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Raspberry Pi

Series of low-cost single-board computers used for educational purposes and embedded systems / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Raspberry Pi (/p/) is a series of small single-board computers (SBCs) developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation in association with Broadcom.[14] The Raspberry Pi project originally leaned towards the promotion of teaching basic computer science in schools and in developing countries.[15][16][17] The original model became more popular than anticipated,[18] selling outside its target market for uses such as robotics. It is widely used in many areas, such as for weather monitoring,[19] because of its low cost, modularity, and open design. It is typically used by computer and electronic hobbyists, due to its adoption of the HDMI and USB standards.

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Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B
Also known asRPi, Raspi
Release date
  • 29 February 2012; 10 years ago (2012-02-29) (Project)
  • 24 June 2019; 3 years ago (2019-06-24) (Current gen)
Introductory price
  • US$4.00 (Pi Pico)
  • US$35.00 (Pi 4 1GB RAM)
  • US$45.00 (Pi 4 2GB RAM)
  • US$55.00 (Pi 4 4GB RAM)[1]
  • US$75.00 (Pi 4 8GB RAM)[2]
  • US$70.00 (Pi 400 4 GB)[3]
Operating systemLinux (incl Raspberry Pi OS)
Plan 9
Windows 10 ARM64
Windows 10 IoT Core[4]
and OS-less Embedded RTL's[clarification needed].
System on a chip
StorageMicroSDHC slot, USB Mass Storage device for booting[9]
Power5 V; 3 A (for full power delivery to USB devices)[13]

After the release of the second board type, the Raspberry Pi Foundation set up a new entity, named Raspberry Pi Trading, and installed Eben Upton as CEO, with the responsibility of developing technology.[20] The Foundation was rededicated as an educational charity for promoting the teaching of basic computer science in schools and developing countries. Most Pis are made in a Sony factory in Pencoed, Wales,[21] while others are made in China and Japan.[22][23]