Teaching computer basics
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.