Raspberry Pi

If you’ve got an interest in the teaching of programming in schools and you’re not already familiar with the Raspberry Pi project, you’ll want to check this out. In the words of those behind the project…

We plan to develop, manufacture and distribute an ultra-low-cost computer, for use in teaching computer programming to children. We expect this computer to have many other applications both in the developed and the developing world.

They expect to launch this new computer in December 2011 for a mere $25. It is capable of running Linux and will hook up to a TV or a touchscreen, as well as a USB keyboard and mouse. The expectation is that this will have a big impact on access to programming in schools.

For more about the project, watch this video:

8 Replies to “Raspberry Pi”

      1. Actually it will NOT run Ubuntu. Ubuntu has stated it will only run on ARMv7, while the Raspberry Pi uses a ARMv6 core.

      2. Actually, Ubuntu no longer supports the processor version used in the Raspberry Pi. Older versions will probably still work, but the latest versions aren’t compatible.

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