[lug] FXI Tech's "Cotton Candy" available for preorder

Michael J. Hammel mjhammel at graphics-muse.org
Wed Feb 29 09:01:32 MST 2012

On Wed, 2012-02-29 at 07:50 -0700, Crawford Rainwater wrote:
> FXI (http://www.fxitech.com/) is preparing to launch the Cotton
> Candy, 

After a year of working on a book project, I'm finally getting back to
my BeagleBox project.  It's focused on BeagleBoard at the moment but
once I get a stable distribution built I'll look at supporting other ARM
devices.  The Cotton Candy is on my list.

Last night I tried to buy a Raspberry Pi.  They went on sale at 11pm
MST.  They authorized two resellers in the UK.  Both sites went down
immediately.  I finally got through on one site (RS) but could only find
a page that allowed you to "register interest" in the device, not
actually purchase it.  That registration never completed - constant
timeouts trying to submit it.  

After an hour of page reloads I finally got into the other site,
Farnell, and actually made it to the point of filling in their forms to
place an order - only to find out they don't offer an option of shipping
to the US.

So no joy on that one.  Hopefully someone else had better luck.

Michael J. Hammel                         Principal Software Engineer
Mike.Hammel at coloradoengineeringinc.com         http://coloradoengineeringinc.com
Technical writing requires as much imagination as fiction, since engineers
often know less about what they've created than the writer. 
    -- Michael J.  Hammel

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