The new Raspberry Pi 3 features a brand new quad-core 1.2GHz 64bit processor, 1GB or RAM and both on board Wireless LAN and Bluetooth!
The original Raspberry Pi came live exactly 4 years ago and since then got 10 times faster, yet remained in the same credit card sized form factor and at the same fairly low price point of $35 USD.
The new Raspberry Pi maintains exactly same board layout as its predecessor Raspberry Pi. In addition to a CPU boost from 900 MHz to 1.2 GHz, the new Raspberry Pi got it’s GPU upgraded from 250 MHz to 400 MHz! This opens the whole new possibilities for video recording and processing. However, perhaps the biggest upgrade for home automation and in particular Prota OS users is that the new Pi has all the necessary wireless connectivity on board — no more need for Bluetooth and WiFi dongles of any kind that often were easy to loose and took the precious estate of 2 USB 2.0 ports.
Let’s cut to the chase and learn how to start using Prota OS on Raspberry Pi 3. Also, at the end of this instructable, we’ll show how to start using power Pi 3’s GPIO pins with Prota Stories automation engine.
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* Keep in mind that with the addition of more powerful hardware and added wireless capabilities this new Raspberry Pi 3 uses more energy than its predecessors. We recommend using preferably 5.1 V and 2.5 A power supply with the new model.
We put some stats together to demonstrate that the new Raspberry Pi 3 runs Prota OS and its applications 2x to nearly 3.5x times faster than its predecessor!