The Raspberry Pi is a microcomputer with a micro price. But don’t be fooled by it’s size, it packs a powerful punch
The Raspberry Pi is a small microcomputer designed by the Raspberry Pi foundation in England. This single board computer was originally intended to promote computing skills among school children, however it has now grown to become one of the most popular microcomputer products in the world.

The Pi is a true single-board computer that contains just about everything you were used to seeing in larger computers. It has a reasonably fast processor, an admirable amount of RAM memory, multiple USB ports, a micro-SD card reader, Ethernet, HDMI and audio outputs and a video camera connection. In addition it has a large Input/Output (I/O) connector that allows you to attach external devices and sensors to the unit.

Like its larger cousins the Raspberry Pi is capable of running several different operating systems. most of these OS is a linux-based but there is even a Microsoft Windows 10 version that can run on the Raspberry Pi. given the large number of applications already available for Linux you can see that the Raspberry Pi can be a powerful tool in a very small package.

So have a taste of Pi! Follow along as we learn about the Raspberry Pi and build all sorts of cool applications with it.


Soldering the Raspberry Pi Zero GPIO Connector

Here's a quick tip for soldering a 40-pin GPIO connector to a Raspberry Pi Zero or Zero W. While it's not a difficult solder job the problem many folks have is getting everything aligned and held together while you do the soldering.

In this article I'll show you a trick I use to make this job a lot easier. And unlike some other methods this one won't sacrifice a solderless breadboard

So warm up the soldering iron and get ready to add a GPIO header to your Pi Zero!

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What is a Raspberry Pi?

You've probably heard of the Raspberry Pi, it's an inexpensive single-board computer that can be used for just about anything. But what exactly do you get when you purchase a Raspberry Pi?

If you're curious about the Raspberry Pi then hopefully this article should shed some light. I'll explain exactly what a Raspberry Pi is, how you can obtain one, what extra items you'll need in order to get it working and finally what you can do with it once you get it up and running.

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