The Raspberry Pi is a $35 single board computer.
If you network a lot of computers together you can use them like one giant computer. If you’re 6 you can hold them all together with Legos. Check out Professor Simon Cox’s group at Southampton University; they put Legos and Rasberry Pis together to form a supercomputer and documented the process so you can make one yourself (2-64+ nodes).
- liz. (12SEP2012). Wednesday grab bag. raspberrypi.org
- Simon Cox. (SEP2012). Steps to make a Raspberry Pi Supercomputer. University of Southampton
- Jon Fingas. (13SEP2012). Supercomputer built from Raspberry Pi and Lego managed by humans rather than Minifigs. engadget.com
- Tuan Mai. (21SEP2012). 64 Raspberry Pis + Legos = Supercomputer. Tom’s Hardware