Python and the Raspberry Pi go hand-in-handand if you want to learn Python from something other than sys admin and server jobs then a Raspberry Pi is good choice. Being a board only, others have also used it as the brains behind their projects.
One of these Kickstarter projects that has caught my eye is the Raspi Boy – basically a screen, battery and case that looks like a GameBoy. As well as a great way to play all those games from my childhood it will also be a fully portable Python system. I have made my pledge on Kickstarter and I’ll give you a review of it when it turns up.