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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 from Jan 29, 2013 @ 20:28 CST

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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