Raspberry Pi 2
The Raspberry Pi 2 is a low cost computer that has the ability to be used as a general computer or it can be embedded into another device. It is very small, approximately the size of a credit card, very powerful and has the ability to playback high quality movies, process audio and play 3D games. The Raspberry Pi 2 can be used for creating word processing documents, browsing the internet, writing programs, creating web sites and more. Almost anything you can do on a traditional computer you can do on a Raspberry Pi 2.
The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
The Raspberry Pi 2 only costs approximately $35 which makes it a very cheap computer for such a great learning tool. One of the benefits of the Raspberry Pi 2 is that it has the ability to talk to real world objects. For example it can be connected to home automation systems, sensors etc.
The Raspberry Pi originated back in 2006 at Cambridge University by a small group of computer enthusiasts who recognised that there was a decline in students understanding computers and computer programming. The solution to this problem was to create a small inexpensive computer that was also fun to learn. Today we have the Raspberry Pi 2 model B which is well on its way to selling as many as previous models did which have sold over 2 million devices.
Up until recently most Raspberry Pi’s used some form of GNU/Linux operating system with the exception of the RISC operating system.
Windows 10 IoT Core for the Raspberry Pi 2
Microsoft recently announced that they have created an operating system specifically for the Raspberry Pi 2. Enter Windows 10 IoT Core. Microsoft and the Raspberry Pi Foundation and have teamed up to jointly promote the Raspberry Pi 2 which should open the world to existing Windows users that want to create something more.
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Windows 10 IoT Core Raspberry Pi 2 Course Week 1
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