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Author Topic: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC  (Read 33376 times)
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« Reply #50 on: August 09, 2012, 08:18:11 AM »

Still not here. Already got a copy of OpenELEC downloaded and waiting for it. smiley

So...

Wait!!
Oh yes, wait a minute Mr. postman
Wait!!
waaaiiit Mr. postman...

Please Mister Postman, look and see...
(Oh, yeah)
If there's a letter in your bag for me!
Please, please Mr. Postman!
You know it's been a long time
(Oh, yeah)
Since I've heard about my Raspberry Pi....


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(With apologies to the Marvelettes  Grin )
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« Reply #51 on: August 09, 2012, 11:57:54 AM »

If anyone is interested in a plastic case for the Pi I got one of these:

http://www.lmw.co.uk/shop...n_page=index&cPath=28

Nicely done, with a click fit shell (no tools) so it is easy to take apart and put back together.

If you want to use the IO pins on the board they are not exposed but all the sockets fit well and it feels a lot less like you might break something than using the bare board!

UPDATE: They do seem to have a red version which has the main IO port exposed - but I have a black case which is fully enclosed.
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« Reply #52 on: August 09, 2012, 01:15:18 PM »

Here are 2 links to Raspberry Pi OS updates. Enjoy them, but be careful so you don't get your clothes stained.

Raspberry Pi Gets Even Sweeter With This Optimized Raspbian OS Update

Adafruit Wants to Help You Hack Your Raspberry Pi With This Linux Distro

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« Reply #53 on: August 09, 2012, 05:55:00 PM »

ok...i need to order one.  I'm not going to be left out of this!
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« Reply #54 on: August 09, 2012, 09:00:55 PM »

ok...i need to order one.  I'm not going to be left out of this!

You too?  This thread has single-handedly convinced me I must have one!
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« Reply #55 on: August 11, 2012, 08:48:11 PM »

And here we have one web server in it's "no expense spared" home smiley



Now, if only I could power it from its own USB port.....
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« Reply #56 on: August 11, 2012, 09:18:06 PM »

^^ That is brilliant.  This is what I love about real people and what I hate about corporations.  I don't know why that picture made me just say that...
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« Reply #57 on: August 11, 2012, 10:16:25 PM »

^^ That is brilliant.

Credit goes to the person that designed the Punnet case:

30 seconds to print
30 minutes to cut out
24 hours to make sure the damn glue sets

This will probably be its permanent home since I'm now ordering another RPi to go in a fancier case, (maybe even plastic!) smiley
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« Reply #58 on: August 11, 2012, 10:55:39 PM »

^^ That is brilliant.

Credit goes to the person that designed the Punnet case:

30 seconds to print
30 minutes to cut out
24 hours to make sure the damn glue sets

This will probably be its permanent home since I'm now ordering another RPi to go in a fancier case, (maybe even plastic!) smiley
Hot dang!  You're making me so jealous!!!  This Raspberry Pi is like geek porn.
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« Reply #59 on: August 11, 2012, 11:31:20 PM »

Raspberry Pi makes a great item for a giveaway/contest. I might even do one myself.
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« Reply #60 on: August 11, 2012, 11:43:01 PM »

Raspberry Pi makes a great item for a giveaway/contest. I might even do one myself.

Very true. The problem with getting one is the wait. So, if you think ahead, you can have cheap giveaways that people will love! I'm still waiting for my second one to arrive.
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« Reply #61 on: August 12, 2012, 09:03:42 AM »

Everybody see this announcement?

http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1731

And  this one?

http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1734

I like how Liz says "whet your appetite." How do you "whet" an appetite when 90% of the Pi community is already salivating in buckets? Grin

(Note: I'm stilllll waaaaitingggg...  mrgreen)
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« Reply #62 on: August 12, 2012, 10:46:56 AM »

Everybody see this announcement?

http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1731

And  this one?

http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1734

I like how Liz says "whet your appetite." How do you "whet" an appetite when 90% of the Pi community is already salivating in buckets? Grin

(Note: I'm stilllll waaaaitingggg...  mrgreen)

That. Is. Sexy. Stuff! cheesy

I already have plans for the Raspberry Pi, so I'm going to hold off on that one for now simply because I don't have the time. But man... I wish I did~! cheesy
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« Reply #63 on: August 23, 2012, 12:26:07 AM »

Would any of you run MIT Scratch on a Raspberry Pi?  Would you do it if you had a lot of mosquito bites?
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« Reply #64 on: August 23, 2012, 04:11:19 AM »


On a side note, came across "Soldering is Easy" via one of the above:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1494

Looks nice smiley
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« Reply #65 on: August 23, 2012, 06:09:42 AM »

Would any of you run MIT Scratch on a Raspberry Pi?  Would you do it if you had a lot of mosquito bites?

