The team behind the popular miniature platform Raspberry Pi boasted on its Website with a new product. It is a new version of the Raspberry Pi , which aims to make the whole system more transparent and easier, it is called the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. It is essentially a motherboard with a dimensions 67,6x30 millimeters at which they managed to compress the basic hardware to which users are accustomed with the old Raspberry, but without ports for peripherals.
Raspberry Pi went on sale in late February last year. By the end of October this year, it was sold in over two million copies, as it is reported.
Element14 is a company that deals with the distribution of electronic components and now they have launched a website intended for projects based on a popular small computer Raspberry Pi. Since the device has sold more than a million copies, the site seeks to maintain good sales results, and encourage as many hobbyists of all levels to create projects.
If you wonder who are those hardworking workers that produce probably the most popular hobby computer today - fantastic Raspberry Pi, the answer may surprise you. They are Sony's employees in their factory in Wales. Although behind Raspberry production are two companies, Premier Farnell and RS Components, the former has no own facilities but they rentead a Sony factory in Pencoed, Wales last November, which has so far made over half a million of these devices.
Developer Patrick Aalto created rpix86, PC emulator for the Raspberry Pi. The emulator is based on DSx86 PC emulator for the Nintendo DS and is also part of Aalto, but it is primarily intended for playing old DOS games on the Raspberry Pi.
Along with the cheaper Raspberry Pi Model A, the foundation is working on the release of some hardware accessories this year. On their official blog they published photos of the final editions of the module with the camera, which should become a part of distribution in the next month or so.
A Raspberry Pi is a tiny computer that has a chance to revolutionize the world by extending the opportunity of owning a computer to the masses. The producers of this device, the Raspberry Pi Foundation, are a charitable organization based out of the United Kingdom. Their goal is relatively simple: to provide an inexpensive and easily accessible means for children and teenagers to learn to program . I will primarily be focusing on the Model B, the more capable of the two types currently available.