UTCS Colloquia - Rob Bishop/Raspberry Pi Foundation, "Raspberry Pi Embedded System Platform," ACES 2.402

Contact Name: 
Aloysius Mok
ACES 2.402
Oct 9, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm


Type of Talk: UTCS Colloquia

Speaker/Affiliation: Rob Bishop/Raspberry Pi Foundation

Talk Audience: UTCS Faculty, Grad Students, Undergrads, and Outside Interested Parties

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 3:30 pm

Location: ACES 2.402

Host: Al Mok

Talk Title: Raspberry Pi Embedded System Platform

Talk Abstract: Rob Bishop, a developer for the Raspberry Pi Foundation, will be at UT to give a talk on the educational mission and history behind the Raspberry Pi Foundation as well as giving an opportunity to do a technical Q&A in person. He'll cover the motivation behind the creation of the Raspberry Pi and how they want you to get involved. He has promised us demos and unreleased hardware to show off, and will also be available after the talk if you want to bring your Pi. More information on the Raspberry Pi and the US Hackspace Tour at http://www.raspberrypi.org/

Most people know the Pi as a small system-on-chip computer that sells for $35 and can run Linux.  But it is a lot more!  The little board has a full ARM core, and a very fancy (and proprietary) GPU. The board itself exposes pins for full GPIO/I2C/JTAG and other buses etc. that makes it a really neat self-contained inexpensive platform for embedded development.  Half a million of these have been sold, with half a million more on the way.