N/APosted on - 02/04/2015
I have seen a recent update that the new Raspberry Pi 2 will help children and even adults learn programing easily. If you know about that device, how does it teach people to program? What changes have been made to the new model’s hardware to ensure that it helps people master programming easily? Is it cross platform? If not, what operating systems does it support?
How does the raspberry Pi 2 help people in programming?
The Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer just about the size of the usual credit card. It was designed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation of the United Kingdom with an objective to support education of basic computer science in schools. It was in December 17, 2012 when the Raspberry Pi Foundation opened the Pi Store in association with IndieCity and Velocix.
Premier Farnell, an electronics distributor based in Leeds, UK, has reported that sales trend for Raspberry Pi is improving over the past 3 months regardless of the impact of the United States Federal Government shut-down.
When the United States government entered shut-down during the first 2 weeks of October and nearly all routine operations were stopped, this made a setback in the confidence of the consumers and actually freezing their spending. According to Premier Farnell, all regions all over the world reported growth on the sales from August 5 until November 11.
But of course, with the exception of the Americas which had a fall of about 0.3 percent (0.3%). The Raspberry Pi has a Broadcom BCM2835 system-on-a-chip (SoC) which includes a 700 MHz ARM1176JZF-S processor (The firmware includes a number of “Turbo” modes so the user can attempt overclocking up to 1 GHz without affecting the warranty), VideoCore IV GPU, and originally shipped with 256 MB RAM, later upgraded to 512 MB.
It doesn’t have a hard drive and uses an SD card to boot the system and for its long-term storage.