Populated boards: an update on where we are

Here’s a little something to warm your festive cockles. These are populated boards from our first run of beta devices. They’re undergoing electrical testing alongside hardware and software testing at the moment, and if all goes well, the Raspberry Pi you’ll be buying in January (or by auction later this month if they all work as they should) will be exactly like one of these.

Raspberry Pi beta board, populated

Raspberry Pi beta board, populated

The boards you see here differ in one small detail from what you’ll be buying: the GPIO pins here are soldered on so we can run tests to make sure that everything comes out where it should.

Raspberry Pi number one

One of the very first boards off the line

These pictures are taken with a relatively low-resolution camera by Pete. I’m dropping by his offices tomorrow (a trip of a mere 350 miles) to pick up those boards which haven’t yet been couriered around the country to the people who are doing tests on them, so I’ll have some very high-res photos ready for you in time for Christmas. I notice I don’t have any pictures of the backs of the boards in this batch, so I’ll make sure that there are plenty of those too.

Same Raspberry Pi, other end

Same Raspberry Pi, other end

If all the boards from this batch perform well in testing, we’ll be auctioning ten of them off; details will be available here as soon as we are confident that they’re perfect. (If they don’t get through testing, we’ll have to do another iteration, so keep your fingers crossed; I can tell you that so far, they’ve been as solid as a rock, but we’re not counting our chickens before they’ve been hatched and inspected in very great detail to make sure that they are not mutant lizards.)

Top down Raspberry Pi

Top-down Raspberry Pi

Once we’re happy that this test run is fine, we’ll be pushing the button immediately on full-scale manufacture in more than one factory. I’ll be checking in here again before Christmas with more pictures and any more detailed information I can squeeze out of the team making and testing these – ding dong merrily on high!

The beginnings of a Bramble

The beginnings of a Bramble

 

 

 

 

306 comments

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Awesome News… Refreshing your browser really pays off ;)

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Oh my god amazing! :D

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Things of beauty…
Looking forward to the hi-res images (and owning one!)

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It lives! Muahahahahaaaa!

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This sums up how I’m feeling by now:

http://i.qkme.me/5mdg.jpg

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exactly. seems to me they have been “right around the corner” for a really long time now.

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We are actually about 3 weeks behind schedule. So not sure why you think they are been just around the corner for such a long time…..at the most it should be three weeks!

And we don’t take money when we cannot yet supply a product. Once they are tested and working and first big batcfh manufactured, THEN we will take you money, and send you a shiny Pi in the next post.

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Because first it was November, then December, now January. Pretty disappointing to blow yet another deadline.

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If you paid even the slightest bit of attention you would know that there has never been a firm release date – it has always been the intention to release WHEN ITS READY. Yes, we have slipped from a probable Q4 2011 to Q1 2012, sorry that’s a disappointment to you, but it’s is more important to have a product that works than to send out dodgy kit that doesn’t. Welcome to the world of hardware development – its always like this. Please return to slashdot.

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I don’t often say it, but I did just LOL. Have a happy Christmas.

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Maybe because I am a practitioner of an arcane and nearly lost art called ‘reading’, I was aware that November was only a provisional target date. Sadly, this comment shows that, perhaps, literacy education is more deficient than IT education :)

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As someone who works in a computer software & hardware business, a slip of only 3 weeks is remarkably on-time! Well done!

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Seeing this is the most merry of Christmases ever. Wow, looking good.

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beauty :) can’t wait for January.

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This is great. I can’t wait to have one of this in my hands. :)

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Fantastic :), NOW TAKE A REST ! You all deserve it !

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Cant wait to order one, or three!

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This is an incredibly exciting milestone. Congratulations all round!

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And a big thanks to you, Alex, too – you’ve been an enormous help!

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That’s awesome. I’ll pay whatever you want right now.

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Yay news :D You mention “the backs of the boards”. However in my chassi-design that may end up being be the front.

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Hey it says (C)2011 on the board. Might want to update that for January.

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The copyright was issued in 2011. So, no. They don’t!

