In this first blog article I would like to introduce you to the Raspberry Pi and its background. In short: What is a Raspberry Pi at all? Because for further work with the Raspberry Pi it is useful to understand the intention and idea behind this little computer.
What is a Raspberry Pi it's history?
The Raspberry Pi was developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation in England and the first device came on the market back in early 2012. To date, various versions of the Raspberry Pi have been released and it has been constantly evolving with each version.
Raspberry Pi Quick Overview:
Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GB RAM (Link)*.
Raspberry Pi 4 with 2GB RAM (Link)*
Raspberry Pi 4 with 1GB RAM (Link)*
Raspberry Pi 3B with 1GB RAM (Link)*
Raspberry Pi Zero with 1GB RAM incl. WIFi (Link)*
Meanwhile, there are even industrial models and versions that became smaller and smaller, such as the Raspberry Pi Zero. By the way, by the end of 2017, more than 17 million devices had already been sold of the Raspberry Pi.
The goal of the Raspberry Pi development
The goal of the Raspberry Pi Foundation is to introduce young people to hardware and software programming and to make it easier for them to get started.
What is the Raspberry Pi reason to buy? The Raspberry Pi is relatively inexpensive to purchase and therefore the barriers to entry into development with the Raspberry Pi are very low. The special thing about the Raspberry Pi is that a full-fledged computer is hidden in this small credit card format.
Meanwhile, numerous Raspberry Pi projects for everyday and professional life can be implemented very easily. The Raspberry Pi Foundation also plays an important role in this. On the website raspberrypi.org you can find numerous suggestions for partly very crazy Raspberry Pi projects, which can be copied relatively easily.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation also runs numerous school projects to introduce very young students to the topic of hardware and programming. Since there are now many software and hardware based Raspberry Pi projects, I would like to introduce you to some of them in the next few blog articles.
Let me say this much in advance, there are now entire business models and commercial devices based on a Raspberry Pi. And that already shows that the Raspberry Pi is now very widespread and no longer just a learning device for young people.
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