Raspberry Pi

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by bug67, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. bug67

    bug67 Hazard Avoidance

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    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:

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

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  2. tattewell

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    Interesting, tell me more... What does it do? Whats it for? Can it browse interweb porn?
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  3. bug67

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    http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs

    I hope so! What the hell else are computers used for? :deal
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  4. seuadr

    seuadr Wee-stromer

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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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  5. BillsR100

    BillsR100 Happy Paleoflatus

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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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  6. tattewell

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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!

    Thanks.
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  7. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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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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  8. JamesG

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

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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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  11. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    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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  12. Tweaker

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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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  13. janeuner

    janeuner Get Some

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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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  14. NikonsAndVStroms

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    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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  15. JamesG

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    Or become "Mista Computa".

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  16. nigelcorn

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    I just picked one up and set up a media center using XBMC for my parents with it.

    Old hard drive I had laying around, $12 for a remote that plugs an IR receiver into a usb port, and some cables, and it works awesome. Has no problem streaming HD movies. I fit the entire setup, harddrive, cables, computer, etc, in a box the size of a shoe box, so the only thing coming out is a powercord and the HDMI cable. Pretty sweet setup for a media center, especially considering how little I have into it (probably $80 total).

    In fact, it works as well as a media center (running XBMC) that my laptop that I'm currently using to do that task at home will likely get replaced with another raspberry pi so I don't have a full on computer doing nothing but sitting by the tv.

    I'm very impressed with it for a $35 computer.
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  17. troidus

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    Hook it up to a 3D printer and use it to build its own case. Lay down the foundation, drop the motherboard in, and continue printing.
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  18. JamesG

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    That would be very cool to document on video. Just make sure to pick a non conductive material for the case!
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  19. bug67

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    I don't know what I'm gonna do with it. I have a spare monitor, mouse and keyboard. Probably just use it for an extra web browser, email checker at first. I have plenty of media server type stuff with the other computers/video game consoles. I like to tinker with computers so, this'll be right up my alley. :D
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  20. seuadr

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    i am thinking of trying my hand at some small scale home automaton with it.

    also if i ever get around to solar panels, it looks like you could use it for a simple solar tracking device.
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