Raspberry Pi and other really cheap Mini Micro computers

Raspberry pi . 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


Movie about the Raspberry Pi and how to use it to control external devices

10 coolest uses for the Raspberry Pi

News report from Orlando

Pi as a Wearable computer / fortune telling machine /
super computer !

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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