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Recently, after having posted a review of the Raspberry Pi 2 here, I was tipped off by mcb1 that his Raspberry Pi 2 looked a little different. A little discussion also had clem57 letting me know of some RAM differences between original RPi boards which got me wondering - what sort of variations of Raspberry Pi 2 are out there?   For research purposes, I collated photographs from different online shops, forums, from my own board, from the board my colleague received, and from Mark and put i ...
Suffice it to say, an early criticism of mine from Part 1 was a lack of decent documentation for the board itself. Oh how I'm forced to eat my words as I realize that there actually is a perfectly good board manual from Infineon that you can grab from here. To be completely fair, I have gone back and added the link for it back into Part 1 - but as to why I didn't find it when I was doing my searches still remains a mystery.   The manual itself fully details the board's design topology, cap ...
The timing of these blog posts is a bit irregular because of previous engagements with medical appointments, my PhD, other RoadTests and my personal blog. It's not easy to find the time to write the posts sometimes - but I'm sure somebody would appreciate them, so lets keep this show rolling . Before anyone asks - no I didn't receive the items, prepare them, and get something working all in a day.   The parts themselves arrived on 19th January 2015, right after I got back from my internati ...
Just around Christmas-time, element14 ran a RoadTest entitled Internet of Holiday Lights. I was a bit busy around that period, with overseas conferences to worry about, so I never bothered to apply for the RoadTest. Alas, I didn't end up missing out, because doctorcdf sent me an e-mail, letting me know that I was going to get a little bonus with my other RoadTest - I would be receiving the Arduino Uno, Arduino Yun and Infineon RGB LED Shield as well for my own tinkering. I'm so very lucky to hav ...