New user manual available
I've just finished writing a new user manual and updated the website etc...
New HotPi Home Page
Updated User Manual Direct Link
The HotPi £70 pledges are in the post. The OS should be perfectly pre-configured. You should just plug on the HotPi, insert the memory card and boot it up.
If... Read more
Pushed out a whole bunch of changes today for the HotPi software. Now there's a raspbian init script for the hotpi deamon and I debugged the hotpi-daemon to ensure that... Read more
Now the backers should be receiving their HotPi kits through, I'd love to see some user action photos!
Like our page on facebook and post your HotPi action shots.
User Guide/Build Guide posted
You can get the up-to-date documentation here; https://github.com/klattimer/HotPi/tree/master/docs
It's still incomplete as I'm sure you'll be able to tell. Contributions welcome.
Well... Erm this is embarrassing...
You can buy a HotPi online from The Pi Hut right now! Probably faster than I'll be able to ship the international pledges...
I must say my experience with... Read more
HotPi on general sale very very shortly!
I'm EXTREMELY pleased to finally announce publicly that The Pi Hut will be our exclusive distributer of HotPi's.
In a short while the product should be available to purchase from... Read more
HotPi's assembled, HotPi on facebook
After spending a good deal of time soldering for you guys we're basically done on assembly in the end it took about 2 days worth of work spread out over... Read more
Boards have arrived!
I've just received your HotPi PCBs today - I need to assemble some of them, and package others - I'll have them in the post as soon as I can. ... Read more
Final boards ordered! Components enroute!
After testing the Revision 2.1 PCB short run I'm happy enough that I've sent it for batch manufacture! There was one minor change to the board but it fortunately doesn't... Read more
Software for the RGB LED
I'm busy beavering away today on some software for making the LED reasonably useful. What I'm currently doing is looking at a way to make it give some information about... Read more
Component arrivals, waiting on Rev 2.1 PCB initial batch
Ah what a lovely pile of parts. There's probably pushing a few thousand individual components but most importantly the RaspberryPi's arrived TWO WEEKS EARLY! In fact almost everything is arriving... Read more
Working hard! Don't panic.
I've been in contact with suppliers and started putting together our supply chain so we can get these boards out to you.
The good news is for the people who... Read more
A whole bunch of parts...
There was a delivery of 100 2x13 way female connectors today. This is a crucial part for use with the raspberry pi GPIO part - and difficult to track down.... Read more
For those of you who missed out...
I'm really really sorry you couldn't get a HotPi. In the spring we'll hopefully have more to sell! So cheer up, it's not the end of the world.
Just a quick update. Extra reward.
So I just found out that the Model-B rev 2 Raspberry Pi has a reset switch, which, can be used to turn the Pi on after a shutdown!
So what... Read more
Those funky tunes? They're on soundcloud
Don't forget to check out Ginger Snap and the Style Pile too - they provided the funk.
6 days to go!
With only 6 days left I thought it'd be a good idea to show you an assembled board. I only have one, so here it is!.
You can see with... Read more
Random component pledgers...
As a treat for our £1 pledgers the Rev 1.1 prototype and Rev 1.0 prototype will go to two lucky people. These boards are a distinctive white colour, compared to... Read more
RTC support is apparently in the kernel :D
The DS1307 apparently has support in the raspberry pi kernel, so it will land in Raspbian at some point. This is great news as it'll remove the barrier to use... Read more
Lots of code updates & upstream request.
I've been busy re-writing the lost code I'd written, and I think I've done a pretty good job of it. Still a few more things to re-create and improve. For... Read more
Code into the repository
I've started publishing the code for the HotPi to github - unfortunately I had a little accident with git by pulling github on top of my local repo and managed... Read more
Thanks to Dave Painter we've got some free google adwords to help bring in more pledges! Hopefully this will help us reach our goal faster!
Revision 1.1 Proto
I've just got word that the Revision 1.1 prototype is in the process and will be shipping next Wednesday. A bunch of extra components have arrived so I can do... Read more
TIP122 issue (picture)
Here's a photograph of the drilled holes on my Rev 1.0 prototype. You can see the pads are completely missing; but thanks to the guys at Fritzing I should be... Read more
Fritzing customer service win!
Fritzing have gotten in contact pretty quickly and have offered to do another run for free, I've finished up a Revision 1.1 version for manufacture so fingers crossed attempt 2... Read more
Fritzing custom drilling for the TIP122
Fritzing decided to take it upon themselves to drill my "custom component" and the quality of the drilling it turns out isn't just poor, it's so poor the entire ring... Read more
While my back was turned...
It seems Aron Szabo added the lirc-rpi driver to the raspberry pi kernel! So that's one part of our upstream support which is dealt with!
I'm certain once our hardware is... Read more
Proto Revision 1.0
Revision 1.0 arrived today but there were some changes after ordering it, I'm already working on revision 1.1, which looses two components as they tended to impede rather than improve... Read more