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Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:19 pm
by liz
I've got one, obviously...who else has had one delivered today? Did any of you manage to get one of the Farnell icecream truck freebies?

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:26 pm
by RaTTuS
no - one is on it's way to me from the folks at cpc...
and I'm not n london so could not get anywhere near there ;-p

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:27 pm
by PiGraham
Yes, I have one, thanks to you lovely people at RPF and Farnell.

What's this icecream truck freebies? Have I missed out? :cry:
Never mind, the B+ is my gift.

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:29 pm
by ukscone
sparkfun were doing something with pickup & ice cream yesterday too unfortunately they are several states away so i couldn't take advantage

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:30 pm
by g7ruh
I got one today via the Royal Mail letter post and Farnell. Sure looks cute and those LEDs on the Ethernet connector are the business!

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:31 pm
by liz
This was the e14 ice cream giveaway: http://www.element14.com/community/comm ... b-giveaway

(We were very, very sad they weren't doing it in Cambridge...)

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:35 pm
by SteveSpencer
I had two delivered at lunchtime, but mine came from RS, not Farnell, so no freebies.
On the other hand, of course, they did both work straight out of the box with the micro-SD cards that I had been using in model B's up until last night - as you'd expect.

Like the new layout, although my 4-pole connectors don't arrive until tomorrow, and of course, none of my existing cases fit. But then, I have more B Pi's than B cases anyway, and with the mounting holes, I can stack them :)
They overclocked and stress-tested well up to 1GHz.

I've seen elsewhere (including comments on the blog) about it being kept a secret. I think of it more as a surprise :) and fully appreciate the commercial reasons for not sharing earlier.

Obviously, my existing boards haven't become obsolete overnight; my trusty rev 1 256MB model Bs are still happily running, with an occasional firmware update. All of the software I use will run on any of the models, and any new stuff will too.

Although not in education, as anyone who's been next to me when I begin talking about RPi and the Foundation would vouch that I could probably cut it as an evangelist for them, and as my 14 year old will testify, I'm all in favour of their use to improve real computer knowledge (and enthusiasm) as opposed to the watered down ICT stuff. I'm impressed that we have access to a small family of compatible products, rather than suffering from "you need to upgrade to model XYZ" with the usual re-tooling that goes along with it.

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:36 pm
by ukscone
liz wrote:This was the e14 ice cream giveaway: http://www.element14.com/community/comm ... b-giveaway

(We were very, very sad they weren't doing it in Cambridge...)
should have sent an intern with a cooler bag to get a few servings. would only have taken about 8 hours there and back

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:37 pm
by fruitoftheloom
Ordered 1 from RS yesterday and delivered today, great evolution, thanks RPF 8-)

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:05 pm
by plugwash
liz wrote:I've got one, obviously...who else has had one delivered today? Did any of you manage to get one of the Farnell icecream truck freebies?
According to mum mines been delivered but I'm at work at the moment so I won't get my hands on it until the evening :/

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:06 pm
by Mettauk
Just arrived via RS along with a Pi Noir camera module.... :D

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:24 pm
by texy
SteveSpencer wrote:I had two delivered at lunchtime, but mine came from RS, not Farnell, so no freebies.
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Me as well !
Texy

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:38 pm
by rpdom
Ordered from Farnell yesterday afternoon. Arrived this morning while I was at work. No freebies and I wasn't in London :(

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:41 pm
by mikerr
Mine arrived today, now working on a 3d printed case for it
will stick it on thingiverse when done of course ;)

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:58 pm
by liz
Brilliant - drop me an email when you're done; it'd be nice to share it.

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:14 pm
by Mortimer
Ordered from RS, arrived this morning, a bit squished, but hopefully OK. It will be a few days before I get a chance to try it out now, as something else has cropped up which is being a bit demanding of my time.

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:23 pm
by mikronauts
I ordered four from MCM yesterday - minutes after getting an email from them saying they have it in stock. Supposedly they will ship USPS today :)

Since that will take about a week to arrive, I checked Newark today - and they finally fixed their issues with ordering B+'s!

As I ordered some from Newark before noon today, I should have three Raspberry Pi Model B+'s in my hands tomorrow!!!!!!

I plan on posting photos showing how RoboPi, EZasPi and Pi Jumper fit on the Model B+ as soon as I can.
liz wrote:I've got one, obviously...who else has had one delivered today? Did any of you manage to get one of the Farnell icecream truck freebies?

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:28 pm
by MaxK1
I just picked one up from Microcenter - - They had "a bunch" about an hour ago. And I haven't even had time to void the warranty yet! ;-)

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:47 pm
by Jessie
ukscone wrote:sparkfun were doing something with pickup & ice cream yesterday too unfortunately they are several states away so i couldn't take advantage
I wish I had known that, they near Denver I could have driven a couple hours to get one. Alas, today I'm too busy.

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:07 pm
by g7ruh
mikerr wrote:Mine arrived today, now working on a 3d printed case for it
will stick it on thingiverse when done of course ;)

AH! just what I need, I have a 3d printer on order and a brace of B+ needing a good home :D

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:18 pm
by alexeames
Been doing some B+ power measurements today. Another 3 hour upload and we should have a little vid/blog tomorrow. In the meantime, there's this in the power thread...

http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 03#p578103

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:24 pm
by guzunty
I got one courtesy of Farnell, working great.

One thing I noticed though, I expected to just put an existing image onto a micro SD and go. It didn't happen that way. My image, made with dd booted ok, but the USB ports were not powered up, so no wi-fi, keyboard or anything else.

Works fine with a fresh install of Raspbian, so I'm wondering if there are some config settings somewhere that get set up on first boot. Anyone in the know? I'd sure like to know where/what they are. I didn't see anything unusual in the config files in /boot.

TIA,

Derek

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:25 pm
by ShiftPlusOne
guzunty wrote:I got one courtesy of Farnell, working great.

One thing I noticed though, I expected to just put an existing image onto a micro SD and go. It didn't happen that way. My image, made with dd booted ok, but the USB ports were not powered up, so no wi-fi, keyboard or anything else.

Works fine with a fresh install of Raspbian, so I'm wondering if there are some config settings somewhere that get set up on first boot. Anyone in the know? I'd sure like to know where/what they are. I didn't see anything unusual in the config files in /boot.

TIA,

Derek
That's due to older firmare which didn't support it yet. I would hope that the firmware in the repo is recent enough and you can fix it by running apt-get update; apt-get dist-upgrade, but if that's not the case, rpi-update or the nightly firmware packages should do the job.

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:38 pm
by repton
I got one from Farnell.

Just need to redesign the PCBs for the expansion boards I make to suit it now...

Paul

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:14 pm
by guzunty
ShiftPlusOne wrote:I would hope that the firmware in the repo is recent enough and you can fix it by running apt-get update; apt-get dist-upgrade, but if that's not the case, rpi-update or the nightly firmware packages should do the job.
Great, thanks for that advice. I can boot it on an older Pi and try that.

best,

Derek