Fortunately, mosquitoes generally don't like me.

But no - I wouldn't install it. I just have no need for it. But if I did need it, I wouldn't see any reason not to.
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« Reply #66 on: August 24, 2012, 05:40:19 PM »

I hope to get a Raspberry Pi but I would like a bit more memory. Maybe next version. I'm going to try making a case with silicon rubber that can be shaped (mix with corn starch, carbon fibers, aluminum powder, UVdye or paint), leave some clear spots for the LEDs and use polyethylene for the shape that it can be peeled off when dry.
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« Reply #67 on: September 05, 2012, 06:07:33 PM »

from How to Geek this morning - Free Raspberry Pi OS building course offered by University of Cambridge

direct link to the university site
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« Reply #68 on: September 07, 2012, 08:49:37 PM »

Now, if only I could power it from its own USB port.....

While not quite the above, mine is now powered from one of the USB ports on my router, (ASUS RT-N16), so no need for any external PSU - just two cables both going to the router.  smiley

Now to twiddle my thumbs while waiting for my next RPi to arrive.
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« Reply #69 on: September 12, 2012, 08:56:29 AM »

Ok...something I've been waiting to see happen has happened!

They have built a supercomputer out of Lego blocks and 64 Raspberry Pi boards. It has a total of 1TB of RAM (via 16Gb SD cards installed on each Raspberry Pi); and it runs on standard AC mains power. Cost is about $2500 for the hardware. All software was obtained from F/OSS sources.

Awesome!

You can read more about it on the phys.org website. Link to the full article here.


Professor Cox and his son James with the Raspberry Pi supercomputer


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Engineers build Raspberry Pi supercomputer
September 11, 2012

(Phys.org)—Computational Engineers at the University of Southampton have built a supercomputer from 64 Raspberry Pi computers and Lego.

The team, led by Professor Simon Cox, consisted of Richard Boardman, Andy Everett, Steven Johnston, Gereon Kaiping, Neil O'Brien, Mark Scott and Oz Parchment, along with Professor Cox's son James Cox (aged 6) who provided specialist support on Lego and system testing.

Professor Cox comments: "As soon as we were able to source sufficient Raspberry Pi computers we wanted to see if it was possible to link them together into a supercomputer. We installed and built all of the necessary software on the Pi starting from a standard Debian Wheezy system image and we have published a guide so you can build your own supercomputer."
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< Read the rest of this article here.>

As was noted in the above article, Professor Cox was also good enough to provide full details (available online or via PDF download) so you can roll your own if you're feeling ambitious.

I don't know what's more impressive: the fact they built this thing - or that they were able to score 64 Raspberry Pi boards to do it!

(I'm still waiting for the one board I ordered.  tongue)
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« Reply #70 on: September 12, 2012, 09:06:29 AM »

^^wicked awesome.

Yeah, seriously.  how the F did they get all those boards?  politics.  porbably  part of the illuminati.
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« Reply #71 on: September 12, 2012, 09:18:44 AM »

^I've been given to understand Cthulhu sits on that school's Board of Trustees. tellme



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« Reply #72 on: September 12, 2012, 09:45:25 AM »

I'm waiting for the day they start ramping up production so I don't have to wait.
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*badum-pish*
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« Reply #73 on: October 17, 2012, 10:12:44 AM »

This link is for all the evil Raspberry Pi hackers here:

Turn a Raspberry Pi Into a Super Cheap, Packet -Sniffing Power Strip

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« Reply #74 on: December 17, 2012, 04:46:27 AM »

Your own cloud server with Owncloud on the Raspberry Pi

Set up a couple with 64GB flash drives or SSD through a USB<>SATA adapter, take them round the relatives and plug them in...you're own offsite mini cloud servers smiley
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