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Raspberry Pi 3 to sport Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE – first photos emerge

A Raspberry Pi 3 with onboard Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) support has emerged today. The Model B Raspberry Pi 3 will be the first in the family of tiny cheap-and-cheerful ARM-powered computers to feature builtin wireless networking.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/26/raspberry_pi_3/

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Introducing the Raspberry Pi 3
    http://hackaday.com/2016/02/28/introducing-the-raspberry-pi-3/

    The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is out now. This latest model includes 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex A53 running at 1.2 GHz. It’s a usable desktop computer. Available now at the usual Pi retailers for $35.

    The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B features a quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex A53 clocked at 1.2 GHz. This puts the Pi 3 roughly 50% faster than the Pi 2. Compared to the Pi 2, the RAM remains the same – 1GB of LPDDR2-900 SDRAM, and the graphics capabilities, provided by the VideoCore IV GPU, are the same as they ever were.

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Raspberry Pi 3 on sale now at $35
    https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-3-on-sale/

    In celebration of our fourth birthday, we thought it would be fun to release something new. Accordingly, Raspberry Pi 3 is now on sale for $35 (the same price as the existing Raspberry Pi 2), featuring:

    A 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU (~10x the performance of Raspberry Pi 1)
    Integrated 802.11n wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1
    Complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1 and 2

    For Raspberry Pi 3, Broadcom have supported us with a new SoC, BCM2837. This retains the same basic architecture as its predecessors BCM2835 and BCM2836, so all those projects and tutorials which rely on the precise details of the Raspberry Pi hardware will continue to work. The 900MHz 32-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU complex has been replaced by a custom-hardened 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53.

    All of the connectors are in the same place and have the same functionality, and the board can still be run from a 5V micro-USB power adapter. This time round, we’re recommending a 2.5A adapter if you want to connect power-hungry USB devices to the Raspberry Pi.

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Srivatsan Sridhar / Fone Arena:
    Raspberry Pi 3 with 64-bit quad-core SoC, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth announced for $35
    http://www.fonearena.com/blog/176650/raspberry-pi-3-with-64-bit-quad-core-soc-built-in-wi-fi-and-bluetooth-announced-for-35.html

    Raspberry Pi 3 Specifications

    1.2GHz Quad-Core Broadcom BCM2387 ARM Cortex-A53 processor, Dual Core VideoCore IV GPU
    802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1 (Bluetooth Classic and LE)
    Open GL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, and 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode capable of 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s or 24GFLOPs with texture filtering and DMA infrastructure
    1GB LPDDR2 RAM, microSD Card Slot
    Operating System: Operating System Boots from Micro SD card, running a version of the Linux operating system or Windows 10 IoT
    Dimensions: 85 x 56 x 17mm
    Power: Micro USB socket 5V1, 2.5A
    Ethernet: 10/100 BaseT Ethernet socket
    Video Output: HDMI (rev 1.3 & 1.4, Composite RCA (PAL and NTSC)
    Audio Output: 3.5mm jack, HDMI, USB 4 x USB 2.0 Connector
    GPIO Connector: 40-pin 2.54 mm (100 mil) expansion header: 2×20 strip Providing 27 GPIO pins as well as +3.3 V, +5 V and GND supply lines
    Camera Connector: 15-pin MIPI Camera Serial Interface (CSI-2)
    Display Connector: Display Serial Interface (DSI) 15 way flat flex cable connector with two data lanes and a clock lane

    The Raspberry Pi 3 is priced at $35 (Rs. 2,400 approx.), same as the Pi 2 and is available from its partners element14 and RS Components.

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  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Review & Setup | RS Components
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLAblELXygA

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  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Raspberry Pi Goes 64-bit
    http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1329063&

    Electrocomponents plc, which trades as RS Components, has launched the Raspberry Pi 3B, a version of the famous development board with 64-bit support.

    The Pi 3B is based on the Broadcom BCM2837 SoC, which includes a quad-core Cortex-A53 and is capable of 1.2GHz clock frequency. Cortex-A53 comply with the ARMv8A instruction set architecture and support both 64- and 32-bit addressing as well as providing backwards compatibility with the ARMv7 instruction set architecture.

