If someone asks “What is Raspberry Pi anyway?” and you didn’t happen to prepare a 30 second “elevator speech,” start here.
The Raspberry Pi is a small computer on a printed circuit board, $35. Its primary goal is to spark kids’ interest in computer programming, but it’s shown a huge appeal to kids with other interests such as electronics, robotics, open source software. It has the right balance of significant power, an open design and very low cost. What this encourages, and the group this appeal to, is to thinkers and tinkerers, to the scientifically curious, to kids asking “What if?” The purpose of Riverside Raspberry is to promote this locally, in the Inland Empire.
This is a good thing.
OK, 30 seconds. So that’s the device, made by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. This little computer has a lot of good ideas behind it, worthy of some publicity and attention in the Inland Empire. This is where Riverside Raspberry comes in; though not officially affiliated with the Foundation mentioned, we share many of the same concerns and goals. We feel it is worth the effort to spread the word, demonstrate the technology, and help other organizations host their own events, classes and so on. To find out more about Riverside Raspberry or get involved, join the meetup, or drop us a line. riversideraspberry.org To find out more about the Raspberry Pi computer, start with http://www.raspberrypi.org/