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Author Topic: Raspberry Pi - $35 linux computer  (Read 4315 times)
AG1LE
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« on: July 04, 2012, 09:20:17 AM »

I finally got the Raspberry Pi that I ordered in early March ( http://www.raspberrypi.org/). 

My first impression is pretty positive. I was able to configure this credit card sized $35 Linux computer in headless mode,
access it over Wifi network (with SSH and VNC ) and install & run some well known ham software like FLDIGI and Xastir. 

RPI has its limitations but for the tiny size and $35 price tag it is no wonder that Raspberry Pi has been selling like hot cakes. 
More details in my blog pages  http://ag1le.blogspot.com/p/raspberry-pi.html.

Anybody else here at eham  got their RPI  yet?   What are your first impressions? 
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2012, 06:51:15 AM »

Will the audio input do stereo, or is it only one channel?

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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2012, 11:34:03 AM »

Supposedly I'm on some sort of notification list from Newark/Element 14 about the RPi availability and have yet to hear anything.  Perhaps I'm just waiting until the waiting list goes away.

Tor, Mauri writes in his blog that the Pi has no microphone or line input so a USB audio adapter is required for audio input.
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2012, 03:23:34 PM »

Supposedly I'm on some sort of notification list from Newark/Element 14 about the RPi availability and have yet to hear anything.  Perhaps I'm just waiting until the waiting list goes away.

Tor, Mauri writes in his blog that the Pi has no microphone or line input so a USB audio adapter is required for audio input.

I signed up both on Newark/Element 14 and RS Components.  The latter delivered RPI on the date they promised.
I have not heard back from Newark, perhaps my email address got lost? 

On audio question there is no audio input on RPI board. See http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs audio section. Audio output can be configured on HDMI port or separate headset port. USB device is needed for audio input. See this blog http://www.hamradioscience.com/the-raspberry-pi-and-ham-radio/  - looks like Signalink USB can be used with RPI to interface with radios. I need to test this as I have one Signalink device that I used for another project.

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2012, 06:02:22 PM »

I signed up both on Newark/Element 14 and RS Components.  The latter delivered RPI on the date they promised.
I have not heard back from Newark, perhaps my email address got lost? 

Correction to above - I got email from Newark/Element 14 - another Raspberry PI is on its way!

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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2012, 04:36:07 PM »

I signed up both on Newark/Element 14 and RS Components.  The latter delivered RPI on the date they promised.
I have not heard back from Newark, perhaps my email address got lost? 

Correction to above - I got email from Newark/Element 14 - another Raspberry PI is on its way!

I received the RPI from Newark. If you plan to order these please note that  RS Components included preloaded Linux on 2GB SD card in the shipment,
where as Newark/Element 14 did not. 

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Mauri AG1LE
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