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brucevilanch
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Fort Worth, Tejas
Member since May 2011
18331 posts

Raspberry Pi

I'm thinking about buying just because they're so cheap and I like having new gadgets to tinker with. Have you guys seen any cool applications for them? I saw that XBMC has software for it now. That would make it a pretty convenient and cheap HTPC.


LSU Coyote
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2007
13575 posts

re: Raspberry Pi
I have one with Linux. They are slow but really cool. I wish I could code to get into the real fun of them.

I tried using it to stream but encountered screen tearing at times.


brucevilanch
Alabama Fan
Fort Worth, Tejas
Member since May 2011
18331 posts

re: Raspberry Pi
Did you buy the starter kit or the plain $35 dollar one?b That sucks about the screen tearing because that was pretty much what I was going to use it for. Have you found anything worth using it for?


LSU Coyote
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2007
13575 posts

re: Raspberry Pi
I purchased the following:

$35 unit
Red round case
A power adapter/brick

I think that was it. Total was about 60bucks. I can't search at work right now so not even sure what they still offer. This is a while back.


LSU Coyote
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2007
13575 posts

re: Raspberry Pi
Already had spare hdmi, sd card and used a Bluetooth adapter that was capatable with Linux. Just had to use a wired USB keyboard for installation of coarse.


brucevilanch
Alabama Fan
Fort Worth, Tejas
Member since May 2011
18331 posts

re: Raspberry Pi
Thanks a lot.

I'll just get it and the case. I have everything else except for the Bluetooth adapter. Just watched a video of a guy using it as a router and running it bridged to a repeater for the access point. Pretty awesome.


LSU Coyote
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2007
13575 posts

re: Raspberry Pi
Yea u can do a lot with those little fckkers I just never got into it. Would have made a great video streamer but it had some screen tearing at times.


LSU Coyote
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2007
13575 posts

re: Raspberry Pi
The case I got was like the only decent looking one off their site. They have a couple places that sell cases but thought they were to pricey.


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brucevilanch
Alabama Fan
Fort Worth, Tejas
Member since May 2011
18331 posts

re: Raspberry Pi
yeah for sure. I may get tired of it after a week but $35 isn't a lot to spend for a weekend of fun.

ETA: I found a case for like 10 dollars a minute ago.
This post was edited on 1/24 at 3:24 pm


LSU Coyote
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2007
13575 posts

re: Raspberry Pi
Yea same thought I had. 35bucks for a nerdy gadget isn't bad.

Eta fck I would like to go on with more detail but hate typing on my phone.
This post was edited on 1/24 at 3:27 pm


brucevilanch
Alabama Fan
Fort Worth, Tejas
Member since May 2011
18331 posts

re: Raspberry Pi
haha I appreciate the help. Bump this thread if you remember anything or are around when you're not on your phone. I'll update it with things I find when I get mine in.


Alabama Slim
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Member since Jul 2007
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re: Raspberry Pi
is there still a long wait?


brucevilanch
Alabama Fan
Fort Worth, Tejas
Member since May 2011
18331 posts

re: Raspberry Pi
I don't think so. They seem readily available.

here you go.
This post was edited on 1/24 at 4:05 pm


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brucevilanch
Alabama Fan
Fort Worth, Tejas
Member since May 2011
18331 posts

re: Raspberry Pi
I wonder if there's a way to stack two of them together.


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