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    The new Raspberry Pi 2, now with Windows 10 support

    The new Raspberry Pi 2, now with Windows 10 support


    Posted: 02 Feb 2015
    The humble Raspberry Pi, the board that has taught countless people (adults and children alike) to program and which powers innumerable homebrew hacks and project, has received a hardware upgrade that makes it ready to run a custom version of Windows 10. One of the keys to making Windows 10 run on the Raspberry Pi platform is better hardware. The new Raspberry Pi 2 Model B has at its heart a quad-core ARMv7 processor that is said to be six times more powerful than the old Model B+ version.
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    02 Feb 2015

  1. BunnyJ's Avatar
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    Very good.. and a great price as well.

    Jeff
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  2. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    I have a B+ and will be buying one of these as well. I was reading an article on it on the Hackaday site. I was happy to see that this new version should be able to run Android, the B+ I have won't. This is even better news though. I'm guessing this is a port of Windows RT?
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    I got one (Model B) hooked up as a headless internet radio and network music player with wireless headphone. I control it via app on android phone.



    Other times I use it as a surveillance cam.



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    What are these things really good for. . .just a question. . .
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    Lee said:
    What are these things really good for. . .just a question. . .


    For a lot of things if you are a coding enthusiast. Look it up on google.

    It can be a stand alone PC by itself ( but you need a monitor with HDMI). It can run linux, android and they are working on free Windows 10 version for RPi.
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    It's a mini single board computer. Based on a SOC, System On a Chip, I believe. I have a GPS breakout module and a pressure temp sensor breakout module to play with. They plug into a bread board that connects to the GPIO pins on the Pi. I haven't done a whole lot much with mine yet. I just ordered a 5 inch LCD touch display for mine. It's just the bare touch screen with backpack. No case. HDMI input. It should arrive any day now. We've been doing a bunch of home renovations so I packed it all away for now. I have to find some space to set it all up again to play with.
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    badrobot said:
    Lee said:
    What are these things really good for. . .just a question. . .


    For a lot of things if you are a coding enthusiast. Look it up on google.

    It can be a stand alone PC by itself ( but you need a monitor with HDMI). It can run linux, android and they are working on free Windows 10 version for RPi.
    With my brain the way it is; I was looking for a real world usage explanation not a technical blow your mind away explanation. . .albeit thanks for what you were able to provide me with. . .
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    Lee said:
    badrobot said:
    Lee said:
    What are these things really good for. . .just a question. . .



    For a lot of things if you are a coding enthusiast. Look it up on google.

    It can be a stand alone PC by itself ( but you need a monitor with HDMI). It can run linux, android and they are working on free Windows 10 version for RPi.
    With my brain the way it is; I was looking for a real world usage explanation not a technical blow your mind away explanation. . .albeit thanks for what you were able to provide me with. . .
    No one can say what it does in a few words. You will be blown away when you find out. But to give you an idea, you can use an RPi board to make...

    - A game console/Arcade machine
    -A netbook
    -Time lapse camera dolly
    -airplay speakers
    -internet radio
    -web server
    -wearable computer
    -a control unit for quad-copter
    -HD surveillance camera
    -3D scanner
    -web controlled power strip
    -photo booth...

    I can go on forever...

    And the latest quad-core board with 1GB RAM is only $35.
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