New addition – The Raspberry Pi 2 B

I’ve got it! Finally after a few weeks of waiting.

I’ve just bought The Raspberry Pi 2 model B, and I am very excited of what I can do with it, all the project and endless possibilities!

First all the addition thins that I had to buy with it and the raspberry itself:

Raspberry 2 model B – 45.01 Eur

White Raspberry power supply (5 Volts, 2 Amps) – 7.26 Eur

White case for the Model B – 9.80 Eur

16 Gb SD card – 11.00 Eur

So it comes to a total of 73.07 Euros, witch is not a small sum here in Lithuania.

There are some things to know before buying your first Raspberry, it comes as it is, nothing is included with it except a small peace of paper with some warnings, like “don’t put it in water”.

For a power supply any phone micro USB charger goes as long as it can devil 5 Volts and 2 Amps. These are the minimum requirements. I’ve bought a separate one, because the Pi will be running 24/7, and this one matches the white theme.

The case is not necessary, and it depends from the conditions in which you are putting your Pi, if you need one. I’ve bought one mostly for aesthetic reasons, to continue the white theme.

Now for the SD card, the brand doesn’t matter, but it must be AT LEAST 8 Gigs, and CLASS 10 or faster, so I’ve picked up a 16 Gig one because it was not that much more expensive as the 8 Gig one. After all storage these days is very cheap.

Also for setting it up you’ll need a HDMI cable, a monitor, keyboard and a mouse (both must be with a USB connection).

The specifications of Raspberry Pi 2 Model B are:

  • A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4 USB ports
  • 40 GPIO pins
  • Full HDMI port
  • Ethernet port
  • Combined 3.5mm audio jack and composite video
  • Camera interface (CSI)
  • Display interface (DSI)
  • Micro SD card slot
  • VideoCore IV 3D graphics core

So the credit card sized computer has pretty impressive spec for it’s price.

my raspberry pi
And this is what the final product looks like.

A simple setup guide will follow soon.


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