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Wed Feb 29, 2012, 02:11 PM

The Raspberry Pi computer goes on general sale (BBC)

A credit-card sized computer designed to help teach children to code goes on general sale for the first time today.

The Raspberry Pi is a bare-bones, low-cost computer created by volunteers mostly drawn from academia and the UK tech industry.

Sold uncased without keyboard or monitor, the Pi has drawn interest from educators and enthusiasts.

Supporters hope the machines could help reverse a lack of programming skills in the UK.

"It has been six years in the making; the number of things that had to go right for this to happen is enormous. I couldn't be more pleased," said Eben Upton of the Raspberry Pi Foundation which is based in Cambridge
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more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17190918
http://www.raspberrypi.org/




This is the DeLuxe ($35) version; the basic ($25) version will be out later this year.

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 02:32 PM

1. didn't go for $31.41?

i know, it's gbp. maybe u.s. pricing will be more pi-like.

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Fri Apr 20, 2012, 05:15 PM

2. Ordered mine on 02/04

 

Seems I'll be getting it before June.

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Sat May 12, 2012, 11:04 PM

3. i want one! but so far i've resisted the temptation to order!

there's an arch linux image available for it! http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads

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