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"Please note that for UK orders the handling charge on this product will be removed prior to dispatch."
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Edited by: "dcx_badass" 31st Dec 2013

Is this model the one with wifi on board?? Can't see it in description

jamiemorr

Is this model the one with wifi on board?? Can't see it in description


Is there such a thing?

grandwazoo

jamiemorr Is this model the one with wifi on board?? Can't see it in … jamiemorr Is this model the one with wifi on board?? Can't see it in descriptionIs there such a thing?


According to the raspberry pi website there isn't

You have to buy a wifi adaptor or plug into a cable

when exactly does it remove the "handling charge"? i got right to the end of the process, just before you commit to purchase and the fee was still there! at £5.95 i don't really want to take the chance it doesn't get removed...

I may get one of these, thinking of a car pc build with one...

keithio

when exactly does it remove the "handling charge"? i got right to the … when exactly does it remove the "handling charge"? i got right to the end of the process, just before you commit to purchase and the fee was still there! at £5.95 i don't really want to take the chance it doesn't get removed...



When they process your order, as it says on their website cpc.farnell.com/jsp…jsp

For those thinking "what would I do with this?"

raspbmc.com

Turns it into a device almost comparable with the £99 Apple TV..its worth it for Airplay support alone

inb4 "cant play WOW on it, cold!" comments

That is a poorly designed case.

I have a similar clear case except mine has access holes for the four different types of connectors on the board's top surface (JTAG, Camera, Touchpad, and GPIO). It also has prongs which extend down to the LEDs which make it appear as if the LEDs are on the case's top surface.

This is the case I have:
amazon.co.uk/gp/…LW/

i like this

Thanks op

UnoriginalGuy

That is a poorly designed case. I have a similar clear case except … That is a poorly designed case. I have a similar clear case except mine has access holes for the four different types of connectors on the board's top surface (JTAG, Camera, Touchpad, and GPIO). It also has prongs which extend down to the LEDs which make it appear as if the LEDs are on the case's top surface. This is the case I have: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008TCUXLW/



Not really a bad design if you don't need access to those ports as most never will.

Voted hot nice find when you consider it includes case and delivery. We Have been thinking about getting one.

UnoriginalGuy

That is a poorly designed case.I have a similar clear case except mine … That is a poorly designed case.I have a similar clear case except mine has access holes for the four different types of connectors on the board's top surface (JTAG, Camera, Touchpad, and GPIO). It also has prongs which extend down to the LEDs which make it appear as if the LEDs are on the case's top surface.This is the case I have:http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008TCUXLW/


Pay more, get more. Who'd have thought it?

Thanks feed_me_chocs - hadn't seen that bit - still suffering from too much of the "good cheer" :-)

grandwazoo

Pay more, get more. Who'd have thought it?



It is £1.50 more expensive.

daboy10

inb4 "cant play WOW on it, cold!" comments


You mean World of Warcraft?

Anyway, there is a specially programmed version of Minecraft available for it, where you can actually program more stuff into the game. It's kind of like a 21st century ZX Spectrum in some respects.

I'm interested to know what people use it for.

When you order you need to enter "WEBFREE" as a note on the order in order to qualify for free postage.

Bluedusk

I'm interested to know what people use it for.


Checking the Raspberry Pi site, or a google search would be of help to you then.

Spud211

For those thinking "what would I do with … For those thinking "what would I do with this?"http://www.raspbmc.comTurns it into a device almost comparable with the £99 Apple TV..its worth it for Airplay support alone


Like reading the theory of relativety!

arduino

Checking the Raspberry Pi site, or a google search would be of help to … Checking the Raspberry Pi site, or a google search would be of help to you then.


I'm aware of the information on the site mate. I expect however people here have come up with some inventive applications for the device above and beyond those mentioned, such as the good one brought up by Spud211.

UnoriginalGuy

That is a poorly designed case. I have a similar clear case except … That is a poorly designed case. I have a similar clear case except mine has access holes for the four different types of connectors on the board's top surface (JTAG, Camera, Touchpad, and GPIO). It also has prongs which extend down to the LEDs which make it appear as if the LEDs are on the case's top surface. This is the case I have: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008TCUXLW/



Rubbish. This isn't a poorly designed case, this is just a different case. I bought my second rPi with this offer and the case is good quality, especially for the cost. Of course if you need access to the board then this case isn't the one for you, but for those that don't require that level of access (i.e. almost all XBMC users) then this case is perfectly adequate and then some.

MARCUSW

When you order you need to enter "WEBFREE" as a note on the order in … When you order you need to enter "WEBFREE" as a note on the order in order to qualify for free postage.



