New Raspberry Pi Announced

New Raspberry Pi Announced

On the fourth anniversary of the Rasperry Pi the foundation announced the release of Pi 3. Happy borthday and congratulations on releasing the successor to the Pi 2 model B.

Pi3-M

What makes this model most interesting to me is the built-in wifi. While I’ve not had a chance to work with it yet a Reddit thread suggests AP mode is supported. This means it can work as a wifi hotspot, albeit with very short range.

While it’s always been possible to built a Raspberry Pi hotspot using USB wifi adapters not all worked reliably and many adapter chipsets didn’t support AP mode. Having a built in wifi chip suggests the codebase will be stable and easy to work with.

 

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