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Awesome News, you nearly made me fall of the sofa :-)

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Love it.

Sadly first bids are going to be large :(

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If I’m entirely honest, I really hope they *are* large. Aside from putting in all the unpaid effort involved in actually making these things, we’ve put a lot of our own capital at risk to get this off the ground, and it’d be nice to recover some of that. In 2012 we’ll be hiring some people, making enormous purchases of components (we’ve spent many, many, many thousands of pounds on these already), keeping warehousing and office space going…doing this stuff isn’t cheap!

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Sign one, have Eben sign a different one, likewise for Pete, and the rest of the team. See who’s signature is worth the most.

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That sounds a bit harsh! You guys still signing/ebaying the first 100?

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Fantastic idea!! You guys deserve every penny you get. You have earned it!! Can not wait to see the impact on third world countries. Wish I could invest, these babies are gonna be huge!!!

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Cool! How about some hires images that could be used for Christmas cards instead of that fat bloke with a disturbing interest in children?

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*squeals with the same delight reserved for small/young animals and 4-7″ netbooky things*

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May I just say… HELL YES!!!

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Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I am alive to see it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hey! They came with the GPIO pins!!!!

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Those do. The production ones won’t.

I don’t think the production ones will have pins on the JTAG port either.

And some of the production ones will be Model A’s.

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Oh, I understand.
Those pins are for test only.

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Well… Mine will have the GPIO pins populated before the day is over….. (whenever I get my ‘pi).

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It’d probably worth a few £ to many people to have the pins on. Any chance of a A.1 and a B.1 at small additional cost with GPIO pins on?

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Nice. I can see these in my hands soon. Xmas would have been a bad time anyway I have a stack of games people always get me that need a playing and some Rum and Whiskey calling my name.

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I am not allowed to play games at Christmas any more since the year I accidentally punched my mother-in-law lunging for a Ligretto card. :(

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Hmm, I assume this deserves a blog entry of some kind.

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“I accidentally punched my mother-in-law lunging for a Ligretto card, your Honour…”

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I think I speak for the board when I say:
ooohhhhhhhh.

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I really do need some “alone time” after seeing them :)

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“I’ll be in my bunk.”
— J. Cobb

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It is lkie the baby was born!!!

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I’m getting excited! Ok I lie a little I’ve been excited, now I’m ecstatic. Looking forward to getting my hands on one of these.
On another note; will the fedora project start hosting a version of there operating system suitable for the ARM processor on there web site? ATM I’ve only found an x86 version. Or will this version work?

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I can’t really discuss OS matters at the mo because we’re neck-deep in some fairly intense legal discussions, but you will be able to download the stuff you need when the time comes.

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That should provide a good chapter in ‘the book of Pi’.

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I can’t speak for the Raspberry Pi folks, but we Fedora folks already have ARM versions of Fedora for a couple of older releases, and are working on a Fedora 15 release at the moment. We’re just as anxious as everyone else to get our hands on some Raspberry Pi’s so it’s highly likely you’ll see some Pi action come out of our efforts.
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM

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Fantastic….
Looking good…
Congratulations to all involved.

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Awesome news! Looks good! I wasn’t expecting that DSI connector there (I thought only the SD card was in that area…)

Keeping fingers and toes crossed for a good 100% correct test and hoping that we’ll see first production run in January…

And Liz, TOTALLY understandable hoping for the auction prices to be high! I won’t be able to bid (especially after dropping the $ on a new Macbook Pro for dad today) but I’m sure there’s some folks out there willing to part with some $$$ to have one of the first units of what should be a very important device.

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sdcard slot is on the bottom

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I plan on putting in a complementary bid while it’s low (provided I make it in time to bid while it’s low!) but I definitely hope that I won’t be able to afford winning the bid on one of these first 100 boards :)

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I thought 100 were going on ebay too, but somebody pointed out that in the post above it says “If all the boards from this batch perform well in testing, we’ll be auctioning ten of them off”.

With just 10 going to auction, I guess the price is going to be pretty steep…

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Really nice :) just before I go to bed
I’m so hurried to got one of those.

