Raspberry Pi?

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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by blackeagle603 » Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:01 pm

wait til the IED guys figure this out. <shudder>
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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by Greg » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:52 pm

Anyone interested in these things.... a new Raspberry Pi model came out a few days ago.

It's called the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. Hardware upgrade. Fits in Raspberry Pi Model B+ cases. It has 1GB RAM and a new SoC with 4 cpu cores (instead of 1) at 900MHz (instead of 700) of a newer design. Same $35 suggested price.
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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by Precision » Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:44 am

BDK wrote:OK, so who wants to build one for me, in a water-proof box, with waterproof toggle overrides? (Oh, and controlling line power/three phase contactors.)

Precision, you said you were bored, right? How 'bout learning a new "cooking" skill?

:mrgreen:

The kid got convinced by his father that it was "too much for him" - which is BS - I can post, most, of the process here - will do so in a bit - but its simple.

I am always up for learning, but I really have no idea what we are talking about here. I mean I get that it is a thermocoupled pumping switch of some sort. Beyond that I have no basis to know if I even have the capacity to build this. If it was for me to play with and curse if I failed. I'd be all over it. Knowing what you do for a living. Might not be the best idea. :lol:

Besides we are starting a business or two and currently helping to put together a wedding for Dawn's older son. Life is almost good. Add some income and it will be good. Especially now that Dawn's prognosis seems to be quite good.
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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by BDK » Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:36 am

Glad to hear things are doing better!

Our fabricator can program ladder language so he's going to take a crack at programming our existing controller.

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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by Greg » Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:58 am

Another FYI, in case anyone is into these things. I personally find myself tempted to turn a Pi (or something like one) into a retro gaming platform.

And there is a whole market of these things now, though the Raspberry Pi is probably the best known and with the largest community built up around it.

http://linuxgizmos.com/ringing-in-2015- ... cker-sbcs/
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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by Rich Jordan » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:55 pm

There's a new updated Raspberry Pi that is becoming available (as orders catch up). 900MHz quad core, 1GB RAM, still $35. Plus if you're not up to handling an actual operating system, Windows 10 will be available to run on the unit.

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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by Greg » Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:31 pm

Rich Jordan wrote:There's a new updated Raspberry Pi that is becoming available (as orders catch up). 900MHz quad core, 1GB RAM, still $35. Plus if you're not up to handling an actual operating system, Windows 10 will be available to run on the unit.
Look four messages up. I only beat you by a week. ;)
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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by Rich Jordan » Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:58 pm

Greg wrote:
Rich Jordan wrote:There's a new updated Raspberry Pi that is becoming available (as orders catch up). 900MHz quad core, 1GB RAM, still $35. Plus if you're not up to handling an actual operating system, Windows 10 will be available to run on the unit.
Look four messages up. I only beat you by a week. ;)
Yeah sorry, I snuck in at work and missed that. my bad

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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by Greg » Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:18 pm

Rich Jordan wrote:
Greg wrote:
Rich Jordan wrote:There's a new updated Raspberry Pi that is becoming available (as orders catch up). 900MHz quad core, 1GB RAM, still $35. Plus if you're not up to handling an actual operating system, Windows 10 will be available to run on the unit.
Look four messages up. I only beat you by a week. ;)
Yeah sorry, I snuck in at work and missed that. my bad
Nah more like 'great minds think alike'. But I'm cooler because I said it first. :lol:
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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by Rich Jordan » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:02 pm

Greg wrote:
Nah more like 'great minds think alike'. But I'm cooler because I said it first. :lol:
Do you have a Pi? Mine is connected to a powered USB hub, a Philips 20" square aspect monitor, Seagate dock/hard drive, keyboard, mouse, and is currently running USB bitcoin miners that I plucked from a trash can (why not?)

Plus I get my occasional "Un*x" fix on it.

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