Raspberry Pi?

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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by Greg » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:18 pm

Rich Jordan wrote:
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.
*sniff*

No, I don't have one. Thought they were cool, but could never find a project idea that really grabbed me. Now I have an idea (living room retro gaming setep, with emulators and my X-arcade that I just upgraded to support USB) but I want to hold off for a little while until after we move.
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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by Weetabix » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:01 pm

I haven't seen a project that looks cool enough for the learning curve yet either. Maybe a voice-activated Bat Cave, if I had enough stuff to run with it. :D
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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by Greg » Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:29 am

The newest Pi has more horsepower than a lot of old thin client machines that were used as corporate pc-replacement desktops (usually running Windows embedded edition). I have one I bought cheap off the 'bay that I run Linux on and have considered using it for a couple of different projects. (Main advantage the one I have has over a Pi is that it has a PCI slot.) It should actually be a usable desktop, at least as good as a netbook or Chromebook.
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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by Weetabix » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:05 am

Necro alert!

Well, I finally got one. It's a Pi 3. I'm posting from it now.

I have it hooked up to the HDMI port on a monitor that connects through DVI to my desktop so I can just switch the input. Old USB mouse and keyboard from the junk bin. I'll probably try to ensmallenate it all later.

I'd thought about putting it in the library (as discussed last summer in another thread), but I think the girls have just defaulted to their phones for email and browsing. So, now I need to figure out what to do with it. I'm thinking about doing some of the kids' projects off of raspberrypi.org just to get a feel for it.

I'll bet you could cook up a sous vide controller with it.

Anyone have any great project ideas?

Any of you hams running any digital modes through one?
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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by randy » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:23 am

I'm not doing anything myself, but several folks in the area are using them for Fldigi and other modes. There is an ongoing discussions on the APRS forums using them for home stations and remote digipeaters.
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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by Rich » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:46 am

I have one but I haven't done anything with it yet. I have a vague plan to turn it into a NAS (Network Attached Storage) box. Several Linux distros have versions written for the Pi. Right now I have too much on my plate. ;)
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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by BDK » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:11 pm

Pretty sure it's overkill for most sous vide...

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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by Weetabix » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:21 pm

BDK wrote:Pretty sure it's overkill for most sous vide...
That's not the point. ;)

It would be the glee and mad-scientist cackling involved in making the perfect, overcomplicated soft-boiled egg.
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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by Gunnuts » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:49 pm

RetroPie.

Make an old guy happy. ;)

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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by Greg » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:38 pm

:jacked:
Gunnuts wrote:RetroPie.

Make an old guy happy. ;)
Pretty much. I bought a Pi2 a couple of months back to build a retrogaming setup. I'm partway there, it's on the queue.
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