Raspberry Pi 3 is on sale!
The Raspberry Pi is the credit card sized computer that changed the world. It’s Linux-based, and is perfect for tinkering or learning to program. The Raspberry Pi is a single board computer that has an ultra low cost, compared to typical computers. The primary reason for its creation was to give kids a low-cost computer with which to learn how to program. It’s got a beefy quad core processor that runs at 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, and most of the ports and capabilities that any normal computer would have. Generally, it runs on a Linux operating system and can run games, word processing programs, and spreadsheets. For board comparisons you can click here.
Some of the features are:
- ARM 64bit Quad Core Processor
- 1GB RAM
- Onboard WiFi and BLE Bluetooth
- HD display via HDMI
No longer will you need to purchase a wi-fi adapter but instead it is built on the board as well as Bluetooth allowing access to other components such as mobile devices as in cell phones and tablets. With the kids you can build a robot and make it into family fun!
There are kits available that include the case to hold the board as well as power adapters, cameras, add-on boards, etc. Each board can be used to do a simple project within the house such as a security camera or garage door opener. Using Python and VPN you can gain access to the board over wi-fi or use the internal Ethernet port. There is also a touch screen you can purchase that will allow you to use the user friendly menu to update the operating system or download applets to complete a function. Really neat stuff for home grown geeks. Please visit http://www.mcmelectronics.com to view the many options you can purchase to start that project at home.