[clug] Rasberry Pi bulk order?
pbarker at barker.dropbear.id.au
Thu Dec 29 23:26:36 MST 2011
On Fri, 30 Dec 2011, Mike Carden wrote:
> *Thread hijack*
> If a general purpose board is not what you need, then the FreeTronics
> EtherTen Arduino with Ethernet looks pretty good at about $75
> delivered: http://www.freetronics.com/products/etherten
> Yes, yes, it won't boot a Linux kernel or render HD video, but if your
> needs are more modest it's a pretty inexpensive way to get a 'smart'
> thing hanging off your network. And it exists and can be ordered right
> now. Don't get me wrong, I'm keen to play with a raspberry pi, but a
> bird in the hand...
Also: data sheets should be available for all components.
AFAIK, support for the video on the Raspberry Pi is via a binary blob from
The implications here are that until someone comes up with an alternate
driver, you're at the mercy of Broadcom to provide updated blobs for new
kernels. Broadcom do not have a stellar history with this sort of thing -
particularly with their WiFi drivers.
The Raspberry Pi does look pretty nice - just be aware of that limitation
(I *think* that counts as a *Thread unhijack* :-) )
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