Raspberry Pi celebrated its second birthday last week. Since its debut on February 29, 2012, Raspberry Pi has ushered in a whole new generation of tiny, inexpensive, single-board computers. Numerous Raspberry Pi based DIY project ideas are popping up over the web, and there are many use cases of Raspberry Pi as low-cost learning media in the developing world.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has just announced that an upgraded version of their Raspberry Pi single-board computer is now available for purchase. The Raspberry Pi mini PC has been out for a couple of years now and its makers, The Raspberry Pi Foundation, have already made some improvements in all that time, including a revision.
Raspberry PI is one of the most acclaimed mini-pc, making a real impact in the Linux hacking community, but who would have thought it can be used for beer brewing. A Raspberry Pi and beer fan has created an interesting open source tool called “The Raspberry Pi Brewing Controller,” or shortly put, BrePi.
You flashed an SD card with Raspberry Pi image, and plug the SD card into Raspberry Pi. Then what next? The first thing to do after booting Raspberry Pi is to configure your Raspberry Pi. Each Raspberry Pi system comes with its own software configuration tool. For example, use raspi-config for Raspbian, firstboot for Pidora, etc.
Once you have a fully working Raspberry Pi system, it may not be convenient for you to continue to access Raspberry Pi directly via a keyboard and HDMI/TV cable connector dedicated to Raspberry Pi. Instead, you will want to remote control "headless" Raspberry Pi from another computer.
I have a spare USB webcam at home and I plan to order a Raspberry Pi Model B which will capture video and stream it live. This will be my first time handling a Raspberry Pi. Before oredring the Raspberry Pi, I just wanted to confirm that this is infact possible and that the Raspberry Pi Model B will suffice for the task or I need to order a higher spec board.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has just announced that they have sold 3.8 million Raspberry Pi mini PCs and the demand for this small device seems to increase every day.
It might not sound like much, but 3.8 million Raspberry Pi devices into the wild is actually a lot. In fact, it's more than many other hardware makers ever manage to produce, and that is testament of its quality.