On February 28 2018 the amazing Raspberry Pi mini PC celebrated its sixth birthday, but unfortunately no new hardware has been unveiled this year. However the official Raspberry Pi Foundationis holding a Raspberry Jam Big Birthday Weekend this Saturday and Sunday.
To re-cap the Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom and now manufactured in Pencoed, Wales. The first generation Raspberry Pi 1 Model B was released to consumers in February 2012 followed shortly afterwards by the launch of the simpler and cheaper Model A. Then in 2014 the Foundation launched the improved Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+ , followed by the Raspberry Pi 2 in 2015; Raspberry Pi 3 in 2016; and Raspberry Pi Zero W in 2017.
A Raspberry Pi Compute Module was released in April 2014 for embedded applications and a Raspberry Pi Zero offering a smaller size and reduced input/output (I/O) and general-purpose input/output (GPIO) capabilities was released in November 2015 priced at just $5 enabling almost anyone to become involved with programming and own their own PC.
Check out the full history of the awesome Raspberry Pi PC over on the official Raspberry Pi Foundation blog by following the link below. Also for more information on the Raspberry Jam Big Birthday Weekend jump over to the official Raspberry Pi Foundation website by following the link below. Happy 6th Birthday Raspberry Pi!
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