>> 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.
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.
>> 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.
>> 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.
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.
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.