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Crowdfunded Afrimakers To Bring Arduinos, Raspberry Pis To African Tech Hubs 61

Posted by samzenpus
from the hands-on dept.
An anonymous reader writes "There's a chronic shortage of tech savvy teacher all over Africa, and at the same time a strong belief that the tech economy is vital to growth. Enter Afrimakers, a crowdfunded project to visit tech hubs in seven continents and leave behind Arduino boards, Raspberry Pis, soldering kits and — most importantly — the smarts to use them. The Indiegogo fund opened up a week or so ago, and they've managed to raise enough for the first two countries so far."
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Crowdfunded Afrimakers To Bring Arduinos, Raspberry Pis To African Tech Hubs

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  • by kriston (7886) on Thursday December 05, 2013 @01:54AM (#45605289) Homepage Journal

    The Raspberry Pi is great for software hacking.

    The Arduino is great for both software hacking and hardware hacking.

    The Pi can be expanded to add effective hardware abilities, but it's more of a software platform. The Arduino is much better for hardware hacking.

    I'm glad to see they are both being offered. Just don't offer a soldering iron kit with the Raspberry Pi. That's for the Arduino.

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