Broadcomâ€™s Eben Upton and his so-simple-itâ€™s-revolutionary Raspberry Pi have been recognized in this yearâ€™s class of â€ś35 Innovators Under 35â€ť by MITâ€™s Technology Review, which seeks young innovators whose “work is likely to be influential for a very long time.”
Upton, Technical Director in the Mobile and Wireless Group at Broadcomâ€™s Cambridge, UK, office, helped create the Raspberry Pi, a $25 computer thatâ€™s ripe for tinkering.
Read Broadcom’s news release.
The aim of the affordable device is to inspire young people to explore computer science and boost teaching basic programming in schools, according to Technology Review’s profile:
â€śBeing a hardware guy at heart, Upton went ahead and built a prototype of a next-generation hobbyist machine â€” the sort of stripped-down device that would enable its users to become acquainted with the guts of a computer. It would also allow its users to put the machine to work in projects ranging from robotics to wearable computing to gaming.â€ť