• The Model B Raspberry Pi Mainboard
• 512 MB of RAM built on board
• Full 1080p HD video output via HDMI
• RCA (phono) video output plus 3.5 mm audio output socket for connecting with older TVs
• On board General Purpose Input / Output pins (GPIO) to be used with break-out boards (not included) to connect with electronic circuits
• Twin USB ports and an RJ45 10/100 network socket add connectivity with many external devices
• To help you learn computer programming Python and Scratch programming languages are included with the operating system
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The Raspberry Pi is an ultra low cost, deck of cards sized Linux computer. Developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation in the UK, the Raspberry Pi aims to put the fun back into learning computing by promoting the study of computer science and programming at a school level. The design is based around a Broadcom BCM2835 SoC, which includes an ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor, VideoCore IV GPU, and 512 MB of RAM. The design does not include a built in hard disk or solid state drive, instead relying on an SD card for booting and long term storage. This board is intended to run Linux kernel based operating systems. The board also includes two USB ports and a 10/100 Ethernet controller. This version is the Mode B and is the original design from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, its a great board to learn to code on and features 26 GPIO pins to give you a start in programming.
B>What Can I Do With It?
There are various programming languages to choose from if you want to try the Pi; but the main ones you'll hear about are Python and Scratch. If you use the Official Foundation OS software then these programming languages are included.
Scratch is brilliant for children, and is most likely the very same 'language' that your children will learn first at school. Developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in America, Scratch is a graphical based language that allows children to build programs using graphical blocks of instructions, which at first sight may look very different to your perception of a programming language. However, underneath the cartoonish feel and the obligatory cat (that's Scratch himself) is a very powerful drag and drop language that can be used to build games, utilities, movies and lots more.
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For instructions on how to install a Raspberry Pi Operating System please read this guide
New to Pi?
We have created starter kits that include the all you need to get started, everything from the preloaded SD card to the cables, keyboard and mouse. These are a great way to get acquainted with a Raspberry Pi without worrying about getting it all working. Best of all these kits are great VALUE than buying all of the parts separately