Last week, the $35 Raspberry Pi hit the world market and sold out immediately. This device is a computer the size of a credit card and had its software designed at Toronto’s Seneca College. The computer is a 45-gram open board that comes with an Ethernet port and two USB ports so you can plug it into a monitor or a keyboard.
The Rasberry Pi was designed with children in mind. Unlike the expensive family computer which parents discourage their kids from tampering with, this device is designed to invite exploration.
Anybody thinking about an ICT project with their students might find this an affordable option. The next version of the device is set to be released in about six or seven weeks.
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