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by mkopack
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Export Farnell delivery dates to be communicated next week
Replies: 12
Views: 1758

Re: Export Farnell delivery dates to be communicated next week

You forgot Preserves, which are basically almost all fruit, in sort of a jelly for storage.
by mkopack
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Farnell
Replies: 5
Views: 1484

Re: Farnell

<t>Sigh...<br/> <br/> READ the BLOG posts here....<br/> <br/> Only 2000 RPi's have actually shipped out due to the Ethernet port issue in March. Another 8000 or so should ship next week (at least that's what we've been led to believe.)<br/> <br/> Everyone's Farnell order should be getting a status u...
by mkopack
Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO and TTL serial
Replies: 22
Views: 44506

Re: GPIO and TTL serial

Right, you'll need to use some sort of level shifter chip to convert between 3.3V and 5V (TTL) if you want to talk TTL levels. But otherwise, it's the same...
by mkopack
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can it run java 1.6?
Replies: 14
Views: 9556

Re: Can it run java 1.6?

<t>Yes, Open JDK 1.6 works.<br/> <br/> You need to be VERY aware of the limited memory you have to work with though! Command line stuff the doesn't get too crazy with memory will work. SMALL swing apps should work. Larger stuff is going to have trouble as there just isn't enough room for a huge Heap...
by mkopack
Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Questions about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 8
Views: 1010

Re: Questions about Raspberry Pi

<t>1) - UVC compatible webcams SHOULD work fine.<br/> <br/> 2) Somebody else here on the forums today showed his RPi connected to an Arduino UNO (over USB) sending commands to the Uno. Not sure about the Arduino dev environment though - it's Java based, so it probably will work, but I don't know wha...
by mkopack
Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Advice, A request.
Replies: 18
Views: 1956

Re: Advice, A request.

<t>Since you're 16, this is what I'd recommend - You still have 1-2 years of high school... Take advantage of any programming classes your school might have. If they don't offer anything, look around at the local community colleges to see if they have weekend classes for kids.<br/> <br/> Get yoursel...
by mkopack
Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Does PI support any GPS modules?
Replies: 6
Views: 3377

Re: Does PI support any GPS modules?

<t>Most GPS units will allow you to pull the raw GPS data as a string via the Serial/USB interface. It's relatively striaghtforward to write software to pull this data and there's plenty of them out there. Just google "Linux GPS Tools"<br/> <br/> Now, if you want to actually use it to plot position ...
by mkopack
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: # of Units Shipped?
Replies: 28
Views: 4239

Re: # of Units Shipped?

<t>Basically it means that it's continuous production, NOT the following:<br/> <br/> "RPF orders a batch of 10,000", those 10,000 get shipped to customers, then they order another 10,000... (which is how it would have been if the RPF had done all the production/sales/shipping itself.)<br/> <br/> Bas...
by mkopack
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)
Replies: 188
Views: 30972

Re: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)

And of course, that's all assuming that the "Order Confirmation Number" is the important one, and not the Purchase Order Number.... LOL
by mkopack
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)
Replies: 188
Views: 30972

Re: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)

<t>And, actually, looking at the receipt dates of the emails I got from Newark:<br/> <br/> Got the Account creation confirmation email at 10:35 am. (Eastern)<br/> <br/> Got the order confirmation email at 12:30 pm. (Eastern)<br/> <br/> I'm pretty sure I submitted the order no later than about 10:40a...
by mkopack
Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)
Replies: 188
Views: 30972

Re: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)

<t><br/> campsec said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Mine is also still saying Aug 15th.  My order confirmation number is 163085.  Anyone know the order confirmation of someone that has received on from Newark?  Here's hoping that batch of 8000 gets reworked soon!<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Based on what the post a...
by mkopack
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)
Replies: 188
Views: 30972

Re: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)

<t>Several folks popped into the IRC channel last night mentioning that they got shipment info from Newark.<br/> <br/> My order was placed at about 10am (eastern) on the 29th. The latest order of the two that were mentioned was about a 9am (eastern) order, and his Order Confirmation Number was about...
by mkopack
Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Been playing with a Pi for the last couple of days. General comments!
Replies: 27
Views: 7081

Re: Been playing with a Pi for the last couple of days. General comments!

