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Raspberry Pi, 2nd Edition by Maik Schmidt

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Get to Know the Hardware

Unboxing a new Pi is exciting, but it certainly is not comparable to unboxing a new Apple product. Usually, the Pi comes in a plain cardboard box with one or two sheets of paper containing the usual safety hints for electronic devices and a quick-start guide.

The first version of the Pi looks attractive only to real geeks. It is a single-board computer without a case, and it’s the size of a credit card. It somewhat resembles the innards of the many electronic devices you might have opened when you were a child. Later versions of the Pi might have a case, but until then we have to focus on its inner values, and that’s what counts, isn’t it?

What’s on the Pi

The Pi is available in two flavors: Model A and Model B. Model ...

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