@giakonda thank you saying that. It is my pleasure to continue this project to help you with your work and I absolutely agree that a giant keyboard would not look great mounted to a wall let alone 8! haha
With any new release it gets exciting, but what this Pi 400 seems to be is a Pi 4 with a keyboard case and the ports layed out flat on the back. It’s very cool looking, especially for a fan of the old Commodore 64s like myself and would also be great to deploy, but the interals seem to be the same as using a Pi 4 so Howard I think you’re fine with the 8 Pi4 deployment!
@sam_uk There is a github repo at https://github.com/worldpossible. I am a contributor with a branch on the installer page along with others who have put in a lot of work before me. I also maintain my personal github which has a few branches of things that are RACHEL-Pi related as well as where I submit bug reports to others. The lastest Pi installer is from Raspbian Buster which i will update soon to add one for RaspiOS 32/64bit as well as a Linux Mint installer. The customization on the images themselves goes much further than is possible with the installers and to be honest, I don’t really want to promote the installer route because of that. They can randomly go out of date when a package gets updated, so it’s a constant battle. I prefer to make images that I know are complete and working. When I make installers it’s generally for people who want to install to non-pi systems or donated hardware as they can’t just flash the image like with a Pi.
As for legitimacy, I think as Jeremy has said, the Raspberry Pi Foundation are very aware of and happy with the project and I personally think it’s best to keep it the way it is unless they reach out or a conversation is necessary. I appreciate the enthusiasm and I apologize if I was rude, I have just worked very hard to get this project working again and maintain it to a high standard the best I can. I would like to see more people using RACHEL with a pi or otherwise, but I also think that side of things takes a lot of hard work by the people deploying it in the field which is a whole separate challenge. Pairing it with those kinds of people is where the work is.