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.

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