The true price of Raspberry Pi. The cheapest setup


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After getting the long awaited Raspberry Pi board I started to google for the required equipments in order to boot-up the board:

The bottom line of this story is that, using the equipments that one might already have it at home + buying some extra but cheap equipments from eBay, the true price of Raspberry Pi does not exceed 50$ (or 38 € or 33 £).

The bord along with a 2G SD card:

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The silicon rubber USB keyboard:

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The RCA composite video cable:

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The mini to micro USB charger adaptor converted:

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Last but not least my zero dollar cardboard “pibow replica” case, not so artistic, not so gorgeous like the original, but at least it’s cheap and it’s eco-friendly:

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The case seen on the top

The case seen from the front

The case seen from the front

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The case seen from one side

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The case seen from the other side

Since the Raspberry Pi project aims to provides a cheap computing solution, I thought that it would be nonsense to spend more on accessories that on the computing unit itself. The solution I’ve found sounds/looks sensible.

About Eugen Mihailescu

Always looking to learn more about *nix world, about the fundamental concepts of arithmetic, algebra and geometry. I am also passionate about programming, database and systems administration.
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