The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python.

The Raspberry Pi has the ability to interact with the outside world and has been used in a wide array of digital maker projects, from music machines and parent detectors to weather stations and tweeting birdhouses with infra-red cameras. One of the key learning platforms for IoT is the Raspberry Pi. The RasPi is a popular platform because it offers a complete Linux server in a tiny platform for a very low cost. 

Raspberry Pi is one of the best solutions for cost-effective home automation and industrial automation. Programmers are modifying the Raspberry Pi into a cost-affordable solution in energy monitoring and power consumption. Because of the relatively low cost of the Raspberry Pi, this has become a popular and economical alternative to the more expensive commercial solutions.

The Raspberry Pi is a powerful and inexpensive embedded computing platform that has great community support. It is powerful enough to run a full Linux operating system, and it comes with Java SE pre-installed. It has digital input/output ports that can be used to interact with LEDs, buttons, sensors, and motors.