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August 24, 2012 AT 4:00 am

From the mail bag… #piday #raspberrypi

Adafruit

From the mail bag!

I recently purchased the Raspberry Pi starter kit. Lots of useful little things in there. I’m always confident that when I purchase from you, things are going to be the best they can. For example, the wall wart power supply, not a rinky dink 500ma, which others might sell, but a full 1A, which is more than enough for the Pi, and will ensure there are no problems with under voltage. and the fact that it’s a USB connector, and not a fixed wire coming out, allows me to use it in many different projects, where the actual connection might be different. Bonus if you have a cable with a USB-Barrel.

Just today I looked at some of the other goodies in the box. I noticed that little board with the ribbon cable thing. It’s a little thing, but very awesome. Why? Because it has a great, clear to read stencil, including the notch for which way that plastic shroud goes. And the fact that it’s a notched shroud, ensuring the cable goes in the right way. From the days of doing old style PCs, and getting IDE cables the wrong way, this is a great thing.

Yesterday I noticed that you had your own RPi distro, which ensures it works with the stuff you sell. Another great thing.

You’re not just pushing boards and parts, you’re support the education and development of a community, which is an invaluable service for a hardware distributor.

My purchases with Adafruit haven’t quite been as voluminous as they were 2 years ago, but I’m glad to see that you continue with your awesomeness. I will always come back here when I need something that is of good quality, and has awesome community support.

-William


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