Engines of Our Ingenuity 3187: Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
The University of Houston presents the long running radio segment (now podcastable) Engines of Our Ingenuity. Each episode “tells the story of how our culture is formed by human creativity.” Episode 3187 was all about the Pi. Its short and to the point; a good intro for someone who has never heard of the Raspberry Pi before.
The Raspberry Pi has gone on to become the go-to computer in the world wide maker movement. Where inventors, builders, scientists, engineers, and students have embraced the little machine for learning and problem solving. It’s become the new computer engineering gateway drug.
So why did I mention the Commodore 64? Well it’s no longer is the world’s bestselling computer. The humble Raspberry Pi now holds that badge of honor
You can hear the whole thing here or read the transcript here!
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