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Old July 11th, 2012, 09:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I ordered a Raspberry Pi a couple months ago and it finally shipped.

Really excited about this little thing.

Anyone else ordered one?

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Old July 11th, 2012, 10:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I haven't but such a great idea, reminds me of the days my brother had me sat in front of the Spectrum inputting thousands of lines of code out of a magazine...

What are you going to use yours for? A school in my town are using them for weather sensing equipment and making their own radio stations, clever stuff!
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Old July 11th, 2012, 11:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hopefully for my kids to learn Linux (something I didn't start using until late and by that point I was already a firm Windows user).

I am hoping to be able to get a second to use as a NAS.
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Old July 11th, 2012, 02:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Mine arrived on Friday. Spent all weekend setting it up with OpenElec. Took some tweaking and its still a bit slow. Had to overclock it by 150Mhz.

I need to get Swap working...
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Old July 12th, 2012, 04:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have 8 more weeks to go.
I got excited when I received an e-mail saying I could order now (I registered and was put on the waiting list about 2 months ago), just to be told that the last shipment was already gone, again.
And that I'm now on a list for the next shipment (8 more weeks).
Oh well.
Those things are crazy popular!
I want one to learn more about computers.
There is a thread somewhere from a month or two back that I started ("Rasberry Pi", I think) asking people if it would help me with learning Android better.
I got mixed reviews, since RP is different enough to confuse me with what I've already learned about Android.
But we'll see.
In 8 weeks.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 05:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Mine arrived this morning, haven't had a chance to mess with it yet.
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Old July 15th, 2012, 07:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The Pi has arrived. I couldn't find the 32gb SD card I purchased for it, so I set up an 8gb I had. Hopefully I'll have access to an HDTv tomorrow and I can test it all.
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Old August 6th, 2012, 09:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I've been trying to figure out exactly how I wanted to case my Raspberry Pi. First I was thinking about using my ipod 3rd gen that has a dead click wheel. Good idea, the ipod is about the same size as the RP's board, but then it is much smaller inside.

Then a friend told me about seeing someone making a wood case, cool idea but not really my thing. Then I was thinking about a hollow book, but then you have to cut holes in the sides for all of the wire and SD card.

Finally watching my son this morning I decided there was no better option than LEGO bricks. I went online to find the exact dimensions of the Pi's board so I could start building (the Pi isn't at home right now) and I came across this article.

Biz’s LEGO case – the Boreatton Scouts hit Germany. | Raspberry Pi

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Old August 6th, 2012, 09:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I thought about ordering one of these to dink around with but was a bit shocked at the 12 week projection date. Yikes. Hope it speeds up pretty soon.
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Old August 6th, 2012, 10:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah, the wait was a PITA. But it wasn't like it was something I had to have right then and there.

More shops will be stocking them too.
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Perhaps during this timeframe I can figure out what to actually do with one of these. I have tinker with a BASIC stamp, but never made anything with it. I even got a PIC microcontroller laying around but gave up on that too because I could not find a book on assembly language so I gave that up. Though, I think, I could have coded things in C and had the program translate it to assembly but once again, I did not know what to build.
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Built my LEGOberry PI V1.0 today.







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Old August 10th, 2012, 02:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Sorry for my ignorance, but weren't these supposed to run Android?

Wikipedia lists several versions of Linux but no native Android.

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Anyone have any luck running XMBC on one of these?
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Looks like not only do I have to get one now, but I have to buy some Legos too.
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Anyone have any luck running XMBC on one of these?
There's raspbmc. I've read that it does well in playing (h.264/mpeg4) hd content but the menus are sluggish.
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Anyone have any luck running XMBC on one of these?
Its just not up to the job IMHO. When my amplifier was replaced, moving back to my desktop build XBMC was a dream after 2 weeks of pi XBMC. As mentioned, menus were sluggish. Not as bad on the ugly stock theme but enough to be really frustrating.

On a good run, it will hard decode h.264 well, but using the OpenELEC platform, I sometimes had to reboot a few times to get there. It didn't like running over 10/100 much.

It was a frustrating substitute for my desktop XBMC, but it filled a need temporarily but by the time I got my amp back, my fiancée was having to check my shoe laces and belt at the door for my own safety.

There are better uses. Just not found one yet.
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Its just not up to the job IMHO. When my amplifier was replaced, moving back to my desktop build XBMC was a dream after 2 weeks of pi XBMC. As mentioned, menus were sluggish. Not as bad on the ugly stock theme but enough to be really frustrating.

On a good run, it will hard decode h.264 well, but using the OpenELEC platform, I sometimes had to reboot a few times to get there. It didn't like running over 10/100 much.

It was a frustrating substitute for my desktop XBMC, but it filled a need temporarily but by the time I got my amp back, my fiancée was having to check my shoe laces and belt at the door for my own safety.

There are better uses. Just not found one yet.
Ah, that's what I was afraid of. I would love some cheap boxes I could build to serve as clients that serve up media from my NAS. Oh well.
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