A Raspberry Pi is a Microcontroller that has all of the fixings of a full-sized computer in addition to its I/O pins. Though they are only about the size of a credit card, they can fully run many Linux operating systems.
The Idea Shop currently stocks the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+
The Pi 3 B+ comes with the following hardware connectors
- Ethernet port
- 4 USB 2.0 ports
- HDMI port
- Audio and Composite video jack
- CSI camera connector
- DSI touchscreen connector
The Raspberry Pi also comes with WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities.
As mentioned above, a Raspberry Pi is a full computer, and can run a variety of operating systems. Once set up, programs can be written for the Pi to control the GPIO pins and much else in
The Raspberry Pi Official Projects Page has many project ideas and tutorials for beginners.
The Idea Shop Sign-in kiosks are each powered by Raspberry Pi's