Raspberry Pi $25 computer

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Sun May 22 04:35:54 EDT 2011

It wouldn't be hard to "Port" as there's nothing of Sugar to port.
Sugar already runs on ARM platforms without issues getting Fedora
running on it shouldn't be too hard. The lack of RAM would likely be a
problem, but there are other issues. You need to add a microsd, USB
hub and other bits that it would need to be useful. It would be more
useful to make it a $30 computer and add more ram and a couple more
USB ports but then i suspect the $25 price point was more about
marketing than anything else.


On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 3:34 AM,  <mokurai at earthtreasury.org> wrote:
> 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.
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Hardware_specifications
> AMD Geode 433 Mhz processor
> 256M RAM
> Fedora Linux
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Getting_Started
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Activities
>> 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
> computer,
>>>> 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/
> --
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> ج) Cherlin
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