Raspberry Pi and other really cheap Mini Micro computers

Raspberry pi . Org

http://www.raspberrypi.org/

Why “Raspberry Pi”
“We wanted to have a computer especially for Python
(programming language), and there is a great tradition of
naming computers after fruit: like Apricot, Acorn and even
today there are computers named after fruit. So Raspberry is
following the line of a rich tradition with the Pi, and yes, we
wanted this connection with Python. That is where the Pi
comes in” - Ebden Upton - founder

  • Idea in 2006 at Cambridge University – because of the low skill level of A level Computer Science students applying to go to Uni.
  • Foundation trustee Eben Upton assembled a group of teachers, academics and computer enthusiasts to devise a computer to inspire children.
  • The computer is inspired by Acorn's BBC Micro- Uses an “ARM” (Acorn RISC Machine) processor —- designed in UK
  • Only expected a few tens of thousands to be sold
  • 500,000 in first six months, expect to hit a million by Christmas
  • Sold to Schools – after school clubs – geeks.
  • Several support companies
  • Initially – 128MB RAM, then 256MB – now shipping with 512MB

FAQ:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs

Movie about the Raspberry Pi and how to use it to control external devices
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuYLTudcOaM&feature=player_embedded

10 coolest uses for the Raspberry Pi
http://tinyurl.com/d429soa

News report from Orlando
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/videogallery/72853227/News/FLA360-RaspberryPi-Foundation-s-Eben-Upton

Pi as a Wearable computer / fortune telling machine /
super computer !
http://hackaday.com/tag/raspberry-pi/

Links for MK802 Android 4.0 mini PC

Fredrik Wengelin

Buy MK802 (1GB RAM original) on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Android-4-0-Mini-MK802-1GB/dp/B008BFJWTQ

MK802 unboxing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akp2hYE1dZ0

MK802 running Linux: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w4LfjFxU7g&noredirect=1

Latest product:
Android 4.1 - Mini Android TV - RikoMagic MK802III DualCore: http://www.asiapads.com/product_info.php?cPath=190&products_id=2319

If you want to make your own Smart TV then click on the video below.

With thanks to Doug Tatro

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