I’m sure you’ve already heard of the Raspberry Pi. If not, then you are in for a treat. It’s a tiny little computer, very cheap and incredibly customizable. Here at , along with most of the fascinating places on the internet, we fell in love with the Raspberry Pi. Many of us have one or more and have come up with some fantastic ways to use them for play or work.
If you’re thinking about getting a Raspberry Pi yourself, we can obviously help convince you. Maybe there are a few things you didn’t realize it could do, or maybe you don’t yet realize how easy it is to work with. In any case, here is a list of reasons that should help you part with that tiny amount of money and get one of the best gadgets designed in recent history.
1. It’s cheap!
Yes, I said it was a tiny amount of money. You’re looking for a maximum of $35 (and postage/taxes) for what is essentially a tiny computer without a case. When it comes to hitting, it will be hard for you to do better. Model A has 256MB of RAM, one USB port, and no Ethernet. Model B has 512 MB of RAM, 2 USB ports and an Ethernet port. Check the FAQ for more specifications.
2. It’s tiny
The Raspberry Pi is slightly larger than a credit card at 85.60 x 56mm x 21mm, plus a small ledge for an SD card and connectors that stick out above the edge. Weighs only 45 g.
3. Pi can run various operating systems
Seriously, you can install Linux on this little computer and use it however you want. Android is now also officially supported, and there are rumors that it can run Windows 8, but apparently it’s too slow to be worth a try.