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The Raspberry Pi is an ultra-low-cost (~15GBP or 25USD) credit-card sized Linux computer for teaching computer programming to children. It is developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, which is a UK registered charity (Registration Number 1129409). The foundation exists to promote the study of computer science and related topics, especially at school level, and to put the fun back into learning computing.
We expect this computer to have many other applications both in the developed and the developing world.
- Products are RoHS and CE compliant. Please contact Raspberry Pi for details regarding WEEE in your country.
- For Raspberry Pi frequently asked questions (FAQ) see FAQ.
- Estimated availability (as of 31st December 2011) is end January 2012 for the first batch of 10 000. On 31st December 2011 at 22:00, the Foundation auctioned the first two of ten beta boards on a seven-day auction. The following eight were auctioned on the following days. Initially, there will be shipping from the UK and possibly the US, but will probably expand with local distributors by the second quarter of 2012.
R-Pi Getting Started
- Purchase a Model A or Model B Raspberry Pi from the Raspberry Pi eShop (when available)
- Ensure you have all the equipment you need to go with your Raspberry Pi.
- You've just got your new Raspberry Pi device - what now?
See Beginners Guide for information on setting up your Raspberry Pi Device for the first time.
The Rpi Hardware is the size of a credit card, and is designed to plugged into a TV (via composite video) or HD TV or monitor (via HDMI).
It comes in two tastes, A and B, with B having more features. The expected price is 25$ for model A, and 35$ for model B. The unit will support a range of USB devices, Peripherals and Accessories available to expand it's abilities and use.
There are a number of operating systems and pre-configured images for use with the Raspberry Pi, available in the Distributions section.
The Raspberry Pi is focused on Programming and supports a wide range of languages, many tutorials are available.
The main source of information and guides at the moment is the Official Raspberry Pi Forum and some within the [[RaspberryPiBoardTasks | Tasks area], however more projects and tutorials will be added to this Section.
Schools, Universities, Clubs & Groups
A key aspect of the Raspberry Pi Foundation's aims is to encourage education, several groups including Computing At School aim to bring Computing Science back into schools.
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