The ever customisable Raspberry Pi was a rather small piece of hardware to begin with, but the organisation behind the device have unveiled the latest member of the Raspberry Pi family, the Compute Module. It has the same processor and 4GB of storage that you'd find in a Raspberry Pi, but it's the same size as stick of DDR2 laptop memory.
The device isn't supposed to show off how small the Pi can be made, instead it's designed to give circuit builders more options. By freeing them of the built-in ports present on the conventional Raspberry Pi, people have the power to add whatever components they feel like. Launching this June, the Compute Module will initially be bundled with a starter IO board. Don't be put off by that though, Raspberry Pi has said that the modules will be made available individually in the future.
Considering all the amazing things people have done with Raspberry Pi already, I'm rather excited to see what they can come up with now that some of the restrictions are gone.
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