You may be wondering what is Raspberry Pi. How can you use it, and what can you do with it? In this short article, we will help you to understand how to use Raspberry Pi.
What is Raspberry Pi?
Raspberry Pi is credit card sized single board computer, developed in United Kingdom by Raspberry Pi Fundation. RPi is very popular. More than 5 million Raspberry Pis were sold by February 2015.
Raspberry Pi was designed to be cheap, solid general purporse computer. There are various of operating systems that can be run on Rpi.
Some of them are:
- Gentoo Linux
- Ubuntu Core
- Windows 10 IoT Core
- and many more..
Specifications and models
You can buy a lot of different models and generations of Raspberry Pi. All of them are listed on the official web page.
The newest model currently is RPi Model B+. It was recently released. It offers Broadcom BCM2837B0 quad core 64bit processor that runs at 1.4GHz. There is 1GB of RAM, WI-FI, Bluetooth 4.2 and Gigabit Ethernet. It costs around $35, and is available to buy from a number of resellers.
Another interesting model of RPi is, Zero and Zero W. Raspberry Pi Zero is the cheapest model, and only costs $5.
With Raspberry Pi you can build a number of different projects, basically anything you desire. There are a lot of tutorials for RPi. You can build your own weather station or CNC machine, automate your house, and build other cool stuff. Check out hackaday page for more ideas/tutorials.