News: Happy 1st Birthday Raspberry PI – Now in Blue limited edition

Cambridge, UK-based Raspberry, the makers of the top-selling credit card sized bare bones computer, is now one year old and to help celebrate the occasion, Raspberry PI is now in Blue, or to be more precise the PCB is now in a nice hue of Blue, instead of the boring green we’ve come to expect.

However you won’t be able to buy one in this limited to 1,000 pcs edition, instead you’ll have to be entered into the competition that is running from now until June 2013. Key distributor, corby-based RS Components is running the competition right now and already it looks set to receive cult status, especially among the ‘common’ green PI’s out there, enter the free competition now…

The limited ‘blue’ edition is based on the top-selling Model B, which boasts better performance all round than the model A including:-

CPU – ARM1176JZF-S operating at 700Mhz, can be clocked at 1Mhz

Storage – SD Card slot (or SDHC if you have one), 512Mbytes of RAM memory

Graphics - Broadcom Videocore IV

Power - 3.5w (up from 2.5w on the Model A!)

Ports – x2 USB2.0 ports, x1 10/100Mb Ethernet, HDMI and composite video output, sound and mic

Raspberry Pi Anniversary Competition (it’s free!)

How to win? It’s easy..

Tweet @RSElectronics using #bluePi and tell us what you would create or design with your limited edition Raspberry Pi.

Competition valid from 4th March 2013!

Good luck!

:-)

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