Rasberry Pi – a $25 mini computer with the size of a USB flash drive

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK registered charity with the goal to promote the study of computer science and related topics, especially at school level, with the idea to “put the fun back into learning computing“.

Raspberry Pi’s first product is a mini PC with the size of a USB flash drive, and is designed to plug into a TV or be combined with a touch screen for a low cost tablet. Price? Around $25 for a fully-configured system.

Rasberry Pi’s mini PC sports a ARM11 processor clocked at 700MHz, 128MB of SDRAM, USB 2.0, 1080p decoding, composite and HDMI output, multi-card slot (SD/MMC/SDIO), OpenGL ES 2.0, general-purpose I/O, and open software (such as Ubuntu, Iceweasel, KOffice, Python).

Well, at this stage, the Rasberry Pi’s mini PC  it is just a PCB (printed circuit board) populated with electronic components and some ports attached.

Although, David Braben (the creator of this mini PC) is expecting to have these computers for sale within 12 months and at the cost of just $25, the project could put a working PC into the hands of kids and people from undeveloped countries.

 

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