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>> This is a Raspberry Pi 3. What we have here, a central processing unit. On the back here, we have some memory. And then, you can connect this to a television. You connect a mouse and a keyboard, using these USB connectors. Maybe connect it to a network, using the Ethernet jack.
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And what you have then is a full functioning PC. But importantly, one that comes bundled with all of the software tools that the child would need to learn to become a computer programmer.>> This small, but mighty microcomputer has scooped the UK's top innovation prize. Raspberry Pi has won the Royal Academy of Engineering Mac Robert award, illustrious company for a not-for-profit business that set up just five years ago.
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>> The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK registered charity. So we develop educational resources, we train teachers and we run networks of after school clubs.>> They sell up to 500,000 units a month, making it the third most popular computing platform after the PC and the Mac. Not bad for a product conceived as an educational toy.
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>> So people are using Raspberry Pis to automate and monitor factory processes. People are embedding Raspberry Pis into products, which you might consider to be Internet of Things product.>> Made here in the UK, 80% of the devices are exported primarily to the US and Northern Europe. Raspberry Pi wants to roll out its after school programs and replicate their success overseas.
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The team especially hopes young women will be inspired to explore computer sciences.>> A lot of the interventions that we make at Raspberry Pi are designed to accomplish that. A really encouraging early sign is that Code Club, a network of after school clubs for nine to 11 year olds, 40% of the participants are girls.
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Computers have taken over the world and computer programmers are taking over the world. And we want to give a new generation of children a chance to be those computer programmers.