Raspberry Pi PC to launch generation of lonely onanists

23 December 2011

Raspberry-PiHey! Soldering fans! All your worthless dreams are about to come true! The Raspberry Pi home computer is about to go into production. What is it? Well, it's a $25 (£16) machine which is the bare bones of a computer and has been developed in the hope that it will inspire a generation into becoming technology boffin types.

Just what everyone wanted in a country that is sorely lacking in medical staff.

If you're a sensible human, most of the following won't make a blind bit of sense to you. Here goes: the Pi uses an Arm chip similar to the ones you find in mobile phones and is intended to run a version of the Linux open source operating system. You can... do... umm... stuff with it or something.

The Beeb say that the batch of bare bones circuit boards are the first to be populated with all the components making up the finished device. The whole thing is undergoing tests currently.

"Once we're happy that this test run is fine, we'll be pushing the button immediately on full-scale manufacture in more than one factory," wrote someone called Liz Upton on some blog.

The finished device will be sold in two configurations. A Model A for $25 (£16) which lacks a network connector and a Model B for $35 (£22) which does have an Ethernet socket.

Orders for the gadgets will be available in early January. Brace yourselves.

TOPICS:   Technology   Gadgets


  • Wilko
    Yep, I remember the days of the ZX81 - I spent many a happy day typing in programs from Sinclair User magazine only to find after 2 hours of typing that the twatting thing didn't work due to a printing error in the magazine. Or my bloody mother came in when I went to the bog and turned the computer off.
  • james D.
    These things look fantastic. They can even do 1080p video!
  • tin
    Yeah, I will buy one :)
  • Frimmage
    Why the negative attitude to something that will greatly enhance the STEM curriculum at a price that all schools will be able to afford. The UK used to lead the world in the area of computers and programming only to roll over and let someone else take the lead. Most of the 'sensible humans' are actually celebrating this as a genuine piece of British ingenuity as it is a practical attempt to kickstart the flagging technology industry. I'm sure the not so sensible humans will appreciate the gaming technology that will inevitably result from this spectacular endeavour.
  • spazbot
    @ Frimmage they're just trying to curry favour with their mostly moronic audience
  • Narcissus
    Basically Mof Gimmers, as his name implies, is not only thick but also a shit journalist who couldn't be bothered to run a google search before posting this steaming pile of shit he considers an article. "If you're a sensible human" Funny. Mof. Get back to reading the funnies in The Sun.
  • james D.
    I didn't really read this the first time around but I have to agree that this article reflects the very attitude that this device is trying to dispell. The suggestion that you are not a "sensible human" because you have an interest in technology. Mof people and "journalists" like you are the reason the UK is falling behind in the tech race. I realise you were trying to write this article in a tongue in cheek way but is has come off as ignorant. Sure we need more doctors but we also need more tech innovation, the efforts of the creators of this device should be applauded not mocked.

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