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Raspberry Pi a teeny weeny Computer

Raspberry Pi is a Miniature Computer that can Interface with a Display Device like TV and a keyboard.

Raspberry Pi a teeny weeny Computer

Model A has been redesigned to have 256Mb RAM, one USB port and no Ethernet (network connection). Model B has 256Mb RAM, 2 USB port and an Ethernet port.

The Raspberry Pi measures 85.60mm x 53.98mm x 17mm, with a little overlap for the SD card and connectors which project over the edges. It weighs 45g.

Raspberry Pi a teeny weeny Computer

The SoC is a Broadcom BCM2835. This contains an ARM1176JZFS, with floating point, running at 700Mhz, and a Videocore 4 GPU. The GPU is capable of BluRay quality playback, using H.264 at 40MBits/s. It has a fast 3D core accessed using the supplied OpenGL ES2.0 and OpenVG libraries.
Overall real world performance is something like a 300MHz Pentium 2, only with much, much swankier graphics.

There is composite and HDMI out on the board, so you can hook it up to an old analogue TV, to a digital TV or to a DVI monitor. No VGA support.

Code and Life – Joonas Pihlajamaa

He has a Embedded Systems Programming Blog where you can read and learn programming for the small SBCs and Testing Chips on “USB Stick SBCs” that are now a standard.

Code and Life – Joonas Pihlajamaa

He has useful tutorials on V-USB which is a software-only implementation of a low-speed USB device for ‘s AVR microcontrollers.

He also has many ideas on PC Interface Hardware and Code that may help Home Automation Projects. He reviews embedded starter evaluation boards. Many ideas on Audio and Video using these uC boards.

Arduino Uno and Raspberry Pi to talk to each other

“All that was needed between the two devices was some jumper wire and two 1 kOhm resistors to form a voltage divider between Arduino TX pin and Pi RX pin – Arduino understands Pi’s 3.3V signal levels just fine so Pi TX to Arduino RX needed no voltage shifting at all.”