We’ve been saying for a while now that computers are “getting smaller and smaller”. While it’s not nano tech, this little computer on a single circuit board is certainly bringing bare bones computing to a new level.
The Raspberry Pi is about the size of a USB flash drive but contains all the guts of a fully functional computer (less input and output devices). It runs a 700Mhz ARM11 processor and 128MB of SDRAM. One end of the board has a USB connector, the other an HDMI port. It also has composite video output and an SD/MMC/SDIO card slot. It’s designed to run open source software and an OS like Ubuntu, with a target price of $25. The goal is to put this in the hands of children for educational purposes at a price that can be met by schools in the developing world. What are your thoughts on a cheap computer that can be carried in a pocket? Let us know in the comments.