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Getting to Know the Raspberry Pi Model A+

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  • Wednesday, April 22 2015 @ 09:14 AM EDT
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I have a RPi Model B and a RPi 2 (works great as a Kodi media center!), but just for fun I ordered a RPi Model A+ to check it out.

In common with the B+ and RPi 2, the A+ has the enchanced 40-pin GPIO header, so it's well suited to being used as a project board (in contrast to being used as a desktop GUI).  Unlike it's bigger sibling, the 512 MB Model B+, the A+ has 256 MB of RAM.

Advantages:

  • Smaller size, more compact
  • Lighter weight
  • Less power usage, runs longer on battery power
  • HAT compatible form-factor
  • Lower cost, the least expensive of all the RPi models

 

Links to several articles about the Raspberry Pi Model A+

Makeuseof - What Can You Do With The New Raspberry Pi A+?

ThePiHut - Uses for the Raspberry Pi A+

Adafruit - 16 Raspberry Pi Model A+ Projects (Editor note: the link to the Raspberry Pi as a Wireless Router is actually for the Model B or B+ that has an onboard Ethernet port. This would not work on a Model A+)

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