My Raspberry Pi shipped! (and arrived)

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  1. MacFett

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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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    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!
     
  3. MacFett

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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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    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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    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.
     
  6. MacFett

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    Mine arrived this morning, haven't had a chance to mess with it yet.
     
  7. MacFett

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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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    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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    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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    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.
     
  12. MacFett

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    Built my LEGOberry PI V1.0 today.

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    Anyone have any luck running XMBC on one of these?
     
  15. alostpacket

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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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    There's raspbmc. I've read that it does well in playing (h.264/mpeg4) hd content but the menus are sluggish.
     
  17. SUroot

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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 fianc
     
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  19. SUroot

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    If you have more luck, let me know ;)
     

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