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Raspberry Pi

What is a Raspberry Pi ? 

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Raspberry Pi is a single board computer which is the size as small as a credit card. It’s developed by Raspberry Pi foundation in UK with the key intention to provide a basic platform to teach computer science in school. This product is available for sale now and cost approx US$35.

One of the key function of the Raspberry Pi is to allows the user to connect to the TV via HDMI interface, for learning programming, act as a media center for video playback or gaming functions.

The Raspberry pi has been used by students, hobbyist, technical professional as a starter kit to develop applications and control function around it.  It is also being used in industrial control and as a central processing units which integrate and control the overall system.

The Raspberry Pi model b comes with 512MB RAM, 2x USB port and an Ethernet Port. Below is the brief specification at a glance.

Raspberry Pi Model b Specification:

  •  Powered by Broadcom BCM2835, 700MHz ARM11 Processor
  • 512MB SDRAM
  • 2x USB2.0
  • 1x 10/100 Ethernet
  • Video Input for Camera Module
  • Video output – composite, HDMI
  • Audio output – 3.5mm jack, HDMI, IIS audio
  • 8x GPIO, UART, IIC, SPI Bus
  • Storage – SD/MMC / SDIO Card slot
  • Power: 5V via MicroUSB ; 700mA (3.5W)
  • Weight: 45g
  • Size: 85.60mm x 53.98mm
  • Operating system: Arch Linux ARM , Raspbian, Debian, Pidora, RISC OS….

There are a range of Rpi Accessories which will be covered in this website.  We will also provide details where to source for Raspberry Pi and Accessories.

Where Can I Buy a Raspberry Pi Computer Board ?

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