The Raspberry Pi finds itself in an ever-expanding gamut of project types…wearables, drones, internet of things and other embedded gizmos…and there are times when an extra-slim version of this already diminutive wonderputer would be just the thing.
Here we’ll show how to trim some fat from the Raspberry Pi Model B+. You’ll lose the Ethernet port and at least two of the USB ports, so this is really suited only to projects where size or weight take priority over connectivity.
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