[kwlug-disc] Which vendor for Raspberry Pi kits?

Chris Craig kwlug.org at ciotog.net
Tue Dec 10 12:40:36 EST 2013


The Sayal store on Fountain St in Cambridge is pretty local, and I'd
say they're "into"
 hobbyist electronics/computing. Unfortunately their 512MB Raspberry
Pi (B) is $15 more than Creatron. Maybe they do price matching?

On 10 December 2013 10:33, John Kerr <johneddie.kerr at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Richard this is good to know. Better to buy from a local merchant who
> is in this section of computing in a serious way.
>
> Between now and Christmas I will be taking a load of clothing to Evangel
> hall in Toronto. Sometimes a go by myself, sometimes Mary comes with me. If
> I fly solo I am willing to take someone along and we can go to this store
> after we drop off the clothing. We can meet at #6 and the 401 and go from
> there.
>
> If you are interested send me your phone number. The down side is you may
> only have a few hours notice and it may or may not happen.
>
> johneddie.kerr at gmail.com
>
> My raspberry Pi is one of the early 256mb models. It really is limited in
> what can be done with it. I am pleased to report that it is a great editor
> for Latex documents; Texedit runs great on it and I am using it to prepare a
> lug presentation with the Beamer environment.
>
> Best regards
>
> John
>
> On Dec 10, 2013 7:05 AM, "Richard Weait" <richard at weait.com> wrote:
>>
>> creatron, on College Street In Toronto has Pis and accessories in
>> stock. So you can touchie-feelie before purchase.  Prices match most
>> mail order vendors once you consider postage.
>>
>> They also have a bunch of other single-boards.  Arduinos, Beagles,
>> etc. and assorted robot / electronics / automation bits.
>>
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