What's a Raspberry PI?

RPI Model B


A "Raspberry Pi" is a small form-factor embedded computer system designed for the educational market. Like Arduino, it has been picked up by hobbyists and artists as a low-cost computing platform.

What It's Not

A full powered desktop computer replacement.

Embedded systems by design are low-powered, efficient, & optimized for specific purposes. This means you can run a small project off of a battery for quite a while, but you're not going to be playing your favorite AAA first person shooter...

Pros vs Cons




But wait, there's more!

The RPI is not the only embedded system out there ...