What is Raspberry Pi? - Popular Single Board Computer Brand


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1. What is Raspberry Pi?

Raspberry Pi is community organization which design and develop single board computers. Raspberry Pi was initially started to develop single board computers to promote teaching and expand the knowledge in basic computer science in developing countries.

The initial Raspberry Pi single board computers were low power consuming computers and had low performance features. In the later versions of Raspberry Pi, it had features which had better performance built into the single board computers.

Though initially the Raspberry Pi was designed as a community project, later Raspberry Pi was also kept focusing on the commercial level sales for computing requirements for the commercial projects.

Raspberry Pi was used in the IoT devices, DIY projects by commercial and non commercial level applications.

2. History

Raspberry Pi was initially started with a concept which came across in 2006 and the initial models were based on Atmel ATmega644 microcontroller printed and assembled on a single board. Raspberry Pi computers were inspired by Acorn's BBC Micro of 1981 computer models.

Initially Raspberry Pi was released on 29th February 2012 and a single board computer costed US$35 in price for a one device.