Game developer David Braben proves that not all great inventions come from giants like Intel and AMD. David has created a super small computer the size of a USB stick running Ubuntu for only $25.
The thing I like the most is that the driver behind this project is¬†Raspberry Pi Foundation, a charity organization that wants to¬†distribute the ultra-low-cost computer, for use in teaching computer programming to children. Of course this computer will offer many applications in both the developed and the developing world.
I just love the fact that this creation will contribute to the PC no longer being an asset for just people with money and will open up the digital world for underprivileged, poor kids. Of course the PC still needs a keyboard, mouse and monitor which still makes it expensive but at least it‚Äôs a great step in the right direction.
- 700MHz ARM11
- 128MB of SDRAM
- OpenGL ES 2.0
- 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
- Composite and HDMI video output
- USB 2.0
- SD/MMC/SDIO memory card slot
- General-purpose I/O
- Open software (Ubuntu, Iceweasel, KOffice, Python