25 USD ARM11 Linux Computer

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has designed a 25 USD Linux computer prototype for computer education in both the developing and developed worlds. The foundation, said to be registered as a U.K. charity, plans to develop, manufacture, and distribute the USB-key sized computer within the next 12 months.

Their computer has a USB key form factor, and is designed to plug into a TV or be combined with a touch screen for a low cost tablet.

Provisional specifications:

  • 700MHz ARM11
  • 128MB of SDRAM
  • OpenGL ES 2.0
  • 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
  • Composite and HDMI video output
  • USB 2.0
  • SD/MMC/SDIO memory card slot
  • General-purpose I/O
  • Open software (Ubuntu, Iceweasel, KOffice, Python)

Small Form Factor ARM11 PCB

This device is much cheaper than OLPC XO (target price 100 USD), however it does not include keyboard, display nor batteries, so the market is different as it won’t work in places where electricity is unreliable.

Watch the video below of David Braben introducing the 25 USD module

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