[clug] el cheapo linux box?

jm jeffm at ghostgun.com
Sun May 8 17:20:17 MDT 2011

There were two thing that immediately hit me as being missing if you 
what to use this for teaching computing in a wide sense rather than a 
narrow sense 1) the ability to interface with the real world to control 
things or to do robotics, 2) an ethernet interface so as to be able to 
demonstrate networking without having to overload the USB interface. So, 
I was glade to see "General-purpose I/O" in the specs, but sadly no 
Ethernet. You could argue that this was left out do to cost 
considerations and that schools may be a little paranoid about having 
fully student controlled devices possiblt come into contact with their 
networks. Remember these are the schools that most likely don't have the 
resources to teach introductory technical courses (I'm not just thinking 
comp-sci here.)


On 7/05/11 9:00 AM, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
> home: http://www.raspberrypi.org/
> On 05/07/11 08:16, Jim Croft wrote:
>> what's 15 quid in real money? :)
>> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13292450
>> jim

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