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For quite a while I have been working with Arduino. It is easy, cheap and gets the job done. But lately I have been inclining more towards IoT projects. So I started using ESP development board and it worked perfectly. But now I want to move towards bigger projects like image processing etc. And the best board for this purpose is Raspberry Pi.
In this post I will be sharing basic information about Raspberry Pi and how to get started. So you can start making cool projects along with me.

Step 1: What Is Raspberry Pi ?

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First question that arise in mind is "What really is Raspberry pi?" so let me start with introducing Pi to all the beginners.
Raspberry Pi is a cheap single board computer introduced in 2012 by Raspberry Pi Foundation. This credit card sized computer is very popular among the maker community. There are may models of raspberry pi Raspberry Pi 3 model B+ being the latest. There is also a smaller version named Raspberry Pi Zero and Zero W these are incredibly small boards.
Below I have listed specifications of the two popular boards.

  1. Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+:
    • ARM cortex-A53 1.4GHz processor
    • 1GB RAM
    • Integrated WiFi 2.4GHz/5GHz
    • Bluetooth 4.2
    • 300Mbps Ethernet
    • 4 USB ports, 1 HDMI , 1 earphone jack and a micro USB power port.
  2. Raspberry Pi Zero W:
    • BCM2835 1GHZ processor
    • 512MB RAM
    • Integrated WiFi 2.4GHz
    • Bluetooth 4.0
    • 2 USB ports, 1 mini HDMI

You can learn more about these boards and other, Check out Raspberry Pi Foundation's official website

LancasterPA5 months ago
Just started reading. ESP and loT WTF. You are talking in gibberish for beginners. Maybe you start by telling us what the heck a raspberry is and why I need to keep reading.
WolfxPac (author)  LancasterPA5 months ago
Sorry if it is hard for you to understand. But the introduction part is just to share why I chose to use raspberry pi and what article is going to be about. The actual tutorial starts from next step. So I request you to read the complete article before commenting.
Julezz5 months ago
This is a very well written Instructable - thank you for this share. I actually think that, with your instructions, I will be successful putting together my first pi! Thank you again!
WolfxPac (author)  Julezz5 months ago
Thank you, I am glad you liked it :)