Waiting for a piece of Raspberry Pi
Posted On March 4, 2012
I was one of the lucky folks who got in an order for a Raspberry Pi computer before the stock ran out and the servers melted down. It will still be a few days before my credit card sized computer arrives so now it’s time to buy the support hardware. The websites didn’t have the kits available when I put in my order. That would have been much easier and lower risk … but way more expensive.
For the power supply, I just ordered a used BlackBerry charger for $5.98 with free Amazon Prime shipping. That supply provides a 5VDC source at the required 700mA. Simple and cheap.
I’m going to hold off on ordering a wireless keyboard and mouse/click-pad until I understand better what will be compatible. In the end, I intend to program with a wired keyboard and mouse but I need something wireless and smaller for the XBMC media player application I have in mind. That same is true for a Wifi dongle. Hopefully, one from my junk drawer will work.