The Raspberry Pi 2 is out now – we speak to Eben Upton and James Adams to get the inside story on its development, and the Raspberry Pi Foundation's 2015 plans
Six times more powerful. That’s one of the first things that we heard about the Raspberry Pi 2 and that alone was enough to get us loading the car for a road trip to Cambridge - that and the name itself. We had been half-expecting a Model C to arrive at some point early this year, but a Pi 2 - what would warrant the 2? As it turns out, the Raspberry Pi was upgraded with a mighty new processor: the BCM2836. Arriving at Pi Towers to learn more, we met Liz Upton, head of communications at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and within minutes we were introduced to the engineering team and on the guided tour, surrounded by prototype boards, 3D printers hooked up to Raspberry Pis, desks strewn with resistor strips and Rubik’s cubes, massive oscilloscopes and all manner of delightful gadgetry.