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‘Raspberry Pi’ Name All You Need to Know

If you are a computer or a tech lover, you must know about the Raspberry Pi, which is a single-board computing device designed for educational purposes. It also serves as a helpful device for home automation, machines, or robots’ controllers and much more. When the device was released in 2012, it created so much hype in the computing industry. People were really amazed to see such a small computer at an affordable price in comparison to other full-fledged computers. The hype that started in 2012 is still the same in 2023, people still love to use Raspberry Pi boards and the demand for the boards will tend to rise with each coming day.

Some people want to know about the story behind naming the device as Raspberry Pi. If you are the one of those people, then this article is for you.

What is the Story Behind the Name ‘Raspberry Pi’

As a beginner, when you heard the Raspberry Pi name for the first time, you must have had the image of Raspberries (fruit) in your mind.  But to your surprise it has nothing to do with Raspberries, the only reason that Raspberry Pi is named after a fruit is the tradition of naming computers after fruits such as Apple, Acorn, Blueberry, Apricot, and other such computers. Obviously, Apple is the most-known computer brand, so even if you haven’t heard of other fruity-name devices, you must still have heard of Apple. So, the name Raspberry has also been inspired by this tradition and the Pi after Raspberry is given because the official programming language for the board is Python so Pi here stands for Python.

After naming the device as Raspberry Pi, a Raspberry logo is also designed and printed on each of the Raspberry Pi boards, just like an Apple has an Apple logo.

This logo is the Raspberries fruit logo, which you will find on all Raspberry Pi devices. If you want to know about the brief history of Raspberry Pi devices, you can follow here. 

Components of Raspberry Pi Board

After knowing the fact that Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer which can fit into a human’s palm, some people tend to underestimate it by thinking that it may not have as many components as a full-fledged computer. But that’s wrong, the Raspberry Pi device offers almost all the components that a full-fledged computer has. This list of its components includes:

  • HDMI Ports
  • USB Ports
  • Broadcom BCM2711, Quad-Core Processor
  • Wi-Fi
  • Ethernet
  • GPIO Pins
  • Audio Port
  • CSI Camera Connector
  • Broadcom VideoCore VI GPU
  • SD card slot
  • LEDs
  • Power Port

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If you want to know how each of these components works, refer to the article.


The Raspberry Pi device is named after the Raspberry fruit because of the tradition of naming computers after fruit names such as Apple, Blueberry, and others. The Pi in the name of Raspberry Pi represents the Python language, which is the Raspberry Pi’s official programming language. Thus, those users who want to know the real story behind Raspberry Pi, they can follow this guide.

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Zahra Zamir

An Electronics graduate who loves to learn and share the knowledge, my passion for my field has helped me grasp complex electronics concepts and now I am here to share them with others.