16 Cool Projects for Your New Raspberry Pi 4 #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
Good round-up of some practical projects for the Pi 4 from ReviewGeek:
Most of the projects that we’re listing are relatively simple. They don’t require a lot of experience with programming, and they’re popular enough that you won’t have any trouble finding guides on Google or YouTube. But really, why are these projects suited for the Pi 4? Why not use the cheaper Pi 3 Model A+, instead?
It all comes down to specs. The Pi 4 has an upgraded Broadcom BCM2711 SoC with four 1.5 GHz Cortex A72 CPU cores (i.e., a good CPU), a gigabit ethernet port, two micro HDMI ports for dual 4K displays, and three choices of RAM (1, 2, or 4 GB). These specs (and especially the RAM) make the Pi 4 much faster than any previous Pi computer. Just make sure you get the right charger for it.
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