I’ve been a fan David Braben work since his (and Ian Bell’s) awesome Elite video game from the 80’s.
It was with great interested when I read about his latest hardware venture “Raspberry Pi” – An ARM Linux box for $25.
The specs for the Raspberry Pi are impressive
- Broadcom BCM2835 application processor
- Ethernet interface using LAN9512 at the $35 price point
- 128MB of RAM at the $25 price point
- 256MB of RAM at the $35 price point
The first alpha PCB’s are back and they have successfully managed to get Linux working on them, with their latest blog entries showing the boards running a port of Quake 3.
With shipping quoted for the end of 2011, I know what I want for Christmas this year 🙂