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Old 06 January 2012, 14:49   #1
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Anyone else out there excited as I am that this is going to be launched soon? Yes I am a geek, but I really can't wait for this.

For those that don't know it's a small barebones linux based computer that costs between 16 and 22 dependent on model and can handle H264 video.

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Old 06 January 2012, 15:28   #2
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Old 06 January 2012, 16:05   #4
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I think their aim is to get them into use in education, hopefully sparking a generation of programmers and people interested in technology. It's a really good idea, as with companies such as Apple striving to make technology easy to use and accessible, I think it's important that people understand the technology that goes on in the background.

Not sure what I'll do with one yet, probably media server will be the first use, as well as trying to get the development IDE's I use up and running.
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I think it is a great idea, although I wont buy one as I am a little passed it to be honest.

If you are older, you would probably just download the Android or iOS SDK and have a play with that instead? As mentioned above, this is aimed at the education market to get back to basics of computing.

I had parents evening at my daughters school the other day and 'ICT' just consists of using in my opinion out-of-date software. No understandig of networking, how computers actually work etc... I moaned for quite a bit and even offered to come in and teach those bits if they can't do it themselves ...
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I've put myself on the mailing list, but am not hopeful of getting an early one.

Also very excited about it too. Its surely going to make someone a hell of a lot of money. As you can see on the FAQ's, people are already enquiring about buying shares in the firm. They state it can't happen as its a charity.

I'm imagining thse will be eventualy put in a keyboard, so almost a full pc in a keyboard, just plug an play.
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First batch has been released today at 6:00AM. They decided to use RS and Farnell as distributors. Both sites are still down due to load and it's reported that Farnell has sold out. Looks like I'll have to wait another month or so to get one.
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I have a background in Electrical and Electronic engineering but where would I start writing code or getting started with this?

Definitely interested but I'd end up waiting for somebody to release something that i can then install etc
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It's just a computer, so really there's nothing you can do on this, that you can't already do on another PC. They will be doing educational material for this using Python as a programming language.

http://thenewboston.org has lots of different tutorials for loads of different areas and I have found them quite useful.

They have Phyton tutorials here:
http://thenewboston.org/list.php?cat=36

A guy on YouTube also has a channel starting to do tutorials specific to the Raspberry Pi:
http://www.youtube.com/user/Raspberr...eature=g-all-u
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Some scumbag is selling one on the bay for 49.99
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It's just a computer, so really there's nothing you can do on this, that you can't already do on another PC. They will be doing educational material for this using Python as a programming language.

http://thenewboston.org has lots of different tutorials for loads of different areas and I have found them quite useful.

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A guy on YouTube also has a channel starting to do tutorials specific to the Raspberry Pi:
http://www.youtube.com/user/Raspberr...eature=g-all-u
thanks mate

Wonder how long it'll be before these are encased, given a nice GUI and then made into media extenders/players etc?

Would be good to get XBMC or some Plex port done to them
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Has it sold already? Can't see it on there. Not that I'd buy it, I've just put my name down for the next batch.
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Found the ebay one, plus some more completed listings: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Raspberry-...item2a1a6490e6

Most likely all of them are not from the first run, and they are simply making money for being a middle man.
I can't believe people are buying these, for more money, from an un-trustworthy source, when they can buy direct in the same amount of time.
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There was a video of it running XBMC released a month or to back
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There was a video of it running XBMC released a month or to back
Yeah - did end up finding some after I posted!

Looks like it'll be one to watch - a Raspberry Pi mounted to the back of all the tv's and an alternative one with some kind of add-on screen for using Net Radio etc

SHould be interesting to see the marketplace develop!
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I love the ethos but not sure what I would actually do with it, I have an old laptop I rooted out of the scrap pile at work, fixed up, upgraded and now running Ubuntu, not because I cant afford a new laptop, just because I am tight and like making old stuff work, to give my kids the idea that if I can get by with a 50 laptop then they dont need the latest and greatest.

I will buy one of these just to have a play about with it, its kind of a link back to those early days, remember being stuck in bed with Chicken Pox aged 12/13 and someone brought me a stack of cimputer magazines from about 1980 to the present time (83 ish) which got me hooked.

I dont know how this is going to pan out but I do think it is the start of something big, wonder if I can get Oracle to run on it ?

It seems trivial in terms of specs but when you weigh it up, banks ran systems on machines much less powerful than this.

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The idea is interesting mainly for hobbyists as a better Arduino? However, if you get a cheap Android mobile you can surely do all the same with the right software if some of the pins were exposed in an IO port? Plus you have Wifi, GPS, Bluetooth, phone, screen with touch keyboard, no need for a mouse.
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Has anyone got one yet? Mine finally arrived yesterday, but all I've done is booted it up to make sure it works. Hoping to get some spare time to mess with it a bit this weekend. I also tried it plugged into the USB port on my TV and it powered up fine, I wouldn't recommend doing that though. The Pi can draw between 700-1200mA so should not be powered over USB.
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Ordered the other day, looking forward to getting it
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I've got one ordered too. Intel NUC is also interesting, as are the new Android USB/HDMI sticks like MK802 and Cotton Candy.

http://the-gadgeteer.com/2012/05/19/...2-cheap-candy/
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Everyone seems to be buying one to develop on, and that's just silly. Arse about Face.
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I bought one two weeks ago (after being on the RS waiting list for a while). It should arrive in the next few days.

As the post way above from me says, I'm still not sure what I'm going to do with it! I will load XBMC and have a play I guess.
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Mine has sat on my desk for a week. Must find time to take a look. I want a plex client damit!
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Mine finally arrived yesterday. Impressive, although I still do not know what to do with it.
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Mine hasnt arrived yet, first thing ill be downloading is XBMC aka raspbmc full media center for your raspberry pi
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Mmmm. I just got another one. Only charged for one. Need to talk to them.
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