I have been looking into the raspberry Pi computer for a little while now, this little bit of technology interest me greatly and I’ll probably be ordering one shortly.
In the meantime I am trying to find a working link to a VM version, I’ll add a link to anything of interest that actually works.
Anything high ranked on search results appears to be snowed under with interest.
This amused me though
Anyone who can put down the internet and go to the pub has their priorities sorted.
I can probably string together enough solar powered garden lights from the pound shop to power a Raspberry Pi and the thought of a running DC processor using 3.5 watts is interesting in a geeky way.[/QUOTE]
There’s been plenty of positive developments in shipping and testing over the last week.
2,000 boards have now been shipped to the Raspberry Pi Foundation in Cambridge, UK (here’s some pictures)
RS and Farnell are working together with the Foundation to accelerate testing, making sure that all Raspberry Pi’s meet the required safe-for-use standards, as many people will be using their Pi’s as a finished product.
As soon as certification has been achieved, we will receive our allocation of the first batch of boards. We’re hopeful that this will be very soon.
Our dedicated Raspberry Pi store is getting ready to open to the first group of people in our queue. Once they have placed their orders, we’ll then start inviting the next-in-line into the store.
More deliveries are expected shortly, so we can start fulfilling the extraordinary demand for Raspberry Pi. We’ll keep you up-to-date via our weekly email and online FAQs.
I had one. I managed to get the Rev 02 board, before they were even released (CPC said they were due on the Monday, I ordered the Thursday before and it arrived the day after, a weekend before the Monday release!)
I played about with it and then sold it on to a friend that had been waiting ages for one. Basically I wanted to run a server on it but then realised my VPS is in a bit place to do so. It did make quite a good media centre through but I’ve got an Apple TV to handle that.
Now the hype has died down and common sense has returned I dont think I would be doing anything with a Pi that I couldnt achieve with a 50 quid ebay laptop and a lightweight Linux install.
Its been sidelined by finding some things in the CPC catalogue that arrived today and the item that appeals to me most is THIS
I’m not sure just how it works but the basic overview is a device with an ethernet connection that can control outputs and monitor inputs like a bare bones home automation controller.
I like the idea of having a few dotted round the house/garden linked to PIR sensors that could turn on a light in the house if there is enough activity outside.
I’ve ordered two Raspberrys last year and after four months they were delivered, and now after my move from one town to an other and the job-switch I’ll hopefully find time to build up a media center and use the secound one as a test machine.