Nerd Alert

HK Magazine - - GADGETS -

A cer­tain kind of nerd ought to be very ex­cited right about now, be­cause the Rasp­berry Pi 3 B has just been re­leased. This tiny circuit board may not look like much, but the dar­ling lit­tle thing is ac­tu­ally an al­most en­tirely self­suf­fi­cient com­puter, com­plete with a quad-core pro­ces­sor, Wi-Fi and Blue­tooth func­tion­al­ity built in—all for just $300. Add a Mi­croSD mem­ory card, load on a few files and voila: you’ve ac­tu­ally got a fully work­ing com­puter, com­plete with op­er­at­ing sys­tem and of­fice ap­pli­ca­tions. But that’s not the most in­ter­est­ing part: The Rasperry Pi is built to be pow­er­ful and to­tally cus­tom­iz­a­ble, an easy mini brain for every­thing from wire­less cin­e­mas to au­to­mated cat feed­ers to smart mir­rors to quad­copters to su­per­com­put­ers. Just want to run of­fice apps or old N64 games?

You can do that too.

$321 from­

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