Raspberry Pi: Kids Build Cheap Computers. Ken writes –
When I was a kid, one of the best things to come in the mail was the newest HeathKit Catalog. In those days, kids and adults could build their own shortwave radios for almost nothing. I never had the “almost nothing” to spend, but remember spending hours reading, looking, and rereading that catalog—dreaming of the parts it would take to create my own shortwave radio set. I built hundreds in my mind. Between Heathkit electronics’ catalogs and ads that promised squirrel monkeys, alligators, baby chick hatching, and fishing, a poor kid could dream beyond the present. I know that I wasn’t the only one to escape that way—to draw, design, and imagine. While I’m a long way from there now,Raspberry Pi (FAQs) has rejuvenated that desire to dream and build in me—and I’m hoping it will do the samefor kids, their parents, and teachers. You can build a computer that works well for almost nothing—$25; you’ll just need to creatively design a case to contain it.
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