Raspberry Pi $25 computer

Jerry danceswithcars at gmail.com
Sun May 22 04:56:27 EDT 2011

It's not a full computer w/o display/ touchscreen
So the pricepoint is a little misleading.

But at those prices why aren't they giving you a batch and hoping someone hacks on the MicroSD, adding expansion RAM + SSD and fit it in a tablet type case.

Add some batches available to developers and you have something like a Chumby...

Please excuse the typing, very small keyboard...

On May 22, 2011, at 4:35, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Peter
> 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/
>> --
>> Edward Mokurai
>> (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر
>> ج) Cherlin
>> Silent Thunder is my name, and Children are my nation.
>> The Cosmos is my dwelling place, the Truth my destination.
>> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Replacing_Textbooks
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