Tuesday

Raspberry Pi - The New Lego

Since their introduction back in the late 1940's Lego bricks have been a kid staple, along with Lincoln Logs, Meccano, Erector Sets and the like. Many kid hours (yours truly included) have been frittered away building forts, cars, planes, and who knows what else. I submit my candidate for the Lego brick of the computer age (fanfare) - the Raspberry Pi single board computer! It's small, inexpensive and can be the foundation of many, many things - limited mostly by the ingenuity of the builder, just like Legos. While I don't expect 5-year-olds to build little Raspberry Pi robots (although they might), older kids can certainly be on board, which is actually the origin of the Raspberry Pi over in the UK.
Wikipedia - The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of promoting the teaching of basic computer science in schools.

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