I’ve been reading about the Raspberry Pi on various websites over the last few days and thought it was worth sharing with you, our amazing readers.
Raspberry Pi is basically a $25 Linux Computer that has been developed by the Raspberry Pi foundation, (a bunch of people from Cambridge University) with the noble aim of providing low cost hardware to facilitate an improvement in programming skills.
Which may not be very exciting in itself, however despite the low price tag it looks like they’ve developed a very capable piece of kit. According to Eben Upton, one of Raspberry Pi’s founders, the device’s graphics performance is more than double that of the iPhone 4S’s GPU. There have been various demos around the web of the Raspberry Pi running XBMC to playback 1080P video at 30 frames per second.
I’m extremely excited about the potential of such high performance, low cost hardware. Imagine it being built into future phones, media players, budget set top boxes or even TVs.
You can see a demo of the Raspberry Pi in action below.