Raspberry Pi, the little Linux PC that could

imageI’m sure that a lot of you have already seen this one, but I’ve been thinking about it a whole lot lately and I would really like to get my hands on one. The prices on eBay right now are simply stupid. Some of my interest here could be due to my new interest and respect for the open source space and particularly the Linux platform, but I can think of so many applications and opportunities related to the development of a tiny machine.

I’m thinking that we can begin fabricating full cabinets with software solutions in them right here in Trinidad and Tobago. I’m thinking pretty fantastic power usage and size so that we can now easily have a full blown computer or computers in our cars, on/in our TVs, in the hands of every school child in Trinidad and Tobago or any island in the Caribbean … At 25$ a pop,  you can have this machine everywhere. And we haven’t even begun to talk about the “third world” where computer access is very rare due to heat, dust and availability of power. Machines of this size and architecture should be easy enough to power from sunlight. I very excited about this little guy.

There are tons of video and material online about this, but here is a quick summary video

You can check out all the details your self on the official website: http://www.raspberrypi.org/

Here is what you get on the board. (This comes directly from their website)

— Cheers.

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