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jeremy 12-17-2012 07:21 PM

Open Source Hardware Product of the Year
A new category this year.


SkyEye 12-17-2012 11:09 PM

All the nominees are great. But Raspberry Pi was everywhere this year.

sycamorex 12-18-2012 02:25 AM


Originally Posted by SkyEye (Post 4851420)
All the nominees are great. But Raspberry Pi was everywhere this year.

Agreed. Hopefully it'll get into schools in the UK. Am fed up with ICT classes being synonymous with MS Office. I bought one for my father as well. It looks like he got interested in Linux thanks to that. Until now he'd say that he's too old to start learning Linux (he's been using Windows since its first release) but he also likes circuit boards so he can see the potential.

Siljrath 12-18-2012 10:49 AM

i sooooo want to vote for open pandora... but raspberry pi... it's size, price, and the way it's versatility/utility has captured the imagination of many, not just those wanting to use it, but also those inspired by it to make more similar boards. much respect to the likes of the beagleboards and arduinos, but it's raspberry pi that's set the world on fire. :) (in a good way).

still, my respects and honourable mention to openpandora.

also, an honourable mention to the GVCS. :) maybe that should be an option to vote on too? or does that count as many projects in one?

PhoenixAndThor 12-18-2012 07:21 PM

The Raspberry PI is an awesome device. Great design, great price, and it has a lot of potential.

jamison20000e 12-26-2012 03:42 PM

I can't wait to buy the winner! :-) My Pi needs to be 512mb at the cost the kids can have the old 256 one. Even if someone else wins, kinda' wanta' try them all...Pandora (espeshaly) and Bug Labs look cool but expensive. :( I put a 32gb sd card in my Pi which slows things down a bit but allows me to have so many games++apt++ and on for under $100 I will have to skip Pandora :( and BugL.
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Linux.tar.gz 12-31-2012 01:25 PM

Actually, it's Open Pandora.
It's the best open device by far.

OpFluff 12-31-2012 01:42 PM

Open Pandora all the way, the Pi may be cheap but that doesn't make it better.

jamison20000e 12-31-2012 02:44 PM

For gaming I could see but at $100 vs $450+ for modifiable vs unmodifiable hardware; I will never know? Doesn't look so open, aside from awesome Linux. Even power wise the Pi seems a best buy...

-Binky- 12-31-2012 03:44 PM

OpenPandora fan here
Hello LQ!
This is my first post - so do say if I'm getting anything wrong!

I'm voting for the openpandora because:
  • It works straight out of the box (and is a complete system in itself)
  • Its a unique blend of real, geeky Linux and a games console
  • The team developing it have shown incredible amounts of perseverance - everything that can go wrong has, but they are still in production

Having said that, I'm a big fan of arduinos and am an electronic engineering hobbyist - its just that the pandora project seems under-appreciated; I want to balance things out;)

hdonk 12-31-2012 06:57 PM

Pandora all the way - Can't whip out a pi at a party and show off Desktop Firefox!

peelie 12-31-2012 08:04 PM

OpenPandora although not completely open in terms of hardware is as nearest we got. Admittedly biased since got one!

Orion4874 12-31-2012 10:02 PM

I wish I could vote for 2 of them! The Pandora looks great but I have yet to recieve mine after almost 3 years. I do have an RPi which is awsome but you'll most likely have to purchase other accessories depending on the type of setup you want. I still want to buy a good 7-10" HD monitor for mine. Decisions, decisions.....!

kingu 12-31-2012 11:42 PM

OpenPandora :)

jamison20000e 01-01-2013 03:50 AM

RPi plugs in to any TV at any party ;) + any ARM like: and on. Maybe I should change the $100 to $37 using Ethernet an old TV, keyboard and mouse... OpenPandora looks sweet but at the cost to hardware I’d rather try Linux on a psp or 3ds? :(

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