Raspberry Pi – The $25 Computer

Want to begin raising awareness of a new computer that’s coming out very soon called the Raspberry Pi (http://www.raspberrypi.org/). It’s basically a $25 credit sized computer that plugs into a display / keyboard etc.. I like to call it mini-awesome!

The computer is reported to have better performance than the iPhone 4S. Heres the basic specs:

  • The SoC is a Broadcom BCM2835. This contains an ARM1176JZFS, with floating point, running at 700Mhz, and a Videocore 4 GPU. The GPU is capable of BluRay quality playback, using H.264 at 40MBits/s. It has a fast 3D core accessed using the supplied OpenGL ES2.0 and OpenVG libraries.
  • RAM 128MB (Model A), 256MB (Model B)
  • USB Ports: 1 (2 on Model B)
  • Video Outputs: Composite RCA, HDMI
  • Audio Outputs: 3.5 mm jack, HDMI
  • On-board Storage: SD / MMC / SDIO card slot
  • On-board Network: None (Model A) , 10/100 Ethernet (RJ45) (Model B)

And its small enough to fit in your wallet! Like I said mini-awesome

We are so impressed with this little marvel that we are considering porting the IwGame Engine over to enable hobbyist and indie developers to get games up and running quickly on the platform.

Would like to hear your thoughts on the Raspberry Pi

2 thoughts on “Raspberry Pi – The $25 Computer

  1. pugmartin says:

    Had me eye on this for quite a while now, cannot wait to get my hands on one.

    Made my day that you may have plans for it.

    The goal was to get programming back into schools to kickstart a new generation of nerds 🙂

  2. drmop says:

    Yes, although its a pity there wont be any jobs for them. Programming work development contracts in the UK are very hard to come by at the moment as much of the work goes out to Asia and Eastern Europe. It’s incredibly difficult to compete with their prices because their living costs are much lower. The UK is an incredibly expensive place to live with diesel for example costing $2.20 per litre! and a loaf of bread is on average $2.00.

    Raspberry Pi is amazing though, cant wait to get a hold of one.

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