    The single-board computer is the same credit-card size as previous models (85mm by 56mm by 17mm) but the processor is 50 percent faster than the Pi 2B and 10 times faster than the original Raspberry Pi. It is also an upgrade in that it has Bluetooth and wireless LAN connectivity integrated on the board making it more suitable for IoT development projects. The board is priced at £24.99 (about $35) plus local taxes.

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  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Pi 3 Benchmarks: The Marketing Hype Is True
    http://hackaday.com/2016/03/01/pi-3-benchmarks-the-marketing-hype-is-true/

    The spec bullet list for the latest Raspberry Pi begins as you’ve already heard: WiFi and Bluetooth, now standard. While this is impressive itself, it doesn’t tell the whole story. The Pi 3, with an ARM Cortex A53, is up to 50% faster than the Pi 2 from last year. That’s an astonishing improvement in just 12 short months.

    In playing with the Pi 3 for a few hours, it’s apparent the Pi 3 is fast. It passes a threshold of usability.

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  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Overclocking the Raspberry Pi 3 For Tasty Speed Increases
    http://hackaday.com/2016/03/03/overclocking-the-raspberry-pi-3-for-tasty-speed-increases/

    Some people are never happy. [Jackenhack] got hold of a couple of shiny new Raspberry Pi 3s, and the first thing he did is to start overclocking them. Fortunately, he knows what he is doing, so none of the magic smoke escaped, but it seems not all Pis are happy with the process.

    For one of the three seemingly identical Pi 3, adding heat sinks let him push the CPU from the native 1.2GHz up to 1.45GHz. That did involve a bit of overvolting (increasing the voltage to the CPU), but that can be easily done in software. He also experimented with adding heat sinks to the memory, then bumping up the speed of the memory to increase throughput.

    Raspberry Pi 3 Overclocking
    http://www.jackenhack.com/raspberry-pi-3-overclocking/

    The new version of Raspberry Pi 3 was released yesterday, so I naturally had to get two. I’m using two as Stratum-1 NTP servers and with the old Raspberry Pi 2 I had hit the roof when it came down to getting better time resolution. So when I read that a new 50% faster version had been released, I raced to the nearest store and got a couple. I have one experimental NTP server that isn’t handing out time on the internet and another one that is the main server, connected to the NTP Pool Project.

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  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Who would want Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi card?

    Microsoft has developed Windows 10 and also lighter, Winodw referred embedded applications 10 IoT Core version. Microsoft clearly wants its share of the popular builders and developers with a platform, but nobody wants her card Windows?

    Windows 10 has supported the Raspberry Pi platform for a year. Now, the latest version of the 3B-card will also be a Windows 10 IoT Core has been updated to support the new card from the beginning.

    The new card will also strengthen your Windows drive. The card is sold in the Microsoft Store, and at the side of worth 50 bucks noobs cards, which Windows 10 IOT Core operating system can be installed on the card.

    Pi-card installed Windows 10 IoT Core takes 809 MB of space. This is why Windows very light installation.

    Gaps remain. IoT should not be a new Windows Pi-card wifi, etc., but on the other hand, Microsoft will provide support for the official Raspberry Pi -WiFi-Dongle, which is the wireless LAN access previous card versions required.

    Pi 3 Card Controlling Windows and can only be done through a remote connection. Linux versions taam successful local command shell, and even through the graphical user interface. In this regard, Microsoft is still a lot of work to do.

    Source: http://etn.fi/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4069:kuka-haluaisi-windows-10-n-raspberry-pi-kortille&catid=13&Itemid=101

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  9. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Raspberry Pi 3 review
    The miniature marvel gains a 64-bit processor plus Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for no additional cost
    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/review/2449725/raspberry-pi-3-review

    Product Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
    Website RS Components / Element 14
    Specifications Broadcom 1.2GHz BCM2837 SoC based on quad-core Cortex-A53, 1GB RAM, Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU supports resolutions up to 1920×1200, microSD slot, 10/100 Ethernet, 4 x USB 2.0, HDMI, audio/video jack socket, GPIO header, microUSB power, DSI and CSI, 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1, 85.6mm x 56mm
    Price Around £25 + VAT

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  10. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Microsoft releases Windows 10 preview for Raspberry Pi 3
    Redmond plans pre-loaded WinPi for thing-makers
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/03/01/microsoft_releases_windows_10_preview_for_raspberry_pi_3/

    Microsoft has announced a cut Windows 10 IoT Core for the Raspberry Pi 3.

