Definition

Raspberry Pi ($35 computer)

Part of the Hardware glossary:

Raspberry Pi is a small, single-board computer developed for computer science education. A United Kingdom (UK) charitable organization called the Raspberry Pi Foundation developed the device. 

Raspberry PI is about the size of a credit card, has a 32-bit ARM processor and uses a Fedora distribution of Linux for its default operating system (OS). It can be programmed with Python or any other language that will compile for ARM v6.

The Raspberry Pi computer is essentially a system-on-a-chip (SoC) with connection ports. It can be operated by hooking up a USB keyboard and plugging the computer into a television. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has said it will be issuing two version of the computer: Model A will cost $25 and come with 256Mb RAM and one USB port but no network connection. Model B, which is already available and costs $35, has 256Mb RAM, comes with two USB ports and can be connected to an Ethernet network.  

Continue reading  about Raspberry Pi:

The Raspberry Pi Foundation website has more information.

Gizmodo proposes Five things you can do with a Raspberry Pi.

PC Pro provides a review of Raspberry Pi Model B.

This was last updated in April 2012
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Related Terms

Definitions

  • IT asset disposition (ITAD)

    - IT asset disposition (ITAD) is the business built around disposing of obsolete or unwanted equipment in a safe and ecologically-responsible manner. ITAD vendors specialize in the process of stream... (WhatIs.com)

  • geo-fencing (geofencing)

    - Geo-fencing is a feature in a software program that uses the global positioning system (GPS) or radio frequency identification (RFID) to define geographical boundaries. A geofence is a virtual barr... (WhatIs.com)

  • cache memory

    - Definition: Learn what cache memory is, what it has to do with RAM, how it is categorized and how it is configured. (SearchStorage.com)

Glossaries

  • Hardware

    - Terms related to computer hardware, including definitions about cables, connectors and power supply units and words and phrases about computing peripheral devices including the keyboard, mouse, au...

  • Internet applications

    - This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet applications, including definitions about Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and words and phrases about web sites, e-commerce ...

Ask a Question About Raspberry Pi ($35 computer)Powered by ITKnowledgeExchange.com

Get answers from your peers on your most technical challenges

Tech TalkComment

Share
Comments

    Results

    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.