Saturday, 28 April 2012

Raspberry Pi - shipping in volume

Farnell are now shipping in volume worldwide and will shortly be relaxing the restriction to one Raspberry Pi per customer: RS are also in the process of inviting those with expressions of interest in time order.

The OS of choice is currently Debian - the developers at Broadcom in Cambridge are releasing SD card images fairly regularly at the moment.

There is a large amount of interest worldwide and this before release for education - this can only be good.

[Mine is due week beginning 28 May :) ]

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Raspberry Pi credit card computer - first two thousand shipping

RS and Farnell have started contacting the first wave of customers: some of the first Raspberry Pi boards will be shipping tomorrow and over the weekend.

Similarly, the two distribution companies are ramping up for constant rolling production and mass volume shipping.

Raspberry Pi post

[Courtesy - Raspberry Pi is a trademark of the Raspberry Pi foundation which is a registered charity in the UK]

Friday, 6 April 2012

Raspberry Pi ARM credit card computer - update

Still waiting for mine - though I did buy a case for when it comes. News from - the prototype submitted for EMC testing has apparently passed, though the paperwork has to be validated (blog posting). 
 It has passed CE marking, FCC part 15 marking, Canadian certification and the Australian C-Tick scheme. There is also an updated trademark policy at new trademark rules  ( ) and a video over at the Farnell/Element14 website from Eben Upton detailing how to set up the Raspberry Pi, shots of booting, explanations of how to use an editor, compile a first Python program and how to build the graphics demos provided. ( )