Merry Christmas Raspberry team !

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Fantastic. You must all be getting even more excited than we are that they are nearly ready.

It’s incredible that you can produce something so small, powerful and cheap. I’m really looking forward to buying my first Raspberry Pi.

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good luck guys

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If u gonna auction them can u make em like “collector’s edition” or something, get whole team sign them :)

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how much juice do they take with the wall plug? (i suppose you will send one along?)
I’m wondering how much it would cost me to leave it turned on all year.

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I believe the most power it can use is 5watts (1amp at 5volts) and the Micro usb power adapter is not included. I’m guessing depending on what you are doing it will probably be a little less than that like 3-4watts.

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tears of joy ;’)

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Those two black connectors (not the GPIO pins), are they the camera and mobile display connector? Will they both be placed on the final board?

Very good status update on the technical advancement of the team!

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I’ve been checking the site twice a day waiting for this! Congratulations guys. You made Christmas for the internet!!

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cambridge is almost norfolk. :)

they’re bootiful, just bootiful

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>> “Here’s a little something to warm your festive cockles.” …. ummm ok … I think…

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Sorry if this was posted multiple times, but I kept getting a password failure until I logged into the forum.

How do we know that you didn’t just take the photos from the December 6th post with the blank boards and Photoshop some pictures on it from an electronic component catalogue?

OK, lame humour, but I hope the UK people appreciate the extra “u” letters I put in. It’s great to see the quick progress. Hopefully none of the testing will let any of the smoke out of the parts.

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I, for one, appreciate it!

I know it ain’t natural for you chaps!

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Its so awesome :D

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Excellent! Thanks so much for posting the update. Please do have a great holiday and if there is anything your fans at large can do to help support the foundation just ask. I know everyone with the means is behind the project 100%.

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Awesome, these look great! Has adding drill holes on the corners of the boards for standoffs been considered?

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Wasn’t room on this first device. Might be able to squeeze some in in a future revision, nut they take a lot of space, which is at a premium.

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Awesome. I hope I can get one board early February. (it takes about 2 weeks to ship anything to the country where I live).

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Woo hoo! Thanks for the update and congratulations to all!

And with the boards working well thus far, I’m sure that will make the holiday even better. :-)

Merry Christmas!

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Woooo Hoooo!!!!

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nice ;-)

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It must be an unbelievably great feeling to finaly see the result of the work you’ve been doing.
The excitement on my end is great, too.
Can’t wait for the auction and the January production :)
Merry Christmas to the whole team.

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I have to know. What are the CSI and DSI connectors for? What type of connection are they ?

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Camera & Display connectors – to directly attach compatible camera sensors and TFT modules. Read the Wiki.

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I looked at the wiki and from what I saw it looks like they are used for cameras and certain screens (and maybe touchscreens). What I still haven’t found is any sort of compatible hardware for a frame of reference.

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Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh….

Lovely mutant lizards……

So this is the “Godzilla” release then?

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Oh yes, and a hi-res landscape shot of the top of the populated board would be great for a desktop picture….. :-)

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This is fantastic — you’re so close! I hope the testing goes well. Have a great Christmas and New Year — I guess you’re going to be busy in Jan :)

P.S. Any updates on whether the first board you plugged in powered up and ran the quake test?

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Actually … it’s sexy :)

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Wow

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To start with, a big thank you to all at Raspberry Pi and Broadcom this close to Christmas. Am I seeing things or have you managed to pull off including mounting holes after all? There are two spots that look like holes, one next to C5, C4 and R10, the other between S2 and RG2? Are they on the Beta or just the test boards?

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… …

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Those are just plastic locating lugs from the connector on the other side of the board.

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Thankyou, my cockles are now well and truly warmed.

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Bramble! that’s blackberries surely.

a collection of Pis would be a spin.

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Hmm… Hunix H9TKNNN2GDMPLR-NDM??
2Gb 800Mhz RAM!!
Unbelievable or i have poor eyesight…

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You’re correct. But remember 2Gb = 256MB.