    The new Insider Preview of Windows 10 IoT Core, yours for the downloading here, supports the new Pi.

    Windows 10 IoT Core is a long way short of full Windows comparable to Windows Embedded rather than efforts like Windows 8.1 with Bing intended to run on very cheap hardware. So don’t go getting excited about the chance to cook up a fleet of very cheap Raspberry Pi PC replacements.

    Some may, however, be excited that Microsoft says it’s signed up for the Raspberry Pi customisation program and plans that “OEMs will now be able to build versions of the Raspberry Pi that meet their unique requirements, use the open source BSP that Microsoft has released and deploy with Windows 10 IoT Core.”

    http://ms-iot.github.io/content/en-US/Downloads.htm

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  11. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Raspberry Pi 3 Is a Nice Upgrade, But Alternatives Exist With Faster Performance
    http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/16/03/07/0053205/raspberry-pi-3-is-a-nice-upgrade-but-alternatives-exist-with-faster-performance

    With the Raspberry Pi 3 now available, benchmarks have been done comparing the Raspberry Pi 3 to other ARM SBCs. The Raspberry Pi 3 was found to be a faster upgrade compared to the Raspberry Pi 2, but the ODROID-C2 is a much faster alternative. For only $5 more than the Raspberry Pi 3, it includes twice the amount of RAM, Gigabit Ethernet, and a faster SoC. The ODROID-C2 also has HDMI 2.0 and superior Ethernet

    For A Few Dollars More Than The Raspberry Pi 3 You Can Have A Much Faster Board
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=raspberry-pi3-odroid2&num=1

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  12. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Raspberry Pi 3 External Antenna
    Pi 3 in a metal box? No problem!
    https://hackaday.io/project/10091-raspberry-pi-3-external-antenna

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  13. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
    Western Digital releases 314GB PiDrive for Raspberry Pi with USB 3.0 interface and BerryBoot bootloader, for $46

    Western Digital makes a $46, 314GB hard drive just for the Raspberry Pi
    “PiDrive” is based on WD Blue, has intro price of $31.42.
    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/03/western-digital-makes-a-46-314gb-hard-drive-just-for-the-raspberry-pi/

    The Raspberry Pi 3 was released earlier this month with some significantly improved hardware, including a quad-core 64-bit ARM CPU, an upgraded GPU, and embedded wireless—updates that will let people use it for a wider variety of tasks than before. For people whose use cases require a decent amount of storage, Western Digital has just announced a specialized low-profile hard drive called the PiDrive.

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  14. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Hacking The Raspberry Pi WiFi Antenna For More dB
    http://hackaday.com/2016/03/18/hacking-the-raspberry-pi-wifi-antenna-for-more-db/

    He tried two approaches: replacing the antenna with a tail connector, and adding a U.FL connector to the unused solder pads on the board. Both require some delicate soldering work, so they aren’t approached lightly. Replacing the antenna with an external connector produced a significant increase in signal output, which should equate with more range for the WiFi connection.

    It is also interesting to note that the Pi 3 has solder pads on the board to add an external antenna connector, but that they are not used. Plus, one of the solder pads is covered by solder mask.

    NOTE: This hack definitely falls into “Don’t try this at home” territory. Messing with antennas voids the warranty and FCC certification for the Pi, and can cause all sorts of signal-related unpleasantness if you aren’t careful.

    External antenna modifications for the Raspberry Pi 3
    http://www.dorkbotpdx.org/blog/wramsdell/external_antenna_modifications_for_the_raspberry_pi_3

    This post will detail a couple of different ways that an external antenna can be added to the Raspberry Pi 3.

    DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. ALL OF THE FOLLOWING WILL HAPPEN:
    1) YOU WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY
    2) YOU WILL VIOLATE FCC REGULATIONS
    3) THE PI’S WI-FI CERTIFICATION WILL BE VOID
    IN ADDITION, YOU COULD EASILY DAMAGE YOUR PI

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  15. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Turn Your RPi 3 Into a BLE Beacon
    http://hackaday.com/2016/03/27/turn-your-rpi-3-into-a-ble-beacon/

    With the launch of the Raspberry Pi 3, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is now at our disposal. With BLE, there are a few technologies for implementing one-way beacons that broadcast data. Apple has been pushing iBeacon since 2013, and Google just launched their Eddystone solution last year.

