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Raspberry Pi foundation readies $25 PC for launch

12/28/2011 05:13 PM EST
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bobbytsai
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bobbytsai   4/27/2012 3:50:57 AM
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i see folks worried about developing interest in engineering and science but i see very few mentors in elementary / middle / high schools. cheap development kits have been around for years. basic-stamp, mcu dev boards, usb dev kits. its not about the cost of the dev boards. it about the mentoring and the time papa/mama bear engineers are willing to spend with baby bear engineers and teach, motivate, redirect, focus and play that will help develop interest and quality engineers. i spend 2-3 hours a week during the school years mentoring kids but don't see that many engineers in classrooms. some of our best mentors are non-engineers that are learning programming while teaching kids.

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Robotics Developer   1/2/2012 9:02:41 PM
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I have been looking forward to the start of sales for a few months now and it looks like the wait is almost over! I hope that the design will be open sourced so that others can add to and build upon this basic design. The low cost is very attractive, the delays in product release have been hard to accept (but good things come to those who wait), there is a lot of promise for this effort. The real fruit will be from the myriad of applications, 2nd generation additions, and the development of a full blown eco system for the boards. I hope for great success for them!

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yalanand   1/2/2012 11:28:48 AM
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I totally agree with you. Aakash has many more features compred to this toy...Just wondering if Aakash is limited to India ? Will it be released outside India as well ?

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ReneCardenas   1/1/2012 12:04:36 AM
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The goal is to instigate high volume from Mfg that wait and see what is next for quick profit. If get to be manufactured in volume, I can see all kinds of after market follow-ups. Not just a delivery content gadgets, but other practical around the house apps.

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ReneCardenas   12/31/2011 11:57:14 PM
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You assume that people enjoy and love tourturing their eye sight with tiny screens. We must agree, Large CRTs and panels are more plentiful than smart phones.

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wilber_xbox   12/31/2011 8:22:39 AM
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exactly my thoughts. The size of this device is tiny so AAKASH tablet is more useful.

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DrQuine   12/30/2011 11:43:05 PM
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The first generation of personal computer gurus grew up with devices that they could modify, disassemble, and really understand. That understanding enabled them to envision and develop new devices. It is wonderful that again a technology is becoming available that makes the hardware and underlying computer technology accessible to a new generation of tinkerers. I look ahead to the biographies of engineers inspired by the access such new devices provided them.

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daleste   12/30/2011 11:12:46 PM
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I think it’s a great idea and a noble cause. I just don't see it doing what they intended. If they offer it on the web as they state, most of the units will be snapped up by hobbyists like us. How do they get into the hands of the people they are trying to help? I do like that they used a fruit name.

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SylvieBarak   12/30/2011 8:55:32 PM
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I actually agree with that ;)

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chanj0   12/30/2011 8:22:45 PM
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The device sounds to me like one step forward to bring ARM into the PC world. Gaming so far has been the main driver to sell more powerful computer and encourage the development of better computer. I wonder whether the $25 computers come with OS and some games to get kids hook up to it. Regardless, it would be a good educational toy for institutions to educate students about computer.

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