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And 800 means 400 MHz. Marketing blow up: they like big numbers so they take the 400MHz and double it as it is DDR. The same reason why Intel processors always listed the oscillator frequency (4MHz!) . Motorola would listed the operating frequency which as 1/4 of that.

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Ooh looks nice! Can i order one for my birthday on the 9th of Jan? ;)

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You said that processor will be broadcom. But there is Hynix. What is it?

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The SoC is a package on package device – that means the memory is soldered on top of the SoC, so all you can see is the memory.

The SoC is a BRCM2835.

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Does the SoC have ball grid on the top?

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Yes.

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Ball Grid Sandwitch :-)

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Great news, Merry Xmas to you all!

And that last pic of 6 of the lovelies all lined up, so sweet :-)

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Great!!! i’m looking forward to!

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Nice,
Was it intentional that the USB socket is sticking out ?
I think this makes it more difficult for a case.

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Fantastic news! You want to look at WordPress caching and at least the free level of Cloudflare (it’s very easy to setup) as, since the BBC news item, it’s taken a fair few refreshes to read this blog today! Anyway, I’m really excited and enthused for you all – what an excellent Christmas present!

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I believe caching is already on, don’t know about the other one.

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Congratulations !!!

PS: make some stress-test with the Micro-USB power connector. I had a Arduino-compatible board where the connector (simmilar looking) came off the board after about 20 pluggings & unpluggings and some shuffling the board across the table with the USB cable plugged in. The fix was a drop of epoxy over the back & sides of the (resoldered) connector. I was not the only one with the problem – the next board revision used a sturdier connector.

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*chomps at his bit*

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Great news. I would like to say that you all are doing a tremendous amount of work and it is evident. Congratulations to all involved.

I am looking forward to access

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Really cool design on the MoBo. I’m also excited to see the super high resolution pictures.

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Why does the USB stick out so much? … but grats all round and have a great christmas

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Awesome, i cannot wait, i wanna one of this, i puted one on top of my wish list for Santa :D pls pls Santa i will be a good boy for 1000 years :D

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Cant wait to get my hands on one of these!!!

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It would be nice to be able to get one in the month they’re supposed to be released without being rich. Guess we know what the project’s purpose REALLY is, now.

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The projects real purpose is to provide a teaching machine for $25/$35. What do you think it is? A way of getting rich for the foundation? Because I can guarantee that ain’t gonna happen. Think you should probably grow up a bit before posting on forums.

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It’s Christmas, James. All the kiddies who are too cynical to have friends are at home surfing the web on their Wii.

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Nick. Thou art a douch.

You really think that by auctioning off 10 boards means the Rpi team are only in it for the money.
Eben and Liz re-mortgaged their house so they could get this off the ground. They could lose their house you arse.

Selling the overwhelming majority of the boards at near cost does not make them greedy capitalists looking to get rich quick.

I suggest you look up what ‘NOT FOR PROFIT’ and what it means to be a charity in the UK.

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You need a little real estate fixing so the USB and Ethernet sit level, currently the USB is very sticky outy and a nightmare to case the device.

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or is that the hdmi next to the enet?

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looking forward to ordering one

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That GPU JTAG connector takes so much boards space on both sides. Can`t it be replaced with some testpads and programmed via pogo pins?

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Hey Liz How can I get one as my grandson is 7 on 18th January 2012 and it would be a great present for him

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Tantalums? That doesn’t seem like a good idea given the peroidic shortages of tantalum – hence price volatility – and the conflict material status that is so hard to ensure you’re clear of. Nobody wants to be funding armed rebel groups. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conflict_minerals

Why not replace them with some MLCCs? It’s not like space is a problem, and in general MLCCs are cheaper and better performing.

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small but initial to greats

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I think you have done a really fab job. I would like a few, and at that price, it might just become a possibility. I am thinking of uses for them now, one of them for the kids that I teach. Could they be used as android clients – without the radio chip that phones have to make them a viable possibility for comms without the microwave ear syndrome?

