We're hosting a Raspberry Pi 101 next week at FabLAb Tacoma (2/ 27th @ 7pm). If you're local and have a project that could beneift from the board it would be a great place to start. There's a class fee but it includes the Pi and accessories you'll need to get started. I'll churn out a few enclosures on the laser during class so you'll have a home for your project.
http://www.fablabtacoma.com/ai1ec_event ... nce_id=372