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by liz
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero schedules
Replies: 2
Views: 71163

Pi Zero schedules

Hi folks. Update on where we are with getting Zero to you (all good news!) First up, we've been able to get a bit more line space, so we've been able to ramp up building them a little faster than was expected. This means that shipments will be larger, so stores should have more in each batch. (I'm n...
by liz
Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero Availability
Replies: 205
Views: 51182

Re: Pi Zero Availability

Afraid not - I don't have an overview of the transatlantic shipping. They ARE getting regular shipments though, so keep an eye out.
by liz
Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero Availability
Replies: 205
Views: 51182

Re: Pi Zero Availability

Keep an eye on The Pi Hut - they're putting a large shipment on sale soon. I was wondering why they hadn't put it up for sale yet: turns out they're waiting on UK customs to clear some accessories they're hoping you guys will buy alongside the Zeros themselves. I'd expect them to be ready to go with...
by liz
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Thank You, Rpi Foundation!
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Re: Thank You, Rpi Foundation!

Thanks Kurt - you might be surprised to find out how VERY much we appreciate reading posts like this!
by liz
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: register if the person is still in bed
Replies: 13
Views: 1723

Re: register if the person is still in bed

You could use the IR camera (https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/pi-noir-camera/) and some IR leds.
by liz
Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero stocking?
Replies: 113
Views: 30087

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero stocking?

Speculation and OT do not a happy thread make. Closing.
by liz
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: register if the person is still in bed
Replies: 13
Views: 1723

Re: register if the person is still in bed

Low-tech solution: put the alarm clock on the other side of your bedroom.

You could also look at using OpenCV to recognise images of the bed with and without you in it.
by liz
Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kickstarter to order a Raspberry Pi Zero right now?
Replies: 19
Views: 2839

Re: Kickstarter to order a Raspberry Pi Zero right now?

As it happens, I was coming here to do just that.
by liz
Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Research for a book
Replies: 16
Views: 1976

Re: Research for a book

The biggest market by volume is the USA; the biggest market per capita of population (by some margin) is Sweden. I'd love to dig into that a bit more - what's going on in Sweden to make us so popular?
by liz
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Research for a book
Replies: 16
Views: 1976

Re: Research for a book

I don't actually have the exact figures at hand for that - I know it's of the order of 2-2.5 million, but I can't be more precise than that.
by liz
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Research for a book
Replies: 16
Views: 1976

Re: Research for a book

Our biggest market is the USA. We sell between 100,000 and 150,000 units a month there.
by liz
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

Re: Storage

The Western Digital kit linked above is great - I use one, and I've no complaints at all.
by liz
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need some dimensions for RPi Zero
Replies: 15
Views: 15161

Re: Need some dimensions for RPi Zero

Looks fantastic - well done!
by liz
Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Managing knowledge
Replies: 108
Views: 13212

Re: Managing knowledge

This thread's really very interesting - keep it up! One thing I don't think anybody's noticed or mentioned. One of the many things we do to keep the price of the Pi low is to make support as inexpensive as possible. We just can't afford to hire a dedicated support team (and to deal with all of the i...
by liz
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Serious discussion about power issues
Replies: 13
Views: 1995

Re: Serious discussion about power issues

There are some considerable hardware differences between the Model B that R61zt is talking about and newer models (i.e. since B+ was introduced in July 2014): 1v8 and 3v3 are generated using switching rather than linear regulators now, and there are various fixes to the USB power supply to make it m...
by liz
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So the next batch of Zeros?
Replies: 52
Views: 8518

Re: So the next batch of Zeros?

I'm closing this thread, and when that's done, I'm heading back and deleting content from a bunch of posts which have all had MULTIPLE reports raised against them for being full of some pretty nasty insinuation and full of conspiratorial speculation. It really shouldn't have to come to this, folks: ...
by liz
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So the next batch of Zeros?
Replies: 52
Views: 8518

Re: So the next batch of Zeros?

Farnell did have some initial stock (and were selling in bulk) - my guess is also someone who bought from CPC. The seller in question seems to have had a finite supply, looking at their eBay account.
by liz
Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Keyboard mapping problem
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Re: Keyboard mapping problem

The standard keyboard mapping is the one we use in the UK. Yours may well be different. To change it, see https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... isation.md.
by liz
Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Suggestion for future
Replies: 11
Views: 1413

Re: Suggestion for future

I want a Pi with wheels, a sandwich and a free pony. Thread closed: there are now at *least* a hundred and thirty threads on this topic.
by liz
Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is everything so difficult?
Replies: 78
Views: 10575

Re: Why is everything so difficult?

One of my first jobs involved installing Windows 3.1 and Office from floppy disks on all the machines in a management consultancy office. I think Office involved some tens of floppies. I used to see them swimming in front of my eyes when I tried to go to sleep at night.
by liz
Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So the next batch of Zeros?
Replies: 52
Views: 8518

Re: So the next batch of Zeros?

I think that reason is that sensibly, nobody's buying them at that price. Please don't buy from scalpers: we're doing everything we can to fill channels so supply and demand evens out.
by liz
Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is everything so difficult?
Replies: 78
Views: 10575

Re: Why is everything so difficult?

I *know* that the Jellybaby resource is being used in thousands of schools worldwide with no problems. (The user in the thread in question seemed to have a touch of fat finger syndrome.)
by liz
Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: microSDcards
Replies: 14
Views: 1931

Re: microSDcards

Not all micro SD cards are created equal.

http://www.midwesternmac.com/blogs/jeff ... crosd-card
by liz
Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero stocking?
Replies: 113
Views: 30087

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero

It's not really realistic to compare the very unusual situation in China (with government and other subsidies for overseas mail, along with some interesting scaling factors - see https://www.quora.com/How-do-Chinese-eBay-sellers-ship-so-cheaply-across-the-world) with mailing systems in other countri...

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