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Re: Raspberry Pi

Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:08 AM

I have one, but it blew up my monitor along with itself. They don't live 5V/1A Apple power plugs very well...
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:50 AM

I'm still debating on weather to get one. I don't really have any ideas on what to do with it so I'm holding off for now. I thought about making it into a little tiny server for personal use but I'm not sure how well that would work.
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:00 AM

If I had the time, I'd get one and hack together a capacitive touch screen (on epaper) for one, so I could have a tablet that could be at least rolled up, if not folded, and put in a pocket- or a display that could be taped or glued to some surface (eg, a steering wheel) to provide some kind of useful data (spedometer, odometer, gas, engine status, etc).
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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:28 PM

Ordered, with an 11 week wait until dispatch. $60 for the base system and some peripherals is worth the wait though.
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:44 AM

How is everyone doing with their Pi projects? Anything interesting to note?

Hansleman put out a post on a few things that are and are not true about the Pis... does anyone have other thoughts to add to his list?
http://www.hanselman...sAndTruths.aspx
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:13 PM

View Postishkabible, on 07 July 2012 - 08:50 AM, said:

I'm still debating on weather to get one. I don't really have any ideas on what to do with it so I'm holding off for now. I thought about making it into a little tiny server for personal use but I'm not sure how well that would work.



Can it do that?
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:19 PM

sure.. so can a fezII panda board..
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:45 PM

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Can it do that?


It's a general purpose computer running GNU linux. It can do the same things any other general purpose computers running *nix can do. Although you would be limited by your bus and processor speeds. No reason you couldn't hook up some USB drives to it and turn it into a NAS though.

I think it would be cool to buy a collection of these and then turn them into a linux cluster.

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:54 PM

Mine should be here in 8ish weeks. No idea what I'm going to do with it yet. I was considering some sort of clustering parallelism type project, but I dunno.
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:33 PM

I had the cluster idea too but again, I don't have the experience to say how well that would work :/ plus, I don't really think I need a cluster.

If I ever do need a cluster for something I should be able to get some time on my school's 128 node(with like a 1000 cores) cluster where each node is more powerful than my desktop.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 05:57 PM

I have to wait a long time for mine to arrive to but I already placed my order. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, but isn't that the point?
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:50 PM

why they don't ship with a case...i don't freaking understand.

are they THAT short on manpower that they can't devote a single person to work on the 'PiCrust' project?

it's not like people wouldn't pay

anyone figure out the best way to put this thing into a 5.25" yet? I think someone is in the process of gutting their optical drive and cutting port openings into the drive case.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:09 PM

it's basically made for modders at this point so I don't see how giving someone something they are going to get rid of is going to help any.
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:13 PM

Oh hush now.. go buy some tuperware or a lunch box.

http://wiki.daviddarts.com/PirateBox


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Re: Raspberry Pi

Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:45 AM

For those of you who have one of these lil' buggers..

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Cambridge offers free online Raspberry Pi course

The University of Cambridge has released a free 12-step online course on building a basic operating system for the Raspberry Pi.

The course, Baking Pi - Operating Systems Development, is aimed at students of 16 and over with some prior programming experience, "although younger readers may still find some of it accessible, particularly with assistance".

The 12 lessons begin with the theoretical basics of what an operating system is and does, before the practical work begins.
Students will learn to "enable and manipulate one of the board’s LEDs, then learn some graphics theory and start generating lines, text and random numbers", according to the Raspberry Pi blog. By the end they will be "manipulating text to display computed values, and learning how to build your own command line interface".
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Class link:
https://www.cl.cam.a...i/tutorials/os/
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