Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer that fits in the palm, created on the basis of ARM mobile microprocessor. It features low energy consumption, and it can even run on solar panels. Raspberry Pi 3 is included in the kits for programmable quadcopters "Clever".
- Weight is 45 grams.
- Clock rate is 1.2 GHz.
- Graphics core in the Broadcom BCM2837 processor.
- RAM is 1 GB.
- Four USB 2.0 ports.
- An HDMI port.
The scope of Raspberry Pi computer application is quite wide, since after all it is quite a full-fledged computer. If you need a machine to solve simple problems that do not require too many resources in terms of calculations, you can safely connect your Raspberry Pi device to the standard PC elements: a monitor, a mouse, or a keyboard.
The Raspberry Pi is a very popular platform where you can implement a variety of projects, such as:
- a home automation server (or a "smart house" system);
- a data storage server (NAS);
- a home media server;
- a "think-tank" for automated machines or robots.
In fact, we will use it as the last in the list, due to its ability to connect to the Pixhawk autopilot.