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Raspberry Pi: Amazing Projects from Scratch by Richard Grimmett, Matthew Poole, Arush Kakkar, Ashwin Pajankar

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The Raspberry Pi 3

The Raspberry Pi 3 is the latest addition to the Raspberry Pi family. It is a third-generation Raspberry Pi. It replaced the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B in February 2016. Compared to the Pi 2, it has the following features:

  • A 1.2-GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU
  • 802.11n onboard wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

Also, like the Raspberry Pi 2, also has the following features:

  • Four USB ports
  • 40 GPIO pins
  • A full-HDMI port
  • An Ethernet port
  • A combined 3.5mm audio jack and composite video
  • A camera interface (CSI)
  • A display interface (DSI)
  • A micro-SD card slot (now push-pull rather than push-push)
  • A VideoCore IV 3D graphics core

The form factor of the Pi 3 is identical to that of the Pi 2 and Pi 1 Model B+. The Pi 3 has complete backward ...

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