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Maybe we should enquire... I know what i been told and Lord knows im not telling fibs...So there is something wrong in this.

Anyway, Google is not the definite truth. I have by experience that theres a lot of things google doesnt answer despite being the truth. Id hate to think that anyone in their perfect mind thinks google knows everything !!
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MI Pi Should be shipped tomorrow, haven't checked in a day or so but 28 June was supposed to be the magic number on Tuesday... (I will gladly pay on Tuesday for a hamburg... today) was a famous old Cartoon line... and indicative of Newarks usual B... S always tomorrow, when just a minute ago I logged on or tried to there was nothing new from new ark... except the 'Party Line' just wait... i traded mine for a new 64 bit gigabyte Mo-board and I got the best end of the deal... it sells discounted at 59 -69 dollars here and I paid 35 dollars for Mi Pi, back in the beginning of February of this year. I would be much more interested inn an ARM Arduino than any amount of Pi... Linux as well as C... No thank you I have a fair idea of my capabilities. I have one of the $15.00 32 bit ST evaluation boards that I think will be much more educational than the Pi... Also have one of the Renesas ev boards that scares the hell out of me as I just don't know enough yet to begin to use it... running the Demo's likely would strain my resources... But I will and I think before the year is out as well... IMO

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Four months after the announcement of their very first product, tens of thousands of people have got their hands on a Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry PI hype started in about may of 2011, including the $25 target price.
I don't think it's been quite as much of a farce as some people; it's just that more of mistakes have been visible.  That's not necessarily a bad thing.

Whereas nine months after the "launch" of the Due it is still not publicly available at all, and there's been no news of any progress.

Due was never "launched."  It was announced as "in progress" at Maker Faire NY (Sep 2011) without any details (no actual CPU, no price, etc.)  Additional information was announced at MF SV (May 2012); essentially "beta is starting."  (Links have been posted here.)

Frankly, they look to be on rather similar schedules, with similar amounts of "design revision."  Both should be shipping by about a year after their initial publicity.  The main difference has been the amount of hype during that year.  Every  change and milestone and mistake of RPI was widely publicized, while the Arduino team has been very quiet.  Perhaps they're trying to avoid the "Osbourne effect" (something RPI didn't have to worry about.)

I think I'd prefer something in between...


Due was never "launched."  It was announced as "in progress" at Maker Faire NY (Sep 2011) without any details

True, and I would not have used that word if it were not how the Arduino team themselves described their announcement back in September.  They also said that "We plan a final and tested release by the end of 2011".

However I don't think Arduino or Raspberry-Pi deserve criticism for the work they are doing.  In both open and closed-source environments plans change, problems emerge, and people come up with new ideas.  It's just that we never hear about what happens in the closed-source world, because the product is announced only when it's ready and the warehouses are full.

Open source hardware development works differently and sometimes premature announcements are necessary and unavoidable -- perhaps to raise capital for manufacturing, or to get extra input on the design, or to stimulate interest so that people are ready for the launch.

And of course if anybody thinks they can do better, then they have no excuse not to get to work and prove it!


Banzi had answered some question during the fablab presentation in Torino (Italy) some weeks ago.

long story short:
they had many development problem, changed the main core(it will use a different micro from the fisrt beta board), some people left the project, and after the announce (when they was about at 80% of work done) they discovered that the left 20% was muuuch more they expected.

x raspPI: different product. It is born to be high-lever, with SO system and so on. very hard to use GPIO and low-level thing.
x Arduino 2: will essentially be a arduino UNO on steroid, and will have almost the same API of the arduino UNO :)
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