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 Post subject: raspberry pi.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:26 pm 
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just bought one of these adorable pocket sized computers.

as of now im thinking about a small cloud server for it.
after building a custom fab. case of course.

anyone else on here do some cool stuff with the little things?


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 Post subject: Re: raspberry pi.
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:01 am 
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Ya, but we're not on the same ideal of what to do with them. A cloud server is possible, but it's up to how big your thumb drive is really.

The push behind Raspberry is more technical than that. It's not a replacement for shit you can already do with a 20yo computer...it's about learning. Did you know you can make a radio transponder with it and broadcast about 15yds with just two wires on two pins?

It's just underwhelming for those not wanting to play with it and just treat it like an app. Experiment with it or use old computer parts and not spend a penny. Yes, it can be an HTPC, but it sucks compared to what you may have on hand already to do better.

It's like the old kits I use to order as a kid. I could make a radio for about $2 and I'm now doing it for $35 and some left over wire from projects. It's a toy box, not a replacement for anything...treat it accordingly. Oh, it has a cam now! That's not the point of this thing...it's a bread board with some more elevated projects done for you.

I built robots before Raspberry Pi. Pi just makes it easier now. It opens the doors, not making them and you just plug stuff into it. I'm about to have an RC airplane take off, do a path, then land correctly with Pi, but rain isn't helping currently.

Bluntly: Pi isn't an app. It's a toy box to play in.


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 Post subject: Re: raspberry pi.
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 12:26 pm 
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You should check out the May 2013 issue of Linux Journal. They devoted the entire issue to the Raspberry Pi to include a Raspberry Pi cluster, a server for media, print, backup, and using one to set up an IPv6 tunnel. Also using it to manage a light controller.


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