by Dude-Suit on Oct.30, 2011, under News
Yep, that’s correct and not a typo. Rasberry PI I had heard about these guys off and on for several months now and what they will be offering is awesome. A tiny yet powerful computer that can be used as anything from a makeshift desktop pc, home automation, media player for your television, to countless other projects. The limit is only your imagination. These are scheduled to go on sale sometime toward the end of November or the beginning of December, so keep an eye on their website and forums for up to date news and information. You can click the link to their website for more information and forum discussions.
Update: The Rasberry PI folks had an original plan of shipping these end of last November first of December, but things got pushed back. From this updated link it looks like January is the target for shipping – http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/422
So what exactly is Rasberry PI?
From their website:
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK registered charity (Registration Number 1129409) which exists to promote the study of computer science and related topics, especially at school level, and to put the fun back into learning computing.
We plan to develop, manufacture and distribute an ultra-low-cost computer, for use in teaching computer programming to children. We expect this computer to have many other applications both in the developed and the developing world.
So the common question now would be what’s the details on this tiny $25 computer?
Keep in mind these specs could change upon release of the final product
- 700MHz ARM11
- 128MB or 256MB 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
- Optional integrated 2-port USB hub and 10/100 Ethernet controller
- Open software (Ubuntu, Iceweasel, KOffice, Python)
They have plans to offer 2 models, Model A $25 will have 128MB ram and Model B $35 will have 256MB ram according to the Rasberry PI Wiki