So the ‘3-4 weeks’ mentioned in the last update elapses on 6th November. To date, something around 1400 HDMIPis have been shipped. That leaves something like 800 KS rewards to go. Sorry if you’re one of the people who hasn’t received theirs yet. We hope you’ll have it soon.
Why So Long?
Initially we had some hold-ups due to the availability of case parts. I’m glad to say that’s no longer the case (pun intended).
We have parts for another 400 full sets in the warehouse and some more LCDs are supposed to arrive shortly after those have gone out.
This is what you want to know. “When will I get mine?” And we understand that. 4 weeks ago, we thought we’d be done by now. Snags crop up, and it always takes longer than you think. If the next shipment of LCDs arrives in good time and condition, we should manage to clear the rest in 2-3 weeks (~2 weeks from delivery of LCDs). Nobody wants this to be finished more than we do.
HDMIPis at Potton Pi & Pints
On Saturday Alex went to a mini-Jam run by Mike and Tim who organise the Cambridge Raspberry Jam. There were about 25 people there. It was an absolute delight to be able to see 5 HDMIPis in action that didn’t belong to me. This was the first time I’ve seen one at a Jam being used by someone else. It was pretty cool. Peter Onion was showing his Panadapter, which uses the Fast Fourier Transform libraries for the GPU to create a real-time waterfall analysis of radio signals. Sadly I didn’t get a decent photo of it, but here’s Peter’s walkround video of it without the HDMIPi… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IZxzm4R1bo
John Evans was demonstrating watching live HDTV using a USB TV card, an HDMIPiand a plug-in aerial. This was also very cool and I need to try it out myself.
If you haven’t assembled your HDMIPi yet, the instructions are here…
And if you want to break off the tab to get better access for ethernet and USB ports, this video shows the best way to do it without damaging your case…
We hope to make available a B+ back quite soon, but our first priority is to ship the KickStarter rewards. We are also hoping at some point to be able to open source the case design.
Support and Instructions
The HDMIPi instructions page is http://hdmipi.com/instructions
If you haven’t received your HDMIPi yet, please don’t panic. We hope to have it with you as soon as we possibly can.