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Raspberry Pi

In just over 4 years this little US $25 computer has revolutionized the teaching of computer programming in schools and is helping catalyze the Internet Of Things industry.

Over 6 million are in circulation and two specially hardened units are currently in outer space aboard the International Space Station running experiments designed by students.

In late 2015, the Raspberry Pi Foundation released an even cheaper computer board called the Raspberry Pi Zero at just US $5!

Join me in creating a community to explore and develop applications for the awesome Raspberry Pi.

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February 29, 2016 06:05PM

The new Raspberry Pi 3 is on sale now at $35

Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth for same price as Pi 1 - Amazing!

February 23, 2016 08:35PM

Interesting "Internet of Things" prototyping system

June 14, 2013 07:18PM

Balancing Robot using a Raspberry Pi

June 03, 2013 04:32PM

Upgraded our VoiceTag app to send VoiceTags to my Raspberry Pi home server. Now getting VoiceTags off my iPhone onto my home server is a cinch!

May 07, 2013 02:58PM

Got Apache, Tomcat, Sqlite3, OwnCloud, WebDav all working now. Excited to get it working with our latest iPhone app - VoiceTag.

May 07, 2013 02:43PM

I first heard of the existence of the Raspberry Pi project about a year ago when I went looking for a very low cost computer with very low power consumption. I wanted to build a home server that I could leave on 24 x 7.

Beyond the basic needs of storing and sharing private documents, photos and my music collection, I wanted a source version control system to manage my many software projects.

The idea for a home server started back in 1999 when I found that the prevailing business model for the Internet was to put all your information in the cloud. At the time I could not reconcile how this would work for privately owned information in the long run.

I decided then that I would focus on developing a home server that could be used to secure and share my information.

This was not an easy exercise by any means since at the time any home sever would entail a tower style box with rotating disk drives and 150W power consumption. Microsoft created such a box - Microsoft Home Server - but it did not take off.

After hearing about the availability of these small low cost Linux boxes over the last 2 years, I went shopping and settled on the Raspberry Pi. To my delight I also found a vibrant eco-system of vendors and developers all working with the Pi.

The next post will describe my experience starting from when my Pi arrived in the mail.