LIVE @ ISTE 2024: Exclusive Coverage

Following successful charity auctions, production of the Raspberry Pi has begun


The innovative Raspberry Pi project has entered the home straight, as production of the first wave of computers has begun, Digital Trends reports. The brainchild of David Braben, best known to many as the co-writer of the epic space-trading game Elite, the idea behind Raspberry Pi is to encourage high school students to learn computer programming, without the school needing a huge budget. As previously reported, there will be two Raspberry Pi models. Model A will cost £16/$25 and come with 128MB RAM, while Model B will have 256MB RAM, an Ethernet port at a price of £25/$35. The tiny computers use Linux and have a 700Mhz ARM 11 processor, a USB port and an HDMI-out. The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced via their official blog that the first run of 10,000 Model B PCs has already begun, but added that initial plans to manufacture them in the UK had to be canceled thanks to prohibitive taxation. As the Foundation is a charity, it was important to make the most of their funds, hence moving production to the Far East…

Click here for the full story

Sign up for our K-12 newsletter

Newsletter: Innovations in K12 Education
By submitting your information, you agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Want to share a great resource? Let us know at submissions@eschoolmedia.com.

New Resource Center
Explore the latest information we’ve curated to help educators understand and embrace the ever-evolving science of reading.
Get Free Access Today!

"*" indicates required fields

Hidden
Hidden
Hidden
Hidden
Hidden
Hidden
Hidden
Hidden
Hidden
Hidden
Email Newsletters:

By submitting your information, you agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

eSchool News uses cookies to improve your experience. Visit our Privacy Policy for more information.