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  • Added on: Jan 14 2014 01:48 PM
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What is the Raspberry Pi?

Posted by Nick on Jan 14 2014 01:48 PM
Introduction

Launched in 2012, the Raspberry Pi has taken the world by storm. Not to be mistaken for the delicious fruity version, the Raspberry Pi was the brain child of a group of four gifted individuals Alan Mycroft, Rob Mullins, Jack Lang and Eben Upton, the Raspberry Pi was created with two things in mind, pocket-friendly and budget-friendly.

The resulting credit card sized pc is not just that but more. With loads of versatile uses, the amazing Raspberry Pi can be used for almost anything. Even used as a basic PC, it’s powerful enough to meet your needs and more. However, it can be rather complicated to understand owing to the fact that the Raspberry Pi is a PC processor and you’re going to have to build a bit around it before you can actually use it.

However, once you get your basics right, the Raspberry Pi can open up a whole new world for you. Use it as a PC or put it to some creative use. With the help of this eBook, we’ll focus on the basics and helping you understand why this deliciously named software can be just as sweet as actual pie.


What is the Raspberry Pi?

Raspberry Pi is a small, credit-card sized ARM computer. With a price tag of merely $25/£20, the Raspberry Pi computer has made computing easy, accessible and affordable for everyone and happens to be the only computer that can be found at the same price as a high-end raspberry pie with vanilla ice-cream on the side.

This nifty little chip can be planted in your TV and with a keyboard attachment; it is completely possible to use it as a normal computer and run functions on it such as making spreadsheets, games, watching HD videos, word processing and various other electronic project functions.

The versatility and affordability of the Raspberry Pi has made it a huge success and since the Raspberry Pi was marketed on an international level, it’s possible to find one near you as well.

Nonetheless, if you’re interested in getting your very own Raspberry Pi, you can do so via Premier Farnell/Element 14 and RS Components/Allied Electronics.

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