Saturday, March 10, 2012

Micro PC for computer programming delayed

The wrong type of networking jack was soldered onto some of the circuit boards of the Raspberry Pi, the micro PC which will be used as a cheap way to learn computer programming. Community manager Liz Upton wrote on the company's blog: "where we'd specified jacks with integrated magnetics in the BOM and schematics, the factory soldered in non-magnetic jacks. No magnetics means no network connection. We've known about this for four days now, but we haven't been able to tell you about it because it meant we had to do some further tests to make sure that nothing else was affected." Delayed though the micro PC may be, technology watchers are convinced that it will have a positive impact on consumers in the health care, education, and marketing industries.