Monday, August 15, 2011

Raspberry Pi - Delicious Computing Technology

You probably haven't heard about it, but this baby is surely something to keep an eye out for. The Raspberry Pi is an attempt to shove the BS One Laptop Per Child has been failing to do.

Imagine, 1080p rendering on a device the size of a business card? That's pretty much what this is. You get an ethernet jack (intertubes cord), HDMI out, USB 2.0 port, RCA out (hook that bad-boy up to any ol' boob-tube television), and an SD card slot. How much? $25 USD.

Check out their current video. Projected release date (estimated as of August 1st) is November of this year(2011)!

  • 700MHz ARM11
  • 128MB or 256MB of SDRAM
  • OpenGL ES 2.0
  • 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
  • Composite and HDMI video output
  • USB 2.0
  • SD/MMC/SDIO memory card slot
  • General-purpose I/O
  • Optional integrated 2-port USB hub and 10/100 Ethernet controller
  • Open software (Ubuntu, Iceweasel, KOffice, Python)

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