So I can't just phone them up for a custom job just for me then? Pity.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has decided the time is right to allow custom versions of its creation. Electronics retail and design outfit Element 14 has scored the gig as the sole, for now, official Pi customisation house. Under the deal, Element 14 will happily design and build custom Raspberry Pis that change the computer's …
Thursday 29th October 2015 07:39 GMT cbars
Thursday 29th October 2015 07:55 GMT Anonymous Coward
Can I get the followings please?
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
3 GB RAM
Built in networking GSM / HSPA / LTE / Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac / Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
with Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors and fingerprint sensor.
A f*cking removable battery and micro sd card slot is a must.
is that how this works or am I being optimistic?
EDIT: Sarcasm aside I love the Pi and can't wait to surprise my kids with my home made scary pumpkin.
Thursday 29th October 2015 07:57 GMT choleric
But what will they be called?
The Raspberry G - for heavyweight applications
The Raspberry c - for systems designed to be embedded in experimental sheep traveling at high speed in a vacuum
The Raspberry Planck - with a quantum coprocessor on board
The Raspberry e - a cut down version of the Pi orders of magnitude faster
Thursday 29th October 2015 09:02 GMT Will Godfrey
Thursday 29th October 2015 10:30 GMT jzl
Thursday 29th October 2015 11:30 GMT John Bailey
Thursday 29th October 2015 13:11 GMT James Hughes 1
Covered in Eben's interview with Rory CJ.
But in précis, Raspberry Pi trading is a fully owned subsidiary of the Raspberry Foundation, and as a charity, all profits go back in to the charity. It' where the Foundation get all the money for educational outreach they do, which is quite a lot, as well as support for OSS, teacher training etc.
Thursday 29th October 2015 10:36 GMT Haku
Thursday 29th October 2015 11:56 GMT Tromos
I'd only want 2, maybe 3, so can't make use of this service, but I suspect that what I'd like would sell many times the minimum quantity. Simply this - get all the connections on just one side. Doesn't matter if it is a little larger, the effective 'footprint' of the device will be smaller if USB, HDMI, power, etc. didn't all come out of different sides.
Thursday 29th October 2015 17:18 GMT thames
Thursday 29th October 2015 17:30 GMT Dadmin
Agreed! The pi is good as is, if you need less connectors hanging about, go get a Gumstix and be prepared to pay $200 a pop for them. Holy crap, this is the nicest system I've ever gathered together in a home cluster and I can't believe some of the petty complaints from what should be well knowledgeable people in the IT industry that can sort out all sorts of issues, hardware or otherwise. It's a HOBBY COMPUTER, idiots! Stop trying to shoehorn bullshit specs into a beautifully crafted and designed system. Actually, go out and build one of your own from the board up and then come back and try and sell it to us. Sounds like a good idea to me.
Simply put, no one will accept this challenge and those who do are the sort to cobble together crap and call it ice cream and it'll be over $100 for the base system. Good luck, I'll keep my Raspberry Pi as is and as cheap. It does the job and then some.
Thursday 29th October 2015 12:44 GMT Spoobistle
One that aspiring musicians could play along to:
The Raspberry Jam
One that emitted a piercing noise on detecting nearby Apple devices:
The Raspberry iScream
One that monitored restaurant waiting staff overloads:
The Raspberry TrayFull
One that alerted you to toothed cutting devices on auction sites:
The Raspberry SawBay
...I think it's lunch time now.
Thursday 29th October 2015 13:04 GMT noboard
Wouldn't kickstarter or similar be a good place to go with a potential design? Design the spec, get a price from Element14, start fundraiser on crowfunding site, if enough people want the design it gets made and everyone's happy.
Thinking about it this may be something Element14 should look at themselves so one person isn't trying to post out 3k - 6k pi's
Thursday 29th October 2015 16:23 GMT 45RPM
Thursday 29th October 2015 17:31 GMT thames
Someone did a Mini-ITX adaptor board for the Raspberry Pi a couple of years ago. You bolt a Raspberry PI Model B onto it and plug it into the adaptor board, which also has a few additional peripherals integrated into it. There's also room to attach a 2.5" HDD.
Since the Raspberry PI is a fraction of the size of a Mini-ITX board, the PI only takes up a corner of the Mini-ITX board.
I've got a Mini-ITX, but to be honest when you look at the cost of Mini-ITX versus a Raspberry PI, I have to wonder how much longer the Mini-ITX (or Nano-ITX) will be around.
Thursday 29th October 2015 19:14 GMT Ogi
I think Mini-ITX will be around for a long as it provides all the I/O connectors it does, without having everything go through USB.
I tried replacing some of my mini-itx systems with rasbPi's, but it didn't work out (specifically the file server. The early Pi just didn't have the grunt, the newer one does, but the USB kept conking out, giving out I/O errors once in a while, and the wifi card goes AWOL as well).
Media centre didn't work out either, as indexing all my music and videos would cause it to run out of RAM (but I have not tried the newer one, perhaps that will have the power), but for small light services, management of other computers, X terminals/display PC's, really really useful little things.
Not to mention RGB LED controllers (with presence sensing based on bluetooth address, so depending on who enters the room it sets their lighting preferences), and a lot of embedded stuff where a uC would be too fiddly or too restrictive to set up. A lovely little machine really, and a big thanks to the Pi Foundation for making it happen :-)
I personally find the two systems complimentary, and will probably continue to use them both in tamdem going forward :)