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Could it be poss to have the raspberry logo on top of the enet instead of the board, and recess all those inputs/outputs? Is that dual usb? No sata? Why no pics of the insides of the display and sound side of the card? Are you hiding something? :)
Why is the ata pins pointing up and not out to the side like everything else? I assume thats a jumper block between sound and display. Is the FD1 block a floppy disk controller? Are you joking! Why have I been calling the blue block on it the display? I must be nits! Its for the keyboard isn’t it. ;)
Any chance of attaching an infra red remote to one, or having the connector to attach an inexpensive cable?

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Apart from the fact I have mostly no idea what you are talking about….

The Logo is not on bare board space – lots of tracks under it so you cannot just move a plug on to it.
No SATA/PATA. No floppy controller (!)
Dual USB, one ethernet.

Full specs in the FAQ.

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Bravo, bravo…xD

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“The beginnings of a Bramble” – love it! Very excited about this… Good luck!

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You’ve made great progress in these past couple of months, and I’ve enjoyed discussing these developments with my peers at the various computing meets I attend. Thanks for being so open and transparent about the whole process.

I’m a little concerned about the demand for the RaspberryPi at this early stage. From what I have seen it seems there’s a huge interest in using the RaspberryPi for entertainment purposes such as in-car entertainment, gaming and audio/video. These are all great and interesting uses for the Pi, but I’m worried that this larger percentage of potential customers will block access to developers and eager learners in the first few batches.

With the larger goals of the RaspberryPi project in mind, does this concern you too?

Thanks again for keeping us up to date. Have a very merry Christmas and all the best for the project in 2012 and beyond.

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I don’t think so. We will continue to make boards until everyone who wants one has one – and once production ramps up we can make a lot in a very short time.

The intention is that most of the first batch of 10k will go towards hobbyists and developers, that’s where most of the initial interest has come from. That will mean the boards get a through workout ready for more teaching related software releases next year. However, we are not asking what people want them for, so they could go anywhere.

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Congratulations, well done.

I take a small class of high school students teaching them IT (mainly Python programming and the like, not the ridiculous ICT course), and I am very much looking forward to doing something with Raspberry Pi with them. Not quite sure what yet, but it appears to be a brilliant base to learn something really useful. Keep up the good work!

And Happy Christmas! You deserve at least a little break! ;-)

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Not that it’s a bit deal, I really like what you guys are doing and I give you all the +1’s you can carry for your work on the Pi… But to say you’ll deliver in December and then do an AUCTION for the items and then release the $25/$35 boards in 2012 is a low blow..

-1 on that decision.

Merry X-mas etc… Guess there won’t be a Rasberry Pi for me in 2011 as I had hoped :(

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Was NEVER said the delivery was definitely going to be December – original plan was Q4 2011, that has sadly slipped a bit – but it couldn’t be helped. Test boards only came back 2 days ago – no way could we sell a big batch this sdoon, but we could sell a few of the test batch, IF they work OK.

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when can I buy this, without stepping on others, or without getting pepper sprayed ?

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Hello Missus && Merry Christmas to Ya’ll !!! I am in Atlanta, GA., USA && just found out about this about an hour ago. Would someone be willing to send me an e-mail so’s i can get in the loop on this && message back and forth as convenience ( for ya’ll ) might allow ?? I saw where your goal was to make them inexpensive enough to give one to every student && i like that to the Max. Its way cool– really. I can see about ten thousand other things of a commercial nature that this would be ideal for @ anywhere near that price point– without even bothering to think about it, and that would not conflict with your stated goal. I would be so very grateful for a reply && an opportunity to chat.
Kind Regards, mark-p.
P.S. we LOVE flapjacks in Hot-Hot-Lanta !!!

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I want one NOW!…

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Seriously, when can we get one!???!?

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Very interesting, congratulations.

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[…] a new blog post, a developers news that a initial finished circuit play have arrived. “They’re undergoing […]

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Hi why not make 3 models, one with Ethernet, and one without, and one with Ethernet and 2.5″ sata, really 2.5″ sata drives for laptops are ideal for this application, they are tiny, they use a lot less electricity and the capacities are large and the price is very cheap!!
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The SoC doesn’t have sata, I”m afraid.

