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Raspberry Pi £22.00 computer starts 29th at 6am

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The Raspberry Pi is set to go on sale at 6am on Wednesday 29th February. Limited to one per person for this initial run of 10,000. More units to be made later in the year. This is a fully fu… Read More
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The Raspberry Pi is set to go on sale at 6am on Wednesday 29th February.

Limited to one per person for this initial run of 10,000. More units to be made later in the year.

This is a fully functional ARM-based computer with HDMI out, 256MB RAM memory, two USB ports, 10/100 Ethernet controller and SD card reader for £22.

This ultra cheap computer can be used as media player soon, running a special build of XBMC for playing your downloaded movies on usb at 1080p.
NOTE: XBMC for RasPi aka RaspMC has not yet been released but will be soon with the launch http://www.raspbmc.com/

You will need a SD card, micro usb adaptor for power, keyboard, mouse and TV. It doesn't come with a case, but it's pretty small so you could just stick it to the back of your TV.

"The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming." From http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs
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4 Likes #201
This gets a phenomenal amount of interest on here, and yet where were the hundreds of posts from people with no idea how to use one but claiming they need to get one when the new mbed LPC11U24 was released just recently? I’ve already got an mbed LPC1768, plus a coolcomponents workshop dev board for it, and it’s a lot of fun. Haven’t touched it for ages though.
2 Likes #202
dan394
If someone gets one and falls out with it so chucks it in a drawer, what does it matter, they'll be making more later and they will probably be cheaper.


donating it to a school would be one solution
1 Like #203
rufus bezak
Man, some of the unbelievable ill informed and just downright ignorant comments regarding the Raspberry Pi. It's like people are somehow offended or feel threatened by a small, staggeringly primitive, yet revolutionary piece of tech.

Why are people essentially 'ganging up' on something so utterly inoffensive and potentially beneficial to School kids and young computer enthusiasts?

I'm half expecting a Raspberry Pi vs Xbox306 graphical comparison thread!


Well said
#204
This thread is just speculation!

There is nothing confrmed. Even when they go on sale, it will sell out immediately, so its not even a deal
1 Like #205
I'm gonna buy thousands and make my own cloud
#206
csiman
dapp
im confused as to what this is? lol

a circuit board so effectively useless as it stands to the vast majority of hukders ;)

probably go uber hot though :)


Judging by the day to day posts on HUKD, it would appear everyone is an expert :)
#207
Has anyone actually read the T&Cs?

Raspberry Pi is a charitable trading style of GardenXL.....
1 Like #208
phil2345
well all the prices are in dollars
FatherTed
phil2345
will give this deal a miss looks like a scam becuase it is american and the website looks ****


Er it's not American. Clearly you haven't even read the website.


Please refer to my previous comment.
#209
Does this have any cmos/bios setup? would it boot dos from sd? if so, sod crysis, doom is coming out to play.
#210
From their website;
When can I buy one?
We are hoping to have the Raspberry Pi available to order at the end of February 2012. The initial production run will be 10 000 uncased development-style boards with further productions runs starting once these have been sold.


Most likely the development board-type model people are talking about?
1 Like #211
For those wanting to buy 3/8's of one, YOU CANT.

Will there be a minimum order quantity?

The minimum order quantity will be one unit.


Doh!
1 Like #212
splatsplatsplat
Does this have any cmos/bios setup? would it boot dos from sd? if so, sod crysis, doom is coming out to play.

No.

foottothethroat
From their website;
When can I buy one?
We are hoping to have the Raspberry Pi available to order at the end of February 2012. The initial production run will be 10 000 uncased development-style boards with further productions runs starting once these have been sold.

Most likely the development board-type model people are talking about?

The Raspberry Pi is a "development-style board" that's the point of it. The later cased ones are just an afterthought.
#213
Will it blend?

