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Old 01-05-2013, 06:10 AM   #31
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I donno. Have you seen how expensive legos are these day?
Sorry to be off topic here, but this appears to be a new bubble developing

http://www.squidoo.com/the-value-of-legos

I guess the Wall Streeters got bored of stocks and real estate. Give it a few years (maybe less), the bubble will pop, and lots of folks will have storage units they can't keep up with any more.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:50 PM   #32
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I received one as a Christmas gift. A couple of minutes on the interweb scored me a copy of raspian and the windows installer. The plan is to use it as a media PC running xbmc since my MythTV box is dying a slow death (power supply again). I received the Pi as a kit with the lucite case. It fits a lot looser than your AL case does but all I want is functionality.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:15 PM   #33
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I received one as a Christmas gift. A couple of minutes on the interweb scored me a copy of raspian and the windows installer. The plan is to use it as a media PC running xbmc since my MythTV box is dying a slow death (power supply again). I received the Pi as a kit with the lucite case. It fits a lot looser than your AL case does but all I want is functionality.
My mythtv died the same way... i slowly transitioned away from recording, and went to streaming shows from popular websites...
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:45 AM   #34
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http://hackaday.com/2012/11/26/tiny-...-raspberry-pi/


a MAME machine?

Looks nice.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:33 PM   #35
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I talked with a client today about using these to display simple videos on HDTV's. It seems like a good, small, and cheap solution.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:02 AM   #36
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Last time i checked, they were backordered. Turned me off from ordering one...
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:37 AM   #37
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When I ordered one in mid December, it wasn't on backorder. Came pretty quick.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:28 PM   #38
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Where have you US guys been ordering from?
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:26 PM   #39
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Can't remember exactly, but I think it was MGM electronics or something like that.

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Old 01-08-2013, 09:03 PM   #40
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I ordered 2 of them today from MCM electronics www.mcmelectronics.com. Only place I could find them in stock. Can't wait to get them!
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:55 AM   #41
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Cool, thanks. Will have to order a couple and test them out as inexpensive thin clients at work.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:45 AM   #42
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Gateworks has some reasonable alternatives to the raspberry pi. They are probably twice the size footprint-wise, but they are much more powerful and expandable. They also run a relatively stock linux image. They are pricey from the vendor, but I found a dude on eBay selling the Gateworks Avilia for ~60.00.

http://shop.gateworks.com/index.php?...od&productId=2
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:05 PM   #43
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I ordered a couple from here Newark
The website said they weren't in stock so I requested notification of when they had some. Took less than a 3 days and they had a few in to ship.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:58 PM   #44
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Gateworks has some reasonable alternatives to the raspberry pi. They are probably twice the size footprint-wise, but they are much more powerful and expandable. They also run a relatively stock linux image. They are pricey from the vendor, but I found a dude on eBay selling the Gateworks Avilia for ~60.00.

http://shop.gateworks.com/index.php?...od&productId=2
That specs for that board shows 64 MB of SDRAM. Pretty much useless for a modern day stock Linux kernel. The latest gen of RaspberryPi has 512MB.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:04 PM   #45
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Where have you US guys been ordering from?
Got mine from The Pi Hut

Had it in less than 2 weeks from across the pond.
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