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Old 29.02.2012, 17:12
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The Raspberry Pi

This is a just genius: http://www.raspberrypi.org/

the order queue is getting longer and longer.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology...SOCNETTXT8763I
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Re: The Raspberry Pi

Any ideas as to how to order this in CH?
The website allows you to select a CH "store" but all prices are still in EUR / GBP / USD.

Does it mean that if I order it from the CH "store", I shall not be hounded by the customs for their CHF 30 + 8% fee?
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Re: The Raspberry Pi

Raspberries in full swing in the garden - I'd rather eat the real thing. Glorious
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Old 31.08.2012, 16:04
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Re: The Raspberry Pi

I think so, its clearly stated in the order page:

* Inclusive of delivery charges. Payment will not be taken until your goods are dispatched. Customer is responsible for local import taxes and duty.
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Old 31.08.2012, 17:21
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Re: The Raspberry Pi

Me too, but mainly audio stuff on DSPs (SHARC, 563xx).

(pipelined multiple SIMD instructions are FUN!)

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Old 31.08.2012, 17:50
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I bet you guys are great fun at parties
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Old 31.08.2012, 18:23
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Re: The Raspberry Pi

Assembler coding is fun in a kind of solving the Times Crossword, kind of way. Not to everyone's taste.

I got my Raspberry Pi a few weeks ago. I've put linux on it and will use it to provide sound effects for www.baselpanto.org It's rather cheaper than a laptop.

I did read a report somewhere that one middle eastern country will supply all its school girls with one. Since it just needs a USB keyboard and mouse and a TV, it's a very cheap way to introduce technology into the school room.
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Old 31.08.2012, 18:58
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Yes, but I'm also a great cook, and have two garages full of (functioning) motorcycles!

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Re: The Raspberry Pi

If anyone's desperate, you can get them from stock at digitec now for 59 chfs, i'm guessing quite limited qties though
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Old 25.10.2012, 17:52
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Re: The Raspberry Pi

Received the one 1 ordered ten days ago today, GBP 27.66 (delivered), ordered from Farnell, no customs charges/VAT.

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Old 25.10.2012, 18:12
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Received the one 1 ordered ten days ago today, GBP 27.66 (delivered), ordered from Farnell, no customs charges/VAT.

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Did you order with a Business account?

It appears you can't order one from Farnell as a private customer in Switzerland.
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Old 25.10.2012, 18:28
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Did you order with a Business account?

It appears you can't order one from Farnell as a private customer in Switzerland.
I ordered privately, but from the UK website. The Swiss site redirected me here: http://piregistration.element14.com/...?ref=lookahead

Alas, the thing doesn't seem to work!

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Old 25.10.2012, 19:59
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Re: The Raspberry Pi

Try www.digitec.ch .
These (Raspberry Pi Typ B, Broadcom BCM2835, 512MB) appear to be in stock at SFR 59.--
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Old 25.10.2012, 22:41
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I ordered privately, but from the UK website. The Swiss site redirected me here: http://piregistration.element14.com/...?ref=lookahead

Alas, the thing doesn't seem to work!

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Don't you need to put some code in first?

Your Farnell link took me to the same page of country flags without a Swiss flag.
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Old 25.10.2012, 23:24
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Re: The Raspberry Pi

Further evidence that I am, indeed, missing more than just a few brain cells, because I have no idea what that is.
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Old 25.10.2012, 23:31
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Re: The Raspberry Pi

Geeky but a great addition for our new tv. All those kids movies selectable from the tv. bliss.
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Old 25.10.2012, 23:56
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Further evidence that I am, indeed, missing more than just a few brain cells, because I have no idea what that is.
It's a back-to-basics computer that kids (and big kids) can play with and learn how to program code and/or make the computer do things.

You can also connect it to other things to enable it to monitor or control.



The best thing is that it's pretty cheap so people won't be afraid to experiment with it.

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Old 26.10.2012, 09:40
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Don't you need to put some code in first?
Yes, problem seems to be a flaky SD card. Found a web-site that tells how to troubleshoot via the leds. I've got it doing something now, but I'll order a new SD card.

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Your Farnell link took me to the same page of country flags without a Swiss flag.
Ahhh, the bastards must have changed things since my order!

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Old 26.10.2012, 09:43
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Geeky but a great addition for our new tv. All those kids movies selectable from the tv. bliss.
How so?

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Old 26.10.2012, 12:01
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Yes, problem seems to be a flaky SD card. Found a web-site that tells how to troubleshoot via the leds. I've got it doing something now, but I'll order a new SD card.
Reminds me of the old Acorn's where the floppy drive activity LED was used to indicate faults with the boot-up self test.
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