Johannes
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Re: Another week gone by...

Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:04 pm

...without Raspberry Pi.

Sorry, I had to because it rhymes.

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Re: Another week gone by...

Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:22 pm

No kidding. The lack of info on the release date is killing me.

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Re: Another week gone by...

Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:26 pm

Another week to go…

… before they'll be on show.

So just be patient, bide your time…

… until they're rolling off the line.

[EDIT: For the avoidance of doubt,  the "week to go" above is merely poetic licence - I have no actual idea exactly how long we have to wait ]

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Re: Another week gone by...

Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:58 pm

I'm almost glad they haven't released yet.  At this point the possibility still exists that I might be able to get one.  Always late to the party...

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Re: Another week gone by...

Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:48 pm

Ha! but the Gertboard Rev-2 is back from the PCB manufacturer. I'll start assembly this weekend.

Only a shame I can't test it because somebody damaged my Beta board. Only 20 in the world and they had to rip off the SD-card connector including the pads and severely bend the GPIO pins :-<

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Re: Another week gone by...

Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:21 am

Gert, now I'm curious, was it a child, some kind of animal or what?

Tom.Y
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Re: Another week gone by...

Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:05 am

It would be cool if they released it on March 14th. (3/14) It's Pi day, and all.

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Re: Another week gone by...

Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:30 am

Tom.Y said:


It would be cool if they released it on March 14th. (3/14) It's Pi day, and all.



it wold not be cool, we want hen ASAP not next month

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Re: Another week gone by...

Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:17 am

laszlo said:


Gert, now I'm curious, was it a child, some kind of animal or what?


No, I believe it was someone from sales and marketing. But the effect (and IQ) is much the same.

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Re: Another week gone by...

Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:32 am

What did you do with the body?

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Re: Another week gone by...

Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:07 am

I’m chewing it over at the moment!
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Re: Another week gone by...

Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:56 am

JamesH said:


laszlo said:


Gert, now I'm curious, was it a child, some kind of animal or what?


No, I believe it was someone from sales and marketing. But the effect (and IQ) is much the same.

(Only joking)


I suppose if it can be fixed they won't steal it again (make the fix look ugly!).  1st board up for raspberry A&E.

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Re: Another week gone by...

Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:24 am

I was not present but apparent it was passed among some MIT audience and yes the SD-connector was very vulnerable as it was one of the temporary-patch ones which sticks out and had no mechanical connections at all.

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Re: Another week gone by...

Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:26 pm

Tom.Y said:


It would be cool if they released it on March 14th. (3/14) It's Pi day, and all.



Umm.. In UK that would be the end of April.. (there may be a tiny error in there..)

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Re: Another week gone by...

Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:31 pm

SD socket I can understand, and the production models will doubtless have a far more robust version.

But how on earth did they bend the GPIO pins without trying?
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