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Re: What would it take getting 3rd party suppliers for various components?

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:42 pm
by thrilleratplay
I have been excited about Raspberry Pi for a while. Personally I have been replacing many older devices with lower power RISC systems running Linux to be more flexible. An example is a modified version of the Linksys NSLU2.

But with all of the hoopla surrounding lowering prices on tablet computers, what would it take get third party suppliers of pieces like customs cases or easy to assemble kits? I am aware it is beyond the scope of this project and most of the items here have already been asked in various forms, but what if it was put together?

Kit 1) Tablet PC
Latest model of R-Pi that can upgraded overtime, 10\" touchscreen, wifi via usb, slim battery, <insert extra here> and case simple enough for anyone with a screw driver assemble it.

Kit 2) Portable media player
Latest model of R-Pi that can upgraded overtime, 4\" -7\" touchscreen, slim battery or DC regulator for be fitted into a car, <insert extra here> and case simple enough for anyone with a screw driver assemble it.

Kit 3) Netbook
Latest model of R-Pi that can upgraded overtime, 10\" LCD screen, common long lasting Li-Ion battery, keyboard, built in USB hub, wifi, <insert extra here> and case simple enough for anyone with a screw driver assemble it.

I miss the days where I could easily and cheaply upgrade my computer by swapping out new parts. I am sure there are many individuals and institutions that would use cheap to buy and upgrade r-Pi based devices. Given the other parts suggested, how difficult would it be to have the missing pieces manufactured, how cheaply could it be done and what kind of demand would there be?

I have no expertise in this area nor any friends that would be able to point me in a direction that would given more substance to this post other than pi-in-sky ideas (sorry, had to. It was too tempting). Input? Ideas? Heckling?

**EDIT**
I garbled up the subject. That\'s embarrassing.

Re: What would it take getting 3rd party suppliers for various components?

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:37 pm
by Chris
nevermind ...