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Inspiring future generations with open hardware - the Raspberry Pi

Eben Upton

From: The IET Young Professionals' Event 2012, Savoy Place, London, 18 October 2012

18 October 2012  IT channel

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About the presentation

In a world full of expensive, 'closed' consumer devices emerges the Raspberry Pi, a low-cost credit-card sized computer that can be plugged into a TV and a keyboard.

The hope is to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming, but it also serves as an ideal platform for hobbyists to try out new ideas.

Eben Upton talks about the transition from large, high performance systems to cheap, low power and potentially disposable hardware.

But what does the future hold for these innovative and disruptive products? Will threats to openness result in complete closure of future hardware platforms?

About the speaker

Eben Upton, Founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and SoC Architect at Broadcom.
During his third year at Cambridge University, Eben co-founded Ideaworks3D specialising in mobile games and technology, and worked on Java mobile games to help fund his Computer Science PhD.

Since 2006 Eben has worked at Broadcom where he is responsible for processor architecture.

In November 2008, Eben founded the Raspberry Pi Foundation to develop and market a 25 USD microcomputer for education.

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