Have never had to input any note when ordering from CPC for them to remove the delivery cost for applicable items. I think you're confused by their current offer of free delivery on orders over £10 until 01/01/13. The Raspberry Pi is free delivery anyway and doesn't require that note with your order.

Thanks. Ordered.

I oredered and added WEBFREE on the note, however I paid £38.64 including delivery aswell hoping they refund me the delivery cost.

Bluedusk

I'm interested to know what people use it for.



XBMC, a program that allows you to stream all sorts of content from the internet, films, TV series, music etc. XBMC itself is a very slick media centre that easy to work. You will need to work out how to set it up though, it'll take around an hour to find and install all the add-ons you want.

I use mine to control the central heating. I tend to work odd hours at the office so this allows me to turn the heating on as I leave work and have a nice warm house when I get home, without having heated it for hours with nobody in

Bulluk

I use mine to control the central heating. I tend to work odd hours at … I use mine to control the central heating. I tend to work odd hours at the office so this allows me to turn the heating on as I leave work and have a nice warm house when I get home, without having heated it for hours with nobody in


Can you tell us more how you did this?

I don't think there is a standard wifi model, but one of the slots can take a small wifi dongle.

For those of you that are using one of these for XBMC I'd highly recommend the Openelec builds rather than Raspbmc, it has come a long way and is getting better and better all the time. Raspbmc has only one 18 year old developer who has done a great job but Openelec has TeamXBMC behind it. If you sign up for free at xbmchub.com and navigate to the raspberry pi section of the forum you'll find a thread which has the latest build which comes pre-setup with all the best addons and is configured to run fast. Here's the link but I think you have to be signed in to view it xbmchub.com/for…tml

Bluedusk

I'm aware of the information on the site mate. I expect however people … I'm aware of the information on the site mate. I expect however people here have come up with some inventive applications for the device above and beyond those mentioned, such as the good one brought up by Spud211.


The site is updated with new information frequently. A search engine will find these for you. If you're "interested" as you claim, actually searching for them is the best way to find them, rather than have people report them to you.
Edited by: "arduino" 30th Dec 2012

Looking for ins-pi-ration?

Here's 25 "fun things". My favourite is thePI Cloud File-Server

reviews.cnet.co.uk/des…51/

Bluedusk

I'm aware of the information on the site mate. I expect however people … I'm aware of the information on the site mate. I expect however people here have come up with some inventive applications for the device above and beyond those mentioned, such as the good one brought up by Spud211.



here's 25 ideas

reviews.cnet.co.uk/des…51/

Spud211

For those thinking "what would I do with … For those thinking "what would I do with this?"http://www.raspbmc.comTurns it into a device almost comparable with the £99 Apple TV..its worth it for Airplay support alone



Spot on. I have 3 of these and two running Raspbmc. Amazing piece of device. HD streaming from the recent bought HP Proliant N40L. Working like a charm.

Or for everyone else, just buy an Apple TV or similar.

aircanman

Or for everyone else, just buy an Apple TV or similar.



If you like paying 3 times the price to have the user experience controlled go right ahead.

I love my iPad and iPhone but Apple TV is a heap of steaming turd without jailbreak. Openelec is about as simple a piece of software to install and customise as you can get and **** all over the clunky GUI's on devices like WDTV and Xtreamer.

whufclee

For those of you that are using one of these for XBMC I'd highly … For those of you that are using one of these for XBMC I'd highly recommend the Openelec builds rather than Raspbmc, it has come a long way and is getting better and better all the time. Raspbmc has only one 18 year old developer who has done a great job but Openelec has TeamXBMC behind it. If you sign up for free at xbmchub.com and navigate to the raspberry pi section of the forum you'll find a thread which has the latest build which comes pre-setup with all the best addons and is configured to run fast. Here's the link but I think you have to be signed in to view it http://www.xbmchub.com/forums/raspberry-pi-discussion/2623-latest-beta6-openelec-image-addons.html



No doubt you will update us all as you are a long time member of the original XMBC community, me too, but under another name.

You make it sound like you have official support from XMBC but is that true? Or as stated, xmbchub was set up because basically XMBC wanted to wash their hands of any 3rd party issues with copyright problems that arise when, as some original 'Plugins' were just hacks to get services for free and stream material that was online that was copyright protected, films etc....and the future for the official XMBC wants to be a million miles away from that when it monetises itself in the future.

Or are you here just spamming and uneccessarily implying because another Dev/project is only one it might be inferior in some way and as you well know they are 2 different platforms, out of order by the way, especially as Sam and 'Openlec' have history, to get more hits at the site you are involved in?

'Openlec' might have Team XMBC behind it but does XMBChub? different things, and as Raspbmc has a thread at the XMBC forums it could be said the same about him.




Edited by: "Likely2" 30th Dec 2012
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