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    Rasberry Pi Launches...

    The Raspberry Pi Launch

    Well, its finally on sale. I went to RS-Components and you can only register an interest there...the Farnell site has crashed!

    Really looking forward to getting my hands on one of these

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    $35 for an arm linux development board is an incredible deal. I can't wait to get my hands on one.

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    I think I'm too late.

    The Farnell site is now open but is only taking details if you are interested. Probably means the first batch is sold

    Bake to the old AVR gadgets for a while!

    From Farnell:

    Following the successful launch of Raspberry Pi Board B this morning we've seen unpresidented levels of interest in this product. Stocks from Raspberry Pi of the initial production quanitiy are limited and these have already sold out. For those of you who have already pre-ordered, we will let you know in the next few days when you can expect your delivery. We're working very closely with Raspberry Pi to ensure we meet the demand as soon as possible. We will be one of the first to have Raspberry Pi's in stock and delivered to you, so if you haven't been able to pre-order, register your interest below so we can let you know as soon as you can order again and keep you updated with the latest on availability.

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    or you could try pandaboard or beagleboard or the IMX53 Quick Start Board.

    I have a IMX53QSB, and it's a pretty nice unit. I want to try the pandaboard too.

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    I've been following this project for ages, and at the price its unbeatable. The guy that founded it is the guy that wrote Elite back in the good old days, so when he announced it, gave a guide at the price, as well as the spec, I wanted one there & then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fordy View Post
    the guy that wrote Elite back in the good old days
    what's Elite? I'm not going to even bother googling it, because of the "noisy" results it would generate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkvis View Post
    what's Elite? I'm not going to even bother googling it, because of the "noisy" results it would generate.
    Elite (video game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    I've been watching that little gem too.

    I only intend small, stupid things with it, but I plan to have fun while doing them. ^_^;

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    I hope that this gets a good, lively community.

    To me the best way for this to succeed is to have a sort of online magazine, where different ideas are banded about and new applications discussed. You could do this with a forum, but perhaps with a bit more in the "article/comments" slant.

    I still remember when the (paper) magazine with cover disk was king. Reader submissions could net you a cool 20 in some cases! (This was back when 20 could buy a house)

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    You can make a pretty serious cluster with that price per unit.
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    This will, hopefully, mark my first foray into low level programming and electronics.

    I'm amazed that this comes in 1/20th the price of my first computer (only 5 yrs back, though)....but performs 1/3rd, according to the specs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You can make a pretty serious cluster with that price per unit.
    I've seen a youtube video of a guy who built a cluster of 13 pandaboards, but at $179USD each that's a little excessive.

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    That is awesome! An ARM board for the price of an Arduino. Definitely getting one when they come back in stock.

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    Finally got one ordered, but they dont expect to ship it until the week commencing 30th of April. Longer wait than I expected!

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    *UPDATE*

    Finally got the shipping update: should be with me during the last week of May. I have another on order too. Decided I'm going to try make a cheap low power media network for my house with them. Should keep me out of trouble for a while when they actually arrive!

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