Here at last! – Watch the unbox

My Raspberry Pi at last hit the door mat this morning. With the help of my glamorous  assistant we have produced this YouTube video to show whats in the box from RS components.


Raspberry Pi Unbox Video


Watch this space for further updates.


Beware of cheap cases

In anticipation of receiving my Raspberry PI imminently; I decided to purchase a case. I had a quick look on the web and chose a rather slick looking one on eBay. I received it today and eagerly unwrapped it only to discover…complete disappointment. The case appears to have been made in someone’s shed; using a sheet of plastic and a soldering iron. The quality of the case was shocking. The sides were coming apart and the plastic had clearly been over-melted in parts. An enthusiastic GCSE design & technology student could probably have had more success.

Don’t get me wrong, I am all for home brew cases, but not when people are charging over ¬£20 for a bodged job on eBay. Had I made it myself, I may well have lived with it.

My advice to my Pi pals is to shop around and be careful of what you buy.