The Raspberry Pi is a very small (Altoids-tin-sized), very inexpensive ($35) computer that uses an open source, free operating system and has been embraced by the DIY/hacker community because of its price and versatility.
The Pi was everywhere at Maker Faire this year.
Representatives from the Raspberry Pi nonprofit organization were onsite and spreading the word about all the useful tools on their website. A few of them were:
- Script Minecraft using Python
- Make a time lapse Raspberry Pi camera
- Check out lots of other great projects on their site
Other cool things we saw, related to the Pi:
Raspberry Pi User Guide, Third Edition book from Wiley, $25, coming October 2014
A mini arcade cabinet kit so you can play old video games using your Raspberry Pi. Kickstarter project that’s already been fully funded.
Slice Media Player
Kickstarter project that has been funded; it runs off a Raspberry Pi and has 2TB of storage, plus it’s small enough to take with you when you travel.