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Old 06-05-2011, 18:52   #1
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£15 computer !!

David Braben is a very well-known game developer who runs the UK development studio Frontier Developments, but is just as well known for being the co-developer of Elite.

Over his career his studio has brought us the Rollercoaster Tycoon series, Thrillville, Lost Winds, and most recently Kinectimals. In the background, however, Braben has been trying to tackle another problem: getting programming and general learning of how computers work back into schools.


http://www.geek.com/articles/games/g...or-25-2011055/
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Old 06-05-2011, 19:28   #2
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Re: £15 computer !!

That is impressive.
However my son learnt about PC components at school last year (year 5- 11yo)......are they not teaching this in other schools?
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Re: £15 computer !!

I think he is quite right. I've seen that in schools they teach many things such as creating a website, making an access database, using graphs in excel, etc but nothing such as basic programming.

I remember when I was at school we started with programming a turtle to draw patterns and looked at simple code building.

This pocket sized PC is a great way of getting kids involved in how computers operate.
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Re: £15 computer !!

I wouldnt mind one of those myself. I could think of loads of uses for them.
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Raspberry Pi - a revolution?

The teaching of IT in our schools has recently been heavily criticised:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-16157519

Will this make a difference, both inside and outside of the education sector?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16316439


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The eagerly anticipated Raspberry Pi home computer is about to go into production.

The $25 (£16) machine is being created in the hope that it will inspire a new generation of technology whizz kids.
http://www.raspberrypi.org/

The start of a revolution even?
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Re: Raspberry Pi - a revolution?

I was looking at it this morning.. Put one on a USB caddy and you have an ultra cheap NAS or with Servio running a cheap DLNA server.
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Re: Raspberry Pi - a revolution?

Brilliant idea. The possibilities are endless.
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Re: Raspberry Pi - a revolution?

Yes, and it's nice that a UK based organisation is behind this. Wouldn't it be great if this is the start of something huge!
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Re: Raspberry Pi - a revolution?

It looks quite impressive, and as Osem says it's great to see a UK firm behind it. Will keep an eye on it thanks for the heads up
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Re: Raspberry Pi - a revolution?

Good for another UK firm too it seems as ARM makes the chips.
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Re: Raspberry Pi - a revolution?

It would be excellent if it had 2 ethernet ports, Think of the linux based router you could build with that
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Re: Raspberry Pi - a revolution?

It's got a USB 2 port so easy enough to add another NIC/WNIC for router usage
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Re: Raspberry Pi - a revolution?

Haven't we discused this device in another thread? I recall a discussion about it a few weeks back...
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Re: Raspberry Pi - a revolution?

A search for Raspberry doesn't bring anything up
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Re: Raspberry Pi - a revolution?

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