Category Raspberry Pi

Model B+: Raspberry Pi Ups its Game with New Improvements

The Raspberry Pi — an affordable, bare-bones computer that’s about the size of a credit card — hasn’t changed much since its release more than two years ago. This week, the beloved microcomputer got a mini-facelift, and the result is the new and improved Raspberry Pi Model B+.

Broadcom technical director Eben Upton, who is also the co-founder and public face of the U.K.-based Raspberry Pi Foundation, declared that “this isn’t a ‘Raspberry Pi 2’, but rather the …

Big Week for a Little Computer: Raspberry Pi Gets a Royal Reception; 3 Million Sold

The Raspberry Pi microcomputer got a royal reception last week by none other than Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II.

Broadcom technical director and Raspberry Pi co-creator Eben Upton showcased the Raspberry Pi among the UK’s most promising technologies at the U.K. Tech Reception. The event was held at Buckingham Palace, where the Queen turned out to learn about homegrown innovations like the $25 Pi.

The team from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a Cambridge, U.K.-based group that aims to …

Broadcom’s Eben Upton Named Hero of the Fortune 500 for Raspberry Pi

When you alter the way kids learn about technology, people are bound to take notice.

This week, Fortune recognized Broadcom technical director Eben Upton as one of its “Heroes of the Fortune 500” for getting a low-cost, pocket-sized computer into the hands of programming students around the world.  

The Heroes of the Fortune 500 recognizes 50 employees of Fortune 500 companies that use their professional skills and expertise to actively participate in their local communities.

They’re an esteemed bunch: …

Fortune: Heroes of the Fortune 500 Profile on Eben Upton

Editor’s Note: The Fortune writeup of Eben Upton’s “Heroes of the Fortune 500″ is accessible by subscription only. We’ve excerpted it below. 

Like many children of 1980s Britain, Eben Upton learned to program on a BBC Microcomputer — a hands-on machine that was widely available in schools and proved a valuable introduction to his future career.

Yet by 2006, he and colleagues at Cambridge, where Upton completed his Ph.D., had noticed a steep drop-off in applicants to the

Raspberry Pi-Based Smart Sprinkler Gets a Boost from Broadcom Processor

You might be surprised to learn it’s not just hoards of Raspberry Pi fanatics and hobbyists that are doing interesting, impactful things with the BCM2835-based device.

The chip, a low-cost, versatile applications processor that’s at the heart of the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s bestselling $25 mini-computer, is being used by other innovative startups.

One such company, Bay Area-based Droplet Inc., is tapping the low-power BCM2835 processor for its latest Internet of Things (IoT) device — a $300 smart sprinkler …

Happy Birthday, Raspberry Pi! More Than 2.5M and Counting

The Raspberry Pi — the pocket-sized, bare-bones computer based on a Broadcom chip — has amassed a homegrown base of fans who love to tweet about their latest Pi-based projects, post tutorials on YouTube and plan “Raspberry Jam” sessions where novices can learn to up their programming game.

With 2.5 million Raspberry Pi computers sold, it’s hard to believe that it’s only been two years since its launch. But as the team at the Raspberry Pi Foundation celebrates its second …

Raspberry Pi Architect Eben Upton Gets Engineering Nod from UK’s Royal Academy

Broadcom engineer and Raspberry Pi inventor Eben Upton has been raking in the accolades of late, with glowing write-ups in national news outlets like Wired UK, the New York Times and the BBC and a spot last year on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s “35 Innovators Under 35” list.

Upton has been recognized the world over for being among the architects of the Raspberry Pi, a credit-card-sized computer that’s inspiring kids, hobbyists and hackers to get hands-on with programming.…

Raspberry Pi: Everyone Wants a Taste

Who would have thought that a tiny, affordable, bare-bones computer could spark the imaginations of so many? Far outshining initial expectations, nearly a million Raspberry Pi computers have been sold in the past year, according to a recent New York Times profile of Raspberry Pi Foundation co-founder and Broadcom engineer Eben Upton.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation, which started selling the $35 device about a year ago, encourages young people to explore computer science and boost teaching basic programming in …

Broadcom MASTERS Finalists Get a Taste of Raspberry Pi

Looking for proof that the social media revolution has today’s young generation thinking differently? Look no further than the Broadcom MASTERS finalists, a group of inquisitive middle-schoolers who have succeeded in engineering the near-impossible.

Earlier this week at the MASTERS event in Washington, D.C., these budding young scientists took on the challenge of enhancing  a basic version of the classic PC game “Snake” by tweaking the code and programming on of the affordable Raspberry Pi computers.

The …

Broadcom’s Eben Upton Named Among MIT’s “35 Innovators Under 35″

Broadcom’s Eben Upton and his so-simple-it’s-revolutionary Raspberry Pi have been recognized in this year’s class of “35 Innovators Under 35” by MIT’s Technology Review, which seeks young innovators whose “work is likely to be influential for a very long time.”

Upton, Technical Director in the Mobile and Wireless Group at Broadcom’s Cambridge, UK, office, helped create the Raspberry Pi, a $25 computer that’s ripe for tinkering.

Read Broadcom’s news release.

The aim of the affordable device is …