Wednesday, February 29th 2012

Raspberry Pi Now Selling

The season's hottest hobby-kit for electronics and embedded computing enthusiasts, Raspberry Pi, started selling. The device is a fully-functional, self-contained, ARM-powered computer, complete with modern interfaces such as SDHC, USB, HDMI, and Ethernet (USB and Ethernet with $35 Model B), for as low as $25. The device can be powered up using Fedora Remix for Raspberry Pi, a Fedora ARM variant that's heavily optimized for the device. The Raspberry Pi is now available (limited to one quantity per customer), through Premier Farnell or RS Components.

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#2
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They were all sold out before this article was even posted. It sounds like buyers in the US may have a chance in a day or two, since none of the retailers sell them through their US sites or ship to the US through their UK sites.

Edit: Looks like Farnell sold off their entire stock, and RS won't be available until later this week. No word on whether RS will sell them in the US, but the RPi doesn't even exist on the page of their US site. Also, from what I understand, RS only deals with individuals in the UK. Export is strictly corporate-only.
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Completely Bonkers
Will you be buying as Raspberry Pi? What will your project be? How about a project thread?
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Completely Bonkers
by: erocker
[url]No US option on the Farnell site? What happened to buying it on raspberrypi.com? They were developed at a US university.. Why did they take the forum down? Disappointed. :ohwell:
eh? US university you say? Which one? :roll:

ARM, "kit computers", "Model A" and "Model B", "do it yourself without instructions", "David Braben", "20 pence piece", Fitzbillies Chelsea buns these are all signs of being a very Cambridge thing

Herewego... something on the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17192823
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erocker
by: Completely Bonkers
eh? US university you say? Which one? :roll:

ARM, "kit computers", "Model A" and "Model B", "do it yourself without instructions", these are all signs of being a very Cambridge thing
Actually I was thinking of the O/S to go with it... Even then I was wrong.. It's a college in Canada. :laugh:
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#8
radarblade
[sarcasm] But will it run Crysis? [/sarcasm]

On the other hand, if the Chinese get their hands on these, expect the price to go down to $15! :D
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brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: radarblade
[sarcasm] But will it run Crysis? [/sarcasm]
It might if Windows could run on it LOL
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#11
Grings
by: Completely Bonkers
Will you be buying as Raspberry Pi? What will your project be? How about a project thread?
I'm considering it, i have allsorts of DLNA devices in my house, linked to a nas containing my video's, each of them have problems with different video codecs, so i usually have to turn my pc on anyway.
A device like this is a lot more appealing to me as being based on an OS i can add codecs and update them when necessary.

I just wish there were more options like this, if these are £16-22, what could i get for £50-70?
Something with 7.1pcm via hdmi (ALL pc audio, not just blu-ray pass through) would be awesome.
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#13
wahdangun
so what is hte spec for this raspberry Pi ?

and can install android ?
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#14
raspberry-crumble
Invited to place an order!

Raspberry-Crumble.co.uk has ordered their very own Raspberry PI, Model B from Farnell element14 - Order Date 5th March 2012 - Supplier Lead Time 58 days

We are very excited :-)
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