Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th May 2012 22:21 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems It took the world a good while, but today, my Raspberry Pi finally landed on my doormat. Since it only arrived today, I haven't had the time to put it through its paces, but I do have a few first impressions to share with you all, while I also want to explain how the Pi will allow me to complete my already seven year long quest for The Elusive Three.
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Jondice
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2006-09-20

I was also quite sad about this, even though I don't plan on writing an OS or doing anything close to that anytime soon. Might not have purchased one had I known, though I guess in designing such a cheap system their choice in chipsets may have been limited ... just a guess though.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

What probably also played a role, I guess, is how the RaspberryPi Foundation is a stone's throw away from the UK Broadcom R&D branch in Cambridge - which also designs that line of SoCs, it seems.

And how one of RPi fathers (even the director of RPi Foundation?) works as a chip designer at Broadcom.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/about
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphamosaic

Edited 2012-05-31 18:27 UTC

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