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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BeagleV – The first affordable RISC V Computer

A brief introduction to RISC V RISC-V is a very new architecture being introduced in 2010 by the University of California Berkeley. Although RISCV CPU’s aren’t overly powerful (yet!) they are very power efficient and they are very open in terms of licencing. Anyone can design, manufacture and sell RISC-V CPU’s without any licencing costs.…… Continue reading BeagleV – The first affordable RISC V Computer