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Why has Raspberry Pi Taken the World by Storm?

Why has Raspberry Pi Taken the World by Storm?

The Raspberry Pi is a £22 single board computer made by the Raspberry Pi Foundation in UK. This credit-size computer doesn’t have an in-built hard disk, but is equipped with an SD card for storage and booting. The main aim of manufacturing this device was to simplify programming and make it simpler for children similar to what the 1980s Sinclair spectrum and BBC micro did during that decade. The device was created by volunteers from the UK tech industry and academicians.  Purpose of Raspberry Pi The device was launched in UK and aimed at developing the programming skills since there...

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Which OS is Best?

Which OS is Best?

Which OS is best? There are so many OS (Operating System) options out there for the Raspberry Pi, it makes choosing the right one for you a bit of a mine field!  First of all, what exactly is an OS and why do you need one?  Essentially, an OS is the software that supports a computer’s basic functions. For example, a computer needs an OS to execute scheduling tasks, control peripherals and execute applications. Some OS's that you might have heard of include Windows, Linux, Android and macOS. The Raspberry Pi doesn’t come with an OS already installed and ready...

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What you need to get started with the Raspberry Pi

What you need to get started with the Raspberry Pi

What you need to get started with the Raspberry Pi The Raspberry Pi, just like any other computer you may have used, will need a few accessories for it to be fully functional and programmable. It is essentially a mini-computer, just on a single circuit board, making it light, compact and most importantly, affordably cheap! Below is some information about what you will need to get started: What you need Raspberry Pi - Whichever model takes your fancy and fits your budget Raspberry Pi Case - To keep your Raspberry Pi safe from breakages USB Keyboard & USB Mouse Monitor &...

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What's The Difference Between DC, Servo & Stepper Motors?

What's The Difference Between DC, Servo & Stepper Motors?

25/08/2013 Need a motor for your project, but not sure which type to get? We stock a few different varieties on ModMyPi, so hopefully this rundown on the difference between DC, Servo and Stepper Motors will help you decide! DC Motors DC (Direct Current) Motors are two wire (power & ground), continuous rotation motors. When you supply power, a DC motor will start spinning until that power is removed. Most DC motors run at a high RPM (revolutions per minute), examples being computer cooling fans, or radio controlled car wheels! The speed of DC motors is controlled using pulse width...

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What's the difference between all these Pis?

What's the difference between all these Pis?

With the release of yet another Raspberry Pi, we though it would be nice to show you they key difference between them all.     Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Raspberry Pi Model B+ Raspberry Pi Model A+ Raspberry Pi Model B Raspberry Pi Model A Processor Chipset Broadcom BCM2836 ARMv7 Quad Core Processor powered Single Board Computer running at 900 MHz Broadcom BCM2835 ARMv6 SoC full HD multimedia applications processor Broadcom BCM2835 ARMv6 SoC full HD multimedia applications processor Broadcom BCM2835 ARMv6 SoC full HD multimedia applications processor Broadcom BCM2835 ARMv6 SoC full HD multimedia applications processor GPU Videocore...

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