Raspberry Pi 3 Description
What the Raspberry Pi 3 is
A literal open chipset computer near the size of a credit card. The Raspberry Pi 3, itself it is just a bare board, all the things need to be bought separately from the power source, monitor, keyboard to the mouse. Using a Micro SD card as its storage and having a wide array of applications in all fields of computer application. It runs different Linux based softwares and The Raspberry Pi Foundation gives access to NOOBS, an easy installer that comes with their own primary Linux based OS called 'Raspbian'. It can also run a very stripped-down version of Windows 10 called Windows 10 loT Core, designed so a computer with such less power can handle the load.
Running a 1.2 GHz 64-bit quad-core processor, onboard Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB boot capabilities. A full-size HDMI port, 4 USB-2 ports, CSI camera port for connecting a Raspberry Pi camera, 40-pin extended GPIO (for expandability), 4 Pole stereo output and composite video port, DSI display port for connecting a Raspberry Pi touchscreen display, 400MHz VideoCore IV for graphics and 1GB RAM.
How it can be put to use
Widely used to teach kids about computers and for all kinds of random projects like controlling robot arms, home automation and a goldfish that drives a vehicle by swimming in its tank! Some have also used it to run old Nintendo 64 or PlayStation 1 games, there are even tutorials to stack many of these boards together to make a supercomputer. The agility given its size is commendable, the uses endless.
Raspberry Pi 3 Specifications
Microprocessor: Broadcom BCM2837 64bit Quad Core Processor
Processor Operating Voltage: 3.3V
Raw Voltage input: 5V, 2A power source
Maximum current through each I/O pin: 16mA
Maximum total current drawn from all I/O pins: 54mA
Flash Memory (Operating System): 16Gbytes SSD memory card
Internal RAM: 1Gbytes DDR2
Clock Frequency: 1.2GHz
GPU: Dual Core Video Core IV® Multimedia Co-Processor
Ethernet: 10/100 Ethernet
Wireless Connectivity: BCM43143 (802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1)
Operating Temperature: -40ºC to +85ºC
Ethernet: Base T Ethernet Socket
USB: 2.0 (Four sockets)
Audio Output: 3.5mm Jack and HDMI
Video output: HDMI
Camera Connector: 15-pin MIPI Camera Serial Interface (CSI-2)
Display Connector: Display Serial Interface (DSI) 15 way flat flex cable connector with two data lanes and a clock lane.
Memory Card Slot: Push/Pull Micro SDIO