Raspberry Pi 2 Out Today

I had a surprise this morning.  The Raspberry Pi foundation has finally released the Raspberry Pi 2.  It features, x6 the performance with a quad core ARM7 SOC with 1GB ram!

It also has all the things which made the Pi B+ such a cool upgrade.  I’m talking about the 40 GPIOs, 4 USB ports and reduced power consumption.  Check out the picture below, a wonderful piece of British engineering!

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What this means is the Pi can now be used comfortably as a desktop.  It also makes it more attractive for people interested experimenting with building low power clusters.  Not only this, but children (the next generation of coders and makers) will now be able to write programs in python utilising parallel processing!

I know what I want for my next birthday!  *hint*