Yes. We have conducted extensive virtual simulations. No Raspberry Pis were harmed in the testing.


haha, i like their style.
#214
Sounds very interesting, could be useful for a number of projects, better set my alarm clock!
7 Likes #215
NNNNOOOOOOOOO! Why was this posted on here!? Yes its a gret deal but half the people buying them won't know what to do with it and either bin it or leave it on the shelf, seriously who here is gonna learn Python?
#216
OFI
disciple
TehSheep
Beowulf
These will be just the board according to the posts, meant for developers, no PSU, no case, no sd card, no leads.


No PSU? It's powered by USB.

Since when is a USB client able to power a USB host?

It needs a PSU of some sort.

You'll also need memory + an sdcard for storage.

Total cost will likely be £50-60 once VAT's factored in.


Argh do some reading!

It's powered from USB. So YES if you wish you could plug it into your PC or any one of the phone chargers many of us will already have.

Yeah isn't that what I said? I'm pretty sure a phone charger counts as a 'PSU of some sort'.

My reply was to the above poster saying it would need no PSU, he/she appears to be thining that you can you can just plug in a powered USB device and it'll work. You can't, you need a PSU of some sort.
#217
splatsplatsplat
Does this have any cmos/bios setup? would it boot dos from sd? if so, sod crysis, doom is coming out to play.


No, but quake 3 plays perfectly on it.
1 Like #218
miffyl
paully
badgerpelt
can you put ice cream sandwich on your raspberry pi?


MMMMMM! Raspberry Pi with an Ice Cream Sandwich!


Christ, will people read the FAQ!!!

Will it run Android?

If someone in the community can port a version of Android to work with 256MB of RAM, then it’ll run on the Raspberry Pi.


what have androids got to do with it?

But since you are keen to answer my questions...I am correct in saying this comes without a box?

Surely it will get squashed in the post, should I get my raspberry pie from tescos?

I don't want my ice cream sandwich to run on my raspberry pie. Can you recommend the best way to keep it cold?
11 Likes #219
The condescending nerdy types on here have annoyed me so much that I'm going to buy one
#220
Flombard
The condescending nerdy types on here have annoyed me so much that I'm going to buy one
<<<<<<<< Does this look like a Nerdy type to you!? I think not! :p
#221
badgerpelt
But since you are keen to answer my questions...I am correct in saying this comes without a box?

Surely it will get squashed in the post, should I get my raspberry pie from tescos?

I don't want my ice cream sandwich to run on my raspberry pie. Can you recommend the best way to keep it cold?


LMAO! You my friend are a legend ;)

Does it come with Windows 7 32-bit ot 64-bit? Will it play Mario? If I put one on top of the other will the graphics run in SLI?

Edited By: elrasho on Feb 28, 2012 20:56
1 Like #222
Suprised it's release date wasn't april the 1st......
2 Likes #223
Flombard
The condescending nerdy types on here have annoyed me so much that I'm going to buy one


I am gonna buy 10 with the sole intention of sticking them in my sock drawer ...X)
#224
This looks liek something I made in technology at school. I really can't quite work out how it works as I'm not a "dev" type. But there seems to be a lot of fuss over these and some people getting quite arsey. For this reason alone im buying one for ebay 8) thanks OP
3 Likes #225
All I have to say to @dsided is...
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z67/alphanash/what-have-you-done-meme-rage-face.jpg
3 Likes #226
According to Wiki £22 is the RRP, so what is all the fuss about?
1 Like #227
"FORSALE: Raspberry Pi - Mint Condition - £75" is going to be ever present in the For sale section! lol
#228
an explanation of what it is

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ7N4rycsy4
1 Like #229
These will sell out in 22/7 seconds.
1 Like #230
robot1000
According to Wiki £22 is the RRP, so what is all the fuss about?



These will sell out quick so a potential big profit to be made if you get one (or 10) just to sell on ebay
#231
Yep, these will be on sale from tomorrow at 6.00am GMT. A third party company is handling the sales and fulfilment. Payment can be made by credit/debit card as well as Paypal.

Postage and VAT needs to be added to the cost of each unit, so final cost is likely to be around £28 to £30.

