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  • Dirtbox 2 Jan 2012 11:50:43 79,203 posts
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    Kafeen wrote:
    Current bid: 850.00

    Current bid: 1,750.00

    A bit more than the 15 I was hoping for :(
    This is pretty cool actually, imagine owning the C64 or speccy prototypes.

    Not a huge leap to imagine they'll be in the same league in years to come.

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  • Phattso Moderator 2 Jan 2012 12:00:33 13,932 posts
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    Billy_Sastard wrote:
    They're for collectors you plonker, it's obvious they was going to go for stupid money. ;)

    They're a bit bigger than first planned though due to the SD card slot, once they've been encased I can imagine they're going to be roughly the size of a small smart phone.
    Aren't they exactly the size of a credit card? Certainly that has been the comparison made over the last few months as they got the beta boards operational.

    The unit won't come encased as standard either, as I understand it, but they may release an enclosure for it down the line for those that are that way inclined.

    I think I'll keep mine au naturele (when I can actually get one). ;-)
  • Ginger 2 Jan 2012 13:55:59 6,917 posts
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    @Phattso the board is credit card sized, but obviously the usb and man connectors will be a little thicker than your average card.

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  • Phattso Moderator 2 Jan 2012 14:06:54 13,932 posts
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    Indeed. I'm really hyped to get a few of these. I have a lot of fun and serious projects that I'm intending to use 'em for.

    Over the years I've used 'retired' base units for various things, but after a while (and a few house moves!) lugging all that shit around is a pain in the arse. A nice simple Linux stack, in a reasonably compact frame, is just what I need. Will mean also that I won't need quite so many VMs running for my day job in order to get the software stack operational.

    Love the educational aspect, too. I'm hoping that if enough people advocate this sort of thing then we'll reap the rewards in a decade or so. A lot of the younger candidates I've reviewed in the last few years just don't "get" it. They can't see past the IDE and their language of choice. There aren't many tinkerers out there. People that understand the platform. People that (and I'm not kidding) know what bits bytes and words are.

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  • grey_matters 15 Jan 2012 00:49:10 3,863 posts
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    It seems that the XBMC people have created a usable port for this. Should be announced next weekend. They should be going on sale soon after too as mass production started a few days back.
  • FWB 15 Jan 2012 01:08:48 45,613 posts
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    I love technology.
  • mal 15 Jan 2012 03:11:15 22,836 posts
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    Ah, here's the Raspberry Pi thread. I was looking for it the other day.

    Anyway, you may have heard that the Raspberry Pi guys were prevented from manufacturing the boards in the UK (for the initial batch at least) due to some fairly arcane old import duty rules. So someone from the community has created this petition, which seems worthy to me.

    edit: Fixed the link for you - DD

    Edited by DDevil at 09:44:03 15-01-2012

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 15 Jan 2012 09:43:05 39,762 posts
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    Yeah, renamed the thread to make it easier to find.

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  • grey_matters 22 Jan 2012 00:56:38 3,863 posts
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    XBMC is working. It looks pretty smooth too. Sorry I can't link. but it is on their webpage.
  • mal 22 Jan 2012 01:06:48 22,836 posts
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    Awesome. I could retire my xbox with just one of these and a USB DVD drive that is supported by Linux like the Samsung one I already use with my Netbook.

    Cheers for the edits last week, DD.

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  • grey_matters 22 Jan 2012 01:14:45 3,863 posts
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    Yep, I think I saw a DIY case layout somewhere made from Lego. I'll have to buy my nephew some fancy new bits as a swap for the bits I may steal.
  • Venatio Event Features Manager, Gamer Network 1 Feb 2012 11:26:25 4,647 posts
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    John Bedford is interviewing David Braben this afternoon on the subject of Raspberry Pi. Are there any questions you'd like him to ask David? About Raspberry Pi, not Elite 4.

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  • Dirtbox 1 Feb 2012 11:27:24 79,203 posts
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    Will Raspberry Pi run Elite 4?

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  • Venatio Event Features Manager, Gamer Network 1 Feb 2012 11:28:56 4,647 posts
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    :D

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  • Dirtbox 1 Feb 2012 11:29:06 79,203 posts
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    Okay, serious one: Are there plans to incorporate Raspberry Pi into some sort of mobile platform? Needing a monitor/TV for it seems a little bit much for such a tiny computer, especially if it's targeted at schools.

    The first 50 laptop maybe.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 11:46:20 01-02-2012

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  • [maven] 1 Feb 2012 11:31:37 5,187 posts
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    With the variety of distributions looking to support Raspberry Pi, do you foresee much software compatibility trouble (which might make things like a common "App Distribution Network" kinda hard).

    It needs something like a common basic interpreter... :D
  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 1 Feb 2012 11:35:49 10,861 posts
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    Have you considered licencing your designs to a larger manufacturer, such as Apple?

    Are there any other Pi's in the oven?
  • Dirtbox 1 Feb 2012 11:36:38 79,203 posts
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    Urgh! That's just offensive.

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  • grey_matters 1 Feb 2012 11:41:43 3,863 posts
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    What sort of numbers are needed for the project to break-even and consider developing a Pi2 in 12/18 months time?
  • brokenkey 1 Feb 2012 11:50:50 7,155 posts
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    What documentation is it going to ship with?

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  • Dirtbox 1 Feb 2012 11:53:43 79,203 posts
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    Will it have a case? Almost everything I've seen so far has been a bare circuit board.

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  • grey_matters 1 Feb 2012 12:00:11 3,863 posts
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    Will it launch with the option of purchasing a pre-loaded OS on an (approved) SD-card? Which distros if so?
  • Venatio Event Features Manager, Gamer Network 1 Feb 2012 12:02:15 4,647 posts
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    Cheers guys.

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  • Dirtbox 1 Feb 2012 12:04:22 79,203 posts
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    grey_matters wrote:
    Will it launch with the option of purchasing a pre-loaded OS on an (approved) SD-card? Which distros if so?
    That's on the FAQ http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs

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  • grey_matters 1 Feb 2012 12:07:29 3,863 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    grey_matters wrote:
    Will it launch with the option of purchasing a pre-loaded OS on an (approved) SD-card? Which distros if so?
    That's on the FAQ http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs
    As is info on the case. Both are useful questions for anyone first hearing of it by stumbling across this soon-to-be interview though.
  • Dirtbox 1 Feb 2012 12:09:17 79,203 posts
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    Yeah, I noticed that too.

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  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 1 Feb 2012 12:19:15 10,861 posts
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    I understand that Raspberry Pi's will be handed out to prospective undergraduate candidates for Oxford University who apply to study Computer Science.

    Will you be featuring any results from the "tests" of the potential students and do you see the device becoming a standard way of testing potential students in Computer Science for all universities as a way of singling out those suited to the course or a career in high-end technology?
  • Ginger 25 Feb 2012 16:36:48 6,917 posts
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    So the first batch should be on sale in the next week or so. From the latest blog on their site its going to be an early start for someone - probably the UK...

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  • prodge Moderator 28 Feb 2012 13:04:45 364 posts
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    Very close now...
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