Raspberry Pi’s $5 computer sold out online in a day

Raspberry Pi bests itself with a smaller, cheaper computer that costs $5.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: money.cnn.com

On Thursday for $5, the Raspberry Pi Zero, and sold out of it online within a day.  That’s $30 cheaper than its original Raspberry Pi model, which went on sale in 2012. And $4 less than the CHIP, which raised more than $2 million on Kickstarter earlier this year.  The mini-computer runs a version of Linux called Raspbian, as well as applications that teach coding skills — such as Minecraft, Scratch and Sonic Pi.  Over the past few years, Raspberry Pi has spawned a number of other low-cost computers that help teach people how to program and code.   Kano, for example, is a build-it-yourself computer kit that actually uses Raspberry Pi as its brains.  To use it, you’ll have to add your own monitor, keyboard, power source and data storage, via a micro-SD card slot.  With a 1-gigahertz processor and 512 megabytes of RAM, it packs as much computing power as the iPhone 4. There’s even a mini-HDMI socket so you can play HD videos.

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