HenryReynolds wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:40 pm
I really don't know what's this Raspberry Pi? Is it a mother board for PC?
From the FAQs:
1. WHAT IS A RASPBERRY PI?
The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word processing, browsing the internet, and playing games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by adults and children all over the world to learn programming and digital making.
Basically it is a small computer. Not as fast as a modern PC, but what do you expect for that price? You can't use Windows programs on it, but you can choose from over 15,000 "packages" of programs for it with many of the things you'd normally run on a PC, plus a load more as well. Read through some of the posts on this forum to see some of the amazing projects people have used their Raspberry Pi for. I have used them to control my heating, some lights, run a webserver, drive printers, be a smart doorbell, video wildlife, manage my shopping, catalogue an entire library (around 13,000 books), control lights on my christmas tree and a load more.