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Raspberry Pi tiny Linux computer platform

Posted on Monday, May 9th, 2011 in ARM, Linux by Ian

This tiny USB stick PC was featured on Slashdot and many other sites. It’s intended as a $25 throw-away computer education tool, and uses an ARM11 with 128MB of RAM:

David Braben has developed a tiny USB stick PC that has a HDMI port in one end and a USB port on the other. You plug it into a HDMI socket and then connect a keyboard via the USB port giving you a fully functioning machine running a version of Linux. The cost is only $25.

Braben says he hopes to be distributing the Raspberry Pi device within the next 12 months.

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3 Responses to “Raspberry Pi tiny Linux computer platform”

  1. DrF says:

    I would really like one of these. I am interested to see if they can make this a reality. Just something about having it on my keys and being actually useful ;)

  2. kmmankad says:

    was this like a one man thing? ..

  3. wildcatherder says:

    I don’t understand what you DO with this. How do you connect storage? How do you load software? How would you connect I/O? If you can afford a $100 – $150 for an HDMI TV/Monitor, you can probably afford a used computer that will run rings around this.

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