(This is a longer post than usual as I am also gathering information to come back to later myself including interesting links and videos.)
As always any errors, omissions or inaccuracy's are my own, so check it out online for yourself if you want additional information. (let me know if I got it wrong...) Dodgy iPhone photos from the day are liberally scattered about the blog post. This first series shows it connected to other hardware fulfilling day to day technology roles / different configurations.
About the PIRaspberry PI is a general use pc. Raspberry PI is available from RS Components, and can be purchased online. It has a small range of accessories, like an 8 GB SD card pre-loaded with Raspbian (V. of Debian needed to run). All you need to run the PI is available online to download via raspberrypi.org. It really is the size of a credit card. The PI store has free (and small fee) apps, games, tutorials etc. to install for further functionality. In Ireland they are Radionics Ltd. (rswww.ie apparently, but I can't get it to resolve today!)
The Raspberry Pi can be bought at http://raspberrypi.rsdelivers.com/default.aspx?cl=1 :
(Copy and paste of details from the previous URL on 3/4/14)
Raspberry Pi with SD Card Bundles
Type B with 8GB SD card
It was designed to encourage children to program as many don't have access to PCs, rather games consoles etc.
Specifications include (model B) 512 MB RAM, runs on SD card, DualCoreVideoCore IV. (see more at http://www.raspberrypi.org/help/faqs/)
It can be run on batteries (AA or AAA) (see more at http://www.daveakerman.com/?page_id=1294)
Open Source applications can be run on the unit like Libre Office etc., making it a multi-tasking machine, not just for child prodigy programmers or 'computer geeks'.
Alan Lund: Product Compliance Manager - RS Components
|Dr. Crystal Fulton introduces Alan Lund|
RS Components, having a Global presence was well placed to assist with compliance to standards and regulations in multiple countries in addition to providing access to a global sales / provision network. For example the EU's CE mark is a different-kettle-of-fish to China's CCC mark etc. They assisted with resolving compliance issues globally. (CE, RoHS, WEEE, REACH Article 33 in the EU alone). in addition they assisted with IP licensing and compliance.
+2.5 million Raspberry PI units have been sold so far...
Alan pointed out that RS Components don't just supply the Raspberry PI, but also other emerging technologies...
- 3D Printer: RepRapPro Ormerod Full 3D Printer Kit c.€599 +VAT (see more at https://reprappro.com/)
- (500 sold out in 1 week last December...)
- RedPitaya: (Due May 2014) is an open-source measurement and control tool replacing many expensive laboratory instruments
- (See more at http://redpitaya.com/)
Dr. Eben Upton: Raspberry PI foundation
An early proptype can be seen at the
FLOUNDERS: THE SCIENCE GALLERY FAIL BETTER EDITION
- Year 1 = about the PI [foundation posts]
- Year 2 = about what adults were doing with it [...geeks...]
- Year 3 =about what children are doing with it
- The punnet > Printable PDF for use with card.
- Lego case (made by an 11 year old)
- Pibow, plastic casing
To complete the event 10 anniversary editions of the Raspberry PI were given away to attendees.
|Some of the Raspberry PI winners|
Adventures in Raspberry Pi by Carrie Anne Philbin
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (6 Dec 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118751256
- ISBN-13: 978-1118751251