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Raspberry PI weight

Monday, May 26, 2014

Using a Raspberry PI as the brain for you next flying (e.g. plane or quadcopter) R/C project seems to be very interesting. Unfortunately weight is important. So I thought it would be a good idea to check the weight of the different models A and B and find ways how to make them even lighter.

Recently I read of some RC projects which use a Raspberry PI as main controller. Especially when used in flying modells I think it would be important to check the weight of the board.

So I took a model A and a model B and measured theit weight. The difference between the to models is about 10 grams. The model A does not have networking and only one USB port.

By removing unused parts like the audio and video connectors a few additional grams can be saved.



RasPI A original 30g no audio & video 27g
RasPI B original 39g no audio & video 37g