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Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi design single board computers suitable for a range of applications. David Pugh met with Roger Thornton, Principal hardware engineer, to discuss the growing range of projects that Raspberry Pi boards are being used in. History Raspberry Pi was founded in Febuary 2012 by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Originally set-up to promote and teach basic computer science in schools and colleges around the UK. They initially released 2 Devices the Model A and the Model B, these computers ranged in spec and capabilities. Soon after the release of these products a community was formed and strong sales from hobbyists who used such boards for home projects like Home Media Centres automated HVAC systems. The products have been popular due to their low costs $25 - $35 (£17 - £23), their efficiency and durability, which made them easy to modify and create projects on, The device ran Linux a popular open-source operating system for developers. Raspberry Pi's latest board, the PizeroW, is the first to have integrated communication system (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) and is available for $10. The company have sold more than 12 millionboards, making them the UKs most successful computer company. Raspberry Pi