Today I bidded on one on eBay.
|I don't believe that the nice worktop was included, however.|
I didn't win the auction, but I've bidded on another and I'm also looking at the prices for a new Raspberry Pi B+ (the cheapest I can find start about £25 including P&P). It's intriguing how it captures the imagination - could I use it to make a robot that travels around the house, with sensors detecting things? Yes. Could I use it to act as a retro games console? Sure. Could I use it to stream video to my TV? Absolutely.
When it comes to computing, I've never particularly been a hardware guy. I can, just about, build a PC, but anything that smacks of proper electronics, I've steered away from. But there's something about the Raspberry Pi that makes me want to try.
I might even get a soldering iron!
Once I have got one, I hope I can find a local group of Raspberry Pi enthusiasts - there doesn't seem to be much in the way of groups in Yorkshire, which is a shame.
In the meantime though, I'd love to hear from people who have a Pi and hear what they've done with it. Drop me a line in the comments!