Open Source Is Useless – Without Hardware
Article from Tcat Houser editor-in-chief of TRCBNews.com.
You might not have noticed that the $35 computer, Raspberry Pi has exceeded 1 million units shipped. Further, they have production volumes cranked up to the point where you can order more than one unit.
In early March this year Raspberry Pi signed a deal with Sony to move a large part of the manufacturing process to the United Kingdom. This decision was based on high demand in the UK and Europe for the unit and the relative technical expertise of UK production processes.
“In June we scheduled 204 units per week. By July that had climbed to 10,000 units per week – this month we will achieve 38,000 output per week, and this is just the beginning,” said Gerald Kelly, the General Manager of Sony’s Pencoed plant.
Since the production process moved to UK manufacturing the numbers produced in the UK alone have risen to 40,000. This means in quantifiable terms the UK now produces more than the Chinese facility – impressive stuff. As a result shipments have now exceeded the 500,000 mark but with production ramping up so quickly 1 million units shipped is a landmark expected to be achieved in July.
That a great news for this small hardware also if contrary to popular belief, the hardware does not fit in Altoid can.
However there are some very cool accessories which include some low-cost plastic cases. The organization is finishing up a standardized case for the educational market.
Adafruit Pi Box from adafruit.com
Also if you fancy to have a webcam or an hardware able to do video you could check the Raspberry Pi NoIR Camera Module
The Raspberry Pi NoIR Camera Module is a custom designed add-on for Raspberry Pi that does not have an ‘IR cut filter’ installed. Like the regular Pi camera, it attaches to
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