With the obligatory snide comment from regular commentator Lee Dowling. He really seems to have a bee somewhere in that bonnet.liz wrote:The Register: Raspberry Pi-powered drones for disaster relief. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/06/12 ... _pi_drone/
The recent launch of the Raspberry Pi, running on Linux, has attracted a lot of attention. Are you hopeful it will inspire another generation of programmers who can contribute to the Linux kernel?
So I personally come from a "tinkering with computers" background, and yes, as a result I find things like Raspberry Pi to be an important thing: trying to make it possible for a wider group of people to tinker with computers and just playing around.
And making the computers cheap enough that you really can not only afford the hardware at a big scale, but perhaps more important, also "afford failure".
By that I mean that I suspect a lot of them will go to kids who play with them a bit, but then decide that they just can't care.
But that's OK. If it's cheap enough, you can afford to have a lot of "don't cares" if then every once in a while you end up triggering even a fairly rare "do care" case.
So I actually think that if you make these kinds of platforms cheap enough - really "throw-away cheap" in a sense - the fact that you can be wasteful can be a good thing, if it means that you will reach a few kids you wouldn't otherwise have reached.
still using images of the old beta board? Might this confuse people when the RPi they receive looks different to the one they've been seeing in all the articles they've been reading? (the big give-away is the colour of the audio and video connectors)
LOL I had the exact same thought when I saw the Torvalds interview on BBC site this morning.AndrewS wrote:Why are so many online articles, such as this one:still using images of the old beta board?
Feel free to use mine if you go down this route and they are suitable (links in sig). If you want something specific shooting, I'm also willing to have a go.AndrewS wrote: Maybe it'd be worth putting together a "Press Pack" of clean high-quality images of the current version of the RPi board?
(just answered my own question - it's the image from http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs )
At least it's a Pi. The 'expert review' picture isn't even the right device (certainly not like any images I've seen of the Pi).AndrewS wrote:Why are so many online articles, such as this one:still using images of the old beta board?
I'd missed that link. Just tried reading it now but had to give up due to all the crappy advertsCrashedfiesta wrote:At least it's a Pi. The 'expert review' picture isn't even the right device (certainly not like any images I've seen of the Pi).
Ah, so it is.AndrewS wrote:That's a picture of one of the Alpha boards http://elinux.org/RPi_HardwareHistory