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The Raspberry Pi is a series of credit card-sized single-board computers developed in the UK. It is developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of promoting the teaching of basic computer science in schools.

Here are some of the Interesting Facts That You Must Know About ‘Raspberry Pi’:

1. The original Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi 2 are manufactured in several board configurations through licensed manufacturing agreements with Newark element14 (Premier Farnell), RS Components and Egoman. They sell the Raspberry Pi online.

Here is the image of Raspberry Pi Revision 2 :

raspberry pi model b version 2

2. The original Raspberry Pi is based on the Broadcom BCM2835 system on a chip (SoC),which includes an ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor, VideoCore IV GPU, and was originally shipped with 256 megabytes of RAM, later upgraded (Model B & Model B+) to 512 MB. The system has Secure Digital (SD) or MicroSD (Model A+ and B+) sockets for boot media and persistent storage.

Here is the image of Raspberry Pi Model B+:

Raspberry Pi Model B+

 

3.  The Raspberry Pi Foundation launched the Compute Module in 2014. It includes a BCM2835 with 512MB RAM and an eMMC FLASH chip into a module for use as a part of embedded systems.

Here is the image of DIY WiFi Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Camera:

DIY WiFi Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Camera

4. Raspberry Pi officially announced the next-generation Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi 2 in the early February 2015. The new computer board will be available initially only in one configuration (Model B) and featured a quad-core Broadcom BCM2836 (ARMv7-A) CPU with a VideoCore IV dual-core GPU, 1GB of RAM with remaining specifications being similar to those of the previous generation Model B+.

Here is the image of officially announced Raspberry Pi 2:

Raspberry Pi 2

5.  The Raspberry Pi primarily uses Linux-kernel-based operating systems.

Here is the image of Raspberry Pi Model B:

Raspberry Pi Model B

The New Raspberry Pi 2:

 

 

 

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