Start Date: 11/25/13 06:00 PM
End Date: 12/16/13 06:00 PM
Kits Offered: 5
by  Dean Ashby  on Jan 26, 2014
Introduction Firstly I'd like to thank the team at Element 14 for selecting me to participate in the road test of this bundle. This is my first time doing a road test and I very much appreciate the opportunity. I've been a Raspberry Pi owner for a while now, mainly using it for the IO capability and some environmental monitoring applications so I'm quite familiar with the Raspberry PI hardware and the Raspbian distribution. I have also briefly used the OpenElec XBMC distribution but didn't have a specific need or much time to experiment with it as we took delivery of our second child last year and as any parent of two under threes will know, time becomes a very precious resource! Over the New Year period we took the whole family on a road trip to a couple of South Island holiday...
by  tassieengineer  on Jan 15, 2014
A few issues with the network configuration prevented simple use of this, though running a standard Raspbian install rather than the included XBMC SD Card simplified it. For some reason network settings wouldn't stick, and it failed to get an IP address with DHCP. A static IP didn't help either. When I get some time I'll try and sort it out.
by  waelect  on Jan 13, 2014
This is a short road test review as there is more detail information on the Raspberry Pi Blog including my very first video looking at my self in a camera . Nerves got the better of me and my lack of quality recording equipment and editing software did bring up major challenges. The blog entry and the embedded youtube link is I fortunately carried out my research prior to the Road-test enrolment completed and once awarded I ordered the necessary extras to create a complete a comprehensive media centre package. I am as always pleased with the speed of the delivery, as the evaluation kit arrive at the same time my optional components arrived. As fast as always. The primary reason for my interest in this package was for me to be more involved into being with the family in the...