What is Raspberry Pi?
The Raspberry Pi may be small in size but its power has caused it a huge amount of attention. Originally intended for helping children from young ages learn about computing and programming hands-on, technical heads of all ages and levels are having a play around.
The Raspberry Pi is a small computer, the size of a credit card that you can plug into a screen and keyboard and can be used for an array of things, including the playback of video and audio. The possibilities seem near enough endless including storage, streaming, writing up documents and Android can be used to work from. Whilst researching this product, it becomes apparent just how much this device can achieve with the right knowledge and has therefore found a place in the audio visual world. The favoured operating system is Linux but apparently it is simple to decode after some practice. There are several demonstrations of programmers’ projects being shared on various online networks including YouTube and home automation seems to be a key area for researching. Large corporations are including Raspberry Pis in all areas, so that employees can create their own content to share with the team, which we will have more information on soon.
Although the Raspberry Pi has been selling like – well, hot pies –due to its £30 price tag, the original intention from the British inventors was for school children to learn about programming and computing from a young age. Unlike the iPad, which has also taken over many a classroom, the Pi is about creating content rather than consuming it with children as young as five creating a code to link up to cameras, making music and more.
If you would like further information on the Raspberry Pi, whether it’s for the corporate or education environment, please feel free to contact us and we’ll be more than happy to assist you. More development on this product will be coming soon.