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[…] Populated boards: an update on where we are Here’s a little something to warm your festive cockles. These are populated boards from our first run of beta devices. They’re undergoing electrical testing alongside hardware and software testing at the moment, and if all goes well, the Raspberry Pi you’ll be buying in January (or by auction later this month if they all work as they should) will be exactly like one of these. […]

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Please reserve one for me. Thanks Tom Shorebird

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We don’t take reservations, you’ll have to buy from website after the launch.

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Raspberry Pi will bring the cost of computers significantly and a provide valued services to people.
dr prem raj pushpakaran
http://www.incredb.org/investigator.php?incredb_id=373

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I’ve been a fan of David’s since the BBC Micro days and am very curious about this project. He says this will help the poorer children get into computing, but as the device can only output via HDMI I have to ask what percentage of the children who this is targetted at have a fairly modern TV with a HDMI input? Would it make sense to get together with a LCD manufacturer to provide ultra low cost monitors only to purchasers of the Pi?

Will the Pi run Elite? I do hope so! :-)

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The big composite out port to the right of the audio out is for old CRT televisions (the sort you’re talking about). You can attach a Raspberry Pi to an HDMI, DVI or CRT TV.

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In the EU I think HDMI has been on almost all new TV’s for the last 4-5 years. Plus DVI monitors are only a dumb connector away. Not yet ubiquitous, but getting more and more common.

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[…] Yes, it’s real. And it’s coming out next month, according to a new blog post by its developers on the Raspberry Pi Foundation website. […]

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Thanks for your perseverance and hard work.
Looking forward to putting these in projects!

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[…] designed to be an ultra-low-cost computer aimed at children.In a blog post picked up by Business Insider this week, its creators noted […]

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Have launcher for dog training under development. Your devise will solve the remote triggering problem I have encountered. Please keep informed as to availability.

thx mike

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Mutant lizards? Awesome. If they do turn out to be mutant lizards, and they aren’t life-threatening, can I haz one?

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Hello, we are the company for the production of thin clients. If you are ready to install the VGA connector and RDP protocol we could discuss the purchase of your components for thin clients. My mail oleg@goodmobil.ru or http://goodmobil.ru

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There is no chance of VGA in at least the next 6 months – its quite a difficult thing to add without making the device much more expensive. So it may not be done at all.

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How can I make to be Beta Tester?

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I’m afraid that they are not available for Beta test at this stage.

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I want one!
How will the power supply board?
Thank you and congratulations on creation. I was impressed!

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[…] O computador terá o tamanho de um cartão de crédito e vai custar apenas U$$ 25,00 (R$50,00), seu lançamento será em janeiro no EUA.Você poderá acompanhar mais informações no Blog do Fabricante. […]

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[…] exchange in Jim’s favor!  Sweet.True to Hoax?  A $25 dollar PC?  Look at this: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/422 or this […]

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[…] vendido nos Estados Unidos agora em janeiro, de acordo com um anúncio feito por seus criadores no blog do produto. A máquina é voltada para crianças e para incentivar o uso da informática por pessoas mais […]

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Gostaria muito de saber notícias sobre vendas.
Estou no Brasil, e gostaria de compra-lo também já quando fosse lançado.
Obrigado.

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Rodney, adiciona-me no facebook e juntos poderemos procurar saber como comprar este dispositivo, pois com certeza mais pessoas no Brasil irão querer comprar. O meu nick no facebook é “Paulo soares (Domendron)”. Um forte abraço e Feliz Ano Novo.

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Hello. Please I live in Brazil and would like to buy the product, the model B. What is the procedure for the purchase? I thank attention. You have a prosperous new year to the entire development team. Paulo Soares.

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Hello Please I live in Brazil and would like to buy the product, the model B. What is the procedure for the purchase? I thank attention. You have a prosperous new year to the entire development team.

