Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Sep 2012 17:56 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Hardware, Embedded Systems "In the six months since we launched Raspberry Pi, we've received a lot of feedback about the original board design. Over the next few weeks, we'll be gradually rolling out a new revision 2.0 PCB which incorporates some of the most popular suggestions." Also: manufactured in the UK.
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Comment by abstraction
by abstraction on Fri 7th Sep 2012 23:31 UTC
abstraction
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2008-11-27

I'm holding on until they start selling them including casing. I've already done that mistake when I bought the BeagleBoard xM. It was fun to play around with but it is hard to find any real usage for it as it was.

Also something that I'm kinda worried about is that if you have it runnning on USB power and then plug in another USB peripheral like a keyboard it might stop operating properly because it might drain to much power from the chip. A friend of mine had this problem. Has anyone else experienced this?

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RE: Comment by abstraction
by Elv13 on Sat 8th Sep 2012 02:50 in reply to "Comment by abstraction"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

yes

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RE: Comment by abstraction
by SeanParsons on Sat 8th Sep 2012 11:20 in reply to "Comment by abstraction"
SeanParsons Member since:
2011-01-11

I think it must depend on your intentions as to whether or not a premanufactured case makes any sense.

The RPi that I'm using as a multimedia center on my television requires a powered USB hub for my wifi dongle and to attach an external hard drive. A case that only houses the board would look odd as all these other large items come cascading off of it. My Lego case was easy to customize to house everything for that.

But, the RPi I keep in my office at work would be easy to throw in a premanufactured case since I mostly use it to run remote apps and save data on the network drives.

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