30 Jan '13, 4pm

Google Gives 15,000 Raspberry Pi Microcomputers to UK Schools

Raspberry Pi computers have taken off like wildfire among the maker community. These tiny microcomputers only cost around $35 and can be used for a practically limitless number of projects. what you can do with them is up to how far you can stretch your imagination. And it is this creativity within computer programing that Google is hoping to promote among kids through a gift of 15,000 Raspberry Pi microcomputers to UK schools. The BBC reports , "Funded by Google, the Raspberry Pi Foundation hopes the free devices will inspire children to take up coding... There are concerns current information and communications technology (ICT) teaching is inadequate preparation for the future jobs in technology... Over the past decade, the number of people studying computer science in the UK dropped by 23% at undergraduate level and by 34% at graduate level. To help ensure teachers and ...

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