Raspberry Pi, a series of small, single-board computers, is celebrating its fifth birthday this weekend.
It will be a big weekend for the little board with the Raspberry Pi Foundation hosting a birthday party of sorts.
Raspberry Pi has evolved quite a bit over the past five years. The first-generation board utilized a Broadcom BCM2835 system-on-chip with a 700 MHz arm1176JZF-S processor. Fast-forward to Raspberry Pi 3, which has a quad-core Cortex-A53 processor with 10 times the performance of the original.
Raspberry Pi Zero W was launched Tuesday. It’s an upgrade from the Raspberry Pi Zero, which uses a Broadcom BCM2835 SoC like the original, but it incorporates WiFi and Bluetooth functionality from the Raspberry Pi 3.
This weekend, the Cambridge, England-based foundation will host a series of workshops, showcasing Raspberry Pi’s functionality. Vendors can exhibit their kits. And there will even be cupcakes.
You can learn more about the Big Birthday Weekend here.
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