RISCOSbits serves up a Black Friday bargain

Today is the Friday immediately after Thanksgiving in them there United States of Overpuddle, a day that has become known as Black Friday, with retailers putting varying levels of reduction on their wares. This tradition has been expanding in recent years, both in duration and in distance, and we have seen Black Friday sales well beyond the Overpuddlian shores, including in our own little RISC OS community. This year, RISCOSbits has put up a special offer to celebrate the day after a day that isn’t special in any way on…

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RISCOSbits brings you an STD DOSE

Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean what you think! Read on… New from RISCOSbits is a new small-footprint Raspberry Pi 4-based system called the FOURtress – which, in an unusual move for the company, uses an off-the-shelf aluminium case, rather than something custom-designed. The case doubles up as a heatsink for the Pi, which allows the processor to be overclocked to 2.1GHz, yet remain cool.

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New Archimedes computer released – by the Raspberry Pi Foundation!

Well, okay, they aren’t actually calling it an Archimedes, but… Although the first Archimedes computers from Acorn took on a standard PC configuration of a main box housing the computer itself, with a separate keyboard (and mouse) that could be plugged in, there were also some machines that combined the keyboard and computer into a single case, such as the A3000 and A3010. And now the Raspberry Pi Foundation is getting in on that act by releasing such a device – which they’ve named the Raspberry Pi 400.

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News nybble: RISCOSbits Etsy shop

If you want to get away from the usual rectangular cases for your Raspberry Pi, a new range of shaped cases has been introduced by RISCOSbits. There are two basic shapes; Disq is circular, cut from 5mm fluorescent green acrylic, and there are five optional engraved designs on the top, such as a space invader, or Cthulhu, all of which are priced at £19.50 plus p&p. Then there are Winky, Hyde, and Stinky – ghost shaped cases, also cut from 5mm acrylic, but red, orange, and blue respectively, and all…

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News nybble: Elesar reveals WiFi HAT price, offers London Show delivery

Following the news of the WiFi HAT for the Raspberry Pi, Elesar Ltd has now made a more formal announcement about the product, revealing its price – which stands at £44.00 plus shipping and VAT (or £52.80 inclusive for the unit, plus whatever it will cost to get it to wherever you are). It is now available to order from the company’s online shop. If you are planning on heading to the London Show, which takes place this Saturday, that price could be £52.80 without any additional shipping costs –…

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Elesar brings WiFi solution to RISC OS on the Pi

At the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) meeting last night, Elesar Ltd‘s Rob Sprowson was the guest speaker, there to reveal a mystery new product – and having done so, the HAT is out of the bag so to speak. The product in question is a Raspberry Pi HAT (which stands for Hardware Attached on Top, and is a standard format devised by the Raspberry Pi Foundation for add-on cards for their ARM-based card). More specifically, it’s a HAT that provides a WiFi stack on board, neatly sidestepping…

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Have ARMbook, will travel

R-Comp’s ARM-based RISC OS laptop lands, allowing its users to take off (or catch a train, whatever) First hinted at by R-Comp‘s Andrew Rawnsley in the run up to last year’s London Show, and then shown off at the event itself, the ARMbook (aka ARMbok due to a typo in an early newsletter) is an ARM-based laptop that runs RISC OS natively1, rather than under emulation on top of another operating system.

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