Thursday, February 28, 2013

Anyone for Raspberry Pi?

Have you heard the buzz about the Raspberry Pi?  This computer (the size of a credit card) has tremendous capabilities, and the price tag, a mere $35.00!  Can you imagine?  When you think that at one time computers occupied building and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, and now, the Raspberry Pi is revolutionizing how we think about personal computing.  This computer is being used with middle school students to help them learn to write code through SCRATCH.  The plan is to ultimately transition these budding code writers to Python and ultimately help launch them as programmers and engineers. 

In reality, the computer, shown above, is not much bigger than the picture.  But the possibilities are amazing!  Below is a link to an article in the New York Times.  Check it out. "A Tiny Computer" This amazing little computer could be used to access C4K staff development by hooking it to an existing TV, monitor, mouse and key board.  How cool is that.

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