The Raspberry Pi FAQ and Answers You’ve Been Waiting For

MakeUseOf | 3/13/2018 | Christian Cawley
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It’s not a pie full of fruit, but the Raspberry Pi is awesome in its own way. Been hearing a lot about this little computer, but no idea what it’s really about? Here’s what you need to know.

It might be small, but the Raspberry Pi is capable of so much. That’s why there is so much information about the computer, and this is where things can get confusing.

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We’re going to help you get to grips with everything Pi-flavored, looking at:

What’s the Deal With Raspberry Pi?

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Released in 2013, the Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer initially intended to encourage the teaching of computing in schools. Also equipped with GPIO pins an USB ports, the computer has gone through several iterations.

As of this writing, the Raspberry Pi 3 is the main version, although a slimline alternative, the Raspberry Pi Zero W is also available.

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One of the more interesting things about the Raspberry Pi is that it is a British-designed computer. I was lucky enough to visit the Raspberry Pi Foundation HQ in Cambridge back in 2014 and meet founder Eben Upton, before visiting the production line in South Wales.

Raspberry Pi's Father Speaks: Eben Upton On The Future of Technology And More

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Enthusiasm radiates from Eben Upton. He's the driving force behind the Raspberry Pi, that small computer that has been revolutionising hobbyist computing since its launch in 2012. Tall, and dressed casually, the founder of the...

The Raspberry Pi carries on a British tradition in computing: it is built using the ARM architecture, and the ease with which it can be used to interact with other hardware is reminiscent of the Sinclair computers of the 1980s.

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Sure, it has its competitors and it’s more complicated than an Arduino (and is often used when a simpler solution would do). But the Raspberry Pi is...
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