And you were never without internets again

In the market for a new computer? How does 25 bucks fetch ya? Cooked up by game developer David Braben, ‘Raspberry Pi‘ is a PC he’s hoping to market to teaching children the joys (or horrors, depending on which camp you’re in) of programming.

So, what do you get for $25? Well, howsabout a 700MHz ARM11 processor, 128MB of RAM, HDMI Out, and a single USB port, running Ubuntu 9.0.4? Yeah, that’s not much. But it’s pretty impressive once you’re told that this computer IS A USB STICK.

No foolin’. Here, watch Braben wax lyrical about it for a few minutes. No, he doesn’t rap. But as mad fly as this device is, he really doesn’t need to.
What would you do with a $25 PC?

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Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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  • Sign me up! My 5 year old will be a tester (by then 6)– (I think she needs to learn more than to open her profile and go to her preset web page buttons.) If not a tester we want to be one of the firsts to have one. ♥ the idea. It’s green, it takes kids back to learning– not just button clicking. Thank you so much (from a student of the 80’s :)!

  • Oh it’s a Linux? Shock! So on board! Linux (as always) for the win.

  • I would buy a lot of them an build a cluster from them