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RE: Raspberry Pi

Choagy (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 13th June 2012, 18:58

@ Skirpy


Bought mine from Farnell Int. Ordered it many months ago, part of the delay in shipping was the CE approval. Received it about ten weeks after ordering it so not too bad for a hot piece of equipment that is on many peoples shopping list


There are some cracking looking clear acrylic cases on fleabay if anyone fancies a look. The Heath Robinson in me has me leaning towards modding a table lamp and fitting the Pi in the body of the lamp . Power split off to power a 5v .7A supply and a couple of cutouts in the lamp for the ethernet/HDMI/wireless mouse dongle and a memory stick stuffed full of mp3/avi`s etc in the spare usb slot  

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RE: Raspberry Pi

skirpy (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 14th June 2012, 00:09

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Choagy says...
@ Skirpy


Bought mine from Farnell Int. Ordered it many months ago, part of the delay in shipping was the CE approval. Received it about ten weeks after ordering it so not too bad for a hot piece of equipment that is on many peoples shopping list
Cheers, i will just need to sit in the waiting list then, by the time i get mine you should be very knowledgeable on it and have plenty of start up tips for me

RE: Raspberry Pi

Choagy (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 14th June 2012, 19:53

There are also some absolutely cracking cases available now. Some clear acrylic  others 3D printed ones. The 3D ones are the cheapest but for sheer aesthetic appeal the clear acrylic ones win hands down for me. Have a wee browse on Youtube for Raspberry Pi cases and you will get an idea of the range.

BTW I am going to order one for my Grandson in a few minutes, managed to talk our son in to letting me get him one . Jeez £25 and he could be the next Bill Gates and he keep me and his granny in the style we want to be accustomed to

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RE: Raspberry Pi

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Sunday, 24th June 2012, 09:37

So, put OpenELEC on the SD card (Verbatim 4gb), wouldn`t boot up very far at all.

Then put official recommended OS on it, got further but kernel panicked. A google says its an incompatibility with the SD card, but a newer beta install (wheezy`s) fixes that, so put that on and it got a lot further but failed to init my wireless keyboard and mouse.

So need to dig out a wired one.


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RE: Raspberry Pi

Choagy (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 20th September 2012, 20:34

Got XBMC installed and then  added BBC Iplayer/ITV Player/Five On Demand/4 On Demand and a shed load of others such as NASA TV. All work perfectly well. BBC Iplayer seems to buffer quite a bit which may be because I did not have a decent storage device connected. Anywhooo , added a wireless mouse which worked instantly and now connected my 64 Gb stick and again the moviesd/TV shows play flawlessly so in essence for about £50 (Pi and memory stick) I have a fantastic wee media centre. Still not learned much other than how to install the OS but will get there some time. It was used on holiday to watch our movies, ripped to memory stick, and connected to HDMI on room telly and again performed extremely well. Only thing I can suggest to users is to connect the device to the USB slot on your TV, that way when the TV is switched off the Pi is switched off as well.


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RE: Raspberry Pi

Miles (Elite Donator) posted this on Monday, 28th January 2013, 22:48

So, who still has theirs sitting in a box doing naff all? :)

About to grab one to run as a home webserver (LAMP based) for my sister`s business - as I wrote an invoicing and planning web application for her a while back.

RE: Raspberry Pi

admars (Elite) posted this on Monday, 28th January 2013, 22:56

I never got round to getting one, doubt I will now as don`t have the time, or need for it/

RJS may get interested again now though...


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RE: Raspberry Pi

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Monday, 28th January 2013, 23:24

Meh, NetBSD, when OpenBSD appears then I'll get excited! :)


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RE: Raspberry Pi

Jimbo :oÞ (Elite Donator) posted this on Wednesday, 30th January 2013, 12:32

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So, who still has theirs sitting in a box doing naff all?
o/

:-/

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RE: Raspberry Pi

Miles (Elite Donator) posted this on Wednesday, 30th January 2013, 13:49

:D

I knew it`d at least be you Jim.

I started to write the disk image to an SD card last night using the Unix command line on my Mac.
55mins later I gave up (then found it had written 1.5GB or the 1.9GB image).

I`ll try using my PC (and the recommended utility to write it) later on.

On the face of it the Pi looks perfect for what I need / want it for.
The proof will be in the pudding / tasting I guess!

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