Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi 2 hands-on: first boot on 2nd-gen

Raspberry Pi 2 hands-on: first boot on 2nd-gen

Today we took the Raspberry Pi 2 out of the box and the static shielding bag to give it a first start-up and go. As you'd expect, loading software to an SD card is much the same as it was in the past - except here you're using a much smaller microSD card instead. After that, you've got a more powerful processor and 1GB of RAM to work, so it's time to get quick. Today we're checking in on the basics - getting an operating system running and heading to boot.

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Raspberry Pi 2: the $35 PC gets a big boost

Raspberry Pi 2: the $35 PC gets a big boost

This week we're seeing the next generation in Raspberry Pi technology. For those of you that've never heard of the Raspberry Pi, it's a barebones computer that's made to be exceedingly cheap whilst retaining functionality for do-it-yourself electronics makers. In other words - it's the brain for your next robot. This second major wave release is being put out for the same price as the most recent Raspberry Pi unit, but here you're getting a 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU with 6x the performance of the previous best board.

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Windows 10 to support Raspberry Pi 2

Windows 10 to support Raspberry Pi 2

The new Raspberry Pi 2 was announced earlier today with significantly more power than the original Raspberry Pi. The coolest part about the Raspberry Pi 2 having six times the power and 1GB of RAM is that it will sell for the same price as the old Pi. Microsoft has made an announcement that will make the new Raspberry Pi even more interesting; Windows 10 will run on the cheap developer's board.

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Raspberry Pi 2 promises 6x the power, 1 GB RAM, same price

Raspberry Pi 2 promises 6x the power, 1 GB RAM, same price

The Raspberry Pi has been quite popular at democratizing the DIY board and reinvigorating the maker culture. Since its launch, however, there have been many rivals that have tried to take a bite out of it, some perhaps more successful than others. RPi, as it is lovingly called, is out for revenge and it will be delivering it through the new Raspberry Pi 2 model B, the successor to the most recent B+ model that kicks things up a notch thanks to a new BCM2836 chip.

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Blynk builds apps for any Arduino project

Blynk builds apps for any Arduino project

For many people who like to build things that use Arduino to operate one of the most difficult parts is making an app or software to control the project. A new program called Blynk has turned up seeking funding that promises to make creating the software to control your project the easiest part of the entire project.

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DIY Atlas 3D scanner uses Raspberry Pi for high resolution scanning

DIY Atlas 3D scanner uses Raspberry Pi for high resolution scanning

There are several 3D scanners on the market today that you can buy already put together, but those devices can be very expensive to purchase. A new 3D scanner has turned up that is a DIY device that you build yourself. The Atlas is designed to be inexpensive to build and to offer high resolution scanning and to do so it uses a cheap Raspberry Pi for the brain.

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Odroid-C1 gives DIYers a Raspberry Pi-compatible board

Odroid-C1 gives DIYers a Raspberry Pi-compatible board

Although single board computers or SBCs have been existence for a long time, the Raspberry Pi really ushered in a new era by democratizing such boards, making them available at extremely affordable prices. Since then, many have tried to emulate that success and offer hackers, modders, tinkers and all sorts of DIY fans boards of varying power and prices. Hardkernel's new Odroid-C1 is one of those, though it has one clear, but not clearly advertised, advantage: it's input/output pins are compatible with Raspberry Pi's.

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Raspberry Pi Model A+ dev board debuts

Raspberry Pi Model A+ dev board debuts

One of the most popular developer boards around is the Raspberry Pi. The thing that makes the Raspberry Pi so popular is that the board is very flexible and can be used in a number of projects, and it also happens to be priced very well making it affordable. Not too long ago the Raspberry Pi B+ dev board was unveiled. Another new version of the Pi leaked last week.

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Pi-Top is a 3D printable Raspberry Pi laptop

Pi-Top is a 3D printable Raspberry Pi laptop

We seen some interesting things result from mixing a Raspberry Pi with 3D-printing, the latest of which is the industrious Pi-Top, a 3D-printed kit for transforming one of the tiny computers into a functional laptop. Though not the prettiest machine out there, the Pi-Top lets DIYers tinker and makes for a really cheap system.

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3D printed Apple Pi Mac: DIY creator speaks up

3D printed Apple Pi Mac: DIY creator speaks up

This week we’ve had a tiny chat with the creators of the tiniest Mac ever made. With the power of 3D printing and Raspberry Pi, Adafruit Industries have created a Mac desktop computer that works with a 2.8-inch display - it’s nearly pocketable! It’s relatively easy to make yourself, too!

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Raspberry Pi photography contest winners revealed

Raspberry Pi photography contest winners revealed

Adafruit held a Raspberry Pi photography contest in June and last month, and the winners have now been revealed. The selected images are largely stunning when you consider how they were taken and edited. We've got a gallery of some of the most notable shots for you after the jump.

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Sharks Cove board – Microsoft and Intel collaborate to take on Raspberry PI

Sharks Cove board – Microsoft and Intel collaborate to take on Raspberry PI

The popularity of Raspberry PI board has not gone un-noticed by big boys like Intel and Microsoft. The two companies are joining hand with a hardware manufacturer CircuitCo, the maker of BeagleBone Black and MinnowBoard; in creating a low-cost SoC development board called Sharks Cove.

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