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512MB Raspberry Pi Model B Version 2.0s have just arrived in the Maker Shed!  This is the latest and greatest model that was released by the Raspberry Pi Foundation on October 15h and we’ll be shipping it from here on out. The new 512MB RPi gives you more overhead for memory intensive tasks and the best part is that it’s the same price as the old version! The board remains mostly unchanged except for the RAM upgrade so any Raspberry Pi cases, accessories, or kits you’ve purchased for previous models will still work on this one. The 512MB Raspberry Pi is available by itself or in our comprehensive Getting Started with Raspberry Pi Kit which makes it fast and easy to get up and running.

Have you heard about the Raspberry Pi? No, it isn’t a type of dessert, it’s a credit-card sized computer that plugs right into your TV. It has many of the capabilities of a traditional PC and can be used for word-processing, spreadsheet, and games. It can even play high-definition video! The board was developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of bringing low-cost, easy to program computers to developing countries and children.

The system is based on the Broadcom BCM2835 system on a chip which features an ARM1176JZF-S 700MHZ processor. It has an onboard VideoCore IV GPU capable of High-Definition video playback and has 512 megabytes of RAM. An SD card (4GB SDHC recommended, not included) is used for booting and long term storage as the design does not include any built-in storage. The system is intended to run Linux based operating systems.

The model B boards feature 512MB of RAM and a 10/100 Ethernet controller. We are selling the Revision 2 version. You’ll need to supply your own USB keyboard, mouse, display, HDMI cable, USB A to Micro cable, 1.0A 5V USB power supply, SD card (4GB recommended), and RPi compatible Linux distribution. Alternatively, you can also purchase our Getting Started with Raspberry Pi Kit and only have to supply your own USB keyboard and mouse. *Raspberry Pi is a trademark of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

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