[Marketing] Raspberry Pi stick computer (Competitive Landscape)
sdaly.be at gmail.com
Fri May 6 08:45:34 EDT 2011
actually from the photo on their site I see they are using a Belkin
USB hub for power
That hub costs more than the computer :D
On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 2:40 PM, Sean DALY <sdaly.be at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Gary
> I read elsewhere that it's still a prototype (production a year away).
> And, of course, you still need an HDMI monitor, powered USB keyboard
> and pointing device.
> That said, a ready-to-run system on a stick could be useful for
> bridging school/home use, sharing one or few monitors. It would be
> ideal for a demo/evaluation kit. Last time I traveled with 3 XOs and 4
> netbooks, I spent 45 extra minutes in airport security.
> This reminds me of my first computer, a Commodore VIC-20 which used a
> TV as monitor with an adapter. The computer was in the keyboard and I
> had found a secondhand TV in the shop for very cheap - only received
> two or three channels and channel selector knob was oven temperature
> I'd like to talk to them after the dust settles.
> On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 2:14 PM, Gary Martin <garycmartin at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> A small computing device using HDMI, USB, and running an ARM based Ubuntu OS. Target price is about £25, aiming at computer science education. It's a Cambridge (UK) linked non-profit. Here's the link to a BBC blog about the device (also mentions OLPC):
>> This is their current web site for the device (spec):
>> Here's a BBC interview with David Braben (the author of the classic Elite game):
>> It is a little low on working memory at 128Mb, I'm not sure an SD storage card is included in the target price, and there's no mention of networking hardware, but would be curious to see how well Sugar might run on it — Sugar running on a stick, rather than just off a stick. ;)
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