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New products soon?

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:16 pm
by dankia
Hi,

I am planning to order a few RaspberryPi systems for my university. However, there are lots of news about Raspberry Pi recently, so I'm wondering if you will have some new products/components (eg. a new board, the camera, etc.) soon? I would like to know so I can wait a bit longer and get the most recent releases.

Thanks!

Re: New products soon?

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:55 pm
by jamesh
There are no major changes destined for the board in the near future - there will be slight revision changes to fix up some remaining issues, but the majority of the device (SoC, memory etc) will remain the same.

The camera board is separate and will attach to any revision of Raspi.

Re: New products soon?

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:47 pm
by trn
Wandboard with dual cpu, 1G ram, 1Giga network under 100$
Odroid-u(2), quad cpu, 1G or 2G ram for 69$(89$)

What rpi planing? MOre cpu power, more ram?

Re: New products soon?

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:16 pm
by Gert van Loo
wantonemillionandfourblondsinatub.
But I am not going to get that either.

Re: New products soon?

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:35 am
by walney
Gert van Loo wrote:wantonemillionandfourblondsinatub.
But I am not going to get that either.
That would have to be one helluva big tub...

Re: New products soon?

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:38 am
by jamesh
walney wrote:
Gert van Loo wrote:wantonemillionandfourblondsinatub.
But I am not going to get that either.
That would have to be one helluva big tub...
Worth it though.

Re: New products soon?

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:05 pm
by arcanon
Awesome thread :)

But seriously, its no pressure on the foundation because I totally understand that its not the main goal to bring more power and doing a camera/ display first is a good priority.

But in the long run, once people have got the basics of programming down, they would like to start building more complicated robots and things with more power. Voice recognition for example. I find its the more complicated things that grab peoples imagination more and thus motivates them to learn more. So this is not a must do it now, but a request that at least the idea is put on the table (but something says its been on the table..).

Re: New products soon?

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:01 pm
by poglad
It seems that the one hard and fast rule of rules that the Foundation are sticking to their guns over is the 35/25 pricing - whatever extras they might be able to give us in future, the price won't shift. And for this I applaud them. :)

Re: New products soon?

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:05 pm
by scep
Thanks poglad :). You're right, the price point is - and always has been - of utmost importance. I think (and I do not speak for the Foundation!) that the "why" of this will become even more evident when the model A comes out and also when the Raspberry Pi moves out of the "development" stage and gets taken up in numbers by anyone and everyone, including users in developing countries.

Re: New products soon?

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:21 pm
by rurwin
The RPi is a gateway. There are lots of things it can do, but relatively little that it can do well. That's the nature of a cheap educational project. It can be clustered, it can do robotics, it can run web-servers. All these things require different capabilities to do well. Boards are out there that have those sorts of capabilities. They are more expensive and more difficult to use, but interested users will be able to make use of them after learning the basics on the RPi.

Re: New products soon?

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:35 pm
by svennd
Need more ram ? Your (ab)using your PI, its not ment for that.
Need more CPU ? Grab a coffee.

Only thing I would have loved in this computer is a internal storage, but SD cards really provide advantages aswell. (swapping over multiple pi's)

I don't think pi "doesn't do anything well", it just does everything a bit slower. But does it perfectly.

Re: New products soon?

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:20 pm
by denhamflyer
I like the fact that the foundation set a target price and built the best device they could which achieved that. It makes sense for future products from the foundation not to have CPU/memory targets but a price target. Now they have demonstrated such an unprecedented demand for their product, maybe the next one will have a $10 or $15 target. Each time they make it cheaper the more likely it is to end up in the hands of a kid somewhere.....