Starting out with Raspberry Pi 2

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Introduction

Introduction to Raspberry Pi 2 at this point of time would be a bit old-school, but hey! I am taking a chance 🙂

Raspberry Pi is a revolutionary tiny computing device which was introduced with a very noble cause to help kids get along with Computers in an interesting and affordable manner. You can check the Making of Raspberry Pi at their official website here https://www.raspberrypi.org/about/

Raspberry Pi has come a very long way and attracted many enthusiasts and organizations due to it’s affordability and power to do things. A mere $35 device with an HDMI, USB, Ethernet(RJ45 LAN) ports and ability to run on any 5V mobile charger made it a huge success. Over the time it developed a huge ecosystem of developers, manufacturers and users where plenty of software and hardware became available.

Think of a full fledged Computer System (with limited resources obviously) of palm size running on less power than your DTH box or DVD Player. Yes, it’s fascinating at the very least.

Raspberry Pi saw many version upgrades over time and the latest available version in Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, commonly referred to as RPi2 as it is the only model available in second generation Pi’s (Pi 2). If you are planning to buy one I would strongly advise you to buy this model over any previous models unless you have a project constraint.

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B boasts the following features along with many others –

  • A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4 USB ports
  • Full HDMI port
  • Ethernet port
  • Micro SD card slot
  • VideoCore IV 3D graphics core

To be updated…

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