Raspberry Pi $25 computer
C. Scott Ananian
olpc at cscott.net
Sat May 21 23:47:53 EDT 2011
To sweeten the pot, I'm offering a delicious stone soup for anyone who those
who pitch in on the port. You need only supply a few extra ingredients.
On May 21, 2011 10:35 PM, <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.
> AMD Geode 433 Mhz processor
> 256M RAM
> Fedora Linux
>> 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>
>>> 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>
>>> On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 5:23 PM, Daniel Ajoy <da.ajoy at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> linux system por $25
> Edward Mokurai
> ج) Cherlin
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