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The folks at Google’s Creative Lab took the wraps off of Coder this week. It’s a “free, open source project that turns a Raspberry Pi into a simple platform that educators and parents can use to teach the basics of building for the web.” After booting off Coder’s custom Raspberry Pi SD card image, you access its interface through the web browser on your desktop computer. From there, you can explore web development with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. If you want, you can even take a peek under the hood since the project’s code is hosted on Github.

And coder isn’t just for those new to web development. The Googlers suggest that it “can also be a fun sandbox for experimenting with new ideas, or making demos for other people to learn from.”

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist, Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.


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