Raspberry Pi

Computers For Good

Introducing the Raspberry Pi, a computer the size of a deck of cards, cheap enough at £40 to give away to children and designed to help with teaching programming.

I grew up playing around on a ZX Spectrum computer at home and a BBC Micro at school.  I remember programming the computers using the BASIC programming language and at aged ten writing a BASIC program as part of a school history project.

These days PCs hide programming away and kids are less inclined to delve under the hood.  I hope a new generation will grow up programming on the Raspberry Pi, like I did on the BBC Micro.

I’ve been playing around with a Raspberry Pi and as a project I set it up as a Linux web server with a WordPress blog on it.

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My name is Louie Christie and I live in London, UK. I wear many hats*. Amongst other things I’m an adventurous software developer, underground comedian, in my head. I’m smart, talented, humble, and available for hire. Feel free to get in touch if you like what you see. *‘I wear many hats’ line stolen from Dr Aleks Krotoski’s 2006 profile.

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