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Hardware Raspberry Pi: the modder's dream machine?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 26 Jan 2012.

  1. Lord Badger

    Lord Badger What's a Dremel?

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    Was looking forward to ordering one of these when they were available, set my alarm and... slept through it, DOH!

    Will be waiting for the next batch :)
     
  2. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg What's a Dremel?

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    Annnd the ebay Vultures are abound, £50 plus postage from one chap. I wonder if he even has stock...
     
  3. Byron C

    Byron C Over-reacting and over-analysing since 1982

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    Anyone selling them on eBay - or anywhere other than RS or Farnell - is either a fraudster or a ripoff merchant. Either they're selling something they don't have and will never send to you, or they're selling on a board that they have ordered at an inflated price.
     
  4. goldstar0011

    goldstar0011 Multimodder

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    Stick with legit sellers to be safe, even is they ebay sellers are legit you'd be funding profiteers, Raspberry PI's will be available to all
     
  5. Risky

    Risky Modder

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    I registered interest at RS as Farnell's site was down.

    I've used farnell a lot in the past for fittings, switches and Papst fans back in the day.

    Btw They said somewhere a future revision of the board will have standoff mounting points.
     
  6. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Somewhere? Eben said it right here. :p
     
  7. Risky

    Risky Modder

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    Farnell's site is back up, btw.
     
  8. PingCrosby

    PingCrosby What's a Dremel?

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    Same here lol.
     
  9. rocket

    rocket What's a Dremel?

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    i need one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. idontwannaknow

    idontwannaknow What's a Dremel?

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    The RasPI is a nice platform but it's more closed than heaven gates are for politicians. They claimed to have opened a great part of the software, while in fact they just released open stubs that link to code in closed blobs. It may be a nice platform for playing around, but I wouldn't trust it for anything serious or where my data matters a lot.
     
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