[Lab] raspberry pi 3 released

Justin Hornosty jjrh70 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 12:24:04 EST 2016

Peter Sjoberg writes:

> did you see that raspberry pi 3 is now released, now with faster cpu,
> wifi and bluetooth but still $35us
> https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-3-on-sale/
> and I just bought a rpi2...

Yup. While reading some comments about it lot of people were talking
about the 'Hardkernel' ODROID-C2.


$40 (so $5 more than the RPI3) but the specs knock the RPI3 out of the

Gigabit ethernet, eMMC (guess this is a addon piece you can get it's not
like the beaglebone where it's on the board - still a
big upgrade from SD cards - which it does support) IR receiver, ADC gpio
pins, 2gb ram. Also android support which is pretty cool.

Their other more expensive board ODROID-XU4 ($75) is very very nice with
a barrel power connector and 2 USB 3.0 ports. It's also a far more sane
design in regards to where connectors are.

I guess main thing the RPI has going for it is the wifi, bluetooth
and obviously the massive community support and mindshare.

Lot of choices these days that's for sure.


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