Raspberry Pi Aims to Teach British Kids to Program

 - May 9, 2011
References: raspberrypi.org & technabob
Raspberry Pi has to be one of the coolest computers I have ever seen. Raspberry Pi is a palm-sized PC designed to teach children the basics of computer programming.

Raspberry Pi has two USB ports meant to plug into a monitor and keyboard. Once you have plugged in the peripherals, you are ready to start computing! The device supports basic Windows programs and can access the Internet.

The folks behind Raspberry Pi aim to get the computer into the hands of every British child. Since the device is set at a price of about $25, that doesn't seem like an unrealistic expectation. The computer packs quite a punch despite its size, with tech specs including a "700MHz ARM11 processor, 128MB of RAM, composite and HDMI ports for video, removable media and a USB 2.0 port," according to Technabob. Oh, and it can also decode 1080p30 H.264 video.