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Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:50 pm
by stuporhero
I don't think point 6 should be worded to include the IT crowd, it suggests that people that aren't propellerheads etc. do not think of turning the computer off and on again, that said it should be replaced with people don't think of something as simple as resetting a computer !

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:54 pm
by sarmis
http://www.sarmis.gr/blog/rasp.....e-sort-of/

A small post from my blog about an idea I had regarding a housing and some hardware for Pi...

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:32 pm
by jacklang
Telegraph Article:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tec.....kills.html
They plan to run an editorial about this in a week too I think.
Supportive of Raspberry Pi.

Michael Gove mentions Raspberry Pi:
http://www.education.gov.uk/in.....ls-network

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:40 pm
by antiloquax
Not sure if anyone has linked to these yet - from the Guardian:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/tech.....-education
Observer:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/tech.....curriculum

Also I have a blog post, but it mainly just links to stuff you already know ...
Raspberry Pi

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:42 pm
by liz
http://www.yoyogames.com/news/65

This is brilliant news - Game Maker are working on a port for us, and things are looking pretty good so far.

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:56 pm
by tadryanom
New article on the PCB Layout Raspberry Pi on my website: http://www.tulixlinux.org/?p=135

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:40 am
by meltwater
Stuff UK magazine added the Raspberry Pi to their top 50 list of Christmas (yeah ok) Gadgets for under £100, only a tiny mention at around number 35, but pleased to see it there!

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:19 pm
by Blars
It doesn't look like it's been mentioned here yet, but the pcb made the Dangerous Prototypes blog:
http://dangerousprototypes.com.....y-pi-pcbs/

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:35 pm
by tadryanom
Article on Raspberry Pi on my website: http://tmuniz.com/site2/?p=67

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:41 pm
by Jongoleur
Brief mention in Linux Format/Jan 2012 on page 8 with an image of the pcb layout and a reminder not to buy from anyone but raspberrypi.org (warning about preorders on .ru sites).

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:18 am
by problemchild
Just finished off our first rev of a Prototype board (MoPI) which allows folk to prototype with the 'PI ( when it comes out ;) ) just like the protoshield does for the Arduino. Additionally it allows you to power the design and/or the 'PI vi a larger Regulator module (EBAY special) or directly form a DCJack or screw terminals. Hoping to opensource this once we iron out what ever problems this PCB may have with a real 'PI. If any one's interested or has a good project for the MoPI give us a shout.

MoPI a Prototype board for RaspberryPI

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:16 am
by guru
Brief mention from the Guardian. It's not an apple for the teacher any more:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/educ.....sfeed=true

"Mr Davies, our computing teacher, has been going on and on about the Raspberry Pi [...] We know he can't wait to get one, so we're clubbing together and trying to get him one for Christmas."

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:56 pm
by liz

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:45 pm
by azureblue
Some thoughts about the potential for a mismatch between supply and demand:

http://www.thesinglestep.org/t.....ghts/rspi/

(linked by Zite on iPad)

(edited to add: for clarity, the linked blog is not mine)

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:34 pm
by scep
Quote from azureblue on December 19, 2011, 18:45
Some thoughts about the potential for a mismatch between supply and demand:


A very weird write up that combines a sharp understanding of how big the Pi is going to be and how it will be used in a non-educational context ("RasPi's are the ultimate IT Swiss army knife.") with a complete misunderstanding of what the RasPi Foundation is about:They are a non-profit but it is also possible that when they realize how much unmet demand there is they will be tempted to raise the price. ... By the time the price doubles, the magic will be gone. It would be easy to use flagging demand at that point to declare the product a flop and stop producing altogether.Perhaps it's a journalistic device. Perhaps not. But he still called you a "bloke across the pond" Liz. 8O

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:21 pm
by meltwater
I think most of us have similar concerns, but I get a very strong impression that the people of the foundation are managing it very carefully. I think the article is attempting to invoke response, and possibly a "no we won't rise the price" promise etc. But I don't think they need to point out to anyone, the price is the key, the foundation are more than aware of that (hence why it is still the price they said it would be, with no excuses).

It'll do no-one any good if they took all the hype and decided right lets build x10/x100 what we planned for the 1st run, because the reality is, if something isn't right, then it would be goodbye R-Pi (and not too good for the folks involved).

