This week, Avram Piltch discusses the future of Raspberry Pi, as told by the CEO of Raspberry Pi Trading, Eben Upton. Eben is also the creator of the platform and plans the direction of the platform today. While the original Pi was designed specifically for a limited audience at Cambridge, the current Pi (the Raspberry Pi 3 B+) is widely available, and the platform has sold over 24 million units.
The future of the platform is still partly up in the air. While they intend to maintain the price point of around $35, they are considering adding new capabilities. For example, USB-C is a possible addition for the future, though there is some concern over the durability. The processor and RAM, however, are guaranteed to get a needed upgrade from their current specs. What we do know for sure is that we will not see the new model in 2019.
Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.
Avram's been in love with PCs since he played original Castle Wolfenstein on an Apple II+. Before joining Tom's Hardware, for 10 years, he served as Online Editorial Director for sister sites Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, where he programmed the CMS and many of the benchmarks. When he's not editing, writing or stumbling around trade show halls, you'll find him building Arduino robots with his son and watching every single superhero show on the CW.