The long-awaited Raspberry Pi 5 is finally on its way after a four-year wait.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the news on its website with a few details about some major upgrades to the micro-computer.
The micro-computer is a cheap, flexible device used to attract children to understand computers by building out their own.
The device was first launched in 2009 by a group of professors at Cambridge University computer lab, who subsequently founded a non-profit to oversee and develop it.
It has been over four years since the Raspberry Pi 4 was launched and many didn’t anticipate version 5 to be launched until 2024.
Like its predecessors, the Raspberry Pi 5 runs Linux but this one has significantly more under the hood with a 64-bit quad-core Arm Cortex-A76 processor running at 2.4GHz.
The tiny device includes a 800MHz VideoCore VII which is a large upgrade for its ability to display graphics.
For a low price of $60 for the 4GB version and $80 for 8GB, the device has a huge versatility for kids to learn by do-it-yourself projects.
The device is powerful enough to be used as a desktop computer, but its size and flexibility have encouraged thousands of fans to get more creative.
The Raspberry Pi has been a favorite among hobbyists for over a decade and the open source community who have excelled at creating many outlandish projects with the small computer.
Fans have created range finders for their Nerf guns, robots to solve the Rubik’s cube, and keyboards with keys made out of beer cans.
The Raspberry Pi 5 will be available in October 2023 and will allow another generation of creative tech projects for kids around the world.