This Revolutionary $25 Computer Just Suffered A Minor Setback

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Photo: YouTube / Raspberry Pi Foundation

Thanks to a manufacturing hiccup, there’s going to be a delay in shipping the Raspberry Pi, a revolutionary computer about the size of a USB thumb drive.The factory manufacturing the Raspberry Pi accidentally swapped out a network jack with a jack that doesn’t work, meaning the device won’t be able to connect to the Internet, according to a post on the site.

The thumb-drive computer went on sale at the end of February.

It’s an easy fix, according to the foundation, and the factory is already almost done swapping out the correct hardware parts. But that means there could be a delay in later shipments of the Raspberry Pi.

The Raspberry Pi is a $25 computer that is powerful enough to run Quake 3, a pretty intense 3D video game. It plugs straight into a TV with an HDMI output and it’s designed to be cheap enough that anyone can buy.

The foundation’s executive director, Eben Upton, told Business Insider the Raspberry Pi is primarily geared toward the education market.┬áThe whole idea was conceived as a way to get kids to learn how to manipulate and program computers earlier on, he said.

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