David Braben Designs A $25 PC In The Form Of A USB Stick

Posted May 6, 2011

Game developer David Braben has developed several popular games such as the Rollercoaster Tycoon series, Thrillville, and Lost Winds. His latest project was to develop a computer as cheap as possible and he pulled it off with a cost of $25.

Braden had developed a USB stick that has an HDMI port in one end and a USB port on the other end. You plug in a monitor through the HDMI port and a keyboard through the USB port, which can give you a fully functional Linux PC.

The hardware has a 700MHz ARM11 processor with 128MB of RAM and it runs on OpenGL ES 2.0. Storage is provided through an SD card slot. Braben plans on distributing the cheap PC through the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Braben hopes to distribute the $25 PC within the next year.