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I recently bought a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. My intention to do with this device is to learn hardware development. When I was setting up this device, I downloaded Ubuntu for Raspberry Pi. I also downloaded Visual Studio Code to be used as an editor.

While I was tinkering with the breadboard, I install PHP (apt install php) just for the fun of it to see if the Raspberry Pi can handle it. It works perfectly. If it can handle backend language, then it certinaly can handle HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

So, my point of this post is, I can take this minimal setup and bring it to underprivlege communities without a $1,000 laptop.

Let’s break it down.

Device Cost
Raspberry Pi 4 $ 55.00
32GB SSD $ 8.39
20 inch Monitor $ 104.97
Keyboard and Mouse $ 14.99
Total $ 183.35

$200 is the cost to get someone started with web development. What a bargin.

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