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Presented at THEITS 2014: The Raspberry Pi (RPi) and Beaglebone Black (BBB) are small single-board computers that bring relatively new computer concepts to higher education. The idea is to replace traditional expensive equipment with relatively inexpensive equipment that gives the student/user the freedom to experiment through trial and error without the fear/consequences of crashing more expensive systems. This session gave an overview of each board’s hardware, necessary peripherals, optional accessories, OS and development software, and their strengths/weaknesses/limitations. The new learning model these boards offer, the trade-offs, and areas in higher education in which they may play a role in learning and other applications were also discussed.