OrangePi R1 Plus Review

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Introduction The OrangePi R1 Plus is a budget ARM based router board that packs amazing performance for a low price. With dual gigabit NICs and a single USB 2.0 port the board is designed purely as a router – does it perform its purpose well? Lets find out. BaseTopSide Specs Powered by a Rockchip RK3328…… Continue reading OrangePi R1 Plus Review

OrangePi Zero 2 Review

Introduction OrangePi Kindly sent me a few of their SBCs to review including the OrangePi Zero 2. Whilst they sent me the hardware this is a honest non-sponsored review. The OrangePi Zero 2 is an affordable small SBC with Bluetooth, WIFI and a powerful Cortex-A53 Quad Core 64 bit CPU at 1.5GHz. Measuring just 6cm…… Continue reading OrangePi Zero 2 Review

I bought 200+ Raspberry Pi Model B’s and I’m going to fix them! Part 5

Introduction Back in Part 4 I continued the repairs and donated the money from the first batch of the repaired Pis to the Raspberry Pi Foundation. In this post I will be covering what the money went towards and go over the current repair status. I’ve confirmed that your donation has been allocated to Pi…… Continue reading I bought 200+ Raspberry Pi Model B’s and I’m going to fix them! Part 5

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I bought 200+ Raspberry Pi Model B’s and I’m going to fix them! Part 4

Introduction The first batch of the repaired Raspberry Pi’s have been sold! If you missed out on this, don’t worry! There are more to come as I repair them. I sold a total of 27 Raspberry Pi’s, 3 people cancelled their orders as they somehow thought these were Raspberry Pi 4’s?! I will relist these…… Continue reading I bought 200+ Raspberry Pi Model B’s and I’m going to fix them! Part 4

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I bought 200+ Raspberry Pi Model B’s and I’m going to fix them! Part 3

Introduction In my last post I mentioned that I was unable to continue the repairs on the boards with failed Ethernet due to waiting on solder wick to arrive however I found some in a draw! I have 12 boards that I know have a failed Ethernet chip however upon diagnosing some of the boards…… Continue reading I bought 200+ Raspberry Pi Model B’s and I’m going to fix them! Part 3

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I bought 200+ Raspberry Pi Model B’s and I’m going to fix them! Part 2

Diagnostics Finished! I’ve finally diagnosed all the Pi’s (sort of). I now have them categorised in 4 groups: Wont bootWorking with Damage to USB, SD or GPIOFully working apart from HDMIFully working without Ethernet As they are all diagnosed – apart from the devices that won’t boot, don’t worry I will be coming back to…… Continue reading I bought 200+ Raspberry Pi Model B’s and I’m going to fix them! Part 2

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I bought 200+ Raspberry Pi Model B’s and I’m going to fix them! Part 1

Introduction I’m sure some of my followers have seen my recent social media posts regarding the 200+ Raspberry Pi Model B’s I purchased on ebay – if you have not then follow my twitter for sneak peaks and updates! I purchased the job lot of Pi’s for just £61 although there was a catch -…… Continue reading I bought 200+ Raspberry Pi Model B’s and I’m going to fix them! Part 1

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