Computers are the tool of the 21st century which is concerned with much more than simply being able to use a computer. Children should understand how they work and how to program them. Now the Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. It can be plugged into your TV and a keyboard, and can be used for many of the things that your average desktop does – spreadsheets, word-processing, games and it also plays high-definition video. The Raspberry Pi is a fully featured micro- computer squashed onto a circuit board measuring approximately 9cm x 5.5cm.
The Raspberry Pi has a Broadcom BCM2835 system on a chip (SoC), which includes an ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor, Video Core IV GPU, Originally shipped with 256 megabytes of RAM, later upgraded to 512MB. It does not include a built-in hard disk, but uses an SD card for booting and long-term storage.
It can make your Old TV in to a smart TV. (You can play Videos, 3D Games, Music, Browse Internet and much more. Raspberry Pi can Act as Full HD 1080p Media Player. It’s a Mini Computer which just cost Rs.2, 350/- You can connect a Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse and use it as a normal computer. Its Graphics Capabilities is better than Apple Products.
Its Provide a fun environment for experimenting with programming and electronics and Inexpensive, simple, open and easy to maintain computer for schools .Fun computer for children to experiment with at home (programming, robotics, etc.)
Raspberry Pi support Linux on a bootable SD card, Fedora ,Raspbian , Debian operating system. Programming by default supporting Python as the educational language. Any language which will compile for ARMv6 (Processor) can be used with the Raspberry Pi.