Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Raspberry Pi Foundation
The Raspberry PI 3 Model B is a low cost computer/development board with two models. It was created by the Raspberry Pi foundation to promote computer science education.
The Pi supports several variants of Linux and Windows IOT Core. It has become very popular with educators, hobbyists and commercial applications due to it’s low cost, power consumption and small size. The Model B is in it’s third generation and includes built in WiFi.
The MSRP for the Pi 3 Model B is $39.95.
- There are many SOC (system on a chip) / development board competitors now. I will list three of the top competitors:
Goal 4 : Focus on computer science Education.
Students, educators, hobbyist, commercial, non-profit
The Raspberry Pi is manufactured both in the UK and China.
The hardware is closed source due to sourcing (ARM processor, GPU, video decode license).
Any software published by the Raspberry Pi foundation is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
In the last five years there have been over 12.5 million Raspberry Pi boards sold. The Pi 3B accounts for about 30% of that total according to the article.
Number of ports for input and technology – USB(list type micro, usb c, GPIO, etc)
Desk computer, tablet, laptop, SOC, etc
Number of ports for output and technology – USB(list type micro, usb c, GPIO, etc) display output (HDMI, Displayport, VGA, etc)
USB,wall plug, 5v 2A
List supported OS: (Linux flavor, Window IoT, Android, etc.)
List CPU (Central Processing Unit) and specs (for example: 1.2 GHZ quad-core ARM Cortex A53)
List RAM (Random Access Memory) and specs (for example: 1 GB LPDDR2-900 SDRAM)
If yes define GPU specifications (for example: Broadcom VideoCore IV @ 400 MHz)
Define storage specifications. Does this computer has an external memory available? (Micro SD, internal, SSD, etc)
Which networks technologies can this computer use to connect to the Internet? (Mobile Internet (Sim card), Fixed Internet conection (Wifi or LAN), Satellite, etc)
Does the computer has option to send SMS? SIM card enabled? This functionality is useful in rural places with no Internet connectivity available
The Model 3 data sheet and primary documentation repository provides more detailed information.
All of the software developed by the Raspberry Pi foundation is published as open source and is available on Github.
Raspberry Pi foundation publishes the schematics for all of their hardware.
Raspberry Pi foundation provides support in the form of documentation and how-tos.
Further technical support would have to be provided by a third party.
There are replacement accessories, but due to the nature of SOC, there are no replacement components for the Pi.
The Raspberry Pi foundation has refreshed the hardware every 1-3 years. Minor revisions and feature additions can happen during this period.
The Raspberry Pi line of products is designed to enable access to computing to everyone. Their goal is to design and produce a SOC that is so cheap, that cost is not prohibitive to access.
Access to computer science learning or code camps have a positive impact on pupils confidence and skills in coding, IT and using computers 1
Raspberry Pi Foundation
National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)
- Straw, S., Bamford, S. and Styles, B. (2017). Randomised Controlled Trial and Process Evaluation of Code Clubs. Slough: NFER.
- Shivaraj B, Urs HN. Design of Intelligent Wireless Sensor Network System for Environmental Monitoring Applications Using Arduino and Raspberry PI. Proceedings of Second International Conference on Signal Processing, Image Processing and VLSI. 2015.
- Bahrudin MSB, Kassim RA, Buniyamin N. Development of Fire alarm system using Raspberry Pi and Arduino Uno. 2013 International Conference on Electrical, Electronics and System Engineering (ICEESE). 2013.
-Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU
-Health and Safety (Art.3(1)(a))
-EN60950-1:2006 /A11:2009 /A1:2010 /A12:2011 /A2:2013
-EN62311:2008 Electronic and electrical equipment related to human exposure restrictions for electromagnetic fields (0Hz-300Ghz)
-EMC (Art 3(1)(b))
-EN55032:21012; EN55024:2010 (with reference to EN301489-1v1.9.2 & EN301489-17v2.2.1)
-SPECTRUM (Art 3(2))
-EN300 328 v2.1.1 covering wide band transmission systems and data transmission equipment operating in the 2.4GHz ISM band.
Full list of product compliance available on Raspberry Pi foundation’s Compliance page
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