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This is human anatomical layout design applied to a
Rasberry Pi computer, so that it is easy to figure out for
first time users.
Raspberry Pi is a simple, open computer with all the
components in plain view through a see-through cover.
The only problem with Raspberry Pi is that if you dont
know anything about comptuers, either someone has to
explain what each bit does or you have to read the
It is not easy to figure out which bit is the processor and
what a processor actually does.
The usability and learning curve is left up to the help
department - which has an incentive -- self-preservation
-- to not actually help you because if
they really helped you then there would be no need for
I'm sure there is not a direct correlation between the
design of the human body and the design of a computer,
but what if for the sake of the ease of learning,
were to design something like Raspberry Pi to look like,
to feel like the various parts of the human anatomy. I
dont know how this would work, maybe the processor is
the brain and the inputs and outputs are the senses, or
speakers are the mouth and the printer is a hand with a
pen and the memory is the belly button or something like
that or maybe something totally different, or maybe you
open the process of designing it to a bunch of people
it is easily picked up for the first time by first time
whatever the design, whatever works best.
Raspberry Pi picture
Raspberry Pi is a low-cost, basic computer that was originally intended to help spur interest in computing among school-aged children. The Raspberry Pi is contained on a single circuit board and features ports for: HDMI USB 2.0 Composite video Analog audio Power Internet SD Card The computer runs entirely on open-source software and gives students the ability to mix and match software according to the work they wish to do. [JesusHChrist, Nov 20 2012]
||I'm the loser who bought a Maximite before Raspberry Pi came out.
||//I dont know how this would work, maybe the
processor is the brain and the inputs and outputs
are the senses, or the speakers are the mouth and
the printer is a hand with a pen and the memory is
the belly button or something like that or maybe
something totally different,// So, completely
||It strikes me that learning where the inputs and
outputs are is only a tiny, teeny step towards
being able to use the Raspberry Pi effectively. It's
a bit like putting a sign saying "DOOR" on the
cockpit door of an Airbus 380* - it does not
automatically mean that you can fly the thing.
||*Oddly, French aviation law does require that the
word "DOOR" is prominently placed on the inside
of the cockpit door of the A380. However, this is
presumably for the benefit of pilots who are
congenitally French. They obviously eschewed
"PORTE" on the grounds that it was too easily
||Notably, the French have no single, simple word for
||This etymological lacuna has led to several aircraft