How well do you know the much-loved educational computer?
The first prototype ws seen in August 2011, and the product arrived for real early last year.With a power embedded processor, and plenty of I/O options, it is capable of a variety of things, and has already been put to use in many marvelous projects: from running a micro-brewery to piloting an autonomous boat, which, it is hoped, will cross the Atlantic.
Easy as Raspberry Pi?
The FishPi project, typical of the Raspberry community, is a mixture of invention and maker-style hackery, with the Pi pilot’s cabin made from a plastic sandwich box. Other makers have created their own casings for the device using lego or cigarette packets.
But the Pi project has a serious message. Cheap hardware and open source software means that anyone can develop and build new things – and it is hoped that serious entrepreneurial ideas will emerge from the Raspberry.
Already, its creators are involved in the government’s bid to rethink computer science teaching in British schools, with an “open source” curriculum.
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