Raspberry Pi palms-on and Eben Upton interview at Maker Faire (video)
Until you’ve got been hiding beneath a rock these days, we’re fairly positive you’ve got heard concerning the Raspberry Pi by now — a $25 credit score-card sized PC that brings ARM/Linux to the Arduino type issue. As a refresher, the system encompasses a 700MHz Broadcom BCM2835 SoC with an ARM11 CPU, a Videocore four GPU (which handles HD H.264 video and OpenGL ES 2.zero) and 256MB RAM. The board consists of an SD card slot, HDMI output, composite video jack, three.5mm audio socket, micro-USB energy connector and GPIO header. Mannequin A ($25) comes with one USB port, whereas Mannequin B ($35) offers two USB ports and a 100BaseT Ethernet socket. Debian is really helpful, however Raspberry Pi can run most ARM-suitable 32-bit OSes.
This previous weekend at Maker Faire Bay Space 2012 we bumped into Eben Upton, Government Director of the Raspberry Pi Basis, and took the chance to spend some high quality time with a manufacturing board and to debate this unimaginable PC. We touched upon the origins of the system (impressed by the BBC Micro, one of many ARM founders‘ tasks), Moore’s regulation, the wonders of straightforward computer systems and upcoming merchandise / concepts — together with Adafruit’s Pi Plate and Raspberry Pi’s prototype digital camera add-on. With reference to availability, the corporate expects that “there can be roughly 200,000 models within the area by the top of June”. Check out our palms-on gallery under and our video interview after the break.
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