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Now shipping to customers
Premier Farnell and RS Components have started shipping to customers. Congratulations to those at the front of the queue!.
Work is ongoing to clear the backlog of orders, with both distributors now manufacturing them in serial production. Farnell/Element14 have stated that all people worldwide who ordered their Raspberry Pi through them on or before April 18th should receive theirs by the end of June.
Update: In the US, on 2012 July 24, Newark/Element 14 is quoting five weeks and Allied is still quoting 12 weeks. An order placed by Rick Seiden on July 19, 2012 at Newark/Element 14 shipped July 31, 2012, indicating a less than five week wait time.
The Raspberry Pi (short: RPi or RasPi) is an ultra-low-cost credit-card sized Linux computer which was conceived with the primary goal of teaching computer programming to children. It was developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, which is a UK registered charity (Registration Number 1129409). The foundation exists to promote the study of computer science and related topics, especially at school level, and to put the fun back into learning computing. The device is expected to have many other applications both in the developed and the developing world (Read more).
- You can get the latest news from the Foundation Home Page, the Twitter Feed or in the forums.
- For Raspberry Pi frequently asked questions see the R-Pi FAQ or the Raspberry Pi Foundation's FAQ page.
- Both manufacturing partners provide community areas for more technically focused discussions, articles, FAQs and related information:
- Products are RoHS, CE, FCC, CTick, CSA and WEEE compliant. In common with all Electronic and Electrical products the Raspberry Pi should not be disposed of in household waste. Please contact the distributor from whom you purchased your Raspberry Pi device for details regarding WEEE in your country.
- Price: 25USD Model A, 35USD for Model B, excluding taxes, postage and packaging. For information about availability and shipping see the Buying Guide.
- Confused about seeing different versions of the board? Visit the History of the Raspberry Pi Hardware for information about the past versions.
- Russell Davis (aka forum admin ukscone) has a series of blog articles recording his perspective of the Raspberry Pi story in several parts from the beginning.
- You will often hear mention of the BBC Micro Computer when people talk about the purpose of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. See this article on the history of the BBC Micro Computer.
- Here's a video from the Financial Times, with three different groups evaluating the raspberry pi: http://video.ft.com/v/1498254373001/Taste-testing-the-Raspberry-Pi (March 2012)
Where can I get one and for how much?
First little Raspberry Pi Steps...
You've just got your new Raspberry Pi device - what now?
Easy GPIO Hardware & Software - in-progress at the moment
Example projects/tuts which can be linked from here (or from within a beginners guide page perhaps): Setup XBMC media centre Programming tutorials (Liams YouTube etc) Easy GPIO (when complete or similar thing). Also links to some basic linux user guides.
The Raspberry Pi will run a range of OS Distributions and run a variety of software.
Documentation relating to the Raspberry Pi can be found here.
Example documents which can be linked from here (or sub page): Official Datasheets White Papers User Manuals Recommended books (perhaps)
Head over to the troubleshooting page for help fixing common problems.
Head over to the bugs page for a list of known bugs.
R-Pi Model B 3D CAD files
Theses are various 3D CAD Versions in both RAR and ZIP.
The Raspberry Pi Community is steadily growing:
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