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Google donating 15,000 Raspberry Pi computers to UK students

Google donates $525,000 to purchase 15k Raspberry Pi units to give to UK students

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Jan 30, 2013 2:28 am

Google, as part of its Google Giving program, is providing 15,000 UK students with Raspberry Pi computers. The Raspberry Pi is a cheap $35 computer that uses an ARM processor on a tiny integrated circuit board. Google is looking to inspire more students to learn coding, which is why they have donated the funds to purchase 15,000 units.

 

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Some quick math and we find out that Google has donated just over $500k for these boards. The announcement was made at Chersterton Community College in Cambridge by Google Chariman Eric Schmidt and Eben Upton, co-founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Google has partnered with six educational organizations in the UK to identify which students to give the units to.

NEWS SOURCES:Digitaltrends.com

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