|The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit card sized computer. The Pi enables people of all ages/genders to learn how to write computer programs in a wide variety of programming languages. The Pi can do everything the desktop computers can do, like browsing the internet, playing videos/games, wordprocessing, and interacting with the outside world - controlling external devices.
The Pi project objectives are increasing the interest of minorities and women in computer science, programming, and understanding how computers work. The primary faculty has previous experience applying the same technology at the University of Guelph in Canada. The results from that project was significant and met the proposed objectives.