Back in January, the Train2Game blog reported how David Braben’s tiny PC – the Raspberry Pi – could revive the era of bedroom coding.
Train2Game’s David Sharp – organiser of the Train2Game Game Jam – hailed it as “very significant news” adding that “Getting the route through to the industry restored is vital so we can see interest turn into a hobby, a hobby turn into a pursuit, a pursuit turn an education and an education turn into a career.”
David Braben recently showed the BBC the £15 computer that’s packed entirely into a USB stick, and it seems to be something Train2Game Game Developers in particular should be excited about.
“It’s a whole computer on a tiny circuit board – not much more than an ARM processor, a USB port, and an HDMI connection. They plugged a keyboard into one end, and hooked the other into a TV they had brought with them”
“The result, a working computer running on a Linux operating system for very little, and a device that will, like the kit computers of the 1970s and 80s, encourage users to tinker around under the bonnet and learn a bit of programming. And it’s a yearning to return to those days that is driving Braben and the other enthusiasts who are working to turn this sketchy prototype into a product that could be handed to every child in Britain”