It's a project to make a very cheap computer,’ Upton explained by way of background, ‘to make a computer for $25 without networking or $35 with. It was founded because we think that the lack of programmable hardware for children - the sort of hardware we used to have in the 1980s - is undermining the supply of eighteen year olds who know how to program, so that's a problem for universities, and then it's undermining the supply of 21 year olds who know how to program, and that's causing problems for industry.’
I too doubt they will end up being 35, even if they could mass produce them for less than that and make a profit for $35, supply and demand will likely see the price rise
can you even pre-order them at the moment? I first heard about them a month or two ago and even back then they weren't taking any orders
The Raspberry Pi Foundation will be making a big (and very positive) announcement that just might interest you at 0600h GMT on Wednesday 29 February 2012. Come to www.raspberrypi.org to find out what’s going on.
I think I'm going to wait for the 2nd generation ones that have a case - I don't want to have to deal with innards dangling everywhere. But I definitely want one for a Linux box at home!
This is probably the closest alternative atm that comes with a case, though a fair bit more expensive. Presumably they'd have to drop their prices if Raspberry Pi is competing at a fraction of the price, time will tell.
Why are we using a licensed manufacture model?...
The involvement of RS Components and Premier Farnell means that we can build volume much, much faster than would have been possible on our own. We are no longer limited to batches of only 10k Raspberry Pis; the Raspberry Pi will now be being built to match demand.
Kind of amazing how popular this thing is (or at least, how they're struggling to keep up with demand)
Not that amazing, the amount of arduino playing has exploded in the last few years, + theres a heap of people who are planning on using these for computer replacement tasks (honestly I think those people should wait because they will most likely be disappointed).
They are so small and yet powerful I am going to implant one in my body with a multitude of sensors and servo's.
If my head is cleft clean from my body the servos will open my mouth in sync with an mp3 of me saying "My Dad always said I'd loose my head if it wasn't bolted on", if my time comes naturally than it will erect my penis and clamp my hand upon it with such strength they will not be able to loosen my death grip at the mortuary. I will also be able to upload stats from my body to my computer and a variety of other functions will be swiftly explored and invoked.
Another use for the Raspberry Pi from the pirate bay
With the development of GPS controlled drones, far-reaching cheap radio equipment and tiny new computers like the Raspberry Pi, we're going to experiment with sending out some small drones that will float some kilometers up in the air. This way our machines will have to be shut down with aeroplanes in order to shut down the system. A real act of war.
We're just starting so we haven't figured everything out yet. But we can't limit ourselves to hosting things just on land anymore. These Low Orbit Server Stations (LOSS) are just the first attempt. With modern radio transmitters we can get over 100Mbps per node up to 50km away. For the proxy system we're building, that's more than enough.
Raspberry Pi has finally passed compliance testing in the UK, they have also passed America's FCC and Australia's CTick.
A cute story. Radiated immunity testing involves hitting the Raspberry Pi hard with narrow-band EM radiation, while checking (amongst many other things) that the device is still able to send Ethernet frames to a hub. The first time the team did this, the light on the hub stopped blinking: no frames were making it through. They did it again: still nothing. Finally, they discovered that the hub (which, I should point out, gave every appearance of being CE marked, so it should have been able to get through these tests itself) was being knocked out every time somebody pressed the button. Jimmy used a longer cable, put the hub outside the field, and found that the Raspberry Pi got through its immunity tests with no problems at all.
Outside of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, it seems work is being done to support the tiny PC with add-ons. One of the companies set to launch such a product is Adafruit, which has just announced an electronics plate kit for the device.
^^ that seems to target a different kind of use case.
If I wanted something small, relatively powerful, and cheap for something like sensor data processing and logging, I'd use a Raspberry Pi.
Something that's supposed to act a bit more like a computer, maybe the Intel NUC.
My micro ITX HTPC is a beast compared to this and it is frustratingly slow. I can't imagine a media center on a Raspberry Pi, but for me that would be the ultimate goal. Does anyone have any reviews of people actually doing this? It would be brilliant to stick one of these behind a wall mounted television, but if making it 2 or 3 times bigger gives it more juice and still fits back there, then that would be better.