Raspberry Rip

When the Raspberry Pi came out I had one on order straight away. This was the future, so they said. It turned up several months later – rubbish operating system, almost no library material out there.

Remember this? this is straight from the website today..tmpF063 There it is, less than 20 quid for a computer.. Sounds sensible – gives even Arduino a run for it’s money, right?

Well, that’s the theory – but a quick trip even to Amazon website in the UK reveals something different..

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Sorry, what…… £40?? You could buy a cheap TABLET from China for that – and include the screen for heaven’s sake?

Perhaps if and when there is a proper environment for it and the price actually drops (no doubt importing from China) then it may be time to look again, until then…

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One thought on “Raspberry Rip

  1. Try the actual suppliers – Farnell charges £27. As for the operating system… any Linux distro compiled for ARM works. Almost any software for Linux works.

    Oh, and it’s now made in Wales.

    I find your lack of fact checking disturbing.

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