The capabilities of the magnificent Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi is a miniaturized computer that can be hooked up to a monitor or tv screen and used for hundreds of activities to do almost anything a PC or laptop can. From gaming to streaming to playing music and more, it uses a SD Card to download operating systems and is charged with a mini-USB cord and can be connected to a tv or monitor with a HDMI cord. Once plugged into your selected monitor, it’s possibilities are endless. Newer models of Raspberry Pis bring advanced features such Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allowing you to surf the web, check e-mails, stream music and movies and anything you are able to do with a laptop or PC.
Raspberry Pi Operating Systems are installed onto SD Cards and inserted into the board SD slot. There are plenty of options to choose from including some that are preloaded with preferred software and programs that allow the user to reach the full potential of the Raspberry Pi.
One of the best ways to use the Raspberry Pi is to view and stream videos. There are other options like Fire Sticks and Chromecasts available, but with the proper Operating System on the unit you can stream as good as or even better than all these other options. Not only does the Raspberry Pi offer more power than those stated above, but is way more versatile. When using the Kodi application Operating System on the Raspberry Pi there is no better way to stream your favorite movies and TV shows.
One of the most popular uses of Raspberry Pi is for retro gaming. With the proper Operating System you can play thousands of retro games making this the perfect gaming emulator for most systems such as Dreamcast, Nintendo 64, and PlayStation/PSP. Almost any gaming controller will work on the Raspbery Pi and can be plugged into the console with a USB cord. Once installed, games can be played either with a keyboard/mouse or your favorite controller!
With the addition of a speaker and a software download, the Raspberry Pi can become a great music playing system. There are numerous audio image downloads available that can be installed onto the SD card. The software can then be used to create a library of music and of your choice for great musical entertainment. This is a great alternative to expensive portable speakers that never runs out of battery life!