said by HoboJ:Exactly. They are great with bread boards and arduinos. There's all sorts of cool projects people have out there with these little computers, and anything more than the specs of the Pi are overkill for these many tasks. said by Anonymous:
So what's the point of that 'computer'? I don't care if it's $5 or $25 it seems to be completely useless.
Easiest answer is it's designed for hobbyists and students. It gives public schools access to a cheap, mature and very open platform upon which to teach students how to program and by extension how a computer actually works. For hobbyists it's a dirt cheap platform to play with and explore whatever the hell they may feel like exploring with a computer. Personally I'm the latter and thus far I've gotten more than my monies worth out of the pi.