Raspberry Pi 2: Power of PC in $35

Eben Upton, Raspberry Pi founder and CEO, announced the arrival of the new revision of the homonymous development board based on ARM architecture: Raspberry Pi 2 maintains compatibility with earlier versions but has a significantly more capable hardware.

The new board for the maker debuts surprise the coast as the previous model B +, but has performance six times higher. It seemed that the wait for the new board  would be still long (the deadline was 2017), and instead is checked out surprisingly well in advance: Raspberry Pi Model B 2 is on sale today at $ 35.

Exactly the same number of identical Model B and B + earlier (which will continue to be produced). The performance, however, are six times higher , thanks to the quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 at 900 MHz seasoned with 1 GB of RAM, twice before. According to the words of the founder Eben Upton: Now is a PC used for all purposes. Even before you could use the Pi 1 as a PC, provided you always remember that it is a PC that costs $ 35. Now there are more reserves.

The first load of Pi 2 is composed of 100 thousand units, but the production will be in the order of thousands per day to keep up with the more than likely boom in requests.

The good news for electronics engineers do-it-yourself is not over: Microsoft has announced that in the coming months will release a version of Windows 10 that runs on Pi 2, available for free to makers participating in the Windows Developer Program for IoT. 

Announcements of Raspberry Pi include 2 fact a new SoC quad-core at 900MHz, a CPU based on ARMv7 architecture and six times more powerful processor used previously; Also the RAM (SDRAM) is doubled up to 1GB, while the rest (connectivity, storage and GPU) there has not been upgraded. Raspberry Pi 2 is able to run the code developed on the board of the older generation, and further increase the attractiveness of the new offer is the fact that the board costs exactly the same as the Model B + and that is $ 35.

On the software is also updated Raspbian, operating system based on Debian and customized to the needs of Raspberry Pi. Also coming a specific version of Snappy Ubuntu Core, Linux particularly compact dimensions designed for use on machines and gadgets IoT cloud. But the real news of weight on the front of the software, even in the opinion of the CEO of Raspberry , comes from Microsoft: the corporation announced a version of Windows 10 compatible with Raspberry Pi 2; better yet, the OS will be available free to subscribers of the program Windows Developer Program for IoT. 

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.

Raspberry Pancake


4 cups all purpose flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup plain yogurt
2 eggs
3 tbsp butter
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup milk
1 cup fresh raspberries
Salt to taste

Recipe Method:

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.


What's Baking?? said...

wow this looks absolutely fabulous!

Anita - Recipe with Pictures said...

These pancakes look fantastic. I could eat them all. Thanks for sharing. Great blog