Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 28th Aug 2011 21:19 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems We all know platforms like the Beagleboard, which are cheap hardware platforms which can be used in all sorts of projects. A new entry into this market is Raspberry Pi, a British ARM board which is slated to be released in the fourth quarter of this year. For a mere $25, you'll have a fully-configured ARM-based 1080p-capable mini-motherboard. The device is still in development, and only a few days ago, the alpha version of the board was demonstrated running Quake III.
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Many third world schools don't have mains electricity so they can't run 110/220V computers. However they can run the Strawberry Pi via an inexpensive solar cell, lantern battery or cheap hand generator.

A case can easily be made from wood or plastic in a local backstreet workshop.

A 12v portable TV or old laptop screen can be used as a monitor.

People in Third World countries may be poor but they aren't stupid.

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