Hi Guys! Hope you are doing well. I am back to give you a daily dose of useful information. Today, I'll discuss the details on the Introduction to Raspberry Pi 3 B+. It is a small board computer, introduced by Raspberry Pi foundation in 14th March 2018 and is the most recent version of the Pi boards.It is a modified form of its predecessor Raspberry Pi 3 B that was introduced in 2016 and came with CPU, GPU, USP ports and I/O pins. Both versions are almost same in terms of functionality and technical specifications; however, there are some exceptions in the B+ model as it comes with USB boot, network boot, and Power over Ethernet option that are not present in the B model.Technology has been evolved over time with the purpose of making lives easy and convenient. This device was a major development in the technology that made computer learning too easy that anyone with little effort can make their feet wet with the process.In this tutorial, I'll discuss each and everything related to Raspberry Pi 3 B+, its main functions and features, benefits and everything you need to know, so you find all information in one place without wrestling your mind on the web surfing. Let's dive right in.
Introduction to Raspberry Pi 3 B+
Raspberry Pi 3 B+ PinoutFollowing figure shows the pinout of Raspberry Pi 3 B+
Hardware SpecificationsCPU: The CPU is a brain of this tiny computer that helps in carrying out a number of instruction based on the mathematical and logical formulas. It comes with a capacity of 64 bit.Clock Speed and RAM: It comes with a clock speed of 1.4 GHz Broadcom BCM2837B0 that contains quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 and RAM memory is around 1GB (identical to the previous version)GPU: It stands for graphics processing unit, used for carrying out image calculation. Broadcom video core cable is added in the device that is mainly used for playing video games.USB Ports: Two more USB ports are introduced in this new version, setting you free from the hassle of using an external USB hub when you aim to join a number of peripherals with the device.MicroUSB Power Source Connector: This connector is used for providing 5V power to the board. It draws 170 to 200mA more power than B model.HDMI and Composite Connection: Both audio output socket and video composite now reside in a single 4-pole 3.5mm socket which resides near HDMI. And the power connector is also repositioned in new B+ model and lives next to HDMI socket. All the power and audio video composite socket are now placed on the one side of the PCB, giving it a clean and precise look.USB Hard Drive: The USB hard drive is available on the board that is used to boot the device. It is identical to the hard drive of regular computer where windows is used to boot the hard drive of the computer.PoE: B+ model comes with a facility of Power over Ethernet (PoE); a new feature added in this device which allows the necessary electrical current using data cables.Other Changes: The B+ version comes with little improvement in the features and poses slightly different layout in terms of location of the components. The SD memory slot is replaced by a micro SD memory card slot (works similar to the previous version). The status LEDs now only contain red and green color and relocated to the opposite end of the PCB.
Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Technical Specifications
Mechanical DimensionsFollowing figure shows the dimensions of Raspberry Pi 3 B+
ApplicationsRaspberry Pi comes with a wide range of applications and works as a regular computer in some cases.
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Hello,Thanks for the well explained introduction on Raspberry pi B+. I just purchased one with the aim of building home automation machine, I will love to a lesson on such and your always cherished expertise on this project.Thanks Reply
Hi,If you want a step by step help on your project then ask in our Forums (create a new topic) and one of our experts will help you out. Here's Forum Link: https://www.theengineeringprojects.com/forum/We have also shared some tutorials on Raspberry Pi 3, you should check them out, if you follow them correctly then you can at least make your Pi ready for the project. Here's the link: https://www.theengineeringprojects.com/category/raspberry-pi-3Thanks. Reply
Hello!Thank you for your article about Raspberry pi 3. I am designing a hobby CNC and have few questions:1. Is this device appropriate for CNC controller? With to consider that controller software is Mach3 ? What is your suggestion?2. possible to purchase except dollar ?3. Please how many price ?Thank you for advise. Reply
Hi,If you want to add Cloud computing capabilities in your CNC machine then it's best to use. Like you want to check the status of your CNC Machine online or you want to control it online etc.But if you don't have to do anything with Wifi or internet then I would suggest you to go with Arduino platform. As its easy to use and I think you will find many helpful Libraries for implementing CNC.Raspberry Pi 3 is around $60 - $80 on different online shops. I think you can easily find some local vendor online.Thanks. Reply