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Real-World Raspberry Pi

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British engineer Eben Upton and a team of like-minded hardware hackers started the Raspberry Pi project as a means for providing affordable computer technology for interested young people. The objective was to develop and market a single-board, credit-card-sized computer compatible with the often-narrow budget of the target group.

If you find yourself reminded of the first home computers, you are not completely off-target: The explicit goal of the founders was to recolonize basements, garages, and classrooms with the spirit of the generation that had grown up with the Atari 400/800, ZX80/81, or VC20/C64.

Almost one year after the Raspberry Pi appeared, it is appropriate to look back over what has happened between the first series of approximately 10,000 pieces and the present status approaching 1,000,000 pieces delivered: How successful has the project been? What capabilities does the hardware offer? What is possible, and what is not (yet) possible?

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