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Old 29-02-2012, 14:28
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Anyone one wanting something similar but not so versatile can buy the Disgo 7000 at play.com in their leap-day sale.
Twice the price, not for games or as development versatile, but it does have HDMI and 512MB RAM.
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Old 29-02-2012, 15:36
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Just managed to place a firm accepted order with acknowledgement from Farnell - Awaiting Stock - 30 days! Oh well, at least I will get one eventually.

I want to run XBMC media center on it and keep it in the cupboard under the TV for live streaming football and cricket.
How did you manage that?

I'm only getting an interest page....
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Old 29-02-2012, 15:40
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How did you manage that?

I'm only getting an interest page....
Yeah same here and I don't want to give them my email address for them to pass it onto all their group.

http://uk.farnell.com/raspberry-pi/r...-15d9-00001002
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Old 29-02-2012, 15:41
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How did you manage that?

I'm only getting an interest page....
You need to use Farnell - they seem to be accepting orders but RS are only accepting "interest"
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Old 29-02-2012, 15:44
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Try this - slow as a fortnight but if you are patient, you might just get an order page

http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/search/pro...sp?SKU=2081185
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Old 29-02-2012, 15:52
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Why are they charging an extra 4.55?
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Old 29-02-2012, 15:53
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Just received an update to my order - "Estimated Delivery w/c 16 April"
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Old 29-02-2012, 16:04
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WTF!

Farnell want bloody 31.86 for this?

I'll wait for RS....
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Old 29-02-2012, 16:09
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WTF!

Farnell want bloody 31.86 for this?

I'll wait for RS....
I paid Farnell 29.46 inc VAT and "free" delivery.
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Old 29-02-2012, 16:14
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They built 10,000 yet my guesstimate is that they would have sold 1,000,000 on the first day if they had them.
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Old 29-02-2012, 16:21
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They built 10,000 yet my guesstimate is that they would have sold 1,000,000 on the first day if they had them.
Indeed but I doubt they would have had the investment to have a million units built!
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Old 29-02-2012, 16:24
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WTF!

Farnell want bloody 31.86 for this?

I'll wait for RS....
Yeah i'm in the same boat, it is mean't to cost 26.40 so they are charging an extra 5.46
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Old 29-02-2012, 16:29
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Yeah i'm in the same boat, it is mean't to cost 26.40 so they are charging an extra 5.46
Maybe the extra is to cover the free postage
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Old 29-02-2012, 16:32
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WTF!

Farnell want bloody 31.86 for this?

I'll wait for RS....
The spec on the RS site, at least the one I can see, is for the Model A. That's only 1 USB port and no network.
Farnell are taking orders for the Model B.
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Old 29-02-2012, 16:40
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The spec on the RS site, at least the one I can see, is for the Model A. That's only 1 USB port and no network.
Farnell are taking orders for the Model B.
It says - 10/100 BaseT Ethernet socket which suggests its model B
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Old 29-02-2012, 18:44
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Ordered one from Farnell.

Assorted reports of the launch:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...pberry-Pi.html
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/soft...on-launch-day/
Interview with Robert Mullins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gky6...layer_embedded
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Old 29-02-2012, 19:02
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Did he say Elephant 14? Lol
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Old 29-02-2012, 19:29
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What i dont get with this is why they keep going on about programming it. Doesn't it come with linux?

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Old 29-02-2012, 19:38
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What i dont get with this is why they keep going on about programming it. Doesn't it come with linux?



Looks like Dragons Den!
Not out of the box. It requires an SD card loaded with specific Pi files and a Linux distro installer. The user must install the OS and optimize it for the device.
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Old 29-02-2012, 19:38
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What i dont get with this is why they keep going on about programming it. Doesn't it come with linux?



Looks like Dragons Den!
I assumed they mean't programming within Linux, they can't expect people to write there own OS.
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Old 29-02-2012, 22:21
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Farnell confirmation just arrived - delivery week beginning 23rd April.
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Old 29-02-2012, 23:48
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I am very much reminded of when the ZX81 came out. Similar concept of machine and the same complete underestimate of demand.
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Old 01-03-2012, 00:29
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Perhaps I'm getting the wrong end of the stick, but why do we need an add-on to do some simple programming?
I used to write simple graphic games in BASIC on the BBC back in the 80's, and AFAIK Windows still has a form of basic available, not sure. So what does this thing do that you can't do directly on your PC?
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Old 01-03-2012, 00:39
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Grauniad http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...g-under-bonnet
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:29
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I am very much reminded of when the ZX81 came out. Similar concept of machine and the same complete underestimate of demand.
At least Sinclair had some idea of demand and supply. Got a ZX80 kit for just 90 iirc and it didn't take long to arrive. Unlike the BBC B which I ordered immediately after reading the spec. very early on. I waited 9 months and still had to drive to Cambridge to get it!

Eben certainly got the price point right though.
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