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Ralph Roberts, Mastering Media with the Raspberry Pi, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-2728-2_1

1. Which RPi Model Is Right for You?

Ralph Roberts

(1)Alexander, North Carolina, USA

Good things come in small packages.

—Old saying

The Raspberry Pi (RPi, pronounced R-pi) family of credit-card–sized computer boards certainly comes with many good things in a small package. Literally very close to the length and width of a credit card, albeit thicker, this tiny, powerful computer not only provides many abilities of far larger computers but adds some they do not have.

These include features enabling the mastery of media manipulation we’ll learn and utilize in this book, such as the built-in digital-to-analog convertor (DAC); this ...

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