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by steviewevie
Thu May 03, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Email from Farnell
Replies: 223
Views: 35025

Re: Email from Farnell

I gave up on the web ordering on launch day, and ordered via the phone around 9am. My Pi arrived today, woo-hoo !
by steviewevie
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Commercially available RPI cases? Are there any yet?
Replies: 16
Views: 4471

Re: Commercially available RPI cases? Are there any yet?

ally said:


the nicest to date I think is this one: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rasp.....500wt_1129



Wow, very nice !
by steviewevie
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Farnell. Delivery week of 07/05/2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1881

Re: Farnell. Delivery week of 07/05/2012

Me too for w/c 7th May, yay !
by steviewevie
Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: Fedora ARM on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 266
Views: 117065

Re: Fedora ARM on Raspberry Pi

rgadsdon said:


After a lot of messy rpm/yum hacking, I now have Fedora 17 (from the standard Fedora ARM repository) running on my Pi..

More info at rglinuxtech.com


Ooh, nice !
by steviewevie
Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Protecting GPIO pins
Replies: 29
Views: 5290

Re: Protecting GPIO pins

I think I'll just use Blu-tack (when my Pi arrives). It normally comes off pretty cleanly, and it's dirt cheap (and I have some anyway).
by steviewevie
Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Protecting GPIO pins
Replies: 29
Views: 5290

Re: Protecting GPIO pins

Regarding the earlier suggestions to use an old IDE connector. Isn't that normally a 40-pin connector ? Are you suggesting to use that but with it hanging off to the side ? Or to have to get the 26-pin version listed a couple of posts above ?
by steviewevie
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)
Replies: 38
Views: 14084

Re: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)

Great work, please keep us posted !
by steviewevie
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: To the inventor of the rasberry pi.
Replies: 38
Views: 5380

Re: To the inventor of the rasberry pi.

<t>cjdelphi said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Bill Gates once said the same thing about never needing more than 640k of memory, he "confirmed" that by saying it... just as i'm sure you'll tell me that because this company said something it's true...<br/> <br/> <br/> I think that the earlier references to it n...
by steviewevie
Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Don't have a Farnell account yet preordered a Pi so how do I know what's happening?
Replies: 15
Views: 3067

Re: Don't have a Farnell account yet preordered a Pi so how do I know what's happening?

<t>I suggest phoning Farnell, easier and quicker than getting into an email conversation.<br/> <br/> I phoned them about my order, giving them my reference number. They told me that since I ordered on the launch day I should be getting my Raspi "soon", but they couldn't tell me exactly when. I took ...
by steviewevie
Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: Fedora ARM on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 266
Views: 117065

Re: Fedora ARM on Raspberry Pi

Any news on an updated version ? Not trying to be demanding here, just curious and wondering if anyone had any info.
by steviewevie
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ubuntu on RPi
Replies: 6
Views: 3093

Re: Ubuntu on RPi

<t>There are some interesting comments in the official Ubuntu bug tracker on this in bug number 848154, which someone raised asking for Ubuntu support for the Raspi and ARMv6. Specifically from a Canonical employee (though posting a personal opinion rather than an official one) :<br/> <br/> <br/> al...
by steviewevie
Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Availability of the Raspberry PI
Replies: 17
Views: 3433

Re: Availability of the Raspberry PI

Skygod said:


steviewevie said:


Try a TV with a composite output. Or a DVI monitor, a simple converter cable (DVI<->HDMI) should work fine there.



TV with a composite output ?


by steviewevie
Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Congratulations, First batch from Farnell
Replies: 14
Views: 3062

Re: Congratulations, First batch from Farnell

<t>Yep, I got one too. A bit suprised if this really is the first batch (for me), since I didn"t place an order until around 9am on the phone (having failed to be able to do so online). I thought the first batch sold out within minutes after 6am ?<br/> <br/> I"m not going to get too carried away til...
by steviewevie
Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Availability of the Raspberry PI
Replies: 17
Views: 3433

Re: Availability of the Raspberry PI

dukeofharen said:


We have already looked for a HDMI-to-VGA converter, which costs only 2 euro's. We will see if this is a viable option.


Try a TV with a composite output. Or a DVI monitor, a simple converter cable (DVI<->HDMI) should work fine there.
by steviewevie
Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: For the Beginners
Replies: 21
Views: 3774

Re: For the Beginners

<t>meltwater said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I need links to related information in there and also any other beginner type uses for the Raspberry Pi you guys can think of.  It would be nice to produce a kid friendly section too (or at least a parent page to link to fun stuff they can show their kids)....
by steviewevie
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Availability of the Raspberry PI
Replies: 17
Views: 3433

Re: Availability of the Raspberry PI

<t>The problem is that demand has massively outstripped supply. The initial batch of 10,000 units sold out in a few minutes. So the best you can do is put in an order with your local Farnell/element14 or put in an expression of interest with RS, and wait while they ramp up production.<br/> <br/> It'...
by steviewevie
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS communication
Replies: 2
Views: 1035

Re: RS communication

<r>There's already a thread on this <br/> <br/> I can't find it right now though ! (doesn't help that "RS" is too short to be able to search for)<br/> <br/> Edit - I couldn't find it because it got moved to the Off Topic forum. That seems odd to me (sorry mods), because it's the kind of thing that's...
by steviewevie
Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: New RS Components email
Replies: 41
Views: 7784

Re: New RS Components email

<t>Good points from Dogs. Neither company has shipped any product yet have they ? Doesn"t really make a difference that Farnell have been accepting orders, it hasn"t speeded up the process of getting Raspis into customers" hands, it"s just raised a different set of questions ("what's the status of m...
by steviewevie
Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 10606

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

<t>Hopefully the upcoming new forums will be a lot better in terms of layout (e.g. a lot more sub-forums), making things a bit easier to navigate. e.g. right now where do you post a technical question on Fedora, in the Distros forum thread, or in the "General Discussion" forum ? (rhetorical question...
by steviewevie
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Found A cheap monitor
Replies: 37
Views: 11021

Re: Found A cheap monitor

<t>julianrich said: <br/> <br/> <br/> HDMI - VGA converters are about the same price £20.<br/> <br/> ebay or direct check out via google, search 'HDMI to VGA converter box'<br/> <br/> <br/> Do those boxes work though ? I thought they only converted the pinouts, and not the actual signal (digital to ...
by steviewevie
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Shop
Replies: 6
Views: 1592

Re: The Shop

Australian ordering links :

Element14

RS (express interest)

Links for most countries are here.
by steviewevie
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Shop
Replies: 6
Views: 1592

Re: The Shop

The shop's not for selling the Raspi though, that's down to the two distributors, RS and Farnell. So you can get some Pi via them, albeit with a fair bit of waiting due to the huge demand.
by steviewevie
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pinout schematics
Replies: 4
Views: 2520

Re: Pinout schematics

GPIO pinout link
by steviewevie
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Found A cheap monitor
Replies: 37
Views: 11021

Re: Found A cheap monitor

<t>Most goods are cheaper in the US than the UK, not just electronics. And let's not even start on petrol (gas) prices …<br/> <br/> But back on-topic, that does seem like a good price, albeit with a few quid extra for a DVI->HDMI adapter.<br/> <br/> dabs.com have a Philips 18.5" VGA/DVI LED monitor ...

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