Teach­ing com­puter ba­sics

Yorkshire Post - Business - - BUSINESS -

RASP­BERRY PI was de­signed to teach chil­dren the ba­sics of how com­put­ers work in an age when many are so ac­cus­tomed to high­tech com­put­ers they have no idea how to fix them when they go wrong.

The mak­ers likened th­ese chil­dren to car driv­ers who have no idea what to do when their car breaks down – they lift up the bon­net and don’t have a clue how it works.

Premier Far­nell’s el­e­ment14 divi­sion, which man­u­fac­tures and dis­trib­utes the Rasp­berry Pi mini-com­puter, said it has seen strong take-up of as­so­ci­ated prod­ucts such as cam­eras as peo­ple look to ex­pand Rasp­berry Pi’s ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

The launch of Rasp­berry Pi 3 is ex­pected to boost traf­fic to the el­e­ment14 web­site, thereby boost­ing sales at par­ent com­pany Premier Far­nell.

Premier Far­nell’s el­e­ment14 web­site has been dubbed the ‘Face­book for en­gi­neers’ and gives cus­tomers the chance to dis­cuss ideas.

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