I happened to see the Raspberry Pi set below at a store earlier in the week:
Today I showed it to the kids and we played with it for a bit. Here’s their initial reaction:
There wasn’t much to assemble which was nice. We did have some trouble connecting it to my laptop, so we switched to connecting it to our TV. Here’s what the boys had to say after we got it running:
Finally, the kids discovered a few of the games that came loaded on the computer. This squirrel one made them laugh. From start to finish was about an hour – and at least 20 minutes of that was trying and failing to get connected to the laptop.
We’ve only scratched the surface of what was in the kit. I’m excited to have the boys play around with the computer a bit more. It has Mathematica (yay!) and some software for introductory programming like Scratch. Hopefully there will be many more projects to come.