Raspberry Pi suffers manufacturing error, shipments delayed

By Shawn Knight
Mar 9, 2012
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  1. The Raspberry Pi foundation has announced that shipments of the $35 computer that went on sale at the end of last month have been delayed due to a manufacturing hiccup.…

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,362   +706

    Is any company actually going to mass produce something with this computer? like a tablet or a media PC or something?
  3. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +112

    From what I have seen, you don't really need someone to make something out of it. Why waste X amount of dollars to some company when you probably could do it yourself and fit your needs better.
  4. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,764   +532

    Thats the great thing about this though, you buy just the board and you can retro fit it into anything you desire, thats what will make it great, you will soon be able to go onto ebay one day and find tons of cases this thing fits into and all different styles etc... They will also more than likely cost peanuts.

    I think this is a great idea but they just need to produce more! :)

    With popularity comes a modding community, With a product designed with just that in mind it could become very very popular and useful.
  5. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,279   +233

    I like to think of the Raspberry Pi as the illegitimate love child of a Linux computer and an Arduino...

    It is what it is. It's a small platform for learning, tinkering, inventing. You can make whatever you want with it, like a tablet or media PC. If it stays popular and keeps up the production numbers, you'll probably see kits made up that you can pop a Pi into for "instant" products like those you are imagining. For now, though, it's a hacker/tinkerer's playground.
  6. RubinOnRye

    RubinOnRye TS Rookie Posts: 57

    I would buy one. It would make a great HTPC receiver unit. What I mean by that is, a unit that will read off your NAS and re-play it on your TV. So it won't be the storage but rather just the interface.
  7. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,279   +233

    That's exactly what my first unit will be doing (whenever it arrives) - make my dumb TV a smart media center. Planning on using the RaspBMC system and tapping my network for media storage. Just have to figure out Netflix streaming once I get it in place... Silverlight can be so annoying!
  8. chaboi390

    chaboi390 TS Rookie Posts: 83

    Gonna Try make our own tablet with my friends XD
  9. What are we talking about here ?
    #1 ferrite beads ?
    #2 inductors ?
    #3 transformers ?

    Why are integrated magnetics required ?
  10. How is this device powered anyway?
  11. By the power of thought!
    Had any thoughts how you can use it .. lately?
  12. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    700 orders a second... that's crazy. I wonder how many people who ordered one actually know what they are getting...
  13. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    By USB. You can use another computer to power it, or a mains powered USB lead will work just as fine. In either case, it has super low power consumption.

    I can't wait to get my hands on a couple. :)
  14. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,279   +233

    I would say the vast majority of the buyers who are figured into that product launch figure of 700 per second knew exactly what it was. Particularly considering the fact that both vendors had their sites killed by the mad rush of traffic and were actually sold out before the majority of the reports of the product launch made it to the more mainstream tech blogs and sites (like this one). Those following the product and paying attention were the ones who sucked up all of the first run units, with maybe a spattering of consumers who stumbled upon it, saw "computer" and "$35" in the same sentence, and threw caution to the wind...
  15. RubinOnRye

    RubinOnRye TS Rookie Posts: 57

    Let me know how it goes.

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