Raspberry Pi the Future of Computing Devices
Being that the new, Raspberry Pi Zero W, is only $10, it easy to see why it is the technology industry’s next wave.
The most useful things about a smartphone, is how it incorporates many technologies and tools into a single device that is small enough to fit in your pocket. It acts as a camera, calculator, alarm clock, watch, MP3 player, radio, ebook reader, GPS, flashlight, compass, address book, photo album, and more.
However our technology is changing from computers and phones to a whole new aray of devices using computer power to become smarter and fit into the connected world.
With the growth of the internet expected to go from 6 billion devices in 2016 to over 25 billion in 2020, we’re looking at a time when tech devices will get less conspicuous, cheaper, and smaller.
Maybe the Raspberry Pi is the new model of things to come.
Developed in 2011, by the computer scientists, at the University of Cambridge, as a DIY board for $35, it became a global phenomenon that sold over 12 million units.
In March of 2017, the Raspberry Pi Zero W, hit the market for $10, and with a little bit of work can be transformed into a working computer, by adding a keyboard, mouse, and monitor.
The prosperity of the Raspberry Pi has two important significances:
- It’s a signal for expertise of the Internet of Things.
- It shows that inexpensive devices are good enough for many people and a lot of tasks.
Become something of a icon for the IoT movement. Raspberry Pi has been a model for engineers, makers, and startups to launch all kinds of new projects. Raspberry Pi has been used to power all kinds of things, from robots to drones to weather stations.
There are those who have turned the Raspberry Pi into a low-cost personal computer that makes a joke of $1000 PCs , by providing functional device at a fraction of the cost. You can get a kit from Kano and ModMyPi for in the low hundreds of dollars.
The Pi is the flagship for this time, which is seeing more and more users settle for low cost devices that can serve their needs. We are seeing used smartphones becoming more popular, with a growth from, 81 million in 2015 to 222 million in 2020. These phones are still powerful enough for most people.