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Old 12-17-2012, 11:56 PM   #1
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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!

Anyone else running one of these?

The whole computer:



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

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Old 12-18-2012, 12:44 AM   #2
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Interesting, tell me more... What does it do? Whats it for? Can it browse interweb porn?
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:46 AM   #3
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Interesting, tell me more... What does it do? Whats it for?
http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs

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Can it browse interweb porn?
I hope so! What the hell else are computers used for?
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:51 AM   #4
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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!
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:44 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:11 AM   #6
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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!

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Old 12-18-2012, 09:52 AM   #7
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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:

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Old 12-18-2012, 09:57 AM   #8
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I donno. Have you seen how expensive legos are these day?
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:33 AM   #9
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I donno. Have you seen how expensive legos are these day?
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.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:10 AM   #10
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I donno. Have you seen how expensive legos are these day?
Sorry to be off topic here, but this appears to be a new bubble developing

http://www.squidoo.com/the-value-of-legos

I guess the Wall Streeters got bored of stocks and real estate. Give it a few years (maybe less), the bubble will pop, and lots of folks will have storage units they can't keep up with any more.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:45 AM   #11
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http://hackaday.com/2012/11/26/tiny-...-raspberry-pi/


a MAME machine?

Looks nice.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:33 PM   #12
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I talked with a client today about using these to display simple videos on HDTV's. It seems like a good, small, and cheap solution.
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Last time i checked, they were backordered. Turned me off from ordering one...
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:03 PM   #14
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I ordered 2 of them today from MCM electronics www.mcmelectronics.com. Only place I could find them in stock. Can't wait to get them!
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:55 AM   #15
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Cool, thanks. Will have to order a couple and test them out as inexpensive thin clients at work.
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