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Warren GayAdvanced Raspberry Pihttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3948-3_1

1. The Raspberry Pi

Warren Gay1 
St. Catharine’s, Ontario, Canada

The Raspberry Pi is amazing at two levels—the advanced functionality that you get in a credit card-sized SBC (Single Board Computer) and its price. Even with today’s Pi competitors, the Raspberry Pi reigns supreme because few can beat its price. Further, it enjoys great software and community support.

Price is an important advantage of the Pi that competitors don’t always appreciate. Hobbyists and makers are applying the Pi in new and sometimes risky ways. Someone starting out doesn’t want to lose their SBC because of a rookie mistake. At the low Pi price point, the loss can be absorbed without ...

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