@Duane: "The Arduino, without an OS, is far easier to use, and in my opinion, a much better educational tool."
Arduino is a better educational tool for hardware, I agree... but the point is that the Raspberry is GREAT for Operating System education: this project is more related with OPEN SOFTWARE than with OPEN HARDWARE.
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