UK Game Developer Develops USB Stick Computer

Written by John Ponio    Friday, 06 May 2011 12:47

USB Stick Computer

David Brabe, a UK man whose game studio brought us (among other titles) the Rollercoaster Tycoon series, has developed a computer that takes up the same amount of space as a USB stick. It has one USB port and one HDMI port, and some surprising hardware for such a small thing. The specs will be below. It runs Linux, and looks to be shipping with Ubuntu. The even cooler thing? It only costs $25. It's being distributed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to promote computer education in schools. It can be outfitted with add-on modules, such as a webcam in the picture above. Read some more details about its background here.

  • 700MHz ARM11
  • 128MB of SDRAM
  • OpenGL ES 2.0
  • 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
  • Composite and HDMI video output
  • USB 2.0
  • SD/MMC/SDIO memory card slot
  • General-purpose I/O
  • Open software (Ubuntu, Iceweasel, KOffice, Python)