Hardware, Features, Capabilities and More

Introduction to the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, the components of the board, features, capabilities, and supported operating system.

Episode #9-01 released on August 19, 2018

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The Raspberry Pi 3 I own is the model B, and it is a SoC, or System on a chip, computer with a quad-core Broadcom processor clocked at 1.2 GHZ, 1GB of Ram, a micro-SD slot, ethernet, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.1, HDMI, a headphone jack, four USB 2.0 jacks. The board itself has as a display and camera connector, and a 40-pin GPIO header, too.

There are a few operating systems you can use with the Raspberry Pi, but in general you can use the default being Raspbian. Most of the instructions you will find online will refer to that operating system. It is a form of Linux based on Debian, which means that if you are familiar with Linux, especially Debian, you will find it relatively simply to use.

You can use a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, however, only after the setup process has been done, and if you need to do anything else to the Raspberry Pi, you will, again, need to use a wired keyboard and mouse, especially if you want to load extra operating systems.

You have the option of connecting remotely, which I will explain how to do next week. This gives you a third means by which to connect and control a Raspberry Pi.

As for what you can do with it, basically, it is up to your imagination, there are plenty of addons that can be used with the Raspberry Pi 3, and not to mention the option to use it do projects with. I will be focusing on the device, at least for the time being, in its native state, but as time progresses I will show you what else you can expect from getting such a device, and at the same time, dabble with Linux at the same time.

Host : Steve Smith | Music : | Editor : Steve Smith | Producer : Zed Axis Dot Net

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