Is the Raspberry PI the future for young developers and techies with a passion for computers?
The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, which uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages such as Python. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games!
The “PI” is based on the computer being scripted in the Python language, and with Python currently being the most popular scripting language to date. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to develop and hone their skills in this area!
The great thing about the PI is the cost-at just £30 for one of the computers it is extremely appealing to the younger audience to get their hands on. With a Mac book air having a cost starting from £800.00 you can see why the little PI is a safer bet for young adults wanting to spend their own money, without having to go to the “bank of mum and dad”! Granted, you do get more for your money with an Apple over a Raspberry…
The potential for the Raspberry PI is becoming endless. The computer can already build a lot of things you want it to, from: Linux Desktops, Gaming Device’s, Home Media Centre and can also play full HD movies. With later models coming out of production, it won’t be long until we get a huge burst of talent from the younger generation, who want to become serious developers in the future.