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 Post subject: Anyone with a Raspberry Pi?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:02 pm 
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I just ordered one and a case.
Anyone else have one?
If so, what are you doing with it?


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone with a Raspberry Pi?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:33 pm 
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One of my co-workers got one. It's actually making more use as a paperweight...and no it's not bricked. It still has that Debian XBMC release for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone with a Raspberry Pi?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:21 pm 
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There is a Debian Wheezy port for the Pi called Raspian. I'll be giving that a try.
Could you ask your co-worker why it is a paperweight?
Lost interest?
Not working right?
What?


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone with a Raspberry Pi?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:09 pm 
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I got one and set it up with OpenElec (XBMC).

For a case, I just used some legos I had sitting around


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone with a Raspberry Pi?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:32 pm 
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It worked for what it was... lost interest pretty much.

He knew when he bought it that it was just for the novelty of owning something that had the price point and could do things.

I just surprised nobody has fashioned it to meet some specific need.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone with a Raspberry Pi?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:42 pm 
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I was considering buying one to use as a router... every time I get the slightest notion to go get one I can't seem to find them in stock.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone with a Raspberry Pi?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:28 pm 
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It worked for what it was... lost interest pretty much.

He knew when he bought it that it was just for the novelty of owning something that had the price point and could do things.

I just surprised nobody has fashioned it to meet some specific need.

The ham community in general has lots of uses for the Pi. Most people I talk to use it for APRS, digital modes, EchoLink, or D-Star. Solving the problem of leaving a full PC running 24-7 for extremely light duty work.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone with a Raspberry Pi?
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 12:32 pm 
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I don't have one yet, but this weekend I'm going to order one. The May 2013 issue of Linux Journal is devoted entirely to the Raspberry Pi.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone with a Raspberry Pi?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:35 am 
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Things like Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone show their strength in imbedded applications. Either that or teaching your kids responsible computer ownership and amateur software development on the cheap.

If you want to prototype some hardware but Arduino isn't powerful enough, raspberry pi can be a big help, especially because you can technically run an arduino from an R.Pi.

For instance. A friend of mine is a drummer and the brain on his electronic drum kit finally died. He still has all the pads though. So I plan to use either a Raspberry Pi or a BeagleBone with a 7" touchscreen and an audio board (cape) to build him a new drum brain. We'll have to develop the software ourselves, but in the end he'll have a drum brain that does whatever we want it to do, that has a touchscreen interface, and its expandable any time we can think of a new feature. All for about $250. The same offering from Roland or Yamaha won't come with a touch screen, and cost $2500. And that's without any new drum pads.


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