Talk:Raspberry Pi

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REQ: punc fix, cap fix[edit]

Could an established editor please fix the punctuation and capitalization errors (especially in the introductory section)?


We need a clear new section, with explanation and diagrams to show the differences between versions A, B and B+. What will the next one be called? B++ or C- ?

Lehasa (talk) 17:11, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

The RPF has consistently used BBC Micro nomenclature, like models A, B and B+, so if there will ever will be a new model that deserves the title it will be called a "Model C", or perhaps "Master". Mahjongg (talk) 19:27, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Citation overkill[edit]

I came to this article because I want to learn about RaspberryP Pi, but the article is difficult to read because of over-referencing. The opening line "Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of promoting the teaching of basic computer science in schools" does not need five references. This is out out of line with WP:LEAD and with WP:REFBLOAT. Not only is there severe reference overkill, but their use contradicts WP:NOTREPOSITORY and WP:NOTMANUAL. I suggest these guidelines be used to make this article more readable. There are 88 references which point into which goes against WP:USEPRIMARY. --Cornellier (talk) 17:18, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Hardware Random Number Generator not yet mentioned[edit]

My Raspberry Pi rev. B has a HRNG I do not see mentioned in the article. See: I agree with the author of that this makes the RPi a great (and very cheap) source for obtaining cryptographic quality random numbers. I would have inserted this information but I cannot decide where. — Preceding unsigned comment added by N-double-u (talkcontribs) 10:39, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Under hardware after the para on the real-time clock. --Cornellier (talk) 12:01, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Core chip : also from Samsung[edit]

Broadcom is not the only provider for the core chip. I read a Samsung K4P4G324EQ-RGC2 on my newly bought Pi B+. The B+ used as illustration seems also to be carrying a Samsung chip. The multifunction chip near USB ports is an SMSC LAN9514-JZX. Perhaps some "BOM guru" could enlighten us on hardware details as seen on the B+.