element14.com the community for the engineers has published new content to support engineers, makers, and educators on the launch of the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. The element14 community has become a part of an essential network of support with over 500,000 members, more than 260,000 unique visitors to Raspberry Pi content alone each month and active forums which as a reward has helped to make Raspberry Pi an outstanding success.
Dianne Kibbey, Global Head of Community and Social Media for the Premier Farnell says: “The Raspberry Pi has been a driving force in the maker market since it was launched in 2012. We have seen incredibly exciting projects created by element14 community members, as they have learnt, experimented and developed ideas with the support of their community peers. As we launch the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ we are providing our members with new content to get them started, and help them upgrade their projects. I am excited to see what our members make next.”
The new content added includes:
- Mobile GPS Treasure Hunt Project with the Raspberry Pi Model 3 B+:element14 community member, Les Pounder has created a “Mobile Treasure Hunt Game” which uses the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, Official 7” Touchscreen Display and a Microstack GPS module. This fully portable Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ project will allow users to mark the location the of treasure on the onscreen map and allow others to hunt it down using the projects GPS features. Full build instructions can be found on the element14 community.
- Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Bench Test:element14 colleagues have put the new board through its paces looking at power usage, CPU (Central Processing Unit), memory system, RAM, Ethernet speed, networking speed and temperature.
In addition to the content, it also includes the Raspberry Pi Model 3 B+ unboxing video, GPIO Pin-Out Diagram, Frequently Asked Questions and technical specifications, and an introduction to the new official Raspberry Pi Power over Ethernet (PoE) HAT.
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