The Raspberry Pi Model A+ is smaller than the Model A and costs just $20

Rapberry Pi Model A+
By John Callaham on 10 Nov 2014 09:57 am

The team behind the Raspberry Pi bare bones Linux PC have just launched an new version, the The Raspberry Pi Model A+, that packs the same hardware specs as the older Model A in a smaller package and is priced at just $20, which is $5 less than the already ultra-cheap older version.

The idea behind the Model A+ is similar to the Raspberry Pi Model B+ that launched earlier this year. The Raspberry Pi team says:

Like the Model A, the Model A+ uses the BCM2835 application processor and has 256MB RAM, but it is significantly smaller (65mm in length, versus 86mm for the Model A), consumes less power, and inherits the many improvements that we made to the Model B+.

Some of those other improvements include a new "push-push" spring-loaded microSD card slot and a dedicated low-noise power supply for the audio circuit. The Model A+ is being made in the UK like the other versions of the Raspberry Pi and is now on sale. What projects would you create if you had the Raspberry Pi Model A+?

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The Raspberry Pi Model A+ is smaller than the Model A and costs just $20


Nice, and hopefully there'll be audio modules such as the Wolfson audio card, or the HifiBerry or the IQaudIO for the A+ as well as for the B+.

I picked up a B+ a while back and turned it into an arcade station. I like it but I wish the CPU was just a bit more powerful.