Raspberry Pi A+ SBC
The Raspberry Pi A+ is an upgraded version of the Pi A and can help you learn about programming and computing or you can create exciting, innovative projects. The A+ does not have an internet connection however, if you looking for a smaller, lighter, more economical Pi board then the A+ is ideal.
•It's really easy to use
•It's Linux-based open source, with access to free software and downloads to help you with your project
•There's a great Pi community out there — check out DesignSpark, RS's own design engineer community
•It's flexible to the user. Want to play games? Do your homework? Create a weather station? Create a home security camera? No limits.
So why Pi A+?
•Tidier layout for improved cable arrangement
•40 General Purpose Input/Output Pins (GPIO) compared to 26 on the Pi A
•Improved audio quality
•Push-push microSD card slot
•Lower power consumption. Switching power regulators reduce the power consumption to between 0.5 W and 1 W
The A+ board has also been designed with add-on boards in mind. This means that you can be more flexible with your projects and add the functionality that you need.
A Hardware Attached on Top (HAT) board enables the A+ to automatically configure GPIO and driver setup for compatibility with any add-on boards.
Note: HAT boards are not backwards compatible
Getting Started Guide