The Raspberry Pi arrived!

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I’m very excited to report that my Raspberry Pi arrived yesterday.

I’m blown away by the size of the device. It somehow feels smaller “in the flesh” than I had anticipated.

Anyway, my plan is to hook it up to the TV and use it as a means of accessing the interewebs, in particular catch up TV services such as the BBC iPlayer (which will be much better quality than through the Wii).

I’ve ordered an SD card and have the Debian distribution ready to install. I shall be digging out one of my old micro USB chargers and then firing it all up.

I can’t wait to start playing. Should be a couple of days for the SD card to arrive which will give me enough time to have everything else ready.

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Watch this space….. or this space over on Storify!

Raspberry Pi: Update

 

Extract from Raspberry Pi board at TransferSum...
Extract from Raspberry Pi board at TransferSummit 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have updated my Storify post on the Raspberry Pi here but, in summary, due to the need to  have the Raspberry Pi CE certified (read EMC and LVD compliance), there may be a short delay in shipments.

Read the full post on Storify here.

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