Raspberry pi is a tiny affordable computer you can use to learn programing

What is Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi is a tiny mini affordable computer designed to help people learn computer programing through fun and projects. In UK the tiny single board is the best selling computer ever with over 19 million sales since its launch in 2012.

Latest Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ comes with 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core processor, dual-band wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.2/BLE, faster Ethernet, and Power-over-Ethernet support (with separate PoE HAT)

The Raspberry Pi Foundation of United Kingdom developed the single board computer to promote teaching of basic computer science in schools and in developing countries.

Raspberry Pi pricing is as low as $35 which is about 370 Zambian kwacha. With dedicated time and trends to this kind of innovation this is an investment that can see future science projects for the young ones in Zambia. This maps well with the foundation mission; to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world.

And the reason for such dedication is simply “We do this so that more people are able to harness the power of computing and digital technologies for work, to solve problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively.”

Raspberry Pi Specs

Release date 29 February 2012; 6 years ago
Introductory price US$35
Operating system Linux
FreeBSD
NetBSD
OpenBSD
Plan 9
RISC OS
Windows 10 IoT Core
System-on-chip used Broadcom BCM2837B0
CPU 1.4 GHz 64/32-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53
Memory GB LPDDR2 RAM at 900 MHz
Storage MicroSDHC slot
Graphics Broadcom VideoCore IV 300 MHz/400 MHz
Power 1.5 W (average when idle) to 6.7 W (maximum under stress)

 

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