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October 18, 2016 AT 12:00 pm

What is Raspberry Pi and Why Will Your Family Love it? #makereducation

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Nice article on how Raspberry Pi is a great family learning tool via cbc.ca.

The charity foundation that developed the device says its mission is to “put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world, so they are capable of understanding and shaping our increasingly digital world, able to solve the problems that matter to them, and equipped for the jobs of the future.”

“Making computers as affordable as we possibly can is just one part of the mission,” says Richardson. “When I was a kid, we had one computer in our house. I was lucky enough that my dad fostered my own interest and encouraged me to experiment with it… but if I had done anything to break the computer, I would’ve been huge trouble.”

“Computers—especially tablets and smartphones—have become more consumer-friendly, but they don’t lend themselves to experimentation,” he continues. “It’s fantastic anyone can be empowered by computers, but the culture of tinkering has faded away. Raspberry Pi is a course correction for this.”

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