CNN: Raspberry Pi: An ARM GNU/Linux box for $25. Take a byte

December 3, 2012 by     No Comments
Posted under: Computer Education

Plugin the monitor, mouse and keyboard via USB, plugin the SD card with operating system and software and boot it up... 

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in schools. (Wikipedia)

CNN created a short video with Eben Upton, Executive Director of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, talking about the easy way to use Raspberry Pi and how it inspired kids when they first encountered it during class. The first couple of minutes it's all foreign and puzzling to the students, but after giving a few tips on who to write the first structured lines of code and see what happens, the ideas and solutions are just flowing... 

According to Raspberry Pi's latest post, CNN is planning a longer film about Raspberry Pi and this is just a short preview. It's quite exciting as it is. 

Are you ready? What are you waiting for? Get Started!

From the About Us page on Raspberry P Foundation Site:

"The idea behind a tiny and cheap computer for kids came in 2006, when Eben Upton and his colleagues at the University of Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory, including Rob Mullins, Jack Lang and Alan Mycroft, became concerned about the year-on-year decline in the numbers and skills levels of the A Level students applying to read Computer Science in each academic year. From a situation in the 1990s where most of the kids applying were coming to interview as experienced hobbyist programmers, the landscape in the 2000s was very different; a typical applicant might only have done a little web design."

If you want to have Raspberry Pi and a full set of the first volume of MagPi head on over to the Kickstarter Project Kickstarter Project and pledge your support for the printed version of the high popular MagPi Magazine. 

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