    If you’re looking to target Google’s Eddystone on your RPi 3, [Yamir] has you covered. He’s put together a guide on setting up an Eddystone-URL beacon within Raspbian. This type of beacon just broadcasts a URL. Users within range will get a notification that the URL is available, and can navigate through to it. Eddystone-URL works on both iOS and Android.

    Raspberry Pi 3 as an Eddystone URL beacon
    Turn your Raspberry Pi 3 into an Eddystone URL beacon
    https://hackaday.io/project/10314-raspberry-pi-3-as-an-eddystone-url-beacon

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  16. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Interesting Raspberry Pi Projects in New Pi Flavors
    http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1329247&

    Since its launch in 2012, the Raspberry Pi has undergone seven revisions over the years with the latest released, the Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi 3), only a few short weeks ago.

    So, what can be done with the Foundation’s newest SBC? The question rather should be what can’t it do—in this roundup we will take a look at the more interesting and unusual projects that have recently hit the net as well as a slew of others designed around Raspberry Pi’s earlier offerings, which still have a ton of life left in them.

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  17. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Connect All Your IoT Through Your Pi 3
    http://hackaday.com/2016/04/29/connect-all-your-iot-through-your-pi-3/

    If you’re playing Hackaday Buzzword Bingo, today is your lucky day! Because not only does this article contain “Pi 3” and “IoT”, but we’re just about to type “ESP8266” and “home automation”. Check to see if you haven’t filled a row or something…

    Seriously, though. If you’re running a home device network, and like us you’re running it totally insecurely, you might want to firewall that stuff off from the greater Interwebs at least, and probably any computers that you care about as well. The simplest way to do so is to keep your devices on their own WiFi network. That shiny Pi 3 you just bought has WiFi, and doesn’t use so much power that you’d mind leaving it on all the time.

    Even if you’re not a Linux networking guru, [Phil Martin]’s tutorial on setting up the Raspberry Pi 3 as a WiFi access point should make it easy for you to use your Pi 3 as the hub of your IoT system’s WiFi.

    Using your new Raspberry Pi 3 as a WiFi access point with hostapd
    https://frillip.com/using-your-raspberry-pi-3-as-a-wifi-access-point-with-hostapd/

    There’s a new Raspberry Pi. This is exciting. It also has on-board WiFi. This makes it doubly exciting!

    One of my first thoughts was, can I use it as a SoftAP for some ESP8266 sensor nodes? As it turns out, you can, and it’s not that difficult, as the BCM43438 chip is supported by the open-source brcmfmac driver!

    The first step is to install the required packages: sudo apt-get install dnsmasq hostapd

    I’ll go into a little detail about the two:

    hostapd – This is the package that allows you to use the built in WiFi as an access point
    dnsmasq – This is a combined DHCP and DNS server that’s very easy to configure

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  18. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Raspbian Linux OS Gets Major Update, Adds Bluetooth Support to Pi 3
    https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/16/05/13/1740218/raspbian-linux-os-gets-major-update-adds-bluetooth-support-to-pi-3

    The Raspberry Pi 3 was launched with built-in chip for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support, however, software support for Bluetooth was lacking until now. The drivers were there, but today’s update to the Raspbian Linux distribution adds much-needed GUI tools to help you establish Bluetooth connections. Another cool addition is a new backup tool.

    Own a Raspberry Pi? You need to download this Raspbian Linux OS update — here’s what’s new
    http://betanews.com/2016/05/13/raspberry-pi-download-raspbian-linux-update-new/

    No matter how great hardware is, you need software to make it have any value. After all, what good is a computer without an operating system? Who would want a powerful graphics card without drivers? A good computing experience is the successful marriage between hardware and software.

    A great example of this is the Raspberry Pi. At first, the specs and diminutive size pull you in, but then you must ask, what can you do with it? You will need to install an operating system to get started, and one of the most popular is Raspbian. Today, that lightweight Linux distro gets a big update. There are some significant updates here, so trust me when I say you need to get it!

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  19. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The Raspberry Pi 3 Compute Module Is On Its Way
    http://hackaday.com/2016/07/15/the-raspberry-pi-3-compute-module-is-on-its-way/

    The Raspberry Pi Foundation founder Eben Upton has revealed in an interview with PCWorld that there will be a new version of the organisation’s Compute Module featuring the faster processor from the latest Raspberry Pi 3 boards, and it will be available “In a few months”.

