The Raspberry Pi isn’t quite in full production yet – first models have been auctioned off – but should be out soon. The idea? Make a DIY Linux box you can buy for peanuts and build on yourself. Aside from applications for hackers, artists and makers it could also provide computing access to the poorest communities in the world.
A simple yet brilliant idea, and I’m looking forward to it being released for general sale. Read more about it here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/
UPDATE 29th Feb 2012:
Great to see Raspberry Pi getting a lot of coverage on the BBC News website and TV. Though it seemed to focus mainly on the educational aspect rather than how Makers, Hackers and Artists might use it. Also no mention of context – Arduino, open source electronics and Linux. But good to see it in the public eye nonetheless.
BBC Article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17192823
Prototype Committee have registered and got in line on RS Components for the first shipment. Interested? You can sign up here.