Raspberry Pi(redirected from Rasberry Pi)
Raspberry PiA low-cost Linux and ARM-based computer on a small circuit board sponsored by the charitable Raspberry Pi Foundation in the U.K. (www.raspberrypi.org). The goal of the foundation is to promote computer programming for kids. In 2011, the first prototype was the size of a flash drive with USB on one end and HDMI on the other. In 2012, the circuit board expanded to roughly 3x5 inches, and the Model B, priced at USD $35, became the first commercial product.
There has been a lot of excitement about the unit because it is fairly robust. For example, it can be used as a desktop computer, and its graphics are sufficiently powerful to make it the heart of a media center. It also affords hobbyists and tinkerers an economical computer for myriad projects. See computer on a stick.
|The Model B|
|Priced at USD $35, the 3.3x5.3" Raspberry Pi board can be used in desktop and mobile applications. For $25, the Model A has only one USB port and no Ethernet. (Image courtesy of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.)|