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Last post Author Topic: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC  (Read 59457 times)

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Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« Reply #75 on: December 17, 2012, 10:20:41 PM »
This raspberry pi is going to change the world...and other stuff like it, like the arduino.  I'm soooo excited about this and for the young geeks out there.  I remember when my dad forced me to build my own computer in high school and what that did to me.  And even though I may have gone a little overboard with it for many years, it has saved my life in so many ways I feel.

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Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« Reply #76 on: December 19, 2012, 11:53:31 PM »
The more I read about stuff like this, the more I'm convinced that the R-Pi, Arduino, Beagle Board, and now Bunnie Huang's open-source laptop may well be the savior of general-purpose computing.  Let Microsoft have their fnikcug Secure Boot.  As far as I know, Microsoft isn't going to planning on releasing Windows PI, are they?... 

Didn't think so.

BTW - Element14/Farnell now has the 512MB version and much better shipping times.
http://www.zdnet.com...nd-angry-7000005919/
I'm ordering one as soon as I have the extra cash...
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Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« Reply #77 on: December 21, 2012, 12:33:05 AM »
New Raspberry Pi RevB arrived today, comes in a nice plastic case that has integral board and SD card holder:

IMG_5682.JPGRaspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC

This is from RS Components - I do wish it wasn't pink though.

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Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« Reply #78 on: December 21, 2012, 01:56:50 AM »
I do wish it wasn't pink though.

Don't you mean raspberry coloured? What colour should raspberry pi be?  :tellme:

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Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« Reply #79 on: December 21, 2012, 03:31:06 AM »
I do wish it wasn't pink though.

Don't you mean raspberry coloured? What colour should raspberry pi be?  :tellme:

Raspberries are darker than that - well the ones I've eaten anyway.

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Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« Reply #80 on: December 21, 2012, 03:43:03 AM »
I do wish it wasn't pink though.

Don't you mean raspberry coloured? What colour should raspberry pi be?  :tellme:

Raspberries are darker than that - well the ones I've eaten anyway.

Next you'll want it covered in pips!!

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Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« Reply #81 on: December 21, 2012, 08:36:27 PM »
I'll just leave this here...  :Thmbsup:

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... hacker Nathan Morgan decided to use the Raspberry Pi as the guts of a tiny laptop computer with a 3.5 inch display, a thumb-keyboard, solid state disk, and rechargeable batteries.



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Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« Reply #82 on: December 21, 2012, 10:24:58 PM »
ahhh!!! Edvard!  Too much geek pr0n!!  it's...too...cool...

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Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« Reply #83 on: December 24, 2012, 12:25:59 PM »
Closed it probably looks like a ADULT lunch box. I wonder if it has a handle on the top.

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Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« Reply #84 on: December 24, 2012, 01:25:40 PM »
The case is 3-D printed, so if it's missing a handle, one could easily be added.
Speaking of which, the current configuration could easily be made to look like a miniature Osborne "luggable".  Extra geek cred!!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« Reply #85 on: March 09, 2013, 09:02:11 PM »
Interview with Raspberry Pi creator Eben Upton.

Clipboard01.jpgRaspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC

Why everybody wants a slice of Raspberry Pi

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Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« Reply #86 on: April 05, 2013, 08:01:11 AM »
Got 4 in the mail just yesterday (just about 2 week of wait time from RS Components UK), for me and some friends.



Lots of fun with the little machine.
I plan to use one in place of a '06 iMac that's now used only to run some old DOS apps (!).
DosBOX seems to run fast enough on the Raspberry Pi.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2013, 02:33:06 PM by Mark0, Reason: Syntax errors! :) »

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Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« Reply #87 on: April 05, 2013, 09:56:17 AM »
I actually decided not to go with the Pi after consideration, and went with this one on sale:

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Got it for just north of $100, and I have a full fledged machine... a good option to think about if you can find it for that price.

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Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« Reply #88 on: April 05, 2013, 02:31:58 PM »
^Yeah. I'm tired of being on a waiting list twice now. (The first time after, waiting three months, my order apparently vanished without a trace and I had to get back at the foot of the queue again.) I may just break down and order an ARMBrix Zero or a MarsBoard instead. I primarily wanted to get the Pi because I wanted to support their initiative. But I guess I could always just send them a donation.

