A session for the IET Retired Members (Solent) Branch delivered on 25 September 2013 by
Richard J Moore – FIET, FBCS, CEng, CITP, Engineer with IBM
This session and demonstration sought to answer questions. Richard Moore brought along his Raspberry Pi and gave a whistle-stop tour of it’s features, installation and use.
In order to give some information away we should say that the Raspberry Pi is an extra-ordinarily inexpensive computer with huge potential as an education aid and for serious work. It is 2012′s answer to the fondly remembered BBC micro, but at a fraction of the price and considerably more computing power to its elbow.
This is a wonderfully interesting and cheap (£42 – 50 to get started) hobby computing tool (http://www.raspberrypi.org/quick-start-guide) for programming using the Scratch programming language (http://scratch.mit.edu/) and the extremely versatile General Purpose Input/Output Bus (GPIO BUS)
I can only recommend if interested that you have a shufti on the web links outlined above.