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Raspberry Pi Project Board Model B By Raspberry Pi (RASPBRRY-PCBA) MCM Part #83-14277

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The Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video.

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The design is based around a Broadcom BCM2835 SoC, which includes an ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor, VideoCore IV GPU, and 256 Megabytes of RAM. The design does not include a built-in hard disk or solid-state drive, instead relying on an SD card for booting and long-term storage. This board is intended to run Linux kernel based operating systems.

The Raspberry Pi use Linux-kernel based operating systems. Debian GNU/Linux, Iceweasel, Calligra Suite and Python are planned to be bundled with the Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi does not come with a real-time clock, so an OS must use a network time server, or ask the user for time information at boot time to get access to time and date info for file time and date stamping. However a real time clock (such as the DS1307) with battery backup can be easily added via the I2C interface.

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Part Numbers
MCM Part #:83-14277
Raspberry Pi Part #:RASPBRRY-PCBA
Package Specifications & Dimensions
Warranty:365 days
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Length:4 in.
Width:4 in.
Height:1 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No

Product Reviews Top

  • by whatshisname

    on 10/15/2012

    Replacing my home server

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    Like Mycroft, I bought this thing on a lark to play around with. I figured I could at least migrate my home surveillance system to it which uses a web cam and motion. All I had was a 2 meg card so I installed Arch, my favorite distro anyway. Still had room to spare so I put apache and mysql on it for a long-running project I've been working on. With more space yet I installed samba and added a 1 terabyte hard-drive as a network storage device. My home 486 PC/Server is coming down and this little guy is taking its place! Unbelievable. On another card, I installed "Magnum Pi" to experiment with its thin client capabilities and was pleasantly surprised at how fast Windows 7 runs through it using VDI! Incredibly versatile device!

  • by mycroft

    on 9/23/2012

    Replacing full-up PC box as server

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    I bought this on a lark, but once I had it hooked up I found that it was capable enough to run for all of the household server functions that I previously ran on a full sized PC, with almost no power consumption. Once it is initially configured it can be run completely using ssh and Xwindows through the ethernet port, so it doesn't require a monitor, mouse or keyboard after the first startup.

  • by Ercouper

    on 9/13/2012

    Great little media player

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    I bought one of these to take the place of my old HTPC that took up too much room and have not been disappointed. Have tried both Raspbmc and openELEC to stream movies from my main pc and both work well. I plan to buy a second one soon for the bedroom tv.

  • by txapacheguy

    on 9/10/2012

    Raspberry Pi

    Overall: 4 out of 5

    I have not had the opportunity to use this item, but I expect good things from it. This item arrived at my residence, in good condition, and I received several emails from the company regarding my order. Unfortunately, none of these included shipping confirmation or tracking information. I would recommend this company any time based on their fast, courteous service, reasonable prices, and adequate product availability. I waited over six months for this product from a company in Europe and finally cancelled my order with them after several months of no response to my emails. Thanks MCM!!!

  • by dsautter

    on 8/30/2012

    Raspberry Pi

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    A fantastic small computer. Many projects are possible and new development is being reported on a daily basis. My kids have started programming already and I love playing MAME, STELLA, and DosBox games on my HDTV. Excellent way to spend $35!

  • by jpbeale

    on 8/27/2012

    Great value overall, but watch SD card connector

    Overall: 4.5 out of 5

    This is my second Raspberry Pi board. It is a great value for what it is, and I am happy with the features. I docked one star for "Quality" for this reason: my device did not work reliably until I used tweezers to manually reshape two of the tiny spring-contact pins on the SD card socket, which on the as-delivered board were sitting too low to make good electrical contact with the SD card. The problem was not immediately obvious but I could see it on close examination. The SD card holds the OS and is required for bootup and operation. Thanks to the elinux wiki for describing the fix for my problem. Before the fix, I had a solid red power light and a few blinks of the green "OK" light at powerup, but then nothing (no bootup, no operation).