What's a Raspberry Pi?
The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It's a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming.
I took the description above from the official Raspberry Pi Foundation website but anyone who grew up with Sinclairs, Commodores, Apricots, Texas Instruments, Acorns, BBCs or even early Apples will get it, although the packaging looked a bit more robust back in the day...
And if you've never heard of these proper Old Skool bits of tech, then you're probably in the heart of the Raspberry Pi Foundation's target market. Get one. Play with it. Make it do stuff. Have fun.
This site offers a link to the official Raspberry Pi downloads page. When I finally get my own Raspberry Pi computer, I'll add some downloadable files which will hopefully give you some ideas and a head start.
It's far easier than typing in lines of code from C&VG - just ask your dad.
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