Cool. Where can I get one? When can I have it? Yesterday?
Anyway it actually arrived the day before yesterday, but I didn't have all the ancillaries to make it work. I put in a mail order, and most of the things I needed turned up today, except for the monitor. The delivery company loaded it on the wrong van, so I may not see it 'till Monday.
I got the Pi going by plugging it into a TV with HDMI, I didn't really want to have to fiddle with the cables on the TV, and I didn't have anything but a VGA monitor, but I couldnt wait for the new monitor to arrive.
I've posted this here in DIY because I think that most people who'll mess with the raspi will have a DIY bent, it's a geek's toy.
What am I going to do with it?
Well. I'm writing this post on it, if it gets used for nothing else.
One of the things I will be trying, like a lot of other people, is using it as a music (and possibly video) server. For music playback it can be run withoiut a monitor, you can talk to it over ethernet.
I recently bought a USB oscilloscope, so it may be used as a host for that, I'm not sure, I have to check out the software on Sourceforge, I know there's a third party program that runs my hardware, I just don't know if it runs under Linux.
I'm also working on a USB signal generator using an AD DDS (PCB off ebay). I've had some problems getting the USB interface going, but the raspi could end up being the controller for that, I want to move these instrument functions off the Windows box that is my main computer. If I can't solve the problems with the USB interface (in a reasonable timescale) then I may resort to trying to control the DDS using the raspi's GPIO pins.
Anyway, anyone who gets one, or who is just interested, feel free to post here. If any of the subjects raised generate a lot of interest then they can be cloned off into threads of their own.
Edited by wakibaki - 6/29/12 at 2:39pm