Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+

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The latest generation Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ with WiFi, Bluetooth plus much more.
$39.95 AUD, inc GST
$36.32 AUD, exc GST

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Delivered by Thu, 7th of Mar

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This board is the latest revision of the Raspberry Pi board, packing the same punch as the Raspberry Pi 3 B , on a smaller footprint. For the first time ever, this Model A board also has the beefy WiFi chip from the Model B . This is the perfect board if you're looking for the power of the B with less power usage. 

  • The Brains - 64-bit SOC @ 1.4GHz - Using the same Broadcomm BCM2837B0 as it's brother board, the processor is a tried and tested option for maker projects.
  • The Memory - 512MB LPDDR2 SDRAM - A slight downgrade from the B , 512MB is more than enough for most projects. 
  • Connectivity - 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi & Bluetooth - Using the same specs as it's brother board, the A comes with 802.11.b/g/n/ac AND Bluetooth 4.2/BLE. That means your IoT projects can be tackled with this board.
  • Interfacing with Maker Gear - 40 Pin GPIO - The GPIO is the same as all of the Pi's before it, meaning HATs, Pinouts and Adapter Plates all work the same way with the A
  • Seeing and Hearing the Pi - HDMI, DSI, CSI, 4 Pole Stereo and Composite Video - With HDMI you can connect right up to any modern screen, the DSI connector is great for using Maker displays, the CSI connector allows you to hook a camera right into the Pi, and there's more by way of composite video. You'll be seeing your Pi desktop with ease.
  • Power: 5.1VDC via micro-b USB

Comparing the Pi Model A with the other Pi Boards

We got hands on with the A as soon as it arrived and did some side by side tests. We found that the A uses less power than the B , but with almost identical performance. Read the full write-up here.

Cases and Accessories for the Pi 3 Model A

We got our 3D Printing guru to whip up a case for the A as soon as it landed, it's got everything you need to enclose your Pi safely. However, most of the original A cases will fit the new board quite well. So that's a plus.

Read our design and 3D Printing guide for the A case here.

Setting up your Pi 3 Model A

Once you get your Pi 3 Model A , you're going to want to use it. We did the same thing, and wrote a handy guide on the process so that you can follow along and get going as soon as possible.

Technical Specifications

  • Processor: Broadcom BCM2837B0, Cortex-A53 64-bit SoC @ 1.4 GHz
  • Memory: 512MB LPDDR2 SDRAM
  • Connectivity: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz IEE 802.11.b/g/n/ac wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.2/BLE
  • Access: Extended 40-pin GPIO header
  • Video & sound: 1 × full size HDMI, MIPI DSI display port, MIPI CSI camera port, 4 pole stereo output and composite video port
  • Multimedia: H.264, MPEG-4 decode (1080p30);  H.264 encode (1080p30); OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0 graphics
  • SD card support: Micro SD format for loading operating system and data storage
  • Input power: 5.1V DC via micro USB connector, or 5V DC via GPIO header
  • Environment: Operating temperature, 0–50°C
  • Production lifetime: The Raspberry Pi 3 Model A will remain in production until at least January 2023
  • Dimensions: 55mm x 65mm , if you need more look at the product brief below for full technical drawings.

Documentation

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Raspberry Pi>Boards>Model A

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