That’s OK, it can be a confusing little piece of kit so make sure you come along to our next event. You’ll be able to grab some ideas as well as speak to people for inspiration and about what kit might be right for you.
What is a Raspberry Pi
For many people, the fact that this £25 computer can sit on the shelf, connected to the internet doing automated tasks, with a program written yourself is enough. But for some, connecting switches, LED’s, sensors, door-locks, motors, and even garage doors – controlled by Twitter, the weather, movement or a camera is something more than an off the PC shelf can give and leads to much more than just a hobby.
Taking things further
It can be done safely, using low voltage kits – the Pi can even be powered by batteries and the stuff you’re messing around with can too. Start off with the simple Scratch programming tool, then you could move over to writing code with Python maybe? The Pi is great for budding entrepreneurs, scientists and computer code developers, which is why we are keen to hold this event for the young people of Ipswich, and the older people that may miss those days of the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Apple II and many more programmable computers.
Image: these pins let the Pi talk to a huge range of electronic devices.
FACT Raspberry Pi have sold 8 million boards and that 8 million includes 3 million Pi 2s.