An ARM GNU/Linux box for $25. Take a byte!
Read this somewhere? No
By the end of Feb 10,000 people will experience a wave of freshness . A credit-card sized computer that has slots for keyboard and can be plugged into a TV. Interested?
Model A has 128Mb of RAM, one USB port and no Ethernet (network connection).
Model B has 256Mb RAM, 2 USB port and an Ethernet port.
SoC is a Broadcom BCM2835 which has ARM1176JZFS ,running at a speed of 700 Mhz and a videocore 4 GPU capable of Blueray quality playback . Check out Quake III running on this . They say graphic capabilities is roughly equivalent to Xbox 1 level of performance .
With Python as the educational language and fedora as recommended distribution this little beauty will make open source hardware a reality . Though you would be able to run /compile any language which will compile for ARMv6 . You can add your touch screen if you may or port it to android , ram is a bottleneck though and it is not removable or swappable at present.
Raspberry Pi is a charitable organization and their goal is to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming across schools and colleges .
You can find out more at raspberry’s site.
You can order the board at their other site.
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