Raspberry Pi 3 goes 64-bit and adds more features

Raspberry Pi 3

When the first Raspberry Pi board was introduced it changed the understanding of small computers by bringing Linux closer to us. With great support, low board prices, and the vast community, it stayed on top next to Arduino for four years. Of course, in to keep that success, updates in hardware and software are mandatory. We know how fast things change computer industry, so time to time, Raspberry Pi foundation kept upgrading Pi boards From first to second and now the newest third generation – Raspberry Pi 3. At first glance, you may see that Raspberry Pi 3 board is practically identical to version 2. component layout is the same, including all peripherals. So all enclosures that worked with Pi2 should fit fine for Pi3 boards. But not the most obvious things that make it stand out.

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Time to make Raspberry Pi go wireless

Updated on 2019 with simplified settings! Setting WiFi on Raspberry Pi is easier than described earlier. The Raspberry Pi has gone through upgrades and generations, so most of the settings have been simplified. If you set up WiFi using GUI, then it same as on any windows – you select SSID and enter a password. Raspberry pi should be mostly accessed through the console since it is designed to be an embedded computer. This is why it is important to have the ability to do all things in the command line. No matter which raspberry pi you have, you can set wireless networks the same way. If you use Raspberry Pi 1 or 2, you will need a USB wireless adapter. The later boards already come with built-in WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. To set up WiFi, you need to edit wpa-supplicant configuration file, which can be accessed by entering: To the bottom of file add your network settings as follows: Save settings by pressing CTRL+X and Y to confirm. You may need to reboot your board for the network to connect.

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