Raspberry pi

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by strantor, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. strantor

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 3, 2010
    4,302
    1,988
    I want one. I see them listed on the Newark site, 0 in stock. Checked the website, says they had a screwup in manufacturing. How many nerds do you think are in line for this thing? I.e. Will I have to wait for the 2nd or 3rd production batch?
     
  2. Sparky49

    Active Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    834
    417
    Farnell are giving away free shirts to keep their customers happy.

    I'd much rather a money off voucher but hey ho. :)
     
  3. Sparky49

    Active Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    834
    417
    I think just about every nerd is wanting at least one. Then many schools are buying hundreds. Then some charities. I even managed to convince my friends to want some, because they are so cheap, they don't mind giving it a try and finding they don't like it.

    This has got to be one if the best ideas of the 21st century so far.
     
  4. Wendy

    Moderator

    Mar 24, 2008
    20,766
    2,536
    Links please?
     
  5. strantor

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 3, 2010
    4,302
    1,988
    I'm reluctant to provide a link, as I don't want any more nerds in the dogpile. But I like you, so here you go: http://www.raspberrypi.org/
     
  6. Kermit2

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 5, 2010
    3,789
    945
    [​IMG]

    Oh, it's cute! ;)
     
  7. strantor

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 3, 2010
    4,302
    1,988
    Isn't it? I just want to snuggle with it.
     
  8. MrChips

    Moderator

    Oct 2, 2009
    12,442
    3,361
    What do you plan to do with it?
    I am building my own raspberry pi. What should I call it?
     
  9. strantor

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 3, 2010
    4,302
    1,988
    check out the second paragraph of this post (#1)
    S
     
  10. Kermit2

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 5, 2010
    3,789
    945
    How about Mr. Chip? :D
     
  11. THE_RB

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 11, 2008
    5,435
    1,305
    Pi and Chips. ;)
     
    Sparky49 likes this.
  12. Sparky49

    Active Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    834
    417
    I was thinking chip pi, but that works too. :D
     
  13. chrisw1990

    Active Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    543
    41
    apple pi^2
     
  14. chrisw1990

    Active Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    543
    41
    i have to be honest, i genuinely like the concept of it, and while yeh, its nerds blatantly buying up the current stocks, eventually they will hit schools and be able to get some kids programming and interested in electronics, which is sadly very undersold (at least in the uk) where i found out there was an electrical engineering degree when some guy from the uni phoned and said.. hey, you got an A in electronics, why not do this degree??? lol. nice guy!
    point is.. they should develop a nice easy free thing like FlowCode to get people into pic programming too.. flowcode isnt free:(
     
  15. strantor

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 3, 2010
    4,302
    1,988
    Reading your story about building the mouse before it was released made me think about this

    So, how's it coming? Will it be done before I receive mine in the mail?
     
  16. MrChips

    Moderator

    Oct 2, 2009
    12,442
    3,361
    Not likely. It depends on what you want to do with it.
    So far, it is a 3-channel digital scope and spectrum analyzer.
    I am now working on the keyboard, mouse and USB interface.
    I haven't even started on the first PCB prototype.
     
  17. Brownout

    Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2012
    2,375
    998
    I know I"m out of my league here, but what's wrong with using something more common, like the Arduino? Seems to me the Raspberry Pi has a bunch of stuff you don't really need.
     
  18. shortbus

    AAC Fanatic!

    Sep 30, 2009
    4,013
    1,531
    @Stantor, looks like your wife wanting that purse is similar :D
     
  19. strantor

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 3, 2010
    4,302
    1,988
    Well the arduino could probably do it, if I stored the info somewhere else, but it still seems a bit ill equipped. I'm probably wrong.,
    oh, now you're just trying to get me riled up. :p 30$ for a fully functioning computer, vs. 145$ for a bag that will crest the pile of other bags in my closet? It's a no brainer.;)
     
    #12, osx-addict and shortbus like this.
  20. strantor

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 3, 2010
    4,302
    1,988
    in my inbox tonight:
    What I didn't get was my notification that the raspberry pi I've already preordered is on it's way.
     
Loading...