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Technology : The Raspberry Pi






Raspberry Pi
What is Raspberry Pi?
The Raspberry Pi is a small single board computers developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation in the year 2012 with the aim of teaching Computer Science in schools and in various developing Countries.
With the 21st century being completely obsessed with technology it is a great deal of advantage to develop projects to meet the technology needs. So Raspberry Pi helps you in this scenario.
All the models of Raspberry Pi configure a Broadcom System on a chip (SoC) with an integrated ARM compatible CPU and on chip GPU. The processor speed ranges from 700MHz to 1.2 GHz. The on-board memory ranges from 256MB to 1GB RAM.
The operating system and program memory are stored using the Secure Digital cards. The Raspberry Pi board consists of a single USB port or up to four USB ports.





Raspberry PI Zero

Raspberry Pi Zero was released in November 2015. This model was smaller in size having twice the utility compared to previous generation model.
This model had a reduced input/output (I/O) and general-purpose I/O capabilities.

The various projects of raspberry Pi zero are:
·        Pi0drone - A smart drone with pi zero
·        Pedal-pi   - Programmable Guitar Pedal
·        Automated Indoor Gardener
·        Joytone    - Unique musical instrument made from joysticks light and pi 0
·        There are numerous projects developed using Pi zero.

The Upgraded Version of Pi zero is the Raspberry Pi zero W

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

The Raspberry Pi 3 is the third generation Raspberry Pi released in February 2016.
The Model B is the newest mainline Raspberry Pi with on-board WiFi, Bluetooth and USB Boot Capabilities. It has Quad core 1.2GHz Broadcom BCM2837 64bit CPU.

Various Projects of Raspberry Pi Model B are:
·        Vehicle Tracking System using GPS Modem
·        Monitoring Fermentation Gravity From Smartphone
·        Project Aquarius
·        Digital Zoetrope
·        Various Interactive Games
·        And other interesting projects



Comparisons between Raspberry Pi zero and Raspberry Pi 3 B

Raspberry Pi zero
Raspberry Pi 3
·        1 GHz, single core CPU
·        Quad core 1.2 GHz 64bit CPU
·        512 MB RAM
·        1GB RAM
·        No wireless LAN, Bluetooth
·        Wireless LAN and Bluetooth Low Energy on board.
·        Mini HDMI port
·        Full Size HDMI
·        USB port OTG
·        4 USB 2.0 ports
·        Cannot connect touchscreen display
·        DSI port for connecting touchscreen display
·        Core-type: ARM
·        Core-type: Cortex 64 bit






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