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ModMyPi Raspberry Pi Case Offers 5% Back To the Foundation 82

Posted by samzenpus
from the case-by-case dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The Raspberry Pi Model B is now available to purchase, but most people are still waiting for new stock to be manufactured and delivered. In the meantime you can prepare for the tiny PC's arrival by figuring out what to do about a case. The fact the Raspberry Pi ships without a case doesn't cause a problem when using it, but encasing it in plastic will help protect and keep the dust off the components. Geek.com has already reported on one case design from hobbyist designer Marco Alici, but now another one has appeared that actually has a release date, color options, and an extra incentive to purchase it."
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ModMyPi Raspberry Pi Case Offers 5% Back To the Foundation

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  • Lego Case (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 21, 2012 @07:34PM (#39435585)

    I figured I'd just build a small case for mine out of legos. Fun, easily modified, and undeniably geeky - if owning a Raspberry Pi isn't already enough of a geek sign.

  • Re:Lego Case (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 21, 2012 @09:33PM (#39436615)

    The hardware acceleration for video on the board is actually quite impressive

    And that's all there is. The CPU can't even run Ubuntu because Ubuntu requires a more current ARM version. 256MB of RAM is good for servers, but that's not the selling point, what with the expensive SoC and decoder licenses, is it? Here's what Mozilla lists as requirements for Mobile Firefox: "Installation requires about 17 MB internal or SD card storage and 512 MB of RAM". Oh, it also requires an ARMv7 processor. The Raspberry Pi CPU is an ARMv6.

    The Raspberry Pi is a cellphone with a very low-end CPU, low-end RAM and a nice GPU. If you think you're going to get a FullHD desktop out of it which isn't going to drive you mad with slowness, good luck to you.

  • Re:Lego Case (Score:4, Interesting)

    by ChunderDownunder (709234) on Thursday March 22, 2012 @04:02AM (#39438377)

    Ubuntu doesn't run because of Canonical's compilation settings. During a recent fosdem talk, an ARM/Linaro representative expressed dismay that 'armel' is defined differently between debian and Ubuntu.

    Ubuntu are focussing on performance over 'legacy' CPUs - the latest debian ought to run - no speed demon, naturally.

    As for firefox, well, gecko's not the only browser in town and until recently 256MB was commonplace on webkit-based Android and iOS (iPhone 3GS) devices. Some browsers optimise for performance, others memory usage.

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