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

John Kerr johneddie.kerr at gmail.com
Tue Dec 10 12:58:19 EST 2013


Just for the record, I consider Toronto local (at least compared to some
place outside Ontario).
  $15.00 more, well charge yourself $10.00 an hour at least to travel to
Toronto, gas, parking etc. that $15.00 extra looks pretty good. But if you
are going to the big smoke anyway....

Cheers
John


On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 12:40 PM, Chris Craig <kwlug.org at ciotog.net> wrote:

> 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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