Like many of you I got up early this morning (6am) to try and order a Raspberry Pi the £24 credit card sized PC , unfortunately such was the demand that the two resellers that were handling the sales in the UK Premier Farnell and RS Components both buckled under pressure and their sites crashed. For the people that did get on the sites most found that the first batch had sold out, I managed to get a model B ordered from Farnell this afternoon and it looks its from a second batch of boards as the delivery date is scheduled for April 14th. It’s great to see such enthusiasm for the project despite it really being aimed at education. Raspberry Pi was trending on twitter and was top of the most popular post on BBC news this morning, if you missed out but still want to order a board then you can register your interest at either Premier Farnell or RS Components.
So I am going to have to wait a while for my board, its going to be interesting to see what the community comes up with the systems.
For more info on the Pi checkout the interview I did with the foundation co-founder Eben Upton at CES 2012
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