Raspberry Pi

Benefits, use cases, versions and, installation of the Raspberry Pi

What is Raspberry Pi?

Raspberry Pi is an affordable single-board computer. It is good for experimenting and exploring various computing languages. There are a lot of things you can do with a Raspberry Pi, from coding, building IoT applications to analytics and even browsing the internet.


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  • All Raspberry Pi models up to Raspberry Pi 3 contains:

  • OpenGL ES 2.0
  • Hardware-accelerated OpenVG
  • 1080p30 H.264 high-profile encode and decode
  • The Raspberry Pi 4 includes:

  • The VideoCore VI
  • New ARM A72 
  • Faster USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 functionality
  • Native Ethernet functionality 

Released models

Table of the Raspberry Pi versions

Adapted from: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/faqs/

Benefits and Use cases

  • Raspberry Pi is low cost and therefore affordable.
  • It is a micro computer and can be used as a desktop.
  • You can learn programming languages with Raspberry Pi. (It supports a lot of languages like Python, Java, Javascript, …)
  • It is portable and easy to carry around.
  • Raspberry Pi supports multiple sensors.
  • It supports many interfaces such as HDMI, USB, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and so on.
  • Home automation system – build your own DIY automation system with Raspberry Pi.
  • Build a Raspberry Pi web server to host a website or blog.

How can Cedalo users use Raspberry Pi?

Quick setup of a fresh Raspberry Pi including Docker & Docker Compose

Quick setup of raspberry pi

A quick and easy tutorial that shows you how to install Docker and Docker Compose on the Raspberry Pi.


Go to tutorial

Install the complete Cedalo Platform with Raspberry Pi 

The Cedalo Platform consists of Eclipse Mosquitto, Eclipse Streamsheets and Cedalo Management Center.


Install Cedalo Platform

Process your iPhone’s sensor data with an IoT Spreadsheet and MQTT

Process iPhone’s sensor data

Visualize your iPhone’s sensor data on a spreadsheet in real-time with an iPhone and a Raspberry Pi 3 or 4.


Go to tutorial

If you like this guide, check out our other guide on MQTT here. 

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