Category Raspberry Pi

Happy Birthday, Raspberry Pi! More Than 2.5M and Counting

The Raspberry Pi — the pocket-sized, bare-bones computer based on a Broadcom chip — has amassed a homegrown base of fans who love to tweet about their latest Pi-based projects, post tutorials on YouTube and plan “Raspberry Jam” sessions where novices can learn to up their programming game.

With 2.5 million Raspberry Pi computers sold, it’s hard to believe that it’s only been two years since its launch. But as the team at the Raspberry Pi Foundation celebrates its second …

Raspberry Pi Architect Eben Upton Gets Engineering Nod from UK’s Royal Academy

Broadcom engineer and Raspberry Pi inventor Eben Upton has been raking in the accolades of late, with glowing write-ups in national news outlets like Wired UK, the New York Times and the BBC and a spot last year on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s “35 Innovators Under 35” list.

Upton has been recognized the world over for being among the architects of the Raspberry Pi, a credit-card-sized computer that’s inspiring kids, hobbyists and hackers to get hands-on with programming.…

Raspberry Pi: Everyone Wants a Taste

Who would have thought that a tiny, affordable, bare-bones computer could spark the imaginations of so many? Far outshining initial expectations, nearly a million Raspberry Pi computers have been sold in the past year, according to a recent New York Times profile of Raspberry Pi Foundation co-founder and Broadcom engineer Eben Upton.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation, which started selling the $35 device about a year ago, encourages young people to explore computer science and boost teaching basic programming in …

Broadcom MASTERS Finalists Get a Taste of Raspberry Pi

Looking for proof that the social media revolution has today’s young generation thinking differently? Look no further than the Broadcom MASTERS finalists, a group of inquisitive middle-schoolers who have succeeded in engineering the near-impossible.

Earlier this week at the MASTERS event in Washington, D.C., these budding young scientists took on the challenge of enhancing  a basic version of the classic PC game “Snake” by tweaking the code and programming on of the affordable Raspberry Pi computers.

The …

Broadcom’s Eben Upton Named Among MIT’s “35 Innovators Under 35″

Broadcom’s Eben Upton and his so-simple-it’s-revolutionary Raspberry Pi have been recognized in this year’s class of “35 Innovators Under 35” by MIT’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 Broadcom’s Cambridge, UK, office, helped create the Raspberry Pi, a $25 computer that’s ripe for tinkering.

Read Broadcom’s news release.

The aim of the affordable device is …

Attention Raspberry Pi-oneers! Broadcom Helps Spread the Raspberry Jam

True to Broadcom’s spirit of innovation, we’re proud to co-sponsor the latest in a series of “Raspberry Jams”— informal meetups for fans of the $25 Raspberry Pi computer that’s being used to promote programming and other basic computer science skills in schools.

Developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, the credit card-sized computer has captured the imagination of techies, teacher, hobbyists and do-it-yourselfers since its launch earlier this year. It is the brainchild of the foundation, which was co-founded by Eben