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    As an automation controller it has huge potential.
    The Domotiga program looks very promising. Especially as its written in the Linux equivalent of Visual Basic.
    Here is an article AH ran on Domotiga
    One idea I have is to use one with my Homevision box. The only problem I see is lack of RS232 port and Linux is a bit particular in USB to RS232 interfaces.
    I think it will be a game changer in many areas. After all why buy one of those so called embedded computer devices costing 3 or 4 times a PI. Obviously there will still be applications where the embedded computer will be needed.
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    I wonder if the GPIO header could be used as a pseudo TTL RS232 port?....

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    Just posted that question on the R-Pi forums so we shall see.
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    Someone has designed an RS232 breakout board for the PI.
    This is great news for me.
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    Posted earlier today, a reason why they're not being shipped yet.

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    I think this is the bureaucrats interfering here. As you can quite easily send out the board with a statement of possible conformity or non-conformity can't remember the exact terms. It been a long time since I looked into CE certification.
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    Default Yippee they are finally here

    Yes the first Pi's are being delivered today. Apparently the first ones are going to some school children in Leeds.
    Just need to wait for RS to send me the email saying I can now purchase one.
    http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1011
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    Just ordered my Pi so T-minus 3 weeks and counting.
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