Cambridge (BA) Cambridge
Computer Lab (PhD)
Cambridge Business School (MBA)
By day he’s the Technical Director and ASIC
architect for Broadcom. By night, and on weekends, he’s the
driving force behind the Raspberry Pi,
that small computer that has been revolutionising
hobbyist computing and the future of technology itself since
its launch in 2012.
Construction of the Raspberry
Pi first began in
China back in 2011, but the results weren’t considered
satisfactory. As a result, the Raspberry
moved production to the UK.
Situated in a former color TV manufacturing plant in south
Wales (a peninsula in the United Kingdom) are four
production lines (soon to be six in order to keep up with
the Raspberry Pi’s remarkable demand) producing 12,000 of
these amazing little computers every day.
This is one of several collaborative partnerships for Sony,
and the end product – a working Raspberry
Pi device – is
constructed here for Premier Farnell, under license from the Raspberry
(they are one of two licensed manufacturers, the other is RS
Components. Both are British companies).
Figures indicate that the Raspberry
Pi has sold
around 1 million devices, with orders still to be fulfilled
at the time of writing. Of this amount, the Foundation
estimates 2-300,000 have ended up in the hands of children,
far exceeding the 10,000 devices a year they expected to be
sold to schools. “
One way or another it’s in the hands of kids whether [via]
parents, schools, teachers, grandparents or [bought by] the
kids themselves,” says Eben, “particularly with stuff like
Minecraft on there.
Yes, You can install Microsoft Minecraft on the Raspberry
Microsoft is selling
Raspberry Pi 3 at
its online store for $50, which includes a 16GB MicroSD