While it may sound delicious, Raspberry Pi is a tiny, cheap; and highly versatile computer that’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. It comes in various models, including a ready-to-use keyboard version: the Raspberry Pi 400.
Most Pi versions come as just the board itself, but you can add your own box, either store bought or homemade. These small single-board PCs range in price, power and features, but even the most expensive lacks the full hardware power of a budget laptop or tablet.
Most don’t have on-board storage or come with a protective case. Some have special connectors or pins for certain uses; while others only have basic computer input and output such as USB and HDMI. This makes them incredibly versatile, and we’ve covered a range of common uses below; from media server to various smart home devices and more.
Who is the Raspberry Pi for?
Who would get a Pi? Because they’re so cheap and can be used for a variety of purposes; there’s quite a wide range of people who might want one. Raspberry Pi was originally designed to help educate students and children in computing; but over the years the platform has matured and a huge community of hobbyists has built up around it.
These keen coders have invented projects for beginners and experts alike. Entire operating systems have been created for use on Pis, usually Linux-based; ranging from standard desktop setups to media centres, server systems, game consoles and much more.