Monthly Archives: September 2012

Raspberry Pi LogoRaspberry Pi P5 Header

The Raspberry Pi Revision 2.0 introduced a new header to the PCB. This header is called P5 and consists of 8 pins. It is located directly underneath the standard 26 way P1 GPIO header. It was intended that this header … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoRaspberry Pi Revision 2.0 Photos

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My Raspberry Pi Revision 2.0 arrived from Farnell today. I almost fainted when I saw the word “China” on the label but luckily the white box contained a Revision 2.0 board stamped “Made in the UK”. This means it was … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoRaspberry Pi Board Revisions

There are number of different Raspberry Pi board revisions that have been dispatched since the launch of the Raspberry Pi. These different hardware versions are very similar but offer improvements to the design that the Foundation felt would benefit the … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoGetting Your Raspberry Pi Revision Number Using Python

There have now been a number of different PCB revisions which have made small changes to the design of the Raspberry Pi PCB. In the latest revision some of these changes may affect the operation of Python code developed for … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoGetting Your Raspberry Pi Serial Number Using Python

Every Raspberry Pi has a unique serial number. It is sometimes useful to extract this number to identify the hardware that your Python scripts are running on. The following function “getserial()” can be used to return a string containing the … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoChecking Your Raspberry Pi Board Version

There have now been a few revisions to the Raspberry Pi PCB so the device you have in front of you could be one of a number of variants. The changes include mounting holes, modifications to the power supply circuitry … Continue reading

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