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The true price of Raspberry Pi. The cheapest setup

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:

true price of raspberry pi

The case seen on the top

true price of raspberry pi

The case seen from the front

true price of raspberry pi

The case seen from one side

true price of raspberry pi

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.

Now, if you think that this article was interesting don't forget to rate it. It shows me that you care and thus I will continue write about these things.

 
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The true price of Raspberry Pi. The cheapest setup

Eugen Mihailescu

Founder/programmer/one-man-show at Cubique Software
Always looking to learn more about *nix world, about the fundamental concepts of math, physics, electronics. I am also passionate about programming, database and systems administration. 16+ yrs experience in software development, designing enterprise systems, IT support and troubleshooting.
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