In this blog I hope to share with you some of the more interesting way points on the journey to designing the Raspberry Pi Hardware from the ideas kicking around 6 years ago to the overwhelming (for me and a few servers!) launch on Wednesday.
I was lucky enough to be with element14 in Nuremberg when the RPi arrived from the UK for the noon on-stand launch. Mike Powell from element14 deftly cabled the RPi, but gave me the 'honour' of powering it up. As many of you will know - it's a heart stopping moment (especially in front of a crowd of enthusiasts) until the kernel boot appears on the screen - it's either command line, terminal silence or smoke!
There is plenty of stuff on the Web about the Foundation and it's aims so I won't be repeating it here (unless asked). There will be little discussion about software - we have lots of talented people in the team that can talk way more sensibly about that. There is also an equally talented team on the hardware side and I hope I can encourage them to chip in with useful comment and correct me when I go off the rails.
I'm very happy to be sign posted to things that interest you - so let me know, and I'm sure they can be worked in somewhere.