<t>walney said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I wouldn't be at all surprised if the screen had an impact on performance: chances are a 42" screen is running at 1920 x 1080, rather than 1280 x 1024 of an old 4:3 monitor. So, you will be using more RAM for the display and pushing 50% more pixels.<br/> <br/> I had...
by mkopack
Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Am I missing something ?
Replies: 48
Views: 8894

Re: Am I missing something ?

<t>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> God, the speculation! The other 8k are on their way from the factory straight to the distributors from China; because they're going straight to them I don't have a DHL tracking number for them, but I think they'll be pitching up before the middle of the week. At the sa...
by mkopack
Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Am I missing something ?
Replies: 48
Views: 8894

Re: Am I missing something ?

Those aren't "Orders" - those are "register for interests", and I'm sure MOSt people on here have registered more than once...
by mkopack
Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Am I missing something ?
Replies: 48
Views: 8894

Re: Am I missing something ?

<t>It means that they're in constant production +  ship mode... No "Batches".<br/> <br/> As soon as enough come off the line to fill a shipping pallet (which we now know is about 2000) out the door it goes to RS or Farnell, or one of their local subsidearies to then be distributed out to us.<br/> <b...
by mkopack
Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Am I missing something ?
Replies: 48
Views: 8894

Re: Am I missing something ?

<t>Eben had mentioned in the q/a portion during one of his blog posts regarding the need for the CE testing (this was near the end of March), that 2000 were on hand. The other 8000 were in the process of finishing rework (for the Ethernet jack issue) and QC testing at the factory, and were expected ...
by mkopack
Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to buy in USA
Replies: 2
Views: 4576

Re: How to buy in USA

http://www.Newark.com   (which is Farnell/Element 14's USA  branch)

or

http://www.alliedelec.com/ (which is RS's USA branch)

search for Raspberry-pi
by mkopack
Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone heard anything from Farnell?
Replies: 20
Views: 3685

Re: Anyone heard anything from Farnell?

<t>Well, then something's up...<br/> <br/> I had registered interest with RS within the first MINUTE of the site going live... NO email (yes I checked my spam folder)  I DO get emails from time to time with the "status updates" but that's it...<br/> <br/> Sigh.. Oh well, I have one on order from New...
by mkopack
Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone heard anything from Farnell?
Replies: 20
Views: 3685

Re: Anyone heard anything from Farnell?

Well, sounds like it's only you folks in the UK getting to be in the "party" for now...

I hope both distribs hurry up and start shipping product out to the rest of us (like me in the USA) soon....
by mkopack
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)
Replies: 188
Views: 30972

Re: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)

<t>fos said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I got an email that said my expected ship time was more than 141 days. <br/> <br/> Maybe when I get back from Germany in October....<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Nah, they're just doing that right now until they get some stock. It's a "CYA" move on their part. Chances are, y...
by mkopack
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)
Replies: 188
Views: 30972

Re: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)

<t>The ONLY way you have a chance in heck of getting it from RS within 7 working days is if you were one of the first to register interest back on Feb 29 and were notified to use your code to log in and order.<br/> <br/> On the other hand, if you're JUST NOW trying to order from RS, you're WAY at th...
by mkopack
Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)
Replies: 188
Views: 30972

Re: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)

<t>Negative here... No update via email... Mind you, they (Farnell) only JUST got their first 1000 (or so) from Eben yesterday or today, and the rest are coming from the fab line directly to Farnell.<br/> <br/> Like I said, I expect we'll start seeing updates next week as boards start moving out the...
by mkopack
Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)
Replies: 188
Views: 30972

Re: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)

<t>I had ordered around 10am on launch day direct from Newark...<br/> <br/> Checking my order status, it originally said mid-May.<br/> <br/> A couple days later that dropped to Early April, then subsequently March 28.<br/> <br/> Then that big system update happened and everyone's Newark order went t...
by mkopack
Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How long do you think Liz will take to stick 2000 CE stickers on the boards?
Replies: 19
Views: 3244

Re: How long do you think Liz will take to stick 2000 CE stickers on the boards?

<t>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> They're making more now - I know the size of the batches, but I don't think I'm allowed to tell you how many are in them yet. I will say that they are BIG. Really big. Both companies are very keen to clear their backlogs as soon as they possibly can.<br/> <br/> <br/> <...

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