Raspberry Pi – An ARM Linux box for $25

August 30, 2011

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

  • credit-card-sized
  • 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 🙂