Introduction to Raspberry Pi

Whats Raspberry Pi?

Raspberry Pi is a low cost computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in schools.
When connected to a monitor/TV and keyboard, with the right programming by the user, it can be used for many things that your traditional PC does.

  • Raspberry Pi


  • Price: About 35$
  • Operating system: Linux (Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, and Arch Linux ARM), RISC OS, FreeBSD, Plan 9, ...
  • CPU: ARM1176JZF-S (armv6k) 700 MHz
  • Storage capacity: SD card slot
  • Memory: 512 MByte (Model B rev. 2)
  • Graphics: Broadcom VideoCore IV
  • Socket: 10/100 BaseT Ethernet, HDMI, USB 2.0 (x2), RCA Video, 3.5mm audio out jack
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Steps to get started with Raspberry Pi

  • You need a Raspberry Pi
  • A Pi operating system
  • Leads
  • A power supply
  • A SD memory card
  • Write a program in your favorite language
  • Enjoy your creation

Why use Raspberry Pi?

Because is a simple way to build prototypes. When we create a bit complex prototypes, we use Raspberry Pi.

In the picture below, you can see one of them. In this case a Smart City prototype with Raspberry + Altair SmartWorks. Coming soon we publish in "Cool projects" a detailed article about this.

  • Smart City Altair SmartWorks

Why connect my Raspberry with Altair SmartWorks?

  • Because you can build powerful applications on the cloud. And if you want to change the application you dont have to change the program on Raspberry.
  • Because you can combine the program on your Raspberry Pi with the rules and Altair SmartWorks scripts to build that powerfull app
  • Because you can store all your sensor values in our huge database and use the data on your Altair SmartWorks apps
  • Because you can build faster, cheaper, simpler, reliable and scalable projects using Altair SmartWorks platform
  • Because in Altair SmartWorks you can make an app to control unlimited Raspberries and other devices
  • Because you can use our device management module with your Raspberry Pi to remotely control the status of your device
  • Because you can connect your Raspberry Pi with other devices, to share data or to make them work together
  • Because its easy, simple and fast!


This is a small introduction of Raspberry, if you want to know more about this you can visit the official web