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The Arduino Due seems to be having just as many problems.
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The Arduino Due seems to be having just as many problems.
How could you tell?
So far, the Due seems to have avoided showing up from manufacturing with wrong parts installed, if only by virtue of not having shown up from manufacturing at all.  Ie Due is still vaporware (less than vaporware, since that usually implies a spec and no parts, and there's no spec yet), while Raspberry Pi has had ... errors.

(Hi Leon!  You know about ChipKit (using PIC32), right?)
(Leon is somewhat infamous over on AVRFreaks, where he insists on pointing out cases where other vendors (usually Microchip) might have done something better than Atmel.)
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I'm not a member of the AVR Freaks forum. And this comment from a forum member here (unnamed) partly explains why:

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avrfreaks.net also has an extensive forum. And, unlike the Arduino forum, most people know a lot about AVRs.

I don't think I could live up to their high expectations.
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I spend a fair bit of time over at AVRfreaks, joined about the same time as here and have a post count of maybe 250 which I guess says where I feel more at home.

That said I don't think it's bad rep is wholly deserved, there are one or two somewhat abrasive members but it's OK.

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The Arduino Due seems to be having just as many problems.
How could you tell?
So far, the Due seems to have avoided showing up from manufacturing with wrong parts installed, if only by virtue of not having shown up from manufacturing at all.  Ie Due is still vaporware (less than vaporware, since that usually implies a spec and no parts, and there's no spec yet), while Raspberry Pi has had ... errors.

(Hi Leon!  You know about ChipKit (using PIC32), right?)
(Leon is somewhat infamous over on AVRFreaks, where he insists on pointing out cases where other vendors (usually Microchip) might have done something better than Atmel.)


I've actually got a couple of chipKIT Uno32 boards, they are rather nice, and don't cost any more than than the standard Uno. I like the way that I can use the same IDE for both the standard Arduino and the chipKIT.

I thought that some Due boards had been produced: http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/19/arduino-brings-the-new-goods-to-maker-faire-new-york-welcomes/
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Unfortunately a press release is all we've seen. Rumour has it that some alpha testing is in progress but no-one's talking.

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OK, so today I was invited to order. I've forgotten what the raspberry was/is, what I wanted one for, why I was waiting. Still, I've had a great day today, so I just hit the "yes, send me my Raspberry PI kit" - €64 including two SD cards - 9 weeks delivery. By the time it arrives, I might use it to ...<enter irrelevant and funny use here>
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Yeah I ordered one a while back. By the time it arrives I'll have misplaced my marbles.
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where can I purchase one to be sent to the US.
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You could try ordering one from RS or Farnell, here is the RS web page:

http://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi

Mine arrived on Monday. The power supplies with a USB connector are sold out everywhere, I might make up a lead by modifying a suitable USB cable and powering it from my bench supply.
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I was browsing my email this morning when I saw an email from DHL.  Normally, the DHL mails are phishing attempts that will execute malicious code in the attachment if you run it on your system.  I long ago went to a system where I create a new email address on my vanity domain everytime I give out an email address to see who has sold my email, and it is depressing to see what outfits I can't trust any more.  Anyway, this time the mail was legit, and my R-PI is evidently heading towards me.  Now, I have to figure out what to do with it.  Its funny, but one of the reasons, I got into Arduino programming was due to the long lead times on R-PI.  Fun, fun, fun.
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I might make up a lead by modifying a suitable USB cable and powering it from my bench supply.
Yes I did that because I was getting a 0.4 volts drop through that mini connector, with a power jack socket I can't measure the loss.
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The power supplies are back in stock at RS. I'm ordering one.
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Don't hold your breath
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Why? It's been dispatched and I'll get it on Monday.
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