Raspberry Pi $25 computer

mokurai at earthtreasury.org mokurai at earthtreasury.org
Sat May 21 22:34:44 EDT 2011

FYI. Anybody who would like to port Sugar to a $25 computer (requiring
only monitor, mouse, and keyboard) should contact Eben, and let us
know too.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com>
Date: Sat, May 21, 2011 at 22:10
Subject: Re: [Sur] linux system por $25
To: Eben Upton <eben.upton at gmail.com>

On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 12:22, Eben Upton <eben.upton at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Edward
> Thanks for your mail, and apologies for the delay in replying. The
> devices should be available to the general public later in the year;
> I'll add you to our mailing list, and will keep you posted as we get
> closer to launch.

Thank you.

> We've heard of Sugar, but need to find out more about it. Do you think
> it's suitable for a machine with limited processing power and only
> 256MB of RAM?

That's what it was designed for.

AMD Geode 433 Mhz processor
256M RAM
Fedora Linux


> Cheers
> Eben Upton
> Director, Raspberry Pi Foundation
> Follow us @Raspberry_Pi on Twitter
> On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 5:07 PM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Your Web site asks
>>> Do you have open-source educational software we can use?
>> The answer is Yes. Sugar education software runs on a variety of Linux
>> distributions, including Ubuntu. It is currently in the hands of more
>> than 2 million children.
>>> We plan to develop, manufacture and distribute an ultra-low-cost
>>> for use in teaching computer programming to children.
>> Sugar includes Python and Smalltalk (Etoys). One Laptop Per Child XO
>> computers also run Open Firmware, written in FORTH, and including the
>> complete FORTH development library, the editor, and an assembler. OFW
>> is available for systems  based on ARM processors.
>> The Sugar Labs Replacing Textbooks project, which I started recently,
>> will include a variety of materials for teaching programming and
>> Computer Science, and for applying those languages to every school
>> subject. We have compiled a list of successful projects for teaching
>> programming in the elementary grades, including projects using Python,
>> Smalltalk, Logo, LISP, BASIC, and APL.
>> The real question is one that Seymour Papert asked in 1970: Can we
>> design an environment in which children learn math and programming
>> languages as readily as they learn human languages, largely from each
>> other? Some of us think so, and we are working on it.
>> I will be happy to answer further questions, or to direct you to those
>> who know more about some aspects of Sugar than I.
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Sean DALY <sdaly.be at gmail.com>
>> Date: Fri, May 6, 2011 at 11:28
>> Subject: Re: [Sur] linux system por $25
>> To: "OLPC para usuarios, docentes, voluntarios y administradores"
>> <olpc-sur at lists.laptop.org>
>> Cc: Gleducar <gleducar at gleducar.org.ar>
>> http://lists.sugarlabs.org/archive/marketing/2011-May/003273.html
>> On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 5:23 PM, Daniel Ajoy <da.ajoy at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> linux system por $25
>>> http://www.raspberrypi.org/

Edward Mokurai
ج) Cherlin
Silent Thunder is my name, and Children are my nation.
The Cosmos is my dwelling place, the Truth my destination.

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