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Raspberry Pi: the $25 computer

By Emil ยท 27 replies
May 6, 2011
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  1. Do we need computers strapped to us all the time?
    Go out and enjoy the beauty of the world and leave the gadgets behind.
  2. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,636   +1,026

    Flippen awesome with two thumb-drives up!
  3. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 358   +42

    You've totally missed the point, guest.
  4. Cool, faster than Pentium II on the size of a thumb. :)
  5. ElShotte

    ElShotte TS Booster Posts: 163

    Needs some form of networking I think. Wifi maybe?
  6. Good luck posting a comment like this on a technology website.
  7. CamaroMullet

    CamaroMullet TS Rookie Posts: 93

    WOW, that's pretty cool. @ElShotte, I'm pretty sure as they grow on this product type that it will have some sorta wifi. Go technology!
  8. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    The point is to give a cheap computer to children's so they "get inspired" while doing simple stuff on schools, they dont need the "Wifis" so they get distracted web browsing or other related stuff.
  9. CamaroMullet

    CamaroMullet TS Rookie Posts: 93

    Yeah Cota I hear ya. That's why they are developing it, but you can see it going further after it's initial purpose.
  10. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 713   +73

    This is a step in the right direction! Let's just hope a big company doesn't buy them out and startselling them for $299 *caugh* apple.
  11. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 358   +42

    Actually he says right in the video that it would allow kids to get onto twitter or facebook...
  12. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    Only $299 for an Apple computer!? You lie!
  13. this is incredible! i really wish him all the best, this stuff needs more attention (and so does elite 3, mr. braben).
  14. This is the kind of technology with a simple idea that we should look forward to, instead of big corporations who just throw us some overpriced shiny stuff with features that we may never need and whose purpose is just to impress other people.

    I mean come on...I woke up one morning just to find out Google News has 5+ articles about Apple releasing a white version of iphone/ipad. WOW!
  15. BrianUMR

    BrianUMR TS Rookie Posts: 44

    It is meant as a teaching tool for kids to learn about computers. It is not meant as an everyday computer. The idea is it is simple enough that you can learn what is going on in the computer.
  16. Modeazy

    Modeazy TS Rookie Posts: 27

    Sweet.The smaller the better.I really hope this sees the light of day.
  17. colinf

    colinf TS Enthusiast Posts: 47   +7

    the concept and idea the guy has is fantastic, he should get all the help he needs

    also..1st guest..bet you didnt even watch the link, watch it then see how silly your comment was
  18. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    I really hope I can get a wireless keyboard to work with that...
  19. Did U NOT read the article?! Do you understand the point of it? For every thing there is a season. They will play in the sunshine and they wiill learn. Thumb drive--awesome... Linux... Free!! 2x(awesome). a computer priced for the poor--that is designed to encourage them to program. What is WRONG with you? What could one do with this in developing countries?!

    Some people. :-(
  20. herpaderp

    herpaderp TS Booster Posts: 154

    Some people....did YOU not read the article? They're making this in hopes of spreading it to UK schoolchildren, *******.
  21. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,578   +248

  22. But will it run Crysis?
  23. grvalderrama

    grvalderrama TS Enthusiast Posts: 194

    The first computer (correct me if im wrong) that you could actually lose! "oh lord, not again! Where the heck is that computer now?!"
  24. bakape

    bakape TS Enthusiast Posts: 123

    Crysis 2? Possibly.

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