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Out of all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, one of the niftiest might not even be a discounted product. Instead, a strong contender is the Raspberry Pi Zero, another tiny programmable PC like the Raspberry Pi Model A and Model B, but at a fraction of the already low price -- it's just $5! That's 80 percent less than the original Raspberry Pi, which makes it even more accessible to budding programmers on a low budget than ever before. Heck, it's tough to walk out of Starbucks without spending more than $5, and while the Raspberry Pi isn't edible, the price is certainly delectable. "Of all... Read more...
We recently set out to design a mini desktop computer with the wildly popular Raspberry Pi single board computer. The Raspberry Pi is a Linux-driven, ARM processor-based micro computer that is known for its low cost and small size. People use the device for a variety of projects, from micro-servers to low cost media players. Basically, our goal was to turn what is currently one of the cheapest bare-bones computer boards  into a fully enclosed mini desktop computer that could be taken anywhere without the need for cabling or setup. One of the high level goals of this project was also to learn... Read more...
It might have taken nearly an entire year to arrive, but the official touch display for the Raspberry Pi is here. Fortunately, the long wait isn't being met with an overpriced product - that'd be rather atypical of the Raspbery Pi foundation. Instead, you'll be able to get a very capable 7-inch touch screen for about $60 USD. With a resolution of 800x480, this is far from being a "high-resolution" panel, but the feature set more than makes up for that. It takes advantage of the RPi's DSI connector, which allows users to continue using the HDMI port for other purposes - and it is possible to use... Read more...
It might be hard to believe, but the Raspberry Pi finally has an official case, and it's one that's had quite the journey to come to fruition. While a case might seem like a simple endeavor, RPi's Gordon Hollingworth notes that the beginnings of this one began two-and-a-half years ago. It's a good thing that the end result looks great: One of the biggest design goals of this case was to make it attractive, but affordable - two aspects that are sometimes rare to be see together. After all, no one really wants to use an "ugly" case, but if you're going the RPi route to begin with, you probably don't... Read more...
When the first Raspberry Pi model came out just over three-years-ago, who would have guessed the kind of spark it'd have on the market? Since its release, there have been numerous add-ons available for it, a ton of different software crafted for it, follow-up models, and of course, lots of competition. Well, up to this point, there hasn't been competition quite like 'CHIP'. CHIP is a brand-new Kickstarter project that aims to get some computing power into the hands of anyone, something its mere $9 price tag will help. Each CHIP sports a 1GHz processor, 512MB of memory, 4GB of storage, 802.11b/g/n... Read more...
As we discovered at the start of the month, the Raspberry Pi 2 brings a lot of good stuff to the table. We're talking double the RAM, a quad-core processor, Windows 10 support - it's all great stuff. But one thing we didn't realize it also introduced was a bizarre flaw that's been dubbed "XENON DEATH FLASH". You see, if your camera happens to have a Xenon flash, taking a picture of the RPi 2 while it's operational might cause it to lock up, or power off. It sounds ridiculous, but it's true. After user PeterO asked on the official RPi forums about why the latest model is so "camera-shy", others... Read more...
A couple of weeks ago, we talked about the forthcoming Raspberry Pi touchscreen - the last ingredient needed to create that "PiPad". At the same time, we mentioned that a new A+ model RPi was en route, which the foundation hopes will sell far better than the original A; while the B model sold a staggering 4 million units, A sold a modest 100,000. Today, we get our first sneak peak at the new A+ model, and we have a clumsy e-tailer to thank. The A+'s PCB looks similar to the B+ in layout, but it's clear that the B+ will remain in another class on its own. Specs noted include a 700MHz Broadcom BCM2835... Read more...
Despite having been available on the market for over two-and-a-half years, it seems like the hype surrounding the Raspberry Pi has waned very little. Every once in a while, we'll be reminded of just how cool and capable the micro-PC is, with one example coming to us just last week, with the announcement that an official touchscreen is on its way. Now, we learn that Mozilla has some big plans for the RPi. With the most recent MozFest having just concluded, Mozilla is shifting some of its gears towards getting its Firefox OS ported to the Raspberry Pi. Obviously, the RPi isn't void of quality OS... Read more...
Since the Raspberry Pi mini-computer hit the market in early 2012, the company behind it has wanted to release a touch display that perfectly complements it. Well, RPi's founder, Eben Upton, revealed at TechCrunch's Disrupt conference that it's finally on its way. Get ready to build your very-own "PiPad". Admittedly, to call anything a tablet that's simply a touchscreen connected to a small motherboard is trying too hard, but clunkiness aside, the possibilities here are endless. Assuming that the price is kept low, just like the RPi is, this could be a huge boon to those wanting to implement touch... Read more...
A new Kickstarter has launched for a product called the Pi Vessel. Developed by MSDGroup Inc, the Pi Vessel is a microcomputer for the family that features the Raspberry Pi platform and Linux operating system for an affordable price. The Pi Vessel’s construction and components are quite simple. It features a case with AC power, Raspbery Pi B or Raspeberry Pi B+ single board computer, 8GB microSD/SD, Raspbian OS with programs, a VESA mount, power cord, and user manual. It is useful for text presentations and spreadsheets, to play simple games, videos, and audio files. Backers wishing to get... Read more...
Netvertibles, Chromebooks, and Xbox consoles turned into laptops. We've seen all of that, but a 3D-printed laptop huddled around a Raspberry Pi? It sounds like nerd heaven, and it's now a reality. The Pi-Top is very likely the world's first 3D-pri ted, Raspberry Pi-powered laptop, and rather than just being a one-off project, it's one that you can enjoy yourself. The Pi-Top's creator is offering DIY kits up for sale, with a price point that's actually fairly accessible for the average (okay, maybe skewing hardcore) hobbyist If you have access to a 3D printer, you can print the shell on your own... Read more...
A new flavor of Raspberry Pi is going to lead to some interesting mods, or so that's the hope. Raspberry Pi is being shrunk down and baked onto a SODIMM module, which modders and makers will be able to plug into their own home brewed Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs). If that's above your skill or interest level, the Raspberry Pi Foundation also has in its recipe book a Compute Module I/O board to help designers get started. The SODIMM contains the guts of a Raspberry Pi -- BCM2835 processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB eMMC flash storage (essentially the equivalent of having an SD card in the Pi). All of... Read more...
Historically, hardware makers in the technology space have had it fairly tough. Entry costs are extremely high, finding a manufacturing facility that meets high standards is tough, and judging just how interested a consumer base is in advance is nearly impossible to nail. But when it comes to the Raspberry Pi, that's one product that has seemingly caught fire. Of course, the open source base and the ultra-cheap pricing probably has helped tremendously, but either way, we're glad that it's living to see yet another day. Element14 has just unveiled a new 8GB Raspberry Pi Bundle, which will ship for... Read more...
We recently set out to design mini desktop computer with the wildly popular Raspberry Pi single board computer. The Raspberry Pi is a Linux-driven, ARM processor-based micro computer that is known for its low cost and small size. People use the device for a variety of projects, from micro-servers to low cost media players. Basically our goal was to turn what is currently one of the cheapest bare-bones computer boards into a fully enclosed mini desktop computer that could be taken anywhere without the need for cabling or setup. One of the high level goals of this project was also to learn about... Read more...
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