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Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:34 pm

Okay, so - hypothetical question;
If you were going to do a Publicity Stunt to raise the public awareness of the RasPi, what would you do and how? 8-)

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Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:37 pm

24 hours in a bath tub full of raspberry pie filling

[edit: warmed to room temp of course i wouldn\'t want to do anything silly like sitting in cold raspberry pie filling]

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Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:56 pm

Pastry cases. 8)
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Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:59 pm

Free tiny raspberry pie handouts, with a napkin that has the url and the PCB print.

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Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:01 pm

Some girls dressed with raspberry costume with the slogan sign:
\"We eat Raspberry. We think Raspberry. Teach your kid how to program with Raspberry\".

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Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:16 pm

hee hee! =)

I was kind of thinking along the lines of something that might make national news!

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Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:23 pm

Nominate yourelves for the new Engineering \"Nobel\" Prize

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Re: Publicity stunt...

Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:38 pm

Girls in the raspberry beach, with raspberry bikinis, wearing RasPi PCB earrings.
Oh, wait...
Do you Pi?

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Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:46 pm

I do have an idea that would get intl. press (maybe galatic) coverage but unfortunatly this is a PG-13 forum so I can\'t suggest it.

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Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:49 pm

[quote]Quote from Davespice on November 18, 2011, 16:16
hee hee! =)

I was kind of thinking along the lines of something that might make national news![/quote]

I\'ve got a idea for a candidate stunt. How\'s about we release a fully functional PC for schools that plays 1080p video and fits in your pocket, all for $25? 8)
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Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:51 pm

[quote]Quote from liz on November 18, 2011, 16:49
[quote]Quote from Davespice on November 18, 2011, 16:16
hee hee! =)

I was kind of thinking along the lines of something that might make national news![/quote]

I\'ve got a idea for a candidate stunt. How\'s about we release a fully functional PC for schools that plays 1080p video and fits in your pocket, all for $25? 8)

[/quote]

That might work too especially as it\'s a bit too chilly to go horse riding around coventry


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Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:23 pm

[quote]Quote from clivebeale on November 18, 2011, 17:18
[img]http://www.clivebeale.com/stuff/pimania.jpg[/img]
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Applied using a 20 pound sledgehammer I hope. to make sure it really sticks on there

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Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:24 pm

Bang goes my lady-knighthood.
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Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:26 pm

I was thinking more of a tattoos - I reckon that we\'ll see the first one before the end of the year (maybe not on Dave :) )

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Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:28 pm

[quote]Quote from liz on November 18, 2011, 17:24
Bang goes my lady-knighthood.[/quote]

Lady Upton of Pi ?

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Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:43 pm

I thought women were made Dames by the Queen of England? [not a joke]

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Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:50 pm

[quote]Quote from Bacan on November 18, 2011, 17:43
I thought women were made Dames by the Queen of England? [not a joke][/quote]

Actually Liz would want the honour in her own right (and for it to be of the order of the garter or thistle) so it should be

Lady Liz Upton of Pi

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[quote]Quote from clivebeale on November 18, 2011, 17:26
I was thinking more of a tattoos - I reckon that we\'ll see the first one before the end of the year (maybe not on Dave :) )[/quote]

Good God. It hadn\'t even occurred to me that people might want to do that.
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Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:51 pm

Lady Ga Ga, with lots of sparkly raspberry icons, singing ____________ (What is a good song?)

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As for the Women in Raspberry outfits.
Guys chanting the tag line: $25 Raspberries. Tasty. Take a Byte.

The media Politically Correct Police will be on it faster than a Jackson nipple during a National Broadcast.

Then, they will find out we\'ve been discussing how to get kids aroused.

Oh, we could really be screwed here in the USofA.

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Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:54 pm

[quote]Quote from liz on November 18, 2011, 17:51
Good God. It hadn\'t even occurred to me that people might want to do that. [/quote]

Whole new term of getting a Raspberry, when you lay down your bike or MC on the road. Getting a road Raspberry.

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Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:55 pm

Showing my lack knowledge of UK people.

Who is the man behind that Raspberry Icon?

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Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:58 pm

Glenn Campbell singing: Raspberry on my Mind

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Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:06 pm

[quote]Quote from ukscone on November 18, 2011, 16:46
I do have an idea that would get intl. press (maybe galatic) coverage but unfortunatly this is a PG-13 forum so I can\'t suggest it.[/quote]

Two girls and a cup of raspberries?

publicity stunts here in the states have been a lot more difficult since 9/11. I remember adult swim, a late night cartoon block for adults (Family Guy, Futureramma, and an assortment of crass humored low animation shows) tried to do a publicity stunt where they put led placards (reminiscent of light brights) around in random places, like under a bridge or in a train station. People saw the light-brights and the circuit board and freaked out thinking they were bombs.

If I were to do a publicity stunt, I think I would do something along the lines of demonstrating how much pollution is produced powering a typical laptop

My laptop takes 120V @3.5A which comes out to 450 W. Assuming I use this 4 hours a day (I use it a lot more, but I\'m going for the sake of argument here) that means it uses 1.8 kWh which after a full year comes out to 657 kWh. At 9 cents per kWh (I\'m still deliberately going low on these numbers) that costs me a total 59.13 USD and outputs almost 5 pounds of sulfer dioxide, 5.1 pounds nitrogen oxides and 1852 pounds of carbon dioxide. (I\'m basing these estimation on the amount of pollution produced by a 100 watt bulb running continuously for a year. It uses 876 kWh, so 200 more than my example, but I know I\'m low-balling my numbers, so 876 is a more accurate estimation)

The r-pi on the other hands uses 5V at .7A which equals 3.5 watts using this 24 hours a day for 365 days a year equals a mere 30.66 kWh used for the entire year. That\'s 2.76 USD to run it, and produces *almost* 0.18 pounds of sulfer and nitrogen oxides and 64 pounds carbon dioxide!

With it running all day every day, it still only produces 3.5% of the pollution that a typical laptop produces running for only 4 hours a day! It produces 98% less pollution running 83% longer!

All of which is to say, I\'d work a publicity stunt around these numbers.

Caveat: in my example, I admit that I didn\'t factor in another x watts for running an external monitor for the r-pi\'s numbers
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Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:27 pm

[quote]Quote from abishur on November 18, 2011, 18:06
If I were to do a publicity stunt, I think I would do something along the lines of demonstrating how much pollution is produced powering a typical laptop

My laptop takes 120V @3.5A which comes out to 450 W...

...The r-pi on the other hands uses 5V at .7A which equals 3.5 watts using this 24 hours a day for 365 days a year equals a mere 30.66 kWh used for the entire year. [/quote]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BncXE3w0lBI
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