A Raspberry Pi Gone Postal

After an early start, and a long delay, “CEcompliance testing done, bureaucracy overcome, and whatever follow-on production batch and random delivery queue…

I have one Raspberry Pi arrived in the post today!

Below are the inevitable pics of the arrival πŸ™‚

To be fair to Farnell/Element14, they undoubtedly have worked hard along with the RasPi people to rush the process along. They also included their emblazoned t-shirt as a freebie for the early starters…



A BIG question for us at NLUG: Can we get a batch of NLUG t-shirts for less than the price of a RasPi?! πŸ˜‰

Now to test out some Raspberry Pi specs!



3 comments to A Raspberry Pi Gone Postal

  • Martin L

    A good blog posting from a Nottinghack hacker (or should that be “Maker”? πŸ™‚ ) for using the GPIO pins on the RasPi is:

    Getting Started with Raspberry Pi GPIO and Python

    Looks like he works for CISECO who offer some very reasonably priced add-on bits for the RasPi and Arduino and others.

    All good fun!

  • Martin L

    There’s a good talk posted up detailing how the RasPi came to be and the subsequently unexpected explosion of interest worldwide. The RasPi also appears to be riding an ongoing wave of change being driven for school IT teaching. The talk is an hour long but nicely interesting and entertaining even.

    Eben’s talk from Hacker News London

    Richard Stallman (FSF) gets a good brief mention. The RasPi is of special interest for the new found freedom being offered by the device and the way that everything has come together.

  • Martin L

    A good article from Heise-online for possibly a revival of home computer freedom:

    Beyond the BBC Micro

    Thirty years ago, the BBC Micro was largely an open system before free software even existed. But the Microsoft monoculture took hold, and IT education was largely reduced to training in Word and Excel. Is a brighter future offered by modern open software and hardware?

    Recently, an interesting report entitled “The legacy of the BBC Micro” appeared (freely available online). For those of you too young to remember this trail-blazing UK computing project from the dawn of microcomputers, here’s some background from the report: …

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