Raspberry Pi prototyping development

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At Code Yellow we use the Raspberry Pi for quick prototyping. The Debian based Raspbian image, available at the Raspberry Pi Download section is easy to use and little extra knowledge of Linux is required.

The device is mainly used to build fully working prototypes with other hardware, in order to simulate and test the concept of embedded hardware which interacts with our web applications. USB support is excellent and with the power of Python we are able to develop quickly some concepts.

Below is a picture of a nice little setup with an Epson POS printer. The Pi facilitates the connection between the printer and our webshop. Orders placed in the shop are immediately available for the retailer if he puts this set-up into his shop.

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