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: