Create your Mediacenter with Raspberry Pi

The current paradox in the technological world sometimes comes to an unimaginable degree, where mobile terminals tend to grow, with ever larger screens, mayores prestaciones y capacidad de almacenamiento; por contra ordenadores de sobremesa y portátiles que se ven reducidos a la mínima expresión. Here we find this wonder, the Raspberry Pi, a powerful computer the size of a credit card, with which they can do fantastic things. Today I will teach a them, how to create your own Mediacenter.

A little history

The project Raspberry Pi born in United Kingdom, its creator was the Foundation Raspberry Pi, and its main objective was to promote the learning of computer science in schools. The first design included a Broadcom BCM2835 plate with ARM processor 700 MHz, VideoCore IV graphics, 512 MiB RAM and SD slot. In its official website you will find all this information in more detail.

Comment that the model Raspberry Pi has undergone two changes until the current model is the Raspberry Pi 2 y que tiene las especificaciones siguientes:

• Broadcom BCM2836 processor ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core
• VideoCore IV dual-core GPU with OpenGL ES support 2.0, OpenVG hardware acceleration, 1080p 30 frames, H.264
• 1 GB LPDDR2 SDRAM
• Video output 1080p
• Salida vídeo compuesto (PAL/NTSC)
• Stereo audio output
• Ethernet 10/100 Base
• HDMI 1.3 Y 1.4
• Audio jack compound 3,5 mm
• 4 USB ports 2.0
• MPI CSI-2
• Socket MicroSD
• Connector Series
• GPIO 40 pines

Its price is around 40 € and can be found in any of the major portals sale.

Read the tutorial | ISENACODE

Autor: Josep Maria Peña

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