The talk of multiple foundries and supply routes (as well as the choice of common available components where possible) means they are on the ball with this. The fact that they've slipped in a 100 board test run too (not sure if in the plan originally or not - the previous optimistic timescale suggests to me it wasn't) shows it is tread carefully time. Unlike, big companies, you can't write off a few $k due to initial issues (I bet apple have stacks of various iphones which don't work due to production/design issues), as it is by releasing now to the developers, they are probably cutting several months off a typical product release timescale (the shortcut here is, most developers will work around issues and resolve problems - hopefully there won't be anyway). This is why missing the christmas rush, although would have sold lots, could have been bad if there was an issue.

I'm sure as we get closer and closer to the actual release, the chances will become slimmer and slimmer of getting one from the 1st batch, but hopefully the work they've been doing in the background will pay off and once the production is proved A-OK (that is the tipping point after-all), supply will be ramped up. Also, I guess when there is an actual release, the vapour-ware finger pointing will go away and pre-ordering will allow big orders to be made and met by large block runs (which allows more swing when getting production slots). The only thing I've not heard mention of (although probably in hand too) is the logistics side, getting units packaged and shipped (all of which costs).

I think half the problem is, people see non-profit and charity and see images of people sitting in a church hall with impossible grand-plans. It a huge challenge they've taken on, but these are professional people involved (taking a lot of time out from their jobs) who clearly believe in what they are trying to achieve.

I think something that the author also misses, is that once the production units are proved to be good, the foundation will grow stronger with each and every unit out there. The larger the developer user base, but more available for the educational aims of the project (and no doubt commercial uses). We all want to see millions and millions of them, and hopefully some amazing uses and software to run on them, however, they do need to prove they work, which needs time.

--- Just a forum member, ramblings.

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:39 pm
by Gert van Loo
To me the main points missed on volume are these:
1/ The production was set up from the start to be in the 10K units, not 'thousand'
2/ Batches of 100K get cheaper so no need to 'raise the price'.
3/ If you start thinking in millions the commercial world can step in to fill any gaps. That would make life easier for the foundation, not more difficult.

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:02 pm
by walney
I think that there are 2 potential negatives if it does prove to be a super soaraway success:

first production units are (from what I understand) done at cost. If there is a need to outsource (as is probably going to be the case) then other board manufacturers are are going to want to make a profit.
cashflow - you need a lot more working capital if you suddenly have to order 100,000 units rather than 10,000

However, I cannot believe that R-Pi are unaware of either. I can only assume that they have factored in commercial costs for board production from third-party suppliers (and hope that with short lead times that cashflow/working capital is also a non-issue).

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:13 pm
by jacklang
I think you have answered yourself in the last paragraph.
Both production and fulfillment are outsourced, and we are not using any exotic components, so we should be OK barring a multi-national disaster.

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:44 am
by mike
The BBC's technology correspondent, Rory-Cellan Jones, includes the Raspberry Pi as one of the technology highlights of 2011: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/tech.....y-16291888

Not bad considering it won't be on sale until 2012!

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:02 pm
by slurp
Following on from the highlights of 2011 I see the Pi has made it to No. 3 on today's most read stories with "Bare bones Raspberry Pi PC gets ready to launch".

This is the link to the story in the technology pages:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/tech.....y-16316439

Best regards,
Colin

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:28 pm
by Montekuri
News about the beta boards on Geek.com
http://www.geek.com/articles/c.....-20111223/

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:46 pm
by liz
Quote from slurp on December 23, 2011, 17:02
Following on from the highlights of 2011 I see the Pi has made it to No. 3 on today's most read stories with "Bare bones Raspberry Pi PC gets ready to launch".

This is the link to the story in the technology pages:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/tech.....y-16316439

Best regards,
Colin


It was #1 for a while - I look forward to the day when we can afford more bandwidth! There's caching up the wazoo switched on, and all the BBC visitors still meant intermittent connectivity problems, but it's a nice problem to have.

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:18 am
by johnbeetem
RasPi is on Linux Device's 27 top Linux-powered Christmas gifts:

http://www.linuxfordevices.com.....mas-gifts/

They give the caveat that you can't slip it into a stocking this year except as an IOU, but they do have a Beta board photo!

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:46 pm
by hippy
R-Pi seems to have grabbed the attention of the newswire services, hence a lot of media are reporting the story so it's on the Google News page. I expect the server is in for a busy day ...

http://www.upi.com/Science_New.....#038;or=sn