Linked by David Adams on Thu 1st Mar 2012 22:33 UTC, submitted by Robin Miller
Hardware, Embedded Systems Raspberry Pi project leader Eben Upton talks about the state of Raspberry Pi, and tells us that yes -- finally -- they now have distributors in the U.S. and other countries instead trying to ship every unit from the U.K. Even better, instead of buying a batch of boards, selling them, and only then ordering another batch, the new distribution agreements mean they can keep a steady flow of orders coming in and going out.
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RE[4]: Excellent news!
by Morgan on Thu 1st Mar 2012 23:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Excellent news!"
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

I'd love to give RISC a run as well. ;)

I'm looking at using my first board as a test bed for projects like an XBMC media center, Android-based car computer, MAME/Console emulator (think one of those mini tabletop arcade machines with a 7" screen and real controls), home security/automation control center, maybe even wearable computing.

For each successful project I'll order another board to complete the package, and continue testing with the original.

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RE[5]: Excellent news!
by Bringbackanonposting on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 01:09 in reply to "RE[4]: Excellent news!"
Bringbackanonposting Member since:
2005-11-16

I'd love to give RISC a run as well. ;)

I'm looking at using my first board as a test bed for projects like an XBMC media center, Android-based car computer, MAME/Console emulator (think one of those mini tabletop arcade machines with a 7" screen and real controls), home security/automation control center, maybe even wearable computing.

For each successful project I'll order another board to complete the package, and continue testing with the original.


Yes, yes and yes.Looking forward to this myself. Wouldn't it be nice if computing was fun again...there is hope yet.

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RE[6]: Excellent news!
by zima on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 07:58 in reply to "RE[5]: Excellent news!"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

With all the options & toys available, now much more inexpensively than in the 80s or early 90s, computing can be more fun than ever. People just don't exploit it much...
(yeah, the "old times were better" bias here is probably also with how, in the past, seemingly greater proportion of people tinkered - but that's most likely only because ~computers were of less interest for the masses; I wouldn't be surprised if absolute number of tinkerers steadily increased since then)

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