Raspberry Pi Computer Delayed

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The

$25 Raspberry Pi mini computer has been delayed slightly following some

manufacturing issues. If you have already ordered one, you’ll have to

wait a little bit longer.

On its official WordPress blog, team

Raspberry Pi announced that manufacturing problems have led to a delay

of the first batch of computers. As community manager Liz Upton

humorously put it, “It’s inevitable, isn’t it – you’re freewheeling

along perfectly happily and then you get a puncture.”

The reason

for the delay? During manufacture there was an accidental substitution

of a network jack – a non-magnetic one replaced the magnetic one that

should have been used. A bit like putting salt in your tea, thinking it

is sugar.
Raspberry Pi computer
Although

some buyers may be slightly miffed at having to wait longer to get

their hands on the $25 computer, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has

responded in exactly the right way. It has apologised, told us exactly

what’s wrong and been frank about what’s going to happen next. If only

the bigger manufacturers would be so clear, from time to time…

However,

there’s no precise date for the shipping of the first batch of

Raspberry Pi computers, or exact info on how much it’ll affect

successive batches. Raspberry Pi equation
The Raspberry Pi equation

The

Raspberry Pi is a low-cost computer that’s hoped to spark off a

generation of coding-savvy kids, much like the one that led to

characters like Steve Wozniak and Bill Gates. Want to get in on the

action? The Raspberry Pi store is currently closed, the first batches

having sold out. But it should be available to buy soon enough, once

those port problems are fixed.

via Raspberry Pi

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