There is now a second website for Raspberry Pi. The raspberrypi.com site is the new home of Raspberry Pi Trading, while the original site, raspberrypi.org, is where you will find the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
Introducing the new site, Liz Upton writes:
As many of you already know, the Raspberry Pi family is actually made up of two organizations, both based in Cambridge, UK. There is us: Raspberry Pi Trading: we are the IT people. We design, manufacture and sell Raspberry Pi computers.
Then there are our colleagues across town: the Raspberry Pi Foundation. [which fosters] educational initiatives [and] does online learning materials and training courses.
Until now, the two separate organizations shared a single website for the disparate content of the two, an issue that was addressed by getting the .com domain for its existing name from raspberrypi for an entirely new website for those who use or want to buy Raspberry Pi hardware. The home page of the new site focuses on the latter and introduces the Pico as well as the Raspberry Pi family.
The Pico must feel like the odd one out on the original Raspberry Pi site. Not only does it use a different chip, it doesn’t have a lot of educational applications. Now he can have a more equal status. So it’s a bit of a shock not to find the Pico on the Raspberry Pi for Industry page. Rather, it is the RP2040, the new chip developed by Raspberry Pi used for the Pico that is presented, alongside the Raspberry Pi 4 and the Raspberry Computer Module 4. Personally, I consider the Pico very useful in a context of prototyping even s it may be the “bare” RP2040 which would be used for large scale production.
If you’re surprised to find Raspberry Pi for Industry as the first item on the navigation bar, take a look at my recent Raspberry Pi Most Popular Industrial IoT Device reports! and Pi Compute Module 4 – It’s time to take industrial Pi seriously. The Raspberry Pi may have started with K-12 education in mind, but given the computing power it offers, it’s hardly surprising that it’s now taken seriously by the industry. . As the new site says:
Rugged and affordable, Raspberry Pi technology has been deployed in tens of thousands of applications in a variety of industries around the world.
It wasn’t the original intention, but if you make a good product people will find it and use it and its use will spread!
All forums from the original site have been moved to the new site, including those related to community and education issues, which may be a slight anomaly.
Dividing the site seems like a good decision. It allows the original site, now called the Foundation site (.org) to focus on teaching IT and its other activities, while the news section of the Trading site (.com) can be focus on Raspberry Pi hardware and projects, allowing a greater emphasis on professional and large-scale uses of the Pi alongside its audience of hobbyists and manufacturers.
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