Chapter 18. Raspberry Pi

Sometimes, an Arduino is not enough. There are projects that require flexibility and calculating power that the Arduino’s small chip can’t provide. If you wanted to, say, re-create an 80s-style game console, mine for whichever cryptocurrency is in fashion at the moment, or drive a high-definition video display, the Arduino can’t really hack it. For cases like these, you’d turn instead to the Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry Pi is a small, inexpensive, full-fledged computer on a single circuit board, complete with operating system, keyboard and mouse support, and a graphical user interface (GUI) with windows and menus. With the quad-core processor powering the latest generation of Raspberry Pi, it is similar to a smartphone or ...

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