What is a Raspberry Pi?
It is a small low cost computer that is the size of a credit card. Originally created to teach students Computer Science, it has since taken on a life of its own and has been adapted into many creations by computer hobbyist. As of March 2015, 4.1 million were reportedly sold.
So what can it do?
There are thousands of projects that the Raspberry Pi can be setup to do. One of my favorites is the ability to transform it into a full on TV media center with the help of XBMC/Kodi. It can stream movies, music and much more turning a TV into a true smart TV. Check out a video here.
There are many more things a Raspberry Pi can do and Computer Science hobbyist continue to build it into new projects. Some example projects are building a XBMC media center, wireless IP camera, making free calls with Google voice, home security system and many more.
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So what kind of starter Raspberry Pi Kits are there?
There are several starter kits available and add-ons that can be attached later here is a breakdown of each.
CanaKit Raspberry Pi 2 (1GB) Ultimate Starter Kit (Over 40 Components: New Raspberry Pi 2 + WiFi Dongle + 8GB SD Card + Case + Power Supply and many more)
CanaKit Raspberry Pi B+ Complete Starter Kit with WiFi (Raspberry Pi B Plus + WiFi + Original Preloaded 8GB SD Card + Case + Power Supply + HDMI Cable)
Raspberry Pi Model B+ Kit, 512 MB, and a WiFi Adapter.
Raspberry Pi Model B+ (B PLUS) 512MB Computer Board
This kit is a no thrills basic Raspberry Pi board for the many hobbyists who like to build there own addons.
Raspberry Pi B+ Ultimate Starter Kit– Includes 200 Page User Guide (over 40 components–Raspberry Pi B Plus + WiFi Dongle + 8GB Kingston Micros SD Card + Case + Power Supply and many more)
One of the newest kits to come along it comes loaded with accessories from HDMI cables to a wireless adapter.