The 'Raspberry Pi' thread

Discussion in 'Other CPUs and chipsets' started by HyRax1, May 8, 2011.

  1. IKT

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    Currently E14 still has the Pi listed at 38 bucks, ordered a screw driver set to go with it for free shipping! and some screwdrivers?
     
  2. houseofzeus

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    This is a fairly revisionist take on it. That (education) was *always* the stated aim of the project from the very beginning, the fact that the geek world at large latched onto it as a cheap way to run they media centers/whatever is what made it news and isn't really the foundation's fault (other than that they designed a really nice device).

    I would suggest doing a bit more reading before shooting off based on a few, no doubt mis-construed, quotes in a typically terrible article on news.com.au.
     
  3. th3_hawk

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    I'm one in that geek world! I ordered mine on the weekend (although I have no clue when it will actually ship). The plan is to run it as a second XBMC box for the bedroom and if it works out well I maybe well buy a few more and set then up for a few family and friends.

    I'll probably end up tinkering a bit too and look at setting up discrete appliances each with their own mini computer :). At the price point (and power consumption) its a very attractive option...

    Even simple things like USB camera + Pi = cheap IP Camera. Add a speaker and mic and it's an intercom or video conferencing rig. So many possibilities !!
     
  4. karn1911

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    Received an email from element14 saying they were available for sale today; put an order in for two for a total of $85.27.
     
  5. mtma

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    Hmm to order now or... no doubt the price is just going to keep going up given the crazy demand - but so is the lead time.

    Also 52,000 orders is about $2million worth of raspberry pi :lol:
     
  6. sirhc440

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    Are there any group buys going on for these?

    Or is every one just ordering from element14.
     
  7. ThunderbirdMoz

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    Joining the raspberryPi queue. approx ETA 148 days . LOL
     
  8. IKT

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    Where did you get the eta from?
     
  9. nanolimit

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    It's on the product page
     
  10. nowlan

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    this thread would benefit by haing raspberry pi in title.
     
  11. HyRax1

    HyRax1 ¡Viva la Resolutión!

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    Ask and you shall receive! ;)
     
  12. Osiris

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    The wait continues.
     
  13. 303-Acid

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    Going by his tweets hexxeh will work on ChromOS for the Pi.
     
  14. ThunderbirdMoz

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    I notice Element still has the old prices. I'm not complaining though but if you want it, you should get in before they revise it.
     
  15. tin

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    I did the same (a bit over a week ago)... They called a few days later and said I could only have one :upset:

    Oh well - I often fail to finish projects, so one at a time is probably for the best. :p
     
  16. rm -rp ./Matt*

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    does anyone here have one of these already? having fun with it?

    I'm keen to use one with my Squeezebox music player to save power, I noticed that there's an ARM package written in Perl for the player so is that the only requirement of software packages?
     
  17. IzzehO

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    Not that I'm aware of. I don't believe anyone has recieved one from the first shipment. Also given it was only 10,000 units available worldwide you can bet something like 500 of them was destined for Australia, and E14 over 50,000 orders within Australia I believe.

    Assuming you are sufficient enough to compile it yourself if there isn't a build available, I don't see why not.
     
  18. IzzehO

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    Had a $41.50 charge on my debit card this morning. Immediately assumed it was for the Raspi...

    It was doubly painful, as not only did I realise it wasn't the Raspi... but that breakfast had cost me 40 bucks...
     
  19. Optimus.

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    blueberry pancake > rasperry pi
     
  20. IzzehO

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    Had it been last nights desert it would have been more ironic (apple pie). But alas, it was bacon and eggs.
     

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