Tuesday, May 17, 2011

One PC for everyone, less than $30

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK registered charity is developing a PC for less than $30. The PC has a size half of a package of a cigarette and has a TV output or can be used for low cost touch screens and comes with Open software (Ubuntu, Iceweasel, KOffice, Python).


700MHz ARM11
128MB of SDRAM
OpenGL ES 2.0
1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
Composite and HDMI video output
USB 2.0
SD/MMC/SDIO memory card slot
General-purpose I/O
Open software (Ubuntu, Iceweasel, KOffice, Python)

It is notable that the PC is very cheap and a will be available for low income people, schools and children to learn how to develop software.

Another interesting aspect is the size and costs and low power usage. Give the mini PC a box and suddenly there is the opportunity to build robots or other smart electronic devices at home, just stick multiple of these "PC" together. The possibilities are endless.

How would you use an ultra-low-cost computer? Do you have open-source educational software we can use? Contact them at info@raspberrypi.org.

Or respond to my blog and tell me what you would do with a small PC like this.

A social toaster? When ever you make toast it would be posted on Facebook?
A beer coaster which counts how many beers you drink in one hour?
An intelligent light bulb which does dim the light according to the amount of people in a room or how much natural light comes into the room?
A t-shirt with intelligent touchscreen?

The ideas are endless.

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