In case you did not get enough solder for one day: you are in luck! David Braben, previously known for his work developing such games as Rollercoaster Tycoon, Thrillville, and Kinectimals, created an extremely low cost PC for educational use. His goal is ultimately to have computers like the one he created be accessible such that there would be functionally zero barriers to entry for students to pursue studying computing. A charity was created, the Raspberry Pi Foundation, under these beliefs to distribute this device hopefully sometime within the next 12 months.
Am I the only one who finds it weird that an affordable PC uses HDMI?
This is interesting but I
This is interesting but I have to question the choice to go with an HDMI port. If their goal is to make a cheap device, they really should support older connections, even if they have to use some sort of breakout cable connector. That way, the monitor that they need to have to use the device doesn’t cost 8 times at much as the computer! 😉
It appears to be the source
It appears to be the source of power since HDMI has a +5V pin.
DVI has +5V pin but it’s the system that outputs it, not the screen.
An alternative, embedded and stable power suply would be hard to find I think. But I do agree that an HDMI capable monitor is 10 times the price of this PC stick.
David Braben, known for
David Braben, known for writing Elite !
You guys are old enough to remember that game.
there’s no telling what
there’s no telling what they’ll come out with next for usb… with its potential as a power source, they’re already starting to expand heavily into things that require a decent bit of power to operate. i’ve even seen a single cola can cooler somewhere online