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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
By: Trace Hagan | 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.




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.


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