[clug] Raspberry Pi Zero: US$5 for bare board

Bob Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Fri Nov 27 01:13:49 UTC 2015

On 27/11/15 11:46, Andrew Janke wrote:
> *ahem*...
> I have 3 x $6 Arduino Uno's sitting on the shelf. To be fair I have
> about 10 in service doing various things for me and others.
> a

I _had_ 40 Intel Galileo Gen2 boards sitting in boxes on my shelf. Down
to 12 still in boxes and one sitting next to the left of my keyboard as
I type this, powered up and running Debian, but not doing much.

I started writing down a list of the dozen or more other embedded
devices within 1m of my keyboard, predominantly running Linux, and
then decided it was a little bit excessive.


Bob Edwards.

> On 27 November 2015 at 10:30, Mike Carden <mike.carden at gmail.com> wrote:
>> A point well made on the Hackernews comment thread about the Pi Zero (
>> https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10631668) is that all of these
>> hardware options are now so inexpensive that in a first world country like
>> Australia, the limitation for doing 'stuff' with them is no longer the cost
>> of the hardware. The limitation has moved to the domain of imagination,
>> inclination and available time.
>> I bet more than one Clugger has more than one 'single board computer or
>> micro controller[1]' thingy sitting on a shelf unused because they are yet
>> to get a Round Tuit.
>> --
>> MC
>> [1] Let's not forget that general purpose computers and micro controllers
>> tend to solve orthogonal problems.
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