Introducing… The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Just three months since the release of the Pi Zero, the Raspberry Pi Foundation have launched the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, a powerful new mini computer!
The Pi 3 brings you a more powerful QUAD Core Broadcom BCM2837 64bit ARMv8 processor making it 10x faster than the first generation Raspberry Pi. The speed is now up to 1.2GHz on this new Raspberry Pi Model. As well as this, the Raspberry Pi Foundation have added wireless LAN & Bluetooth connectivity. This makes it perfect for a wide range of applications and far surpasses the Raspberry Pi Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B.
They have upgraded switched power source up to 2.5 Amps so you can now power even more powerful devices over USB ports.
The Pi 3 will now really allow hobbyists and makers to create incredible projects! Here are a few ideas.
- Low cost PC/tablet/laptop
- Low cost media centres
- Home automation projects
- Internet of Things applications
- Raspberry Pi Robot projects
- Web servers
- Security monitoring
- Environmental sensing/monitoring (e.g. weather station)
What project are you planning to make with a Raspberry Pi 3? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter: @PiSupply