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Grumpy_Mike

So the long awaited launch of the Raspberry Pi has ended in a total farce, with servers crashing and people not being able to order things from the selected vendors.
http://www.osnews.com/story/25661/Raspberry_Pi_launch_turns_into_frenzy/
I hope this does not burn up all the good will it has generated.

Maybe this is a lesion of how not to do a much anticipated launch that the Arduino team will heed for the launch of the Due.

Graynomad

I think Arduino are pretty safe, there's been almost nothing let alone any hype :)

In fact that may be one reason there has been so little info and much as we've been crying out for some that's fair enough.

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Osgeld

I cant wait to get mine ordered, actually I want a few to replace "big boxes"

that pentium laptop redirecting tcpip to serial for the retro bench can be replaced by one, my NAS by another, my XBOX which is a BEAST and requires an act of hackery to get it just to display 480i is another for streaming media
http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php?action=unread;boards=2,3,4,5,67,6,7,8,9,10,11,66,12,13,15,14,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,86,87,89,1;ALL

Grumpy_Mike

I ordered one yesterday and have been given a delivery date of the 14th April.

TonyD

you're lucky, all I got was a "register your interest" option :-(


Grumpy_Mike

The trick is to put in the Farnell order code for it in the search box. It's number is 2081185.

Texy


you're lucky, all I got was a "register your interest" option :-(




Same here. I did the same on the RS website.

T.

Texy


The trick is to put in the Farnell order code for it in the search box. It's number is 2081185.

Ah - many thanks for that Mike, I have now been able to place an order. Lets see what the expected delivery date turns out to be!

Texy

Texy

Yup - delivery is stated as "w/c 23rd April"

T.

dropdeaddick

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Mar 01, 2012, 07:34 pm Last Edit: Mar 01, 2012, 08:40 pm by dropdeaddick Reason: 1
I just ordered mine from newark.com, using the part number tip Grumpy_Mike posted. Thanks Mike.

I snagged it for $31.50 USD, after using a voucher code and it is expected to ship on May 11, 2012.


GordonEndersby


Just tried Mikes code on both farnell and rs and it just points to the register interest pages.
I suspect that it may have been an oversight by the sites that has now been removed.
Good luck though.

Gordon

Texy

Yep - so I read on one of the unofficial pi forums.
Still, got MY order in,
T.

dropdeaddick



Just tried Mikes code on both farnell and rs and it just points to the register interest pages.
I suspect that it may have been an oversight by the sites that has now been removed.
Good luck though.

Gordon


Try http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?sku=2081185


Grumpy_Mike

That link worked about five hours ago but they have plugged that one as well now!

Texy

So have you ordered one then mike

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