Today, a surprise package was delivered to my place. I was not expecting it until the first week of August, at the very least.

Element14 delivery box

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…

Contents of the box from Kits n Spares

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…

My Raspberry Pi

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!


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