A new toy to play with

Look what I received in the mail today….

A shiny new Raspberry Pi single board computer.

These things are revolutionising the world of embedded electronics – They have a 700MHz ARM processor, 256MB RAM, Two USB Ports, HDMI and Composite video outputs, Audio output, use an SD Card for storage, use less that 3.5 Watts of power and (drum roll please…..) 100 Megabit ethernet built in.

All this for under $50 New Zealand Dollars.

Oh I almost forgot, they also provide 8 GPIO pins plus access to I²C, SPI and UART Interfaces through a 26 pin Header on board.

First up, get it connected to a Sensirion SHT1x (SHT10, SHT11, SHT15) Temperature and Humidity sensor using the GPIO – Then I’ll be back on track to completing my Weather station project.

Watch this space….

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