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Raspberry Pi: Feeding the Computer Scientist in Everyone
Dr. Robert Mullins
Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge St. John’s College Raspberry Pi Foundation
The increasing ease with which we are able to interact with computers suggests to many that a deeper understanding of them has become redundant. This lecture will argue that the opposite is true and that the ability to harness the tools that computer science provides is increasingly advantageous. Considering such tools and skills as specialist is unreasonable as computer science contributes to ever more human endeavours. Furthermore, continuing to withhold such knowledge risks sacrificing the potential growth, creativity and efficiency that it would no doubt release. The Raspberry Pi computer aims to provide an ideal environment for experimenting with programming and electronics. We believe that this low-cost, credit-card sized computer will encourage many to acquire the skills to be able to fully control, adapt and exploit the digital world. Dr Mullins will also demonstrate the Raspberry Pi itself and outline some of the interesting projects that plan to incorporate it.
Dr. Robert Mullins is a Lecturer in the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St. John’s College. He is also a co-founder and trustee of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a UK charity that aims to promote the study of computer science and electronics at the school level.
When & Where
The HP Labs Science Lectures were instituted in 1996 as a forum for extending the public understanding of science. They provide an opportunity for distinguished lecturers to discuss a broad spectrum of topics from current research in science or engineering to the interaction between science, technology, art and society.
The lectures are hosted by HP Labs, Bristol. Members of the public are welcome to attend, but are asked to register their attendance in advance.