Would you like a slice of our Raspberry Pi?

5/08/2015 by Nick Johnson

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That’s right, away from the kitchen there has been plenty of buzz gathering for this exciting piece of kit, which has left our developers filling their brains with all of the weird and wonderful possibilities. The updated version of the Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+ has seriously stepped up its game, boosting the CPU speed from a 700MHz single-core processor to a much faster 900MHz quad-core, amazingly increasing the speed by up to 6 times its original rate. The RAM has also grown from a mediocre 256MB to a much larger 1GB, to help run bigger and more powerful applications with ease.

​The whole beauty of the Raspberry Pi unit is that it allows both professionals and hobbyists to completely customise the structure and functionality of the model. Accessories such as a Raspberry Pi camera or a touch screen display can easily be added to the mainboard, illustrating not only its simplistic nature but also its versatility as a single-board computer. Piece of cake! HD video at 1080p can be streamed as well as housing a full-sized HDMI port with 4 adjacent USB ports positioned nearby - not bad for something the size of a deck of cards! But how expensive will all of these brilliant specifications cost with the unit I hear you ask? Well surprisingly, the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B is an affordable option when compared with other similar choices. Android sticks and Mac minis are slightly different as they cannot be customised as extensively as the Raspberry Pi models, whilst differing somewhat in terms of cost.