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News Manufacturing begins for the Raspberry Pi microcomputer

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 11 Jan 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Exciting news, although with the first batch limited to 10K units, I'm not overly confident in being able to get hold of one!
     
  3. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Looks like a spanking bit of kit, a model B could make a great USB torrent box. Either way, I want one to play with!
     
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  4. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Looking forward to getting to play with one (or more) of these.
     
  5. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    will they come as a pcb as in the current pics to cut costs?

    Or will they be boxed in some way?

    Can't see them selling to the mass market unless they have a case.
     
  6. coolius

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    Can't wait to get one of these - I hear an XBMC port is very close already!
     
  7. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    As I understand it they'll just be the board at the moment with a case coming soon.
    Probably perfect for us at the moment though. New surge of modds coming soon? A suggestion for the ed....
     
  8. jezmck

    jezmck Well-Known Member

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    I'll be getting one if I can.

    Web server at first, perhaps more eventually.

    As pictured.

    They're not intended for the mass-market.


    PS - http://www.raspberrypi.org/
     
  9. Vo0Ds

    Vo0Ds Fake potato

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    Little bit of Xubuntu and XBMC action possibly? Very much want to find out! I can see some interesting nano-mods appearing with this little gem :)
     
  10. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Pi is nice for the price, but without case it is not that fun (except for the modders :D). There is an alternative product for 99 euros called Cubox, but that is on preorder status as well, without any date :(. On other side it has better specs (1GB RAM, eSATA port, infrared, comes with "case") :
    http://www.solid-run.com/products/cubox
     
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    Before anyone asks, it will NOT run Crysis...
     
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  13. David

    David RIP Tel

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    Board #2 is already up to £2100 on fleabay, with around 10 hours to go.
     
  14. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    I can see this becoming popular as a secondary module inside a bigger case-mod for powering seperate components (like a secondary screen in the case or a miniture stand-by system).

    With the latest announcements regarding Computer Science in the national curriculum, I can percieve something like this becoming a practical tool for schools.
     
  15. Centy-face

    Centy-face Caw?

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    So what are the chances of actually being able to pick one of these up at the supposed 20-30 quid price any time soon. I'd love to have one of these to play with.
     
  16. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Unlikely and me too
     
  17. steveo_mcg

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    Should be pretty good once production ramps up, the first batch looks pretty well spoken for though there is no pre-orders so your chances are as good as any.
     
  18. GravitySmacked

    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    I can't wait to get my hands on one.
     
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    I'm keen and could live without the case (a trip to maplin should find something) but it's a shame they haven't left any mountion points for standoffs on the pcb.
     
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    Regarding the tax situation, stunningly dumb that we tax components which we're not really going to manufacturing here but tax free on the product which we might well.
     
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