There’s been plenty of positive developments in shipping and testing over the last week.
2,000 boards have now been shipped to the Raspberry Pi Foundation in Cambridge, UK (here’s some pictures)
RS and Farnell are working together with the Foundation to accelerate testing, making sure that all Raspberry Pi’s meet the required safe-for-use standards, as many people will be using their Pi's as a finished product.
As soon as certification has been achieved, we will receive our allocation of the first batch of boards. We’re hopeful that this will be very soon.
Our dedicated Raspberry Pi store is getting ready to open to the first group of people in our queue. Once they have placed their orders, we’ll then start inviting the next-in-line into the store.
More deliveries are expected shortly, so we can start fulfilling the extraordinary demand for Raspberry Pi. We’ll keep you up-to-date via our weekly email and online FAQs.
Meanwhile, our DesignSpark electronics design community is seeing many people discussing ideas and thoughts on Raspberry Pi A recent addition is a series of Pi Perspectives where leading UK academics and scientists share their perspective on Raspberry Pi. See what they think, and get information on a Raspberry Pi experimenters kit now being developed.
For developers, we’d also like to point you in the direction of our FREE schematic capture and PCB layout tool. DesignSpark PCB. It’s already won awards from across the globe, and we’re seeing more developers adopt this with some already creating prototyping boards to use with Raspberry Pi.
This one I guess. Nothing from Farnell either, besides a preorder link, that in my country (Poland), seems to lead to a business (not a consumer) site. It asks me for the name of my company, and since I don't belong to any, I guess no RasPi for me.