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Raspberry Pi
« on: 11:37, 10 September 12 »
So, my Pi is here (rev.B is on its way), what should I do with it? :)

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #1 on: 11:43, 10 September 12 »
Send it to me! :D

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #2 on: 11:54, 10 September 12 »
So, my Pi is here (rev.B is on its way), what should I do with it? :)
So you didn't order it from RS like I did ?  :'( :'( :'(
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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #3 on: 11:55, 10 September 12 »
Well, sure, once my rev.B is here, why not? Maybe you'll slave it to the CPC and do something neat with it after all :D


Heh, my TV doesn't have a USB, but since the Pi uses so little current (500mAh I believe?) it can be powered from one. So if you connect it to a TV through USB and turn the TV on, it gets powered at the same time and it looks like the TV is booting up!


@Arnold: you mean rs-online? No, from Farnell... why? Do they have long lead times?

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #4 on: 12:03, 10 September 12 »
@Arnold: you mean rs-online? No, from Farnell... why? Do they have long lead times?
yes, I ordered from them in June.

2 weeks ago they said there would be furthur delays until end of September!
It is the same for all who ordered from RS.

so for those who want one, order from farnell or their sister companies of mcmelectronics and cpc.co.uk.
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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #5 on: 12:33, 10 September 12 »
CPC.co.uk? Sounds like a plan! :D

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #6 on: 12:58, 10 September 12 »
My preferred supplier (they don't actually sell the Raspberry Pi) have a custom case on offer for the Pi. Might be worth getting if you intend having the device by the TV?

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Edit: Blood nora, why does the forum keep deleting links I post??!

Another attempt:

And yet another...

No, still no luck and no link. Gryzor! Tell your forum to do what it's told! :D

Ok, copy this and add 3 W's and a dot in front of it to your browser:  reichelt.de/Kunststoffgehaeuse-TEKO/TEK-BERRY/3/index.html?;ACTION=3;LA=446;ARTICLE=124752;GROUPID=3354;artnr=TEK-BERRY;SID=10UE23sH8AAAIAAAnLHgE721f7bc65a97c889d45e34c0db218806
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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #7 on: 13:15, 10 September 12 »
I think the parser gets confused by the long and complex URL? Let's see if a shortened one works: WORK, DAMMIT! (edit: no, it didn't work; had to edit and insert a title for it to show).


Thanks for the link, been looking at cases all morning actually :D I think I'll go for an acrylic one, ueber-geeky little lights!

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #8 on: 15:00, 10 September 12 »
@Gryzor: can I see it?  :D
Ahem, I mean the RPi, den't get excited over anything  :P 

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #9 on: 15:03, 10 September 12 »
No photo yet, I will :)

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #10 on: 21:43, 10 September 12 »
So, my Pi is here (rev.B is on its way), what should I do with it? :)


sell it and buy a BeagleBone!

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #11 on: 00:11, 11 September 12 »
Put it in a case and forget about it for 6 months... do'h!

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #12 on: 10:56, 11 September 12 »
@Ynot.zer0: well, yes, that's the path to hell I didn't want to go through. Get one, then get another, buy this add-on, build that one... :D


@beaker: ordering a couple of cases today. Also looking for some class 10 sd cards. I wonder how well I can run a CPC on it :)

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #13 on: 11:14, 11 September 12 »
Put it in a case and forget about it for 6 months... do'h!
you'll not be the only one.

I'm planning to use mine for general web browsing and e-mailing too. I think it will be up to it soon especially when accelerated x windows is ready.
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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #14 on: 11:15, 11 September 12 »
you'll not be the only one.

I'm planning to use mine for general web browsing and e-mailing too. I think it will be up to it soon especially when accelerated x windows is ready.




I'm actually consider building a torrent box with it. Attach it to a couple of HDDs and leave it by the router...

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #15 on: 11:16, 11 September 12 »
@beaker: ordering a couple of cases today. Also looking for some class 10 sd cards. I wonder how well I can run a CPC on it :)
Older arnold linux versions may be ok, I didn't check. It uses SDL which isn't accelerated.
Can't compile for opengl either.
I'm tempted to modify it to work with opengl es or directfb or perhaps using the bcm library, that should help a little.
The emulation is not really optimised for pi yet, but I plan that.

So from experience, on my emu at least, I would say, it works SLOWLY!  :laugh:
I expect if you tried other things (wine to run Windows emulators), or ones in browsers, expect the machine to almost lock up.
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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #16 on: 17:23, 11 September 12 »
Well the toughest I've thrown to it up to now is a 1080p mkv. It kept stopping to buffer,but I don't know whether the bottleneck was on the system itself or the crappy class 2 SD I used. But I saw it overlaying HD video on top of a console window with transparency, that was pretty cool.

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #17 on: 11:18, 12 September 12 »
CPC.co.uk? Sounds like a plan! :D
I remember back in around 1986 ordering a replacement tape belt from CPC for about 50p and thought it was a nice coincidence at the time. Not sure if my parents just paid the low value order P&P fee (or even if they had that back then).

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #18 on: 17:42, 12 September 12 »
There was a cpc.co.uk in 1986[nb]yes, I gather it's an old store with a web storefront[/nb]? Damn mate, which planet do you live on? :D
And how did you manage to have ruined a belt already by '86?


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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #19 on: 18:01, 12 September 12 »
A pretty innovative company too, coming up with .co.uk 10 years before it was officially invented :D

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #20 on: 01:10, 14 September 12 »
well, if you need a keyboard / games controller for your new Pi (eventually running an Amstrad emu...) you could back this device...


iControlPad 2 - The open source controller by Product 3 LLC - Kickstarter


(it's the guys who were behind the Pandora)

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #21 on: 13:04, 14 September 12 »
well, if you need a keyboard / games controller for your new Pi (eventually running an Amstrad emu...) you could back this device...


iControlPad 2 - The open source controller by Product 3 LLC - Kickstarter


(it's the guys who were behind the Pandora)



It's nice, but it's... $70! (including postage)

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #22 on: 14:43, 14 September 12 »
It's nice, but it's... $70! (including postage)


very true... that's why I'm waiting another 20+ days before I decide or not.  I bought a nice Bluetooth keyboard+mouse unit (Bluetooth Rii Mini Keyboard V2 Laser Black NEW | eBay) from eBay for £22 and that seems to work great as I don't need joystick controls... (other devices are available etc..etc...)

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #23 on: 15:09, 14 September 12 »
I've bought a few similar ones (for the arcade cab, for the media players) off DX.com; I've also bought this very same one, probably for half the price. Great little keyboard.

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #24 on: 15:58, 14 September 12 »
Thanks for the recommendation, I think I am going to have to buy one of them too  :D  I have a Pi and another machine I'd like to use it with and the Microsoft 800 wireless keyboard I bought for another machine has sticky key syndrome with the Pi so I ended up buying a cheap Tesco Value keyboard for the Pi... I take it I can just buy another bluetooth adapter and use the same pad on several machines (obviously not at the same time)?