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- 2 About
- 3 History
- 4 Getting Started
- 5 Resources
- 6 Community
- 7 About the RPi Wiki
- Please note that the Raspberry Pi wiki pages on this site are a community work, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is not responsible for content on these pages
- Please note that the Raspberry Pi isn't released yet - this page is a community work in progress in preparation for the launch
The Raspberry Pi (short: RPi) is an ultra-low-cost (~16GBP or 25USD Model-A/~23GBP or 32USD Model-B) credit-card sized Linux computer for teaching computer programming to children.
It is developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, which is a UK registered charity (Registration Number 1129409).
The foundation 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 expect this computer to have many other applications both in the developed and the developing world.
- Products are RoHS and CE compliant. Please contact Raspberry Pi for details regarding WEEE in your country.
- For Raspberry Pi frequently asked questions see FAQ.
- The expected price is 25$ for model A, and 35$ for model B.
- Estimated availability (as of 31st December 2011) is end January 2012 for the first batch of 10 000. On 31st December 2011 at 22:00, the Foundation auctioned the first two of ten beta boards on a seven-day auction. The following eight were auctioned on the following days. Initially, there will be shipping from the UK and possibly the US, but will probably expand with local distributors by the second quarter of 2012.
- Confused about seeing different versions of boards, visit the History of the Raspberry Pi Hardware for information about the past versions.
- Wikipedia also has an entry for the Raspberry Pi.
- Russell Davis (aka forum admin ukscone) has a series of blog articles recording his perspective of the Raspberry Pi story in several parts from the beginning.
RegHardware did a very detailed analysis on the Raspberry Pi, well worth a read:
You will often hear mention about the BBC Micro Computer when people talk about the purpose of the foundation, a great article by RegHardware details the history of the BBC Micro Computer and why it was brought about.
When available it will be announced!!!
DO NOT purchase from anywhere else until official resellers have been confirmed!
You've just got your new Raspberry Pi device - what now? See the Beginners Guide for information on setting up your Raspberry Pi Device for the first time or visit the RPi Projects, Guides & Tutorials pages to get started.
If you are really impatient and just want to get running , have a look at RaspberryPiFirstSteps.
Doing a project at school or have a Raspberry Pi Club, add it in this section to allow others to follow your progress!
About the RPi Wiki
This wiki is open for the community. You are encouraged to sign up and add your own projects, guides and correct anything within it.
It is important that users like you continue to add to and grow this wiki, that way others will be able to come and do the same making the wiki a valuable resource.
Do not be afraid to add your bit, content is vital for the wiki to function.
Please see the Talk:R-Pi_Hub page for outstanding issues and discussions regarding the RPi Hub and related pages.
Big thanks to elinux.org and their groups for the wiki space and content which these pages have been grown from.