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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, 10:08 AM   #9
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75 bones for the case, just found it.

http://www.piholder.com/
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:10 AM   #10
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Where'd you get it? Last I checked the US seller was out of stock with like 7200 on pre-order
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:33 AM   #11
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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 12-18-2012, 11:15 AM   #12
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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?
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:38 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:42 AM   #14
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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.
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Or become "Mista Computa".

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