But what good is a computer so small. Born in 2006 with the aim of entering schools is to introduce young people to the program and to provide low-cost hardware for students to countries in the developing world, today the Raspberry Pi is accessible to almost all thanks to its multiple connections such as USB, HDMI, Ethernet and GPIO General Purpose Input Output for connecting electrical items of any kind, and an operating system based on Linux, this little card can do everything.
Such as turn into a console emulator once, to the delight of nostalgic gamers, or make smart TVs of the older generation, in order to view media files of all types and kinds. And thanks to the ingenuity of a large community of makers, designers and enthusiasts, the Pi can get to control a drone, create a weather station on the roof of the house, a tablet do-it-yourselfer or a system of demotic customized.
The fiercest competitor of the Raspberry Pi is undoubtedly the brand new Hummingboard, which in a slightly higher price, $ 45, it offers more power, with a 1GHz processor compared to the 700MHz of Pi. Of course, the community is not as numerous as that of the British micro pc, but the architecture is basically the same and most of the software and hardware are perfectly compatible. Not to forget the very Italian Arduino, now in its fourteenth edition and became one of the foundations of the international movement of makers. Although more than a micro pc is a micro controller, a non-independent hardware which serves to manage the exchange of signals between multiple devices to give life to gadgets and machinery of any kind. In a nutshell, a game for real geeks.
A little bit of Italy is also in the project Keepod, the micro PC content on a USB stick developed by the Milanese Francesco Imbesi and the Israeli Nissan Bahar: for just € 5, just connect to pc Keepod even more antiquated and revive them thanks with an Android operating system that can better manage resources and optimize performance. The idea was born to fight not only the large amount of computer waste that accumulate in landfills each year in developing countries, but also the digital divide that affects many areas of the planet. For each key bought in fact, a second is intended for use in a beneficial project on which the user will then be constantly informed. Nothing to do with the hundreds of micro pc based on Android that flock to the store of Amazon and eBay, which are available in every shape and price and quality rather doubtful.
In addition to the curiosity and the ability to experiment and create, the success of these small cards is due to the inexorable decline of the pc desktop and laptop, so supplanted by smartphones and tablets to convince many technology giants like Sony, to get rid of entire lines of products the Vaio. But if technological and creative, Raspberry Pi, and the like carry a strong charge of innovation, the philosophy behind it is not so different from that of homebrew computers, the pc homemade, that in mid 70s pushed two guys named Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to give life to a machine called the Apple I. The rest is history.
The pancakes are traditional pancakes of North America, a sort of mini crepes, but a little 'thicker and spongy that are prepared for breakfast or brunch, but also good for a snack. The pancakes are generally accompanied by maple syrup, now also available in most supermarkets, but nothing prevents you from savoring them, for example, even with jam or chocolate cream and hazelnuts.
Here is the recipe of raspberry pancake, to prepare for a very special breakfast, without resorting to the various packets, by selecting the ingredients you use. Perhaps because of American origin, the pancakes are one of those recipes mysterious like what there will never be inside, but the ingredients are readily available eggs, milk, flour and butter. The trick is in the yeast, which inflates the ones that look like crepes, pancakes giving their typical rounded shape.
Pancakes represent relaxation, rest, a time of family, where you are all set around the kitchen table, in pajamas, without the rush of days of school and work and pancakes are good in many ways, even alone, simply sprinkled with powdered sugar.
4 cups all purpose flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup plain yogurt
3 tbsp butter
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup milk
1 cup fresh raspberries
Salt to taste
Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and soda and salt in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.
In large bowl, whisk together yogurt, eggs, butter, buttermilk and milk. Add to flour mixture; stir just until combined. Fold in raspberries.
Heat a griddle over moderately high heat; brush with additional melted butter. Pour a scoop of batter onto griddle when the oil is hot; Spread to desired size and When bubbles appear on the top of the pancake, flip to cook the other side. Remove the pancake from the pan when the bottom is golden.
Serve hot or let the pancakes cool and refrigerate them to be toasted later with raspberry jam and sugar.