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- Sep 29, 2014
It might have been a render but now people are asking for it.... and I didn't just read about the pi2 issue I got caught you by it and not just by a camera flash, but by lighting getting turned on, it took me longer than I care to admit to connect the lights and the "flash" post....First off the "Transparent Case" is just a rendering, it may not be the choice of the case material... secondly, the Flash issue that you most likely heard about from the RPI2 "issues" is kind of a freak thing.. Even if there were Chip Scale Package modules on the Pyra it may not have the same lock up effect as it did with the Raspberry Pi 2 depending where its located in the circuitry. Also most of the time CSP modules are encapsulated in a dark resin blob to prevent such occurrences.Light is a very real consern with a transparent case, take the over power hungry pi2 you either need liquid paper or smurf poo in the right place to photograph it, the light from a flash will cause a reboot!
You can't hide/protect electronics enough sometimes....
The reason for pointing it out was to illustrate unintended consequences... Bending to the whims of a forum could end up being costly because.... well who know..... Design can be a tricky thing, even the colour (or lack) can have unintended consequences, as already suggested black on a hot sunny day.
Alas there are a bunch of lazy journalists out there, the fact that in effect the Pandora project was reborn and is managed by someone who's proved he's both competent and trustworthy could be sadly missed.My concern with that though is I fully expect news sources to make a big deal about the Pandora's history and warn people away from it, even if it's EvilDragon with a proven track record and a working prototype. A kickstarter might mitigate that negativity.
That said, don't you think the initial batch would sell out quite quickly just alone by subscribers to this board ?