Last week was a pretty special week in tech with the announcement and public release of the Raspberry Pi 4.
x3 models are now available each with different specs; 1GB RAM, 2GB RAM and the 4GB RAM model. Lets take a look at the raspberry Pi 4 in more detail…
Key features include:
- Quad core CPU @ 1.5GHz
- Dual mini-HDMI display ports – supports dual monitors running at 4K resolution !
- USB 3.0
- Bluetooth 5.0
- 1.5GHz 64-bit quad-core CPU…
- 1GB, 2GB or 4GB RAM options available.
- 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, BLE
- Gigabit Ethernet
- x2 USB 3.0 ports; x2 USB 2.0 ports.
- 40 pin – Raspberry Pi standard – GPIO header
- 2 × micro-HDMI ports (up to 4K 60fps supported)
- 2-lane MIPI DSI display port
- 2-lane MIPI CSI camera port
- 4-pole stereo audio and composite video port
- H.265 (4K 60fps decode), H264 (1080p 60fps decode, 1080p 30fps encode)
- OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics
- Micro-SD card slot for loading operating system and data storage
- 5V DC via USB-C connector (minimum 3A*)
- 5V DC via GPIO header (minimum 3A*)
- Power over Ethernet (PoE) enabled (PoE HAT required, sold separate)
It’ll be very interesting to see what home projects can be made from this new piece of kit. I’m already thinking about a retro handheld with dual screens, similar to the Nintendo DS.
What about a dual screen arcade cabinet or even a home automation station with x2 touchscreen displays connected but in different rooms (one screen located on a landing wall up the stairs, and the other down the stairs). You could even install x2 7 or 10” screens in your vehicle on the back of the headrests and have them hooked up to the Pi running Kodi, so they kids stay entertained during long car journeys. The possibilities are endless.
I’ll be looking into some projects for the Pi4 real soon and may do a post on some of the coolest ones in the future.
What would you do with your Pi4 if you bought one ? I’d love to hear some of your ideas in the comments.