There’s a new iteration of the open-source Raspberry Pi computer kit: the Model B+. According to the Raspberry Pi Foundation, it’s the “final evolution” of the original Raspberry Pi design, before a move to a future full version 2.
The changes are mostly in the connector layout, meaning cases for the existing Model B may not be compatible. A couple parts and kits also won’t work anymore with the new design, such as the Wolfson audio card and the Adafruit Cobbler prototyping kit (at least, not out of the box).
In a blog post on Monday, the U.K.-based Foundation detailed the new features of its maker-friendly kit – including the ability to power memory sticks and so on through the USB port:
• More GPIO. The GPIO header has grown to 40 pins, while retaining the same pinout for the first 26 pins as the Model B.
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