Deek1618
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Where can I buy a Model A?

Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:39 am

No one seems to be selling the model A...

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Re: Where can I buy a Model A?

Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:03 am

The Raspberry Pi Model A hasn't yet been released.

Keep an eye on the front page for updates, it's coming soon :-)

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Re: Where can I buy a Model A?

Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:50 pm

Actually, I've got one.

Ok, it started out as a B, to which I took a scalpel.
I had to remove some of the connectors to be able to reach all sides of the 9512 - ethernet, USB, sound jack, and the JTAG row of pins, and afterwards put back the USB and sound jack. Then the scalpel on the legs of the 9512 disconnected that, and a bit if wire on R36 & R37 to connect the USB back up.

Why didn't I just unsolder the 9512? 'Cos it's soldered underneath, and I haven't got a hot air gun.

Why did I do it? Well!
Actually it was to see if a model A would suffer from keyboard stutters.
I've got a wireless KB/mouse combo that stuttered. It stuttered despite having 5v on TP1-TP2, and even after the Pi-pass for the USB power. It also stuttered on a powered hub.

So now on the A it doesn't stutter. Only - it doesn't stutter on the B, either. So it proves nothing!

But I've got an A :)

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Re: Where can I buy a Model A?

Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:54 pm

I really do wonder if the "A" will turn out to be the better machine for people wanting to use external USB hub and WiFi, with the "B"'s USB architecture and driver out of the picture.

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Re: Where can I buy a Model A?

Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:26 pm

It won't take the awful USB host driver out of the picture. It just removes the USB hub with ethernet chip.

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Re: Where can I buy a Model A?

Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:43 am

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