Raspberry was launched in February 2012 with modest ambitions to give young people a small cheap programmable device - and has
become Britain's most successful homegrown computer. Now Raspberry Pi is getting smaller and cheaper...
And they just launched Another incredible piece of hardware at a breathtaking price!!
Presenting the new "Raspberry Pi Zero"
Raspberry Pi Zero is a fully fledged computer which measures just 6.5cm by 3cm. Made in Wales, it sells for just £4 in the UK and $5 in the US Raspberry Pi Zero runs Raspbian and all your favourite applications, including Scratch, Minecraft and Sonic Pi.
I Literally had to check the calendar if it is 1st of april - April fool's day,
Because this is just Too Good To Be True!!
And Not Just This!
They are also giving away a "free Raspberry Pi Zero" on the front of each copy of the December issue of The MagPi, which arrives in UK stores today all the subscribers of the Magpi, a Raspberry Pi magazine, will find a Zero attached to the cover of the magazine - possibly the first time that a computer has been a free giveaway.
I keep pinching myself to make sure I’ve actually woken up this morning!
"We still meet people for whom cost remains a barrier to entry," says Eben Upton, the man behind the whole project. He says driving down the cost of hardware has always been a key aim of the project, and he now expects more people to be able to get involved in computing.
Raspberry Pi says: “Of all the things we do at Raspberry Pi, driving down the cost of computer hardware remains one of the most important. Even in the developed world, a programmable computer is a luxury item for a lot of people, and every extra dollar that we ask someone to spend decreases the chance that they’ll choose to get involved.