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Rasberry Pi

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by jk2447, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Paid for my Rasberry Pi last night. Looking forward to seeing what I can get out of it. A media player perhaps. Has anyone else got one/ordered one?
     
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  2. JonnyMX

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    I was tempted, but have been put off by the stories of long waits and short supply.
    I think my son will be under-impressed after growing up with a PS3.

    I might just get my ZX Spectrum out of the loft instead...
     
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  3. jk2447

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    They reckon its capable for full 1080p so I'll be putting that to the test. I am going to find something fun to use it on, maybe a remote control something or other. It can run off 4 AA batteries too with a bit of messing. I'm just a total nerd mate, I'd have this and the speccy out of the loft ha ha
     
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  4. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    5 things you can do with your Pi
     
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  5. jamesclimax

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    I was thinking about getting one of these for my 8-year-old, put Kids Ruby on it, see if it peaks his interest in coding / programming

    Any advice much appreciated
     
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  6. jk2447

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    I think that's brilliant mate. Some will argue to just get a cheap laptop but I find something like the Rasberry Pi would enable kids and adults (I'm a big kid) to play with a bare bones technology, and bring out the hacker in you in the traditional sense, i.e. someone who wants to get the most out of a device, improve it, break it/fix it etc.

    This is the XBMC specific distro people are working on for the Pi.

    It would seem KidsRuby love the Rasberry Pi! See video here

    Here is a link to Guides and Projects currently under way for the Pi. I particularly like the guides for turning it into a NAS controller here and the possibility that we can run a RISC OS here

    - - - Updated - - -

    Free "Teaching Kids Programming" books and advice here, based on Python 3
     
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  7. dmarsh

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    Yeah I was looking at that the other day after Linus Torvalds mentioned the Pi...
     
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  8. twizzle

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    Saw title of this thread and thought wonder if some ones doing some baking. Would they have strawberry Pie instead? Imagine how disapointed i was to read its not something you can eat! ;)

    Have you ever looked at Ardhino and all the projects available to that?

    Edit - Quick look at Instructables site and found these ideas Search Instructables
     
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  9. jk2447

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    Linus is a legend. While looking for info on what he'd said about the Rasberry Pi I also stumbled upon something called AROS :) Amiga Research OS! Their main site is here
     
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  10. csx

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    I got myself one, running Raspbmc (Raspbmc) streaming from my HP Microserver. 1080p works perfect! Best £30 ever lol :)

    Ordered another (10 week wait :() to run Sab/Sickbeard/CouchPotato/HeadPhones (Web applications on Linux)

    Previously I had XBMC running on my Microserer, this is better as the Pi boots in no time. Also means I can convert my Microserver into a ESXi host in the near future (need to migrate data and then run some form of fileserver as a VM on ESXi) and learn VM :)
     
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  11. jk2447

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    Good work mate, have you done any programming on it? I am looking forward to getting mine. I've got a Netgear Stora NAS there not up to much so I'm going to see if I can come up with something. I've got two reasonably powered servers now too so I'm considering using it as a thin client for VMware View using the VMware View Open Client here
     
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  12. AJ

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    Got one at school and a pupil had Quake running on it with no latency at all. Was V Kool
     
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  13. jk2447

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    Has to be done doesn't it. I'm also looking forward to getting some emulators on it
     
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  14. TechTock

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    Have they put it in a case or is it still an exposed circuit board?
     
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    Still exposed but you can buy a case for under £5 or even print one off!
     
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    little disappointed it's exposed as it's aimed at kids and they tend to have grubby little fingers. Not sure a cardboard case would last too long either. I'm sure someone will make a proper case.
     
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  17. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    There are plenty of cases such found here and here amongst other places.

    It's not aimed at kids specifically although in this day and age it could give them a taste of what people my age were doing 25 years ago i.e. spending 6 hours typing out some code on a Spectrum or similar just to draw a circle ha ha. It's a step toward throw away computing and can be used for basic programming right up to playing Quake 3 or running XBMC to stream your HD movies.
     
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    I quite fancy one as well have put my money down on it yet though. I would love to make a case for it. Probably cost way more than a fiver but sounds like a fun project to me.

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  19. dmarsh

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    I think the aim is to keep costs low and promote the hacker ethic, hiding the components in a case isn't really the idea...

    Most true hackers first reaction would be to remove it and see what is inside...
     
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  20. TechTock

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    Pretty sure it was created with the intention of getting more kids to learn programming
     
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