Raspberry Pi Model B (RPi) is a full computer, the size of a credit card. Add a keyboard and mouse to use it on the spot, or simply connect a network cable to run it over the web. We have successfully run Apache web servers on the office Pi. Also, at our local hackspace, a Pi runs the MAME arcade machine, with 3000 video games.
RPis do not have a hard drive, but use SD cards instead.
This model includes an 8GB SD card preloaded with Noobs firmware. Plug in your Raspberry, follow the on screen prompts, and you will have one of several flavors of linux running in just a few minutes.
The RPi is powered through a USB micro B connector. You will want a USB A to micro B cable to turn it on.
The RPi has two USB A connectors – enough for a keyboard and mouse. Some USB devices might draw more current than the RPi can deliver, in which case you will want a powered USB hub. 200ma keyboards and mice work fine.
You may also want a video cable and monitor. The RPi has HDMI and component video out.
Tutorials and software
For more about Raspberry Pi please see the official website.
85.60mm x 56mm x 21mm
- Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
- 700 MHz ARM1176JZF-S core CPU
- Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU
- 512 MB RAM
- 2 x USB2.0 Ports
- Video Out via Composite (PAL and NTSC), HDMI or Raw LCD (DSI)
- Audio Out via 3.5mm Jack or Audio over HDMI
- Storage: SD/MMC/SDIO
- 10/100 Ethernet (RJ45)
- Low-Level Peripherals:
- 8 x GPIO
- I2C bus
- SPI bus with two chip selects
- Power Requirements: 5V @ 700 mA via MicroUSB or GPIO Header
- Supports Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, Arch Linux, RISC OS and More!