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Simple and convenient, the Raspberry Pi is a new kind of single-board computer. It offers a cost-effective way to develop important computer skills.

The size of a credit card, Raspberry Pi plugs into a TV and a keyboard, and operates like any desktop PC. It lets users do programming, word processing, video gaming, and more. Solid computer skills are necessary for the future. That is why it's important to find simple solutions to develop them now.

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About Raspberry Pi

Developed in the UK to teach children and young adults the basics of computer coding languages, the Raspberry Pi is a relatively simple computer that is about the same size as a credit card. Instead of being housed in plastic casing, however, the computer board forms the main structure of the device - giving some young people their first glimpse of the inner workings of a modern computer. Raspberry Pi computers do not include disc drives or inbuilt hard drives; instead, they rely upon SD storage that allows programs to be downloaded directly from the Internet. More advanced models of the Raspberry Pi are being developed all the time - with extra memory, added connectivity and more power. The relatively low price of the Raspberry Pi has meant demand from schools, colleges and young programmers has been extremely high. There are several Raspberry Pi computers on the market today, as well as a range of cases for safe storage of the device. There are also some useful peripherals to choose from, including spare power packs, compatible keyboards and storage devices. And for added convenience and speed of set-up, 'media centres' include everything that is needed to successfully operate a Raspberry Pi computer. Raspberry Pi systems and various related products allow users to gradually build their system over time. They are incredibly easy to set up, and they are ideal for newcomers to the world of computer programming. The ability to get kids programming quickly and cheaply means Raspberry Pi systems are attractive purchases for both educational institutions and amateur coding enthusiasts.