The story behind Raspberry Pi
There is a great idea behind Raspberry Pi: Young people should be able to learn to code using an inexpensive mini-computer. It was designed accordingly. It focuses on the essentials, is based on a GNU/Linux distribution, and allows for simple custom programming projects using Python and GPIO pins to communicate with other devices. Most importantly, it is very inexpensive compared to other conventional computers.
It is also ideal as a small home computer and/or media centre. This is ensured by the range of (Debian) software available and the HD output via HDMI.
The first Raspberry Pi model was released in early 2012 and has since captivated millions of people, inspiring them to learn to code and, most importantly, to create their own creative projects. Media centres, robots, laptops, gaming machines, light shows and much more have been created. So for now, we can say that this great project is well on its way to inspiring many people and bringing them closer to the possibilities of technology.
The Raspberry Pi is backed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, which aims to encourage young people to take up computer science and programming. You can find out more about the Foundation on the Raspberry-Pi website.