GMH 033 “Lost” Postbag Adafruit Raspberry Pi 3 Rev B, Light Valve, PI Zero

This is one of the “Lost” videos that was recovered after the transfer to the New Servers It dates back to Feb 2017.  My apologies, It’s a little rough

Raspberry Pi 3 – Model B – ARMv8 with 1G RAM

There are two giant upgrades in the Pi 3. The first is a next generation Quad Core Broadcom BCM2837 64-bit ARMv8 processor, making the processor speed increase from 900 MHz on the Pi 2 to up to 1.2GHz on the Pi 3.

The second giant upgrade (and this is the one we’re personally most excited about) is the addition of a BCM43143 WiFi chip BUILT-IN to your Raspberry Pi. No more pesky WiFi adapters – this Pi is WiFi ready. There’s also Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) on board making the Pi an excellent IoT solution (BLE support is still in the works, software-wise)

Lastly, there’s an upgraded switched power source that goes up to 2.5 Amps instead of just 2 Amps – allowing your Pi to power even more powerful devices over USB ports.

https://www.adafruit.com/product/3055

Liquid Crystal Light Valve – LCD Controllable Black-out Panel

What do you get when you power a layer of liquid crystal material sandwiched between two sheets of glass? A Liquid Crystal Light Valve (a.k.a a LCD Controllable Black-out Panel)! They’re often used for electric welding helmets because they can protect the welder’s eyes from the bright sparks. Or – if you aren’t a welder – they can be used to provide a “reveal” effect for your project, as you can control the opaqueness of the LCD.

https://www.adafruit.com/product/3330

Sexy Cyborg NSFW ish light panel outfit

Rasberry Pi Zero W

More specifically, this giant upgrade is the addition of a BCM43143 WiFi chip BUILT-IN to your Raspberry Pi Zero – just like the Pi 3! No more pesky WiFi adapters – this Pi is WiFi ready. There’s also Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) on board making the Pi an excellent IoT solution (BLE support is still in the works, software-wise).

https://www.adafruit.com/product/3400

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