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Lowest Cost Raspberry Pi Microcomputer Now On Sale In The U.S. — $25 Model A

Suited For Battery/Solar Powered Projects

Raspberry Pi is HERE!

The Raspberry Pi microcomputer prides itself on being affordable, with its tiny $35 price-tag for the original Model B Pi. But now its lowest cost board — the $25 Model A — has gone on sale in the U.S. The Raspberry Pi Foundation confirmed to TechCrunch that Model A can now be purchased in the U.S. via reseller Allied Electronics (which currently appears to have 70 units in stock).

What does $25 buy you? Enough processing power to use it to run a home media centre if you so desire, according to the Foundation. But the Model A was conceived with lower power consumption projects in mind, perhaps battery or solar powered, as Model A consumes around a third less power than Model B. It also has half the RAM of the second revision Model B, plus only one USB port and no Ethernet connection — to keep costs down.

actual size of Raspberry Pi computer

Model A sales kicked off in Europe in early February, with Asia coming on stream last week. Eben Upton, Raspberry Pi founder, said today that sales of the Model A Pi have been amounting to “a few thousand a week” thus far.

“We burned through the first 20,000 units quite quickly, and are building a few thousand a week at the moment, but we don’t have good visibility of sell through yet,” he told TechCrunch when asked about early sales data, adding: “I’d expect us to dip in and out of availability for the next month or so until we reach a steady state.”... MORE


The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming. The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK registered charity (Registration Number 1129409) which builds and develops the Raspberry Pi.
Posted by green for victory | Sun Mar 31, 2013, 03:23 PM (13 replies)


take this big bad alt-media-poopieheads

Posted by green for victory | Sun Mar 31, 2013, 01:00 PM (0 replies)

This guy has the answer

but can't get any airtime...

Now why could that be...

Pharmageddon by David Healy-- check out the reviews

The system is broken. If it isn't fixed- well won't that be a legacy. Historians in 300 years will marvel at the $2000 per SECOND this insane empire spent on their war toys but left bridges to fall down and schools to be taken over by for profit entities.
Posted by green for victory | Sun Mar 31, 2013, 12:08 PM (0 replies)

Of course, you're absolutely correct. I'd be worried if there weren't so many jobs now


In September 2016, Democrats will again bring up "Fixing NAFTA"

Same song, different deal.

Posted by green for victory | Sun Mar 31, 2013, 11:54 AM (0 replies)

TransPacific Partnership Will Undermine Democracy, Empower Transnational Corporations

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese March 31st, 2013

Our country's democratic values could be under threat if President Obama fast tracks the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

On critical issues, the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) being negotiated in secret by the Obama administration will undermine democracy in the United States and around the world and further empower transnational corporations. It will circumvent protections for health care, wages, labor rights, consumers' rights and the environment, and decrease regulation of big finance and risky investment practices.

The only way this treaty, which will be very unpopular with the American people once they are aware of it, can be approved is if the Obama administration avoids the democratic process by using an authority known as "Fast Track," which limits the constitutional checks and balances of Congress. If the TPP is approved, the sovereignty of the United States and other member nations will be dissipated by trade tribunals that favor corporate power and force national laws to be subservient to corporate interests.

Circumventing the Checks and Balances of US Democracy

President Nixon first developed the idea of "Fast Track" in 1973 as a way to secure Congressional approval of trade agreements, and it has been a key to passing many unpopular agreements such as the World Trade Organization (WTO) and NAFTA. As people have caught on to the offshoring of jobs and other detrimental consequences of these agreements, civil society now understands how important it is to not allow a president to circumvent the democratic role of Congress. Fast Track expired in 2007, so President Obama must have it re-instated in order to pass the TPP. His administration is moving to have Fast Track approved and hopes it will happen by this summer....MORE

from Richard Stallman:


"If this were going to benefit poor and working people in other countries, it might be ethically a step forward. However, "free trade" generally helps the rich and hurts the rest, by undermining democracy.

Another screw in the TPP: no more "buy American" requirements in government contracts...."

Bye Buy America and Jobs
Under TPP, Buy America and other buy-local preferences are banned

The TPP’s procurement chapter would require that all firms operating in any signatory country be provided equal access as domestic firms to U.S. government procurement contracts over a certain dollar threshold. To implement this “national treatment” requirement, the U.S. would agree to waive Buy America procurement policies for all of the firms operating in the TPP countries...

Some corporate TPP proponents argue that this is good for America because these rules would apply to all signatory countries, so U.S. firms would be able to bid on procurements contracts in other countries on a national treatment basis. The notion that new access for some U.S. companies to bid on contracts in the TPP countries is a good trade-off for waiving Buy America preferences on U.S. procurement is ridiculous: Taking even the most favorable cut on other countries’ markets, the total U.S. procurement market is more than seven times the size of the combined procurement market of the current TPP negotiating parties: Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.

Posted by green for victory | Sun Mar 31, 2013, 11:37 AM (10 replies)

k/r what would people here say if Romney appointed monsatan shills

everywhere he could stick one?

Posted by green for victory | Sun Mar 31, 2013, 10:12 AM (1 replies)

lots of people get it MineralMan

in post #1 you said you were going to plant opium and belladonna and asked politely how it sounded.

Then in post 3 you are all of a sudden going to sell it.

I've seen this before, it's mission creep. And you're creeping.
And I GET it.
Posted by green for victory | Sat Mar 30, 2013, 11:01 AM (1 replies)

a jerk here and a jerk there and pretty soon you have a circle nt

Posted by green for victory | Sat Mar 30, 2013, 10:47 AM (0 replies)

actually that setup is a whole lot more work than need be

he's listening to the wrong people. That setup is from the early 90's. Here is about 4x4 feet with a tray instead of those pipes- more output and less space.

tobacco: (really)


about 4x4:


Those are from a friend who started growing his own toacco after Obama raised the tax 14x or something on pouch tobacco.
Posted by green for victory | Sat Mar 30, 2013, 10:02 AM (1 replies)

once upon a time most americans wouldn't have stood for this outrageous bullshit


People that say the war on drugs is a failure haven't thought it through.

It was/is one of the Biggest Successes of ANY government program of any time in history.

Think about it-some of the most corrupt people in existence talking about the "morality" of using Cannabis or Cocaine? And if that wasn't enough-- convince them that natural plants and powders are dangerous enough to give up their rights for? Wow. Chutzpa.

All so that Pharma wouldn't have any competition.
Posted by green for victory | Sat Mar 30, 2013, 09:33 AM (2 replies)
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