Maker Faire is considered as one of the greatest and most-awaited shows on earth today. This year it took place in New York displaying its biggest products ever. The event showcased a wide range of start-ups along with the usual display of big 3D printers, huge robots and new developments. The event had something for everyone–right from technological solutions, interesting new toys to innovative technologies.
Intel launched two development boards, Galileo and Edison, to grab eyeballs of self-starter developers. Edison is a mini-computer powered by a 500MHz dual-core Atom processor and has the capability to run x86 applications and most Linux distributions. It also has a low-power 100MHz Intel Quark processor for wearable devices. Edison is equipped with 1GB of RAM, 4GB of eMMC storage, built-in Wi-Fi and low-energy Bluetooth 4.0.
The event also saw Raspberry Pi’s Director of Hardware Engineering, James Adams, talked about the credit card-sized PC. The most impressive feature of this new computer board is equipped with more connectors including a 40-pin GPIO header and four USB 2.0 ports.
Raspberry Pi also released its Compute Module Development Kit back in April 2014. These new developments have enabled Raspberry Pi to emerge as a platform for developers to create new inventions.