It’s time to fire up those ovens and dust off your sauce pans… the Great British Bake Off is back, and how appropriate that EventBeat begin their development on the brand new Raspberry Pi 2 Model B - Mary Berry would be proud!
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.
The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, such as creating spreadsheets, word-processing, browsing the internet and games. It can be used to encourage the younger generation the basics of computer coding, with many of the units having been sold to schools for Information Technology development. Wherever it ends up being produced I'm sure it will remain a recipe for success. As for its development within EventBeat, all I can say is keep your eyes peeled... the future is extremely bright indeed!
ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO BY JAMES O'ROURKE