I have a new Raspberry Pi!

The Raspberry Pi is a revolutionary computer.  Not because it’s fast, although it does okay.  It’s because the Raspberry Pi costs only $35.  For that you get an ARM based Broadcomm CPU, 256 Meg of RAM, 2 USB ports, an Ethernet port, an SD Card socket, sound and HDMI out video.  A lower cost version ($25) removes the Ethernet port and 1 of the USB ports. Pretty cool.  You can find out about the Pi at www.raspberrypi.org.

They’ve been pretty hard to get one of these devices but with the help of a kind soul across the pond, I’ve managed to get hold of one.  While the Pi organization is has various versions of Linux running on the device, I’m going to develop a Windows Embedded Compact (Windows CE) Board Support Package so that I can run WEC on the device. It should be an interesting project that I’m going to document my work here in the blog.  We’ll see how it goes…

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7 Responses to I have a new Raspberry Pi!

  1. Brian Johnston says:

    How did it go with that BSP?

  2. Chris Chambers says:

    Hey Doug, I wondered how you’d got on with the BSP development? Was it relatively straightforward?

  3. paet says:

    hi im interessted in bsp for wince

  4. Juri says:

    any success on porting windows ce on raspberry pi?

  5. Doug says:

    I’m working on the BSP. Slow going as I have other work to do. However, I’ll be posting more on the topic soon.

  6. david schmid says:

    Doug, this sounds like a great project and I’m very interested in your BSP once it’s complete.

  7. sup Doug, are you still on developing for the Pi?