It's the size of a credit card, costs just $25 and may be starting a quiet revolution in how people work with computers.
It's called Raspberry Pi — a micro-sized computer that's making some serious waves among educators, businesses and geeks alike.
Originally conceived by computer developers in the U.K., it's been built with the intention of inspiring kids to learn computer science. The Pi is a very bare bones computer — it's basically a stripped-down motherboard when you get down to the core of it — but has a surprising number of features that most modern computers have, including an HDMI port, USB ports, video and audio output and can be connected to a TV or laptop (among other things).
Here's how it's laid out:
So far, the Pi has been making waves with schools in Britain, Europe and the Middle East that want kids to learn how to program. Yet with such a cheap cost and surprising amounts of power for such a small device, there'sRead More »from Three reasons you should pay attention to Raspberry Pi