Google Donating 15,000 Raspberry Pi Computers to UK Schools

As if anybody needs any more reason to love Google, the company will be donating 15,000 Raspberry Pi computers to schools in the United Kingdom by providing a grant to the foundation behind the miniature computer. Though the computers themselves are more than affordable, that’s still over half a million dollars worth, not counting for any sort of bulk discount.

Google chairman Eric Schmidt and Raspberry Pi foundation executive director Eben Upton recently traveled to Cambridge, England to teach a programming class to local kids. They do all this in hopes that they’ll inspire the next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates.

The Raspberry Pi has proven popular with computer hobbyists, as it provides a cheap way to shove a computer into various devices, but the goal was always to breed more hackers. A second generation of the Pi was released in October and in December the foundation opened an app store, allowing Pi users to share their creations.

via Wired

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