Today, a surprise package was delivered to my place. I was not expecting it until the first week of August, at the very least.
There can by no mistaking the contents of the box for two reasons. Firstly, I know of Element14 as one of the two distributors. Secondly, the box came from Kits n Spares, where I had bought an electronic item in March. So, obviously, this box contained that electronic item.
So, I excitedly opened the box…
In the Picture above – In anti-clockwise order (starting from the bottom): Wireless keyboard and mouse, USB Male to Female wire, USB Wireless dongle, USB 1-to-4 connector, Raspberry Pi
So, after almost three months of waiting, my Raspberry Pi is finally here!
Jumping straight to the Raspberry Pi box…
Thank you Rapberry Pi Foundation, Element14 and Kits n Spares for delivering my RasPi early.
I was hoping that my RasPi would have a SD card with Debian Squeeze pre-installed. But, there was no SD card in the Raspberry Pi box. No problem. I was anyways going to buy a couple of SD cards (one for an entertainment system – XBMC, one for my robotics projects hopefully using ROS and a third one for a secret project). Also, I could not find a decent HDMI cable on the Kits n Spares website. So, need to buy that too. Oh, and I also need a power adapter to connect to my RasPi via the USB cable.
Then, I can finally boot it up…
So, loads of stuff to do tomorrow!