Raspberry Pi

category: code [glöplog]
Xernobyl: as somebody who writes camera apps, that last post of yours destroyed all enthusiasm I had for the pi :( With a decent GPU, small size, low power and that camera connector it could have been awesome to build a custom camera with it.. but without being able to hook in and take over various parts of the pipeline I might as well just write an iOS app.
added on the 2012-06-01 14:54:50 by psonice psonice
pi is linux ?
added on the 2012-06-01 17:42:46 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
pi is hardware
pi is 3.14159
Still early days psonice, if there's enough of a stink we might even see some future hardware revisions or Asian clones with extra features. One can dream at least ;)
added on the 2012-06-01 18:37:41 by raizor raizor
raizor: aparently a 100% compatible clone will be impossible because of that same reason. There's stuff running on the GPU that's almost impossible to reverse.
added on the 2012-06-02 02:00:41 by xernobyl xernobyl
So what's wrong? Is the R-Pi scene dead already?
added on the 2012-06-20 23:27:51 by noouch noouch
It's all gone quiet because everyone's hard at work on their kickass RPi prods that will storm the scene at an upcoming summer demoparty, surely? :-)

I've not done a whole lot with mine in the last few weeks, although I did get the OpenGL-hello-world-spinning-cube examples compiled, and I reckon that a useful next step would be to get the GLSL Sandbox framework ported across so that we can start enjoying some shader-in-a-quad intro goodness.

This link (via KeyJ on Twitter) caught my eye today - flamebait aside, I wonder if that code could be useful for porting some classic-OpenGL based demos to the Pi? (I tried a naive compilation of Yellow Rose Of Texas using MESA. It wasn't pretty.)
added on the 2012-06-21 00:43:17 by gasman gasman
Mine is in the mail. 2 weeks later than what it was suposed :(
added on the 2012-06-21 01:21:17 by xernobyl xernobyl
I got mine two days ago, and I must say coding wise it's surpassed my expectations. Completely standardised hardware with flawless OpenGLES 2.0 without tearing or frameskips, and minimal setup. Feeling the same excitement as when I started coding on the Amiga or C64, at the moment.
added on the 2012-06-21 07:09:27 by Radiant Radiant
I'm enjoying playing with mine, though coding is not my strong point, i'm determined to make -something- even if it's just a scroller :D
added on the 2012-06-21 12:12:06 by spiny spiny
So, what's the best place to order one if you actually wish to receive it before next year? :)
added on the 2012-06-21 14:19:33 by gloom gloom
i got mine here:


but there is a waiting list, so it might still take a while.
added on the 2012-06-21 14:52:32 by spiny spiny
You can buy it from two places: RS and Farnell. Those are the only places selling it anywhere. The Farnell link is http://www.element14.com/community/groups/raspberry-pi?ICID=hp_raspberry
added on the 2012-06-21 16:04:37 by Subi Subi
RS have a blog post about current delivery status here - judging from that, if you 'register your interest' today you can expect an invitation to order by the end of this month, and to receive it in early October.
added on the 2012-06-21 16:17:10 by gasman gasman
gasman: ouch. :( I kinda need one to prototype something in a few weeks.

Does anyone happen to have one they might be inclined to part with?
added on the 2012-06-21 17:38:49 by gloom gloom
mine arrived today. i won't be able to touch it till the middle of the next week.

october? ouch! by the time they start shipping at a steady rate e39 will look way too expensive for what it is.
added on the 2012-06-21 18:26:11 by xernobyl xernobyl
gloom: I have a spare that I'm probably not going to need at the moment. Shoot me a mail at raizor (*at*) gmail.com with your postal address.
added on the 2012-06-22 17:48:40 by raizor raizor
That alternative board is a cheap Chinese tablet without the tablet :P
I could find the shipping price (Royal Mail Air Mail EU: £2.70 5-7 working days), but I couldn't find the price of the board.
added on the 2012-06-22 17:59:33 by xernobyl xernobyl
*shipping cost, not price...
added on the 2012-06-22 17:59:55 by xernobyl xernobyl
£40 but don't remember where I read that
It would end up some €15 more expensive than the raspberry pi, for a lot more power...


Interesting as well.
added on the 2012-06-22 20:26:39 by xernobyl xernobyl
Gasfact: did you know goose is the Iranian word for fart?
added on the 2012-06-22 22:13:03 by FunGas FunGas
raizor: emailed you.
added on the 2012-06-22 22:33:24 by gloom gloom