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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Game developer makes a $25 PC from a USB stick and a dream

David Braben, a UK game developer (Kinectimals, Rollercoaster Tycoon series), is upset that schools have moved away from teaching how computers work and how to program in favor of basic computer use (typing, making presentations, using the internet.) So, he came up with a computer that can be made for $25, to give to kids who can't afford a big computer, that is powerful enough to run a free operating system and do basic computer stuff, including programming.

Pretty badass, huh? This thing is, I believe, more powerful than my first PC, and it's built on a USB stick. Plug in HDMI on one end and a USB keyboard on the other and bam, a PC that is smaller than my iPhone. Amazing times.

Here's the interview with Braben.

And a link to a full article on

Game developer David Braben creates a USB stick PC for $25 – Video Games Reviews, Cheats |

(Spotted on Topless Robot)

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