Raspberry Pi Foundation

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK registered charity (Registration Number 1129409) which exists to promote the study of computer science and related topics, especially at school level, and to put the fun back into learning computing.

We plan to develop, manufacture and distribute an ultra-low-cost computer, for use in teaching computer programming to children. We expect this computer to have many other applications both in the developed and the developing world.

Our first product is about the size of a USB key, and is designed to plug into a TV or be combined with a touch screen for a low cost tablet. The expected price is $25 for a fully-configured system.

How would you use an ultra-low-cost computer? Do you have open-source educational software we can use? Contact us at info@raspberrypi.org.

Do you have a press inquiry? Contact us at press@raspberrypi.org.

Provisional specification

Frequently asked questions

When will the device be available to purchase? We anticipate the device will be available to the general public later in 2011.

How do I connect a mouse and keyboard? Mice, keyboards, network adapters and external storage connect via a USB HUB.

What are the power requirements? The device is powered by an external AC adapter, and consumes a little under 1W at full load.

Will there be a buy-one-give-one program? Yes. We plan to implement a program of this sort.

Raspberry Pi device running Ubuntu 9.04

Raspberry Pi device with attached 12MPixel camera module

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