Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Apr 2012 11:33 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems The BBC reviews the Raspberry Pi. "The device may inspire a new generation of computer programmers or it could leave children used to smartphones and tablet computers baffled and bewildered. A great experiment with the way we teach computing has begun and we can't be sure how it will end." Mine's coming the week of May 21.
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by FunkyELF on Fri 27th Apr 2012 14:35 UTC
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I wonder if the RPi will be able to play 0x10c.
It is Java based, but then again so was Minecraft and I was unable to play the demo in Fedora 16.

For those that don't know about it, read the little summary they have here...

This game has the potential to get a lot of new programmers interested in assembly language. Because it is a brand new imaginary CPU people are creating dev tools for it, creating compilers, new languages, etc. Some might say it is a waste, but I think it would be a learning experience.

I wrote an emulator in a couple hours and was thinking about writing an assembler.

Anyway, to keep on topic and about the Raspberry Pi... as a cheap computer it'll be great to teach kids programming, but it is very complex so the programming will have to be very high level. I think the only way to go back to simple computers to get kids down and dirty will have to be virtual worlds like this 0x10c game, which again the RPi may be able to do ;-)

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