View Full Version : $25 computer....

12-29-2011, 05:55 PM
Looks interesting...


12-29-2011, 07:55 PM
Here is the Raspberry Pi web site:


The $89 BeagleBone is a better board for hardware hackers:


I got one before Xmas. It came with an Altoids tin but I don't think that anyone has actually mounted theirs in one.

Loopy Byteloose
12-30-2011, 09:43 AM
Beagleboard is good, Pandaboard is even better if you can get one - has wify and more.


12-31-2011, 11:31 AM
I bought a Parallax C3 a little while back with the prospect of using it in a similar way as the article above suggests for the Raspberry Pi. I haven't really taken the time yet to play with it. Perhaps that is a good project for this weekend.


12-31-2011, 12:31 PM
The Raspberry from the site will have a"breakout" board. But ts design as a cheep way to jump start their schools, like the original Acorn computer did, in getting students into programming. So its more of a cheep stand alone basic computer than as a module so to speak. A monitor(HDMI or Composit), USB KBD, Mouse and a copy of Linux to have a functional computer.

12-31-2011, 10:44 PM
$25 would be great. I see they are auctioning some beta boards on ebay - current price is 1200pounds! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Raspberry-Pi-Model-B-beta-board-10-limited-series-10-/180786734741?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item2a17baa695