The New York Times has discovered what FORA.tv viewers have long known. The name of the hottest little tech device doesn’t have an “i” before it or an Apple behind it. In fact, it’s a fruit of a different type.
Raspberry Pi is a tiny (3 inches by 2 inches) and cheap ($35) computer. Students, educators and hobbyists worldwide are using it to learn the fundamentals of computing and to build all sorts of cool things, including high-atmosphere remote sensors.
At last year’s Maker Faire, Eben Upton, cofounder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, discussd the inspiration behind the pocket-sized computer.