Introduction to Single Board Computers and Raspberry Pi
We will start this exciting journey exploring the scientific domain of digital image processing with Raspberry Pi. To begin the journey, you must be comfortable with the basics of single board computers (SBCs) and with Raspberry Pi. This chapter discusses the definition, history, and philosophy behind SBCs. It compares SBCs to regular computers. Then it moves toward the most popular and best selling SBC of all time, the Raspberry Pi. By the end of this chapter, you will have adequate knowledge to set up your own Raspberry Pi independently. This chapter aims to make you comfortable with the basic concepts of SBCs and Raspberry Pi setup.