Raspberry Pi, Arduino & Other SBCs Thread, BBC Basic back in schools onthe RasPi in Technical; The Pi's backers have drawn inspiration from the BBC Micro.
Produced in the 1980s by Acorn computers for the BBC ...
22nd January 2012, 06:23 PM #1
BBC Basic back in schools onthe RasPi
The Pi's backers have drawn inspiration from the BBC Micro.
Produced in the 1980s by Acorn computers for the BBC Computer Literacy Project, they were widely adopted in British Schools.
BBC Basic, the programming language which ran on the machines, provided a gentle introduction to the challenges of coding.
Now it is set for a revival on the Raspbery Pi (or RasPi as it has become known)
BBC News - Raspberry Pi bids for success with classroom coders
Raspberry Pi specifications:
Cost: Model A $25 (£16) and Model B $35 (£22)
Dimensions: 86mm x 54mm x 17mm
Power: 5v micro USB
Processor: ARM 11, 700MHz
Memory: Model A, 128MB and Model B 256MB
Connectivity: 10/100 wired Ethernet on model B
Operating system: RISC OS, Linux. Debian, Fedora and ArchLinux will be supported from the start.
Thanks to Turbo-FB from:
alexyarm (22nd June 2012)
22nd June 2012, 06:08 PM #2
This is nice to hear, I grew up with Basic and BBC Basic was one of the better ones. Lets face it the moden user-friendly windows GUI is a muppet-making desert for the mind and games written in the bedroom with blocky 8-bit 2-D graphics are still the best!
5th July 2012, 10:42 AM #3
- Rep Power
Also available under RISC OS.
Last edited by trevj; 5th July 2012 at 11:06 AM.
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