Raspberry Pi

category: code [glöplog]
I've pre-ordered mine through Element 14, whoop!
is there any date for the current pre-orders? i have made one on RS site :o.
added on the 2012-03-03 15:53:54 by panic panic
RS Components press release says they're expecting delivery "late next week", and I guess that's when we all find out if we're in the first batch. I'm guessing you probably had to fill in the form at 06:01 to stand a chance...

People who ordered through Farnell already have estimated delivery dates - most people seem to be reporting mid April, or end of March if they're lucky.
added on the 2012-03-03 17:15:00 by gasman gasman
oh well if i couldn't be on the first batch there is no rush. i have learnt my lesson from pre-ordering Pandora.
added on the 2012-03-03 17:35:36 by panic panic
€25 + taxes + shipping ends up in €45
added on the 2012-03-03 18:25:09 by xernobyl xernobyl
And I can't buy it because the minimum cost to use a credit card on the site is €30 without VAT. WTF.
added on the 2012-03-03 18:38:15 by xernobyl xernobyl
And now I noticed that they only sell to companies here. Fuck them.
added on the 2012-03-03 18:50:13 by xernobyl xernobyl
this looks like a good demo patform too

Relias, this looks quite nice.

I looked into the keychain photoframes a while ago and found them to be mostly un-demoable. The smaller devices used displays with integrated frame buffer. Updating was only possible with an extremely slow software driven serial interface...
added on the 2012-03-04 09:42:27 by Calexico Calexico
I understand that this is cheap, but I'd much rather go for a FXI Cotton Candy - FAQ - preorder - in fact, I have. :)
added on the 2012-03-04 12:20:45 by gloom gloom
gloom: that is quite neat (even with the Mali). Another similar one: http://alwaysinnovating.com/products/hdmidongle.htm
gloom: it's a whole different use case though - the Raspberry can function as a standalone machine (and could be fun for a fairly limited home server) whereas the Cotton Candy needs a "host", even if it's just a TV.
added on the 2012-03-04 13:09:16 by Gargaj Gargaj
Gargaj: The Raspberry pi also needs a screen to function for anything useful, the same way as the Cotton Candy. So no.
added on the 2012-03-04 13:20:43 by kusma kusma
kusma: initially maybe but once you've connected it to network you can SSH on it and pretty much use it remotely.
added on the 2012-03-04 13:57:09 by Gargaj Gargaj
Gargaj, same with Cotton Candy though since it has wifi and runs Linux
pete: It still needs an USB host, whereas the Raspberry only needs a wall plug. (As far as I understand.)
added on the 2012-03-04 14:16:04 by Gargaj Gargaj
(Of course it might work with an USB wall plug, but the FAQ doesn't really elaborate on that.)
added on the 2012-03-04 14:18:14 by Gargaj Gargaj
Ah okay sorry, assumed it would work with a wall plug
I am not sure he has a point there. There are enough kids today interested in programming. Maybe it's not about assembler haxxoring bare bones hardware. But doesn't every high-school geek dream about coding the next "angry birds" or some other stupid app and getting rich?
added on the 2012-03-04 15:10:12 by Calexico Calexico
Calexico: "Making" or "coding"? There's a difference there.
added on the 2012-03-04 16:17:21 by Gargaj Gargaj
there will allways at least two kind of people. the one's that will produce, make, code something to make money, get attention, something for the masses with the intention to be something, a part of to be liked. the other half or even less is there with their whole hole power, creativity, emotions and love to make something, to learn and have fun while doing what they like. they dont care for the masses in the first place they just do what they like and love for the fun of it. mostly these people do really produce something that is more worth mentioning it. something unique in a way that would not be heard by the masses. a gem
$199 vs $35? Sounds legit.
added on the 2012-03-04 18:44:52 by xernobyl xernobyl
Gargaj: Newsflash, USB can be connected to a power-socket to function as a power-source.
added on the 2012-03-04 19:01:20 by kusma kusma
Here is how it goes (not complete)

1920ies: Those new horseless vehicle enthusiasts don't care about horses anymore. They will never understand how to drive a carriage.
1930ies: Those new radio amateurs don't care about making their own detectors and buy copperoxide diodes instead. What a wasted generation.
1950ies: Those new electronic tinkerers don't care about understanding tubes and buy flimsy transistors instead. What a wasted generation.
1970ies: Those new CB radio enthusiasts don't know shit about radio technology. What a wasted generation.
1980ies: Those home computer kids never build their own kit and don't know anything about electronics. What a wasted generation.
Early 1990ies: Those stupid kiddos only care about computer games and graphics instead of trying to understand computer science and algorithms. they are never going to get anywhere. What a wasted generation.
Late 1990ies: How did these stupid college students get onto the internet? They know shit about UPD, IP and the Usenet. Will this September ever end?
2000ies: Why are there people on the internet who can not build their own rig? What a wasted generation.

etc etc..

added on the 2012-03-04 20:10:43 by Calexico Calexico