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Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« Reply #89 on: April 06, 2013, 08:10:24 PM »
^Yeah. I'm tired of being on a waiting list twice now. (The first time after, waiting three months, my order apparently vanished without a trace and I had to get back at the foot of the queue again.)

Send me your address and I'll send you my RPi Rev.A since it's now sitting around doing nothing....my waiting list is very short  ;D

Be a slight delay since I'm currently interstate but I can get it sent by remote.

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Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« Reply #90 on: April 14, 2013, 12:10:24 PM »
Since Logitech had decided to kill the Squeezebox some months ago, here's another great use for the Raspberry Pi. Fire up Squeezelite, and you have a perfectly functional Squeezebox "clone". If you actually don't want any compromise regarding the sound quality, add a cheap USB sound card with a digital out (or an HDMI audio splitter), and the stream is ready to go in a pricey DAC and to the rest of the sound system.

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BeagleBone Black flies faster than the speed of Pi for just $45
« Reply #91 on: April 30, 2013, 12:19:14 PM »
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http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/39GXwf

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"...Though it may look like a slightly more expensive outlay, its manufacturer says that by providing everything needed for display, keyboard and network connectivity right out of the box, the Black provides "a lower total cost of ownership than the nearest competitor."

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Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« Reply #92 on: April 30, 2013, 12:23:27 PM »
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micro HDMI interfaces also feature, though the reported resolution for the latter maxes out at 1280 x 1024

Ouch! That rules out using it as a media player.

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Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« Reply #93 on: April 30, 2013, 12:28:13 PM »
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Ouch! That rules out using it as a media player.

True. But for some people's purposes, this little unit may be better bang-for-the-buck than Pi.

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Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« Reply #94 on: May 11, 2013, 07:32:07 PM »
What is the opinion of the people here about this video. The comments on YouTube seemed to be quite negative.

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Raspberry Pi Accessories You Already Have! - YouTube

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Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« Reply #96 on: May 28, 2013, 12:35:22 AM »
What is the opinion of the people here about this video. The comments on YouTube seemed to be quite negative.
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Raspberry Pi Accessories You Already Have! - YouTube

The damnable thing about this video is that it only describes what CAN be done, without actually showing it BEING done.  He hooked up the video screen to a DVD player, not the Raspberry Pi.  He showed the battery can run a motor, not a Raspberry Pi.  He showed a disk drive and an mp3 player, saying they both can be used as external storage, without ever showing HOW.  
And then, the best part... he talked about how discussion was going to go on at a forum topic... with a bit.ly link in the video, not the description, where it would actually be useful... that doesn't go to a Raspberry Pi discussion forum.  
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I mean, sure... any of us with half a geek bone could figure these things out, but the maddening thing is that without at least a few seconds of actual use footage, it's almost useless information; like a headline with no story.  Reminds me of something a comedian said; "I take my wife out to fancy restaurants all the time.  One of these days I'll take her inside." :-\
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Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« Reply #97 on: June 01, 2013, 10:12:01 PM »
Raspberry Pi Education Manual.jpgRaspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC

The Raspberry Pi Education Manual Teaches You Basic Computer Science Principles

Includes a link to download the pdf file if you don't have a Pi.

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Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« Reply #98 on: June 18, 2013, 11:08:51 PM »

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Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« Reply #99 on: June 19, 2013, 07:29:25 AM »
It just keeps getting better!  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

Want your slice of Pi super-sized?

From the Linux and Life website comes this:

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Glassgow University built a cloud platform from Raspberry Pi's and Lego
Thursday, June 13, 2013


The University of Glasgow has created a working model of a multi-million pound cloud computing platform using Lego bricks and Raspberry Pi mini-computers.


The project, which is called Raspberry Pi Cloud, is the idea of four lecturers at the University’s School of Computing. The four doctors believed that the knowledge about the cloud will play a very important role in their students’ future as IT professionals. But it was hard for researchers and students to develop a good practical knowledge due to the secrecy nature of how cloud computing infrastructure works.

According to one of the lecturers, “For an initial investment of less than £4,000, we’ve been able to build a Linux-based system which allows researchers and students complete access to a working cloud computing infrastructure at a tiny fraction of the cost of its commercial equivalent,”
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<more here>

Awesome! 8)

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NOTE: A better and more detailed write-up on this project can be found on the University of Glasgow's own website. Read all about it here.
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