Wednesday 29 February 2012

The Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi Foundation which is based in Cambridge has today released a new low-cost credit card sized computer.

The main aim of this bare-bones device, which does not come with a case, is to encourage school children to take an interest in programming as it is generally felt that the UK is falling behind other countries. At £22 for the first model and then a cheaper version costing £16 later in the year, this really is an attractive low cost way of getting into coding and programming.

The device can be hooked up to a monitor, mouse and keyboard, has an ethernet port for internet access and runs the Linux open source operating system.

There has been such a buzz about this product on today, the day of it's release that the main Raspberry Pi website have had to present a more basic and static version due to the high traffic levels.

Here at CCS Leeds we will be buying one of these new tiny computers so make sure you check back soon for our review.

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