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$35 Raspberry Pi computer goes on sale, promptly sells out

By Shawn Knight
Feb 29, 2012
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  1. The highly-anticipated $35 Raspberry Pi micro computer went on sale today, just narrowly making the promised February launch window thanks to leap year. The device sold out within a matter…

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  2. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 414   +42

    Can anyone tell me what you will use this for?
     
  3. bielius

    bielius TS Booster Posts: 228   +14

    Crysis, what else?
     
  4. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 280

    Any number of things. I'll be using it for an HTPC.
     
  5. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,286   +232

    I'm going to be using it as a "smart" upgrade to my "dumb" older TVs. They even have a version of XBMC that has been successfully ported to the Pi (raspbmc).

    Other than that, it's a good tinkering and education opportunity, which is actually what it was originally conceptualized for. Very low cost & open platform that will appeal to the hacker/maker community. It's the computer equivalent of an Arduino board for many.
     
  6. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,940   +379

    Will it run ubuntu?

    will someone make a handheld gaming system out of it?
     
  7. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    let's see some OC numbers! lol
     
  8. I will use it for cryptography and quantum physics!
     
  9. chaboi390

    chaboi390 TS Rookie Posts: 83

    got my self one... cant wait !
     
  10. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 280

    Congrats! They sold out so fast, I didn't have a prayer. Hopefully the next shipment comes in soon :)
     


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