    The Compute Module was always something of an odd one out among the Raspberry Pi range, being a stripped-out Raspberry Pi chipset on a SODIMM form factor card without peripherals for use as an embedded computer rather than the standalone card with all the interfaces we are used to in the other Pi boards. It has found a home as the unseen brains behind a selection of commercial products, and though there are a few interface boards for developers and experimenters available for it we haven’t seen a lot of it in the world of hackers and makers. Some have questioned its relevance when the outwardly similar Pi Zero can be had for a lower price, but this misses the point that the two boards have been created for completely different markets.

    The Pi 3’s 1.2 GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 BCM2837 SoC will certainly up the ante in the Compute module’s market, but it will be interesting to see what changes if any they make to its form factor.

    A smaller version of Raspberry Pi 3 is coming soon
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/3094719/hardware/a-smaller-version-of-raspberry-pi-3-is-coming-soon.html

    Raspberry Pi’s new Compute Module will have similar circuitry to that of Raspberry Pi 3, and go on sale in a few months

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  20. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Raspberry Pi 3 Gets USB, Ethernet Boot
    http://hackaday.com/2016/08/04/raspberry-pi-3-gets-usb-ethernet-boot/

    The Raspberry Pi is a great computer, even if it doesn’t have SATA. For those of us who have lost a few SD cards to the inevitable corruption that comes from not shutting a Pi down properly, here’s something for you: USB Mass Storage Booting for the Raspberry Pi 3.

    https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/pi-3-booting-part-i-usb-mass-storage-boot/

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  21. Tomi Engdahl says:

    More interesting than USB booting is the ability for the Pi 3 to boot over the network.

    Network Boot Your Raspberry Pi
    https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/bootmodes/net_tutorial.md

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  22. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Hackaday Prize Entry: Polling The Polling Places
    http://hackaday.com/2016/08/15/hackaday-prize-entry-polling-the-polling-places/

    A decade and a half ago, a developer testified that he was contracted to make code that would swing an election using electronic voting machines. In this year’s presidential primaries, exit polling significantly differed from official results, but only in precincts using unverifiable electronic voting machines. A democracy can only exist if the integrity of the voting process can be assured, and there is no international electoral oversight committee that would verify the elections in every precinct of the United States.

    Your vote may not count, but that doesn’t mean you should wait for hours to cast it. This Hackaday Prize aims to end excessive waiting times at polling places, by giving voters a handy app to check the wait times they’re about to face.

    The Qubie is a device that simply keeps track of how long voters are waiting in line at their polling place. The tech behind this is extremely simple – just a Raspberry Pi, WiFi adapter, and a battery. The device keeps track of how long voters have been waiting in line by looking at WiFi coming from smartphones.

    Qubie
    https://hackaday.io/project/11047-qubie

    Qubie is a small wireless device that measures waiting time at a polling place for the benefit of both election jurisdictions and citizens.

    Qubie uses public wireless signals from smartphones and wearables to measure how long voters wait in line at a polling place. Throughout the day, Qubie can build a detailed picture of waiting time, delays, and smooth stretches by time of day. The data Qubie produces is 100% anonymous and can help election officials better understand the needs of polling places by providing straightforward queue data. The data can then be used in conjunction with other information to better allocate resources and poll workers, in order to ensure election days go smoothly.

    Qubie goes one step further, and makes waiting time data available to voters through mobile and web apps. Voters can check what the wait times currently are at their respective polling place, and can time their visits accordingly.

    Qubie is built on open hardware and its software is open source. It is available for jurisdictions to implement themselves at no cost.

    Qubie is distributed under a 3-clause BSD license, and is available on GitHub at
    https://github.com/FreeAndFair/Qubie

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  23. Tomi Engdahl says:

    A Slice of Ubuntu
    http://hackaday.com/2016/10/20/a-slice-of-ubuntu/

    The de facto standard for Raspberry Pi operating systems is Raspbian–a Debian based distribution specifically for the diminutive computer. Of course, you have multiple choices and there might not be one best choice for every situation. It did catch our eye, however, that the RaspEX project released a workable Ubunutu 16.10 release for the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3.

    RaspEX for Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 2
    http://raspex.exton.se/

    The Raspberry Pi 3 is the third generation Raspberry Pi. It replaced the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B in February 2016.

