Raspberry Pi


In 2012 I heard about the Raspberry Pi. On July 20th, I ordered one from RS Components and saw that there was a long wating list. At the end of September my order had been put back past November and I saw Maplin were now selling them. Within two days I had one.

I wanted one to use in my electronic projects. First of all I wanted a low power computer to use as a webcam and to update my website from my weather station. I purchased a Raspberry Pi camera and have it set up as a webcam. I will be adding the weather station update in the coming months.

I recently bought a new 512MB version and another camera to use for portable time lapse photography projects.


You can tell the board from the Made in the UK label and the different board layout. The GPIO connections are slightly different from the original board.

Pictured below is my new Raspberry Pi B+ which includes 2 more USB and an extended GPIO. I bought this from RS Components 3 days after launch (14th July 2014).


Finally after waiting a while I now have a Raspberry Pi 2 which is a Model B+ with an uprated specification:


The newest addition to my collection is a Raspberry Pi 3:


My Collection of Raspberry Pi’s now consists of:

  • 1 x Original 256MB Model B
  • 2 x 512MB UK Model B
  • 1 x 512MB Model B+
  • 1 x 1GB Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
  • 1 x 1GB Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
  • 2 x Raspberry Pi Zero
  • 2 x Cameras
  • 1 x PiFace Digital
  • 1 x Astro Pi


  • Webcam (on this site)
  • Garden Camera complete with night vision (under development)

Perry Andrews 2018