The Raspberry Pi, a mini-computer created by UK programmers, is expected to be available very soon, after a year of tweaking and development. What makes the computer so impressive (besides its price tag) is the fact that it can play 1080p HD video with no issues. The devices are intended to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools or at home. The company is looking to promote the Python programming language, alongside Basic and C among others.
For $35 you get a 3.3-inch wide board with a 700 MHz ARM11, 256MB RAM, HDMI-out, SD card slot, a USB port, ethernet, audio jack and Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU.
Raspbmc is available here, along with active discussion with its developers: Raspbmc.com
Using the custom software, the system will play music, videos, pictures, stream files, connect to AirPlay and much more including the eventual ability to turn the device into a DVR.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 2 Feb 2012 14:42