Raspberry Pi

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

  1. HamboneSlim

    HamboneSlim ಠ_ಠ

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    Wow, what an ugly shirt.

    Picture makes me think of this:
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    I'll bet the Rasberry Pi would make a nifty sequencer, if you could get something that was like SEQ303 & ARPx8
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    combined to run on it.

    It has a composite out, so you could use a crt from an old b&w portable TV,
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    and you could build a functional keyboard froma a calculator,
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    to keep the size minimal.

    Or, maybe not. Looks like a Python-based midi sequencer is not going to be as useful as a Windows netbook, or even a QY10.

    Dang, there goes my excuse to want one. :cry
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  2. ericrat

    ericrat Long timer

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    I have one. A friend has one. We have both been fooling around with them.

    Someone asked about the purpose, one purpose is to provide an inexpensive compute platform for teaching and education. In schools, in developing nations, etc. It is a "better" implementation for this purpose than the one laptop per child project. As it develops, buy one give one, is a likely outcome. They are using us geeks to fund development.

    Arduino is better at controling external devices, but it is a very different platform. Arduino has just a few ways to program, all basically C derivatives. I had my Raspberry Pi blinking and LED using Python in just a few minutes out of the box while surfing the web from the same Pi to read tutorials and such.

    A word of caution. The GPIO pins on the Pi are raw, right out of the processor. Don't ask too much from them. Before you go too far, build a simple buffer to pass them through.

    Happy Pi hacking.

    Eric
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  3. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Aspiring advrider

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    Hard to find these in stock. They are sold out everywhere.
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  4. EmmEff

    EmmEff Long timer

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    FWIW, Newark supposedly has an exclusivity deal and they have them in stock. Our company ordered a bunch last week and got them in a few days.
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  5. Tweaker

    Tweaker ...

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    They got nuthin'.
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  6. EmmEff

    EmmEff Long timer

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    Interesting... this was exactly a week ago when we got ours (from the Canadian side of Newark) and now I see everything's out of stock. Guess I should've ordered a few for myself back then :(
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  7. Icewalker

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    Now that they're available I'm thinking of buying one for tooling around with RISC OS :evil Of course I'll have to see if I can remember anything of BBCB as well ... that should be fun :lol3
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  8. bug67

    bug67 Hazard Avoidance

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    So, I got back from vacation on Wednesday and my Pi was in the mail box waiting. I took a day off to get settled and collect the remaining elements (7 port powered USB hub) and began the set up.

    The packaging

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    The, um, machine? :huh

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    Putting it all together

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    Everything hooked up

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    1st Boot

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    Raspbian Desktop

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    After some minor customization, we have interwebz! :clap

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  9. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    I want one!

    did you power it from the USB hub?

    so not a large amount of current is necessary?

    looks as if it could easily replace a couple of desktops in my house.
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  10. bug67

    bug67 Hazard Avoidance

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    It runs off a micro-usb power supply like the ones that android phones plug into.
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  11. jfslater98

    jfslater98 Been here awhile

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    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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  12. MeanMoe

    MeanMoe one really mean cat

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    I received one as a Christmas gift. A couple of minutes on the interweb scored me a copy of raspian and the windows installer. The plan is to use it as a media PC running xbmc since my MythTV box is dying a slow death (power supply again). I received the Pi as a kit with the lucite case. It fits a lot looser than your AL case does but all I want is functionality.
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  13. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    My mythtv died the same way... i slowly transitioned away from recording, and went to streaming shows from popular websites...
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  14. zaphoid

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  15. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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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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  16. Ed_in_miami

    Ed_in_miami Cubicle Traveler

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    Last time i checked, they were backordered. Turned me off from ordering one...
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  17. nigelcorn

    nigelcorn Wannabe.

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    When I ordered one in mid December, it wasn't on backorder. Came pretty quick.
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  18. gazoo

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    Where have you US guys been ordering from?
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  19. nigelcorn

    nigelcorn Wannabe.

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    Can't remember exactly, but I think it was MGM electronics or something like that.

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  20. Going_Commando

    Going_Commando Been here awhile

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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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