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:45 pm

I think he might have meant a version of the compute module IO board, not a new model pi

It is now possible to make carrier boards to all these requirements using the compute module
e.g http://upverter.com/jeffglancy/4bd87d20 ... -IO-Board/

I'm only surprised there aren't more designs already out there (someone stick one on OSHpark)
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Re: If the RPi was made by Apple.....

Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:55 pm

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