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Academic Project Low Cost Computers for Poor Students

Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:39 pm

Hey guys!

My name is Maurício, I'm from Brazil and I work at a public university. I want to develop a project at my university using low-cost computers for the digital inclusion of poor students.

I will develop a project with scholarship students so that they can program linux and windows computers with raspeberry pi 3.

I would like to know if it is possible to get help from Respeberry Pi to acquire the computers at cost price.

I also seek ideas from the community to improve this idea.


Maurício Amorim Gurgel

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Re: Academic Project Low Cost Computers for Poor Students

Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:50 am

It's a great idea. You should find that all Raspberry Pis are sold at a fixed price from official resellers around the world. Your problem at the moment is that Pis in general are in very short supply, which means that official resellers have limited or no stock. Other suppliers are taking advantage of the situation and selling Pis at a much higher price.

Don't forget, if you are providing Pis to students for learning then you need all the other things to make them work, such as a case, power supply, SD card, keyboard, mouse, and monitor. The Pi 400 model incorporates a keyboard, so that might be an attractive choice.

Another option might be to buy second-hand laptops. They include a screen and keyboard, and can run Linux. For teaching/learning they don't have to be too powerful, but even the cheapest laptop these days is quite capable.
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Re: Academic Project Low Cost Computers for Poor Students

Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:17 am


According to the product page, there are two resellers in Brazil who can help: Filipeflop and Robocore ... aspberrypi ... y-pi-4-2gb

The challenge is getting stock before it sells out. If you reach out to them they may let you know when the stock comes in. Alternatively, there's RPI Locator that can alert you when stock is in.

Raspberry Pi doesn't sell computers itself (only in the Cambridge retail store which is a bit far away for you).

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