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In Pictures: Bossie Awards 2013 - The best open-so...
As a kid, I had one of those "100-in-one" electronics hobby kits. The Raspberry Pi is the 21st-century equivalent, a single-board PC with the power of a modern smartphone and a whole universe of hacking and modding possibilities. Boot an existing OS distribution with it or roll your own. The gamut of ports and sockets on the board makes it possible to do everything from sending out video to bringing in data from just about any USB-connectable device. Batteries are definitely not included -- well, they might be, depending on what incarnation of the kit you purchase.
-- Serdar Yegulalp
In Pictures: Bossie Awards 2013 - The best open-source application development tools