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INTERVIEW WITH FOUNDER – WHAT IS RASPBERRY PI?

In depth: Raspberry Pi, the computer on a stickRaspberry Pi is a tiny ARM-based single board computer that enables a TV to run Linux and scripting languages such as Python.

Designed by Cambridge business men and academics to engage children with computer science and thereby improve the skills pool from which they draw employees and undergraduates, it is causing a stir in the developing world.

“In 1996, the average skill set of someone entering university was a couple of machine code languages and some hardware hacking experience. Now if we have someone that has written a web page we are lucky,” former University of Cambridge lecture Dr Eben Upton told Electronics Weekly.

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Raspery Pi single board computer

XBMC on Raspberry Pi SCALE 10x 2012

“Team XBMC member Keith walks us through the Raspberry Pi device, demonstrates XBMC functionality in this proof of concept port, and plays some 1080p videos.”


 

Ebenn Upton’s talk at TEDx Granta

Raspberry Pi founder Ebenn Upton’s talk at TEDx Granta in March 2012 in Cambridge.

 


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