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bug67 12-17-2012 11:56 PM

Raspberry Pi
 
Just took the plunge. Been a fan of Linux for awhile. Like the minimalist approach here. Minimalist...yeah! Didn't go minimalist on the case I got for it but, that's kinda how I roll! :D

Anyone else running one of these?

The whole computer:

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...33175835_n.jpg

The (over the top) case I got for it:

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...27907980_n.jpg

tattewell 12-18-2012 12:44 AM

Interesting, tell me more... What does it do? Whats it for? Can it browse interweb porn?

bug67 12-18-2012 02:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tattewell (Post 20274468)
Interesting, tell me more... What does it do? Whats it for?

http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs

Quote:

Can it browse interweb porn?
I hope so! What the hell else are computers used for? :deal

seuadr 12-18-2012 04:51 AM

wow, thanks! i'd read about these a while ago, before they were a reality. I'd been interested in seeing what they could be used for, but I completly forgot about them till you posted this!

BillsR100 12-18-2012 05:44 AM

I plan on getting one or two, mainly just to play with (robotics, servo controller etc etc) and possibly one to run a 24/7 webcam I have out in the garage.

tattewell 12-18-2012 08:11 AM

I must have one for a media server! XBMC here I come. Can you post a link to where you bought that case, I love it!

Thanks.

NikonsAndVStroms 12-18-2012 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by bug67 (Post 20274384)

Awesome case.....though I'm scared to ask the cost considering the computer itself is 35-50.

I'll probably get one soon and go the lego route:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SfoUM553W0...riamelewis.jpg

JamesG 12-18-2012 09:57 AM

I donno. Have you seen how expensive legos are these day? :huh

tattewell 12-18-2012 10:08 AM

75 bones for the case, just found it.

http://www.piholder.com/

Aghartha 12-18-2012 10:10 AM

Where'd you get it? Last I checked the US seller was out of stock with like 7200 on pre-order

NikonsAndVStroms 12-18-2012 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by JamesG (Post 20276777)
I donno. Have you seen how expensive legos are these day? :huh

I've got a huge bin of 80's vintage ones somewhere in storage.

Edit: Just went on Amazon and Lego wants 60 bucks for 9 pieces :eek they are the big bottom ones.....larger than the pi but still they probably cost 4-6 cents each to make.

Tweaker 12-18-2012 11:15 AM

I've been interested and reading about these. Wired had the top ten things to do with a Pi. 6 or 7 of those 10 was putting them in fancy cases.

What are you doing with it? And what did you have to do to set it up?

janeuner 12-18-2012 11:38 AM

If I was going to replace my router....no, I wouldn't use this.

XMBC client perhaps? Seems that most blu-ray players have a DLNA client these days.

Arduino is better for instrumentation and virtually everything else that doesn't require video output.

I guess I don't understand why these things exist. Hopefully someone figures something out soon.

NikonsAndVStroms 12-18-2012 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by janeuner (Post 20277434)
If I was going to replace my router....no, I wouldn't use this.

XMBC client perhaps? Seems that most blu-ray players have a DLNA client these days.

Arduino is better for instrumentation and virtually everything else that doesn't require video output.

I guess I don't understand why these things exist. Hopefully someone figures something out soon.

Cheap ass computers.....

35 dollars, 5 dollar mouse, 5 dollar keyboard, and you're good to go. Just hook it up to your TV.

JamesG 12-18-2012 11:47 AM

Or become "Mista Computa".

http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/ga...e-computer.jpg


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