Raspberry Pi seems to be a continuous buzz in the technology sphere with
almost 5-6 million Raspberry Pi living on this almighty earth already (As of 8 June, 2015) and it’s ability to interact with the real world makes it a class apart. Let’s explore it even more. Here we start :
What is Raspberry Pi?
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The Printed Circuit Board (PCB) of Raspberry Pi comes with an input and output connectivity with the hardware itself. It runs on Linux kernel based operating systems like *Raspbian, *Pidora etc.
History of Raspberry Pi?
The Foundation’s goal is to advance the education of adults and children, particularly in the field of computers, computer science and related subjects.
The foundation of Raspberry pi was laid in the year 2006 and its early concept were based on Atmel Atmega 644 microcontroller. The computer is inspired by Acorn’s BBC Micro of 1981. Pi’s model A, model B and model B+ are references to the original models of the British educational BBC Micro computer, developed by Acorn Computers.
Specifications of Raspberry Pi.
It has :
A 900MHz quad-core ARM cortex-A7 CPU.
1 GB Ram.
4 USB ports.
40 *GPIO pins.
Full HDMI port.
Combined 3.5mm jack and composite audio.
Camera interface (CSI).
Display interface (DSI).
Micro SD card slot.
VideoCore IV 3D graphics core.
Apart from the latest version we also have 2 other versions
Raspberry Pi 1 model B+
Raspberry Pi 1 model A+.
The Raspberry Pi measures 85.60mm x 56mm x 21mm (or roughly 3.37″ x 2.21″ x 0.83″). It weighs 45g.
To what extent Raspberry Pi is capable of?
What purpose Raspberry Pi can be used for?
Raspberry Pi can be used for making real time projects just like detectors at weather stations, wirelessly controlling your stereo devices, in security systems and many more.
From where to get raspberry Pi from?
Cost of Raspberry Pi.
Raspberry Pi 2 model B = 35$
Raspberry Pi 1 model B+ = 25$
Raspberry Pi 1 model A+ = 20$
exclusive of local taxes and shipping/handling fees.
*Pidora : There was a spin of Fedora for the Raspberry Pi during the early days of its release, but that was quickly dropped in favour of Raspbian when it proved to be a bit slow and buggy.
*GPIO : General-purpose input/output (GPIO) is a generic pin on an integrated circuit whose behavior, including whether it is an input or output pin, can be controlled by the user at run time. GPIO pins have no
special purpose defined, and go unused by default.
The Information above is collected from various sources over the internet and the official website of the Raspberry Pi foundation. Utmost care has been taken into account while writing this piece. However, neither the author and All Tech Times are responsible for the errors and damage caused (if any). Moreover, to err is human to divine is god.
Final Words :
Raspberry Pi is a very great initiative to provide low cost computers to every walk of life by the Raspberry Pi foundation and seems to be very promising now and in the near future. Moreover, it will widen the horizon of programming and will be a great step towards programming culture.
“Everyone must learn how to code as it teaches you how to think” – Steve Jobs.
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