There are 10,000 units of Raspberry Pi r2.1 (release name: cream pie) and the next batch of units will be available early Summer 2012 and more focused towards consumers (probably including all leads and software, and with a slightly higher cost)
2 Likes #232
If don't manage to get one before they sell out, why not try a Fignition:

http://sites.google.com/site/libby8dev/fignition

Whilst it is much less powerful and is aimed at hobbyist developers, the unit if great fun, and there is excellent community support.
3 Likes #233
Bought ten new houses today and registered a new credit card to each plus bought a £7 DAB alarm clock from TESCO so I can get up at 5.59am and beat the system, eBay here I come!!!!!!!
7 Likes #234
epicvibe321
robot1000
According to Wiki £22 is the RRP, so what is all the fuss about?



These will sell out quick so a potential big profit to be made if you get one (or 10) just to sell on ebay


Dont you feel even a bit guilty about trying to make money out of a charity?
Luckily they are limited to 1 per person to stop scammers.

Jeremy Kyle studio doors on your left sir.
#235
Cold.
#236
This is the first batch of a new powerful but cheap ARM computer development board - it is NOT a PC in the way most people relate to computers ie it won't run Windows programs. It runs LINUX which a lot of people won't be used to.

If people are going to buy it you need to be reasonably technically proficient in software and hardware to get the unit to run.

Most people would be better off waiting for the next batch to be released when there is much more likely to be a lot of 'accessories' in terms of software/hardware available from the first wave development people You will then have a much better chance of making use of this extraordinary product. A lot of new software is being ported/developed as we speak..

A lot of good people have worked very hard for no money to get this project up and running with the aim of having a VERY low cost computer available to everyone (especially High School children) but please remember it is still early days and most people here would probably struggle to get much use frome the unit in its present 'bare bones' form.

The first hardware release was always intended for interested software/hardware development people to add value to the basic concept.

The Raspberry Pi will be a great product but probably not yet for most people unless you have specific technical skills.
#237
Skynet has sent a terminator back in time to change Cyberdyne systems to Rasberry Pi. Obviously Sarah Connor doesnt know this so she will not know where the T1000 chip and arm is and im afraid that Miles Dyson WILL ruin us all.
#238
OldBoy
This is the first batch of a new powerful but cheap ARM computer development board - it is NOT a PC in the way most people relate to computers ie it won't run Windows programs. It runs LINUX which a lot of people won't be used to.

If people are going to buy it you need to be reasonably technically proficient in software and hardware to get the unit to run.

Most people would be better off waiting for the next batch to be released when there is much more likely to be a lot of 'accessories' in terms of software/hardware available from the first wave development people You will then have a much better chance of making use of this extraordinary product. A lot of new software is being ported/developed as we speak..

A lot of good people have worked very hard for no money to get this project up and running with the aim of having a VERY low cost computer available to everyone (especially High School children) but please remember it is still early days and most people here would probably struggle to get much use frome the unit in its present 'bare bones' form.

The first hardware release was always intended for interested software/hardware development people to add value to the basic concept.

The Raspberry Pi will be a great product but probably not yet for most people unless you have specific technical skills.


and this is a circuit board!!
#239
I don't believe there is a bios or cmos but instead the SD cards are configured in a way that holds that information. There is no real time clock I think so gets its time information externally. Its basically a dual core 250mhz gpu with a arm11 bolted on at 700mhz. 256 megabytes of memory. Its really somewhere between the original xbox and Vita in performance. It can do 1080p for movies and games no problem.

Risc OS with BBC basic will also be available for it (my preference of OS)
2 Likes #240
jut1972
epicvibe321
robot1000
According to Wiki £22 is the RRP, so what is all the fuss about?



These will sell out quick so a potential big profit to be made if you get one (or 10) just to sell on ebay


Dont you feel even a bit guilty about trying to make money out of a charity?
Luckily they are limited to 1 per person to stop scammers.

Jeremy Kyle studio doors on your left sir.


No guilt at all.

Supply and demand is what it's all about.
If I have a few to sell and people want to buy them, then it is only fair that the highest bidder wins

The charity has made money, I have made a small profit and the buyer is happy with their purchase.

everyone's a winner :)

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