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Eben Talks about the Raspberry Pi

Eben Talks about the Raspberry Pi

Our hero Eben talking about the Raspberry Pi at the 'Educating Programmers Summit'. Here's a little breakdown of the key points he discusses: The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a University of Cambridge 'spin-off'. They were experiencing a decline in the numbers and ability of programmers entering the University. Computers for children market has been eaten by games consoles and family computers. Gone was the age of the ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Comodor 64 and the TRS 80 and people no longer have a platform to programme on. There are many reasons why the UK doesn't have enough programmers; and one of the...

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Build Your Own Z80 Computer by Steve Ciarcia (1981)

Build Your Own Z80 Computer by Steve Ciarcia (1981)

A blast from the past and a valuable resource, "Build Your Own Z80 Computer" is now available to download in a .pdf format! This set of design and application notes, instructs the reader from start to finish in how to contruct their own computer system - it's well worth a read if you're interested in more in depth applied electronic engineering! In the author's own words: "Build Your Own Z80 Computer is a book written for technically minded individuals who are interested in knowing what is inside a microcomputer. It is for persons who, already possessing a basic understanding of...

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Beta Boards on Ebay

Beta Boards on Ebay

The first 10 Raspberry Pi beta boards (numbered 1 - 10) are being auctioned off on ebay. All the money raised will go straight back into the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Basically, differences in the beta board consists of a small hand modification in addition to a very large SD card slot. The first video shows the small modification, and the second video explains the reasons behind the auction.

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Beta Board Demo Testing

Beta Board Demo Testing

Here's a nice short video (2 minutes) which demonstrates the graphical power and capabilities of the Raspberry Pi. The video features a short boot into Linux, a demonstration of 1080p movie playback with audio, a short 3d graphical rendering demo in 1080p, and some web browsing using LXDE and the Midori web browser. Very cool stuff.

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An Interview with Eben

An Interview with Eben

If your interested in a little Q&A session with Eben, Raspberry Pi's director. Then have a click on the link below: Eben's SlashDot Interview Eben answers various questions regarding the Raspberry Pi including: The role of commercial viability in eduction Power supply VGA output Additional embedded features Open source schematics and layout Parallel computing Java development Teaching strategy An introduction to programming Raspberry Pi manuals

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