pi pi pi pi pi ( raspberry )

why pockets are not good places to keep a cadburys creme egg. ARGH

In other words, for those who knew me as a young child in the run up to christmas …. I’m about to lie on the floor and wail “BUT I CAN’T WAIT”

Of course, it always turned out that yes, yes I could wait. And if i was daft enough to do the above in front of my mum, then I’d be waiting in my bedroom, not allowed out to play.

I registered my interest in a raspberry_pi many score years ago. In a galaxy far, far away. From whence I received the occasional taunting email which advised that RS Online didnt have any. But they would sooon.  Eventually, these emails said that RS Online DID have some. And I couldn’t order one yet.

Is that mean, or what?

Then, on 30th May, I got the “Well, now you CAN order one”. So I did. Probably within miliseconds of the email arriving, to be honest.

Dispatch within 6 Weeks.

They should have sent me an advent calendar with little windows I could open! thats still potentially another 10 days to go. TEN ! I CAN’t… er. nevermind.

It only particularly gripes as one of the chaps I work with has had his for a week. And he hasnt opened the box yet. That’s just plain unnatural, that is!

Anyway, the entire point of THIS, was that I’ve been wondering what the heck to encase it in.

  • LEGO CASE : Fairly awesome. Child B would build me one. Mine would have wheels and a siren.
  • PLASTIC PREFAB : Lots on ebay. See thru. teeny. Meh!
  • PAPER : susceptible to spilled milk. And not as robust as one would like.
  • WOOD :  Well, this is more like it. Maybe
Today a certain Zombie fixated person of my aquaintance and I were discussing the options. He became enamoured of encasing the thing, plus a USB hard drive, micro USB bluetooth and wifi dongles, and a tiny tiny USB hub all inside a book. This is good.
I am currently scribbling plans for the worlds tiniest computer tower. Complete with overlarge fan and glowing LED lights. ( to make it go faster )
I simply need to work out how to construct one.



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