What is a Raspberry Pi?
The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.
The Raspberry Pi 2 was a 900 MHz quad core Cortex ARM CPU and a massive 1 Gb of RAM.
It has 4 USB ports, an Ethernet port and a HDMI port. Storage is on a microSD card.
It can run a variety of Linux operating systems as well as a version of Windows 10 !
Articles on the Raspberry Pi and Amateur Radio now appear regularly in Practical Wireless and the RSGB’s RadCom. We aim to share our members’ Pi projects in this section.