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
$35 for an arm linux development board is an incredible deal. I can't wait to get my hands on one.
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!
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.
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. ^_^;
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)
You can make a pretty serious cluster with that price per unit.
If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
If at first you don't succeed, try writing your phone number on the exam paper.
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.
That is awesome! An ARM board for the price of an Arduino. Definitely getting one when they come back in stock.