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A Raspberry Pi (or short: Rpi) is a cheap credit-card sized computer, equipped with an ARM processor powerful enough to run most linux distributions.
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== The foundation ==
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::''main article: [[Rpi Foundation]]''
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The Raspberry Pi is a project by the Raspberry Pi foundation which aims to bring computer interaction back to schoolkids, by producing very small, cheap computers.
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== System Specifications ==
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The Rasberry Pi comes in two tastes, A and B, with B having more features. The General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) pins on each board allow for the use of optional [[Rpi expansion boards]]
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{| class="wikitable"
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!
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! Model A
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! Model B
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|-
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| Target price:
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| US$25 (GBP £16)
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| US$35 (GBP £22)
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|-
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| System-on-a-chip (SoC):
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| colspan="2" | Broadcom BCM2835 (CPU + GPU + DSP + SDRAM)
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|-
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| CPU:
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| colspan="2" | 700 MHz ARM11
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|-
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| GPU:
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| colspan="2" | Broadcom VideoCore OpenGL ES 2.0, 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
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|-
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| Memory (SDRAM):
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| 128 MiB
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| 256 MiB
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|-
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| USB 2.0 ports:
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| 1
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| 2 (via integrated USB hub)
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|-
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| [[Video outputs]]:
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| colspan="2" | Composite video|Composite RCA, HDMI (not at the same time)
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|-
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| [[Audio outputs]]:
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| colspan="2" | TRS connector|3.5 mm jack, HDMI
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|-
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| Audio inputs:
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| colspan="2" | none, but a USB mic or sound-card could be added
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|-
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| [[Onboard Storage]]:
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| colspan="2" | Secure Digital|SD / MMC / SDIO card slot
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|-
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| [[Onboard Network]]:
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| None
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| 10/100 wired Ethernet RJ45
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|-
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| [[Low-level peripherals]]:
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| colspan="2" | General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) pins, Serial Peripheral Interface Bus (SPI), I²C, I²S, Universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART)
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|-
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| Real-time clock:
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| colspan="2" | None
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|-
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| [[Power source]]:
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| colspan="2" | 5V via Micro USB or GPIO header
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| Power ratings:
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| 500mA, (2.5 Watt)
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| 700mA, (3.5 Watt)
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|-
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| Size:
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| colspan="2" | 85.60mm x 53.98mm (3.370 × 2.125 inch)
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|}
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== Software ==
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::''main article: [[Rpi Software]]''
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The Raspberry Pi is a fully capable ARM computer, so it should be able to run about everything compiled in ARM.
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== References ==
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