[IAEP] Raspberry Pi - $25 computer coming soon....

Valerie Taylor vtaylor at gmail.com
Tue Aug 30 10:38:50 EDT 2011

Yes, then every kid has to gather and assemble the parts themselves...
That's their whole point!  And they will sell any quantity to anyone.
They will sell them one at a time or in small quantities. Their goal
is to provide a platform for learning programming - cheap enough to
encourage learning through hands-on trial and error by the owner /
user. Getting back to the good old days of "how does it work"

They are targeting a very different audience, and it is nice to see
that they are able to generate excitement for products in this end of
the educational market. Most kids today are only interested in "what
can it do". There are far too few kids who have the slightest interest
in opening the hood and fooling around without worrying about
"breaking" something. Anyone stepping up to that challenge should be

On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 10:04 AM, John Watlington <wad at laptop.org> wrote:
> On Aug 29, 2011, at 3:43 PM, Valerie Taylor wrote:
>> Raspberry Pi - $25 computer coming soon....
>> http://www.raspberrypi.org/
>> http://www.raspberrypi.org/?page_id=2 - specs
> If you leave out the battery and battery charger,
> display, USB hub, audio input and output, case,
> keyboard, etc., the XO-1.75 is cheaper than
> that.
> But then every teacher and kid has to gather and
> assemble the parts themselves...
> There have been any number of these "computers"
> built in the past.   Anyone remember AMD's 50x15
> brick ?
> Cheers,
> wad

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