Originally created as an educational tool to help children learn programming, the Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized computer that plugs into your TV and can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does; spreadsheets, word processing, browsing the internet, and playing games. However, this little computer is capable of much more too – it can also be used to build smart-devices – so it has also caught the eye of hobbyists, engineers and tech-tinkerers.
There are hundreds of useful things you can use the Rapberry Pi to create, like a Weather Station or a Home-Surveillance system. If you’re a gamer, then a DIY Retro Gaming Console might appeal to you, or you could take your Social Media to the next level and turn your Raspberry Pi into a photo booth.
There are a few different versions out there, with add-on modules available to increase the scope of the device, but with the Model B Starter Kit you’ll be well on your way to unlocking the potential of the Raspberry Pi!