Raspberry Pi: A £15 mini-computer

Raspberry Pi: A £15 mini-computer

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I saw this in the BBC’s site and thought it worth linking to. A UK based games developer David Braben has developed an ultra small PC that is based on one tiny circuit board with an ARM processor, USB port and HDMI connection. The Raspberry Pi prototype is the size of a USB memory stick and has been designed to generate interest in programming and computer science among children. The devices could be priced around £15 and could give hobbyists and children a devices to experiment on.

Specs:

  • 700MHz ARM11 processor
  • 128MB of SDRAM,
  • OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics
  • USB connectivity
  • SD/MMC/SDIO memory card slot.

I think its a great idea, back in the 80’s when I was taking my first steps with my ZX Spectrum it was pretty easy to start programming and understanding how the devices work but todays hardware and software is so complex its not easy to know when to start.

More info on PCPro and the BBC (including a video interview)


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