Rasp­berry Pi

The low-cost, high­per­for­mance flex­i­ble lit­tle com­puter

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With prices start­ing at less than $10, the com­pact and af­ford­able Rasp­berry Pi com­puter has re­ally helped to make pro­gram­ming pop­u­lar in re­cent years. There are sev­eral mod­els of Pi avail­able. All con­sist of a sim­ple cir­cuit board that holds the main com­puter pro­ces­sor, mem­ory and a few USB ports. You can ex­tend Pi’s ca­pa­bil­i­ties with add-ons such as a mouse and key­board, cam­era, and even a touch­screen dis­play.

There are sev­eral ways of us­ing an iPhone or iPad with a Pi — in fact, an iPad can act as a screen for the tiny de­vice, and there are projects on­line, such as HomeBridge, to en­able you to con­trol a va­ri­ety of smart home ac­ces­sories through a Pi. Read more at rasp­ber­rypi.org and, if you’re good at tin­ker­ing, our sis­ter mag Linux For­mat ( lin­ux­for­mat.com) has a sec­tion all about Pi ev­ery is­sue.

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