The Innovation Labs were recently featured in an article on the NYIT Box blog. As president of NYIT’s Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Nicholas Cariello is happy to show fellow NYIT students what makes technology tick. That’s the reason why, inspired by NYIT’s Innovation Labs, the computer since major held a workshop for his peers to demonstrate the adaptability and potential uses for the Raspberry Pi computer boards. “The idea for a Raspberry Pi workshop came from surveying new and current student members of the ACM using an online Google form to gauge their areas of interest,” Cariello says.
The Raspberry Pi is a small, single-board computer capable of many of the computing tasks as the desktop or laptop computer that you are likely most familiar with. What makes the Raspberry Pi special is its extendability and low cost. The board brings enough computing power to run a desktop operating system and programs including web browsers, word processing, spreadsheets, and graphics editing applications. The board features standard connections including: