Raspberry Pi Foundation introduces new miniature open source modular hardware

By Justin Kahn
Apr 9, 2014
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  1. The Raspberry Pi Foundation is looking to increase exposure to its hardware with a new version of its platform aimed at embedded computing devices. The Foundation is introducing the new Raspberry Pi Compute Module with a much smaller form factor...

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  2. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,285   +238

    Very nice, as long as they continue to sell the standard Raspberry Pi as well. The price of entry with this new form factor will be significantly higher - the compute board alone will sell for $30, not including the IO Board (which also appears to lose quite a few standard connectivity options, offering just a USB and HDMI port). Should be an interesting method for embedding control and compute functionality, though. I've used quite a few different SIPP "computer on a card" units in this type of form factor, for use in highly specialized embedded computer applications, and they can be pretty effective.
  3. Opensource hardware, lol, how can I modify anything?
    Its a LEGO only.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    By building your own Lego pieces! Just because you can't, doesn't mean it is not open source.

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