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Raspberry Pi

Discussion in 'Computers and Networks' started by Nigel Goodwin, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Nigel Goodwin

    Nigel Goodwin Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    Interesting. How much (the link doesn't say)?
     
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    Alec.. It was on telly sometime in the last week... They said it would retail at £22... We'll see.
     
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    Hi,

    Does look interesting. I'd like to see more and hear some reviews.
     
  6. Nigel Goodwin

    Nigel Goodwin Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    I think it's £24.95+VAT, the £22 is probably for the smaller version.
     
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    It comes in small? E
     
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    The Model B with Ethernet is $35 and the model A without Ethernet is $25.
    Both of these prices are excluding VAT and delivery.

    I ordered a model B from Farnell's and it cost £29.46 including VAT and delivery.

    More information on the Raspberry Pi can be found at http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs
     
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    Hi again,


    I'd like to hear much more about this product. If somebody gets one and tries it out please post back here.
    So i guess it runs Linux.
     
  10. Ian Rogers

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    RS components have it at £21.68 + vat.....

    Sorry... will have it SOON.
     
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  11. Nigel Goodwin

    Nigel Goodwin Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    I registered my interest at both RS and Farnell.
     
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    I use an embedded board.. A vortex86 at a cost of £66 and that doesn't have sound or video.... This sounds FAR to cheap...
     
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    The Raspberry Pi some thing to play with Broadcom BCM2835 700MHz ARM1176JZFS processo

    Here you go get two of these $35 each not bad http://www.alliedelec.com/RaspberryPi/

    The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer board that plugs into a TV and a keyboard. It’s a miniature ARM-based PC which can be used for many of the things that a desktop PC does

    Features:
    Broadcom BCM2835 700MHz ARM1176JZFS processor with FPU and Videocore 4 GPU
    GPU provides Open GL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, and 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
    GPU is capable of 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s or 24GFLOPs with texture filtering and DMA infrastructure
    256MB RAM
    Boots from SD card, running the Fedora version of Linux
    10/100 BaseT Ethernet socket
    HDMI socket
    USB 2.0 socket
    RCA video socket
    SD card socket
    Powered from microUSB socket
    3.5mm audio out jack
    Header footprint for camera connection
    Size: 85.6 x 53.98 x 17mm
    Oh and get some cheap usb wifi card
     
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    Good isn't it? :)

    It's been developed by Cambridge University, basically because of an utter lack of programming skills on incoming computer students. The idea is to make a cheap versatile computer that can be used for embedded projects and has good I/O facilities for doing so.
     
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    Looks great Im on there list as soon as they get some in it will be on it way. You can use it I/O pins there on the board plus there going to post the data sheet soon.

    I have idea for it now way to use Netflix with out tying up a cp

    There $25 and $35

    $25 gets you one USB and no RJ45
    $35 gets you 2 USB and RJ45
     
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    Hi again,

    Do they mention what kind of web browser you can use with the op sys Fedora with only 256MB ram?
     
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    It looks like a fantastic little Linux board.
     
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    I't got more then enough ram your using a SD card as hard dive can also use the USB to with a hard drive

    It will run firefox easy and there are 3 Linux OS that can be used Debian Fedora and Arch, but really you could build any of them to run on this.

    I've ran Linux on a much slower Arm 400 mhz and full blown Linux OS on flash and it was great.

    I can't wait to get my hands on one of these puppy's It's like a dream come true.

    Need to check out there site http://www.raspberrypi.org/

    Unreal
     
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  19. Nigel Goodwin

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    I've had confirmation of my order, expected delivery 14th MAY :eek:

    Cost was £24.55+VAT (£29.46 in total) for the B version with Ethernet - but includes a 'free' tee-shirt as an early order.

    I really hate waiting for things!.
     
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    That makes all the difference.
     
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    I got the B version too but dang no tee-shirt and I'm on a will call type of deal LOL.
     
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