Part 2 – How does flash memory work

How does flash memory work

The heart of any SD Card is the flash memory chip. Hence to understand why SD Card quality is not always the same we need to know how flash memory is manufactured and how it works. This post is part of a three part mini series about SD Cards with some in depth information. Part…

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Headless setup for Raspberry Pi

With this Headless setup all you need to run your Raspberry Pi is a MicroSD and a power adapter. Learn how to connect to your Pi from Windows. Requirements Hardware Raspberry Pi MicroSD Card (16GB or more) MicroSD Card Adapter / SD Card Reader Power adapter Windows PC Software Raspberry Pi Imager PuTTY VNC Viewer…

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Beginner GPIO Guide

In this blog post you will learn everything about the GPIO pins of the Raspberry Pi. This post is especially for newbies in electronics. First of all a warningThe Raspberry Pi can be irreparably damaged if the pins are used incorrectly. So always make sure your circuit is correct and that you use enough resistors.…

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Everything about the Raspberry Pi Pico

raspberry pi pico

If you are looking to buy your first Raspberry Pi, the Pico could be a very attractive option. But the real question here is whether the Raspberry Pi Pico is right for you. There are many pros and cons in buying the Raspberry Pi Pico and it’s important to understand the adage “horses for courses.”…

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Does the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 require a heatsink?

pi zero case

On the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W, throttling kicks in at 80°C. That means that the Raspberry Pi will slow down your computer in order to keep temperatures below 80°C. The question is whether you need a heatsink for the Raspberry Pi Zero 2. In most cases, you won’t need one. There are a few…

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Your 64-bit Raspberry Pi OS questions answered

raspberry pi os 64 bit

It’s official. The Raspberry Pi OS has officially released its 64-bit version after a lengthy beta and here’s how it looks like: It looks 100% the same as the 32 bit version. But under the bonnet, there are some things you’d have to be aware of. Raspberry Pi: choose 32 or 64 bit? The computer…

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What to do with the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W

raspberry pi zero 2 wifi extender

If you are looking for fun projects to do, check out this post. The Pi Zero 2 W is best suited to applications that have these parameters: Microcontrollers like Arduinos aren’t adequate Microcomputer must be small and/or light Microcomputer must be cheap Power drain must be kept as low as possible WiFi/Bluetooth is necessary If…

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Fun projects to do with the Raspberry Pi Zero 2

raspberry pi zero 2 recalbox

Anything that you can do on the original Raspberry Pi Zero, you can do on the Raspberry Pi Zero 2. It’s a one-to-one replacement on many projects because both the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 and the original Zero are the same form factor. That said, certain fun projects are much more viable on the Raspberry…

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10 curious Raspberry Pi Pico facts

raspberry pi pico

Learn 10 exciting facts about the Raspberry Pi Pico, ranging from technical specs to fun projects. 1 Two time’s the charm The Pico features the RP2040 microcontroller chip designed by Raspberry Pi in the UK. It contains a Dual-core Arm Cortex-M0+ processor and a flexible clock running up to 133 Mhz. Hence the Pico can…

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