The Raspberry Pi 2 B computer board is the latest upgrade from the Raspberry Pi Foundation and can help you learn about programming and computing or create exciting, innovative projects. The Pi 2 B also has the processing power to create Internet of Things (IoT) projects.
•It's really easy to use
•It's Linux-based open source, with access to free software and downloads to help you with your project
•There's a great Pi community out there - check out Design Spark, RS's own design engineer community
•It has great connectivity
•It's flexible to the user. Want to play games? Stream music and/or video? Do your homework? Create a weather station? Create a home security camera? No limits.
So why Pi 2 B?
•Six times the processing power compared to previous Pi models
•Better compatibility with the latest educational programmes and software
•ARM Cortex-A7 processor supports all the latest ARM GNU/LINUX distributions such as Snappy Ubuntu and Microsoft Windows 10
•BCM 2836 System on Chip (SoC) runs at 900 MHz compared to the Pi B+ BCM 2835 speed of 700 MHz
Essentials to get started;
•screen (to set-up your Pi and start creating!)
•keyboard (to interact with your Pi)
•mouse (to navigate your Pi)
•SD card (to install an operating system)
•HDMI/RCA jack (to connect to your screen)