    Compared to the Raspberry Pi 2 it has:
    A 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU
    802.11n Wireless LAN
    Bluetooth 4.1
    Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

    Raspberry Pi 3: How much better is it than the Raspberry Pi 2? Raspberry Pi 3 is performing 10 times faster than that of the Pi 1 and around 50 percent better than that of the Pi 2 according to testers.

    Unfortunately not all systems made for Raspberry Pi 2 will run on the new Pi 3. They need to be upgraded with a new kernel.

    More about RaspEX
    RaspEX is a full Linux Desktop system with LXDE (an extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment) with many other useful programs pre-installed. Firefox is used as Web Browser and Synaptic as Package Manager. You can use Samba and VNC4Server to connect to your Windows computers in your Home Network and/or control RaspEX on your Raspberry Pi 3 or Raspberry Pi 2 from your Windows computers with VNC Viewer and/or PuTTY (Telnet and SSH client). You can use Synaptic to install any extra packages you may need. For example LibreOffice. RaspEX uses Ubuntu’s software repositories so you can install thousands of extra packages if you want. NOTE: Kodi is installed only in Build 160426.

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  24. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Microsoft’s .NET Core slowly marches onto Raspberry Pi 3
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/3179223/application-development/microsofts-net-core-slowly-marches-onto-raspberry-pi-3.html

    The .NET platform can be used to develop mobile, PC, and server applications and services. The Raspberry Pi 3 board can serve as an entry-level PC or be used to develop smart gadgets, robots, or internet-of-things devices.

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  25. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Game Boy Mod Uses Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3
    http://hackaday.com/2017/06/02/game-boy-mod-uses-raspberry-pi-compute-module-3/

    [inches] wanted the power of a Raspberry Pi 3 in a form factor closer to the Pi Zero for a Game Boy mod. This led him to design a custom PCB to interface with one of the less popular items in the Raspberry Pi line: the Compute Module 3.

    https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/compute-module-3/

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  26. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Engineered as a micro-version of the Raspberry Pi 3 SBC, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (CM3) device was announced back in January to provide a general-purpose, cost-efficient and more simple single-board computer that can be easily slotted in and out of any device using a standard DDR2 SODIMM connector. It’s powered by the BCM2837 processor used in the Raspberry Pi 3, has 1GB RAM, and ships with a 4GB of flash storage.

    Ubuntu Core OS is now available for Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3
    https://www.open-electronics.org/ubuntu-core-os-is-now-available-for-raspberry-pi-compute-module-3/

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  27. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Monitor Your House with an Automated Raspberry Pi 3 Surveillance Camera
    https://blog.hackster.io/monitor-your-house-with-an-automated-raspberry-pi-3-surveillance-camera-fee7b5ad25e8

    UPS, Fedex, and good ol’ USPS are great — they deliver all of those awesome electronic goodies we order from places like Adafruit and SparkFun! Though not OnTrac, they’ll just deliver your package to the trash so they don’t have to walk all the way to your door. But, no matter who your shipping carrier is, we’ve all seen those videos of packages being tossed carelessly onto porches.
    But, what can you do to protect your precious new gadgets from overworked and underpaid delivery people? Easy! Surveil them, of course!

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  28. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The World’s Thinnest Raspberry Pi 3
    https://hackaday.com/2017/09/13/the-worlds-thinnest-raspberry-pi-3/

    We’ve become used to readily available single board computers of significant power in form factors that would have seemed impossibly small only a few years ago. But even with a board the size of a credit card such as a Raspberry Pi, there are still moments when the available space is just too small to fit the computer.

    The solution resorted to by enterprising hardware hackers is often to remove extraneous components from the board. If there is no need for a full-size USB port or an Ethernet jack, for example, they can safely be taken away. And since sometimes these attempts result in the unintended destruction of the board, yonder pirates at Pimoroni have taken viewers of their Bilge Tank series of videos through the procedure, creating in the process what they describe as “The World’s Thinnest Raspberry Pi 3“.

    The World’s Thinnest Raspberry Pi 3*
    http://blog.pimoroni.com/slimming-down-a-pi-3/

    For last week’s Bilge Tank, we decided to have a little fun and tried to create what we dubbed the World’s Thinnest Raspberry Pi 3*, by removing all of the bulky pins and ports. The original intention was to try to do it in under 30 minutes, but we didn’t quite manage that, although we did do it in less than an hour.

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