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[…] We finish off today with a clip of the Raspberry Pi booting up, playing a 1080p movie, and using the LXDE desktop. I can’t wait to get my hands on these little guys. Our previous post contained a link to pictures of the Raspberry Pi boards. […]

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I WOULD LIKE TO BUY THIS COMPUTER.

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Looks awesome, definately something I need to try to get hooked up to my TV. Imagine this running XBMC :), neat.
Best wishes for the new year, I’ll watch this space to make sure I order one as soon as they are available.

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Eu achei a ideia genial e ate publiquei em meu blog no Brasil.

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I’m very positive this board will be a big hit, it’s all over the internet and looks like it can do alot in educating the youth from third world countries.
I hope you ship to the Philippines when you release the boards, i have a few of my close friends eager about this but usually stuff that comes half a world away has shipping more expensive than the item themselves :(
Waiting for the release of the boards though!

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Chowww! Manda um pra mim aki no Brasil! :-)

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[…] Update: The Rasberry PI folks had an original plan of shipping these end of last November first of December, but things got pushed back. From this updated link it looks like January is the target for shipping – http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/422 […]

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Hi, where is the SoC on the board? In the photos I can see the Hynix SDRAM and the SMSC LAN transceiver but no sign of the Broadcom ARM device itself.

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It’s a PoP (package on package) assembly – the BCM2835 is underneath the SDRAM, so you can’t see it (but it is there!)

There was a teardown of the Roku box that uses the same chip a while back where they couldn’t find the processor at either, so you’re not alone!

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Great work, congatulations to you all. Missed the boat with BBC model B first time around, so will get one of these. having worked in IT for 20 years I suppose going back to the start is always a valid move.
Liz
Nice to see a writer and foodie involved in IT / educational pursuits. So easy for press to write off such ventures and teenage boy’s and “nerd” only pastimes.

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See http://webbot.org.uk re my library for AVR 8 bit controllers but particularly Project Designer which gives a gui based drag’n’drop approach to micro-controller app creation. All Java based. Am currently working on an IDE to give all the usual stuff as well as making it easier for ‘nix users as well as windows users. I’m currently restructuring stuff as well to allow different tool sets (such as ARM processors) as well as AVRs. Its already used, for AVRs, in education and by newcomers and may be an interesting front end for you.
If its of interest then give me a shout.
Regards to Mr Braben – I also cut my teeth with the BBC and the Acorn Atom – but thats another story….

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OK i want one. Does anyone know when there really going to be sold.

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No. But soon.

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Where can I order this comp Raspberry PI, model A for $35?

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Omg, I cant wait for this! not to much longer now… I need like 3 of them I can think of so many things I could use this for! can you say DD-WRT?

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Hi Folks

Are these available for sale in the UK?

I can’t wait to get my hands one one!!!

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Designed in the UK (including the SoC), Foundation is a UK charity, so definitely sold in the UK!

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I’m really trying to be paitent here but I don’t think I’m doing a good job of it. I have registered and got the feedback and read the bad news about the delays and the good news about the pricing but I’m loosing the battle against the wait. I have plenty of toys around the house to keep me busy till I die…BUT I CAN’T WAIT for my RaspberryPI to get to me here in South Africa…When…Please…When…?

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Dear Liz

I was in London when BBC released the report that Raspbury PI computer was
being delivered to school kids in UK — very exciting low cost with multi-functions.
I am a Chinese Malaysian involving in promoting vocational and technical education activities in association with primary and secondary schools

In Malaysia, we have total 5,407,865 students population– 2,899,228 of primary and 2,344.891 secondary. Out of which 50% who are mostly situated in the rural area, have been forced to share a computer with more than 10 students in class, none available at home. Your PI computer costing around $25 to $35 per unit respectively, would work well in this market segment as it is affordable to most families and schools in terms of their current financial resources.

should you share the conception with interest to reach this market, we may be helpful in promoting your products to them.

Awaiting your comment.

wily soon.

mobile : 6017-3149999.

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what kind of a board is that? is it some logic board?

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