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I've had on my mind the idea of making a discussion and support thread for Raspberry Pi users, so here it is.

 

If you don't know what a Raspberry Pi is, it is a small, single board computer from the UK that's around the size of a credit card. It was mainly made for educational uses, but has evolved into many more applications, hobbies, and projects. Look up some RPi projects, people have made arcade cabinets, FM transmitters, robots, and more.

 

The small computer primarily uses Linux distributions adapted for the RPi, such as Raspbian and Arch Linux ARM. Other OSes can also be used.

 

I have only less than a month of experience messing with a Raspberry Pi, but I've learned alot more about computers (and Linux for that matter) than I have since I was in grade school.

 

Discuss the Raspberry Pi, projects, and more.

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At school, next year, we may be getting a load of them. I think one each in the class. 

That's all I can say.

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I want one, just to see what I could do with it. But, that said, I have no idea what I'd do with it. I already have enough computers, don't I? LOL.

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I want one, just to see what I could do with it. But, that said, I have no idea what I'd do with it. I already have enough computers, don't I? LOL.

Just fiddle with it, try making the Raspberry Pirate Radio, even without an antenna hooked up to the GPIO pin, it'll broadcast a signal out to a few inches. It was my first project, and the main reason I bought an RPi.

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I have one.

I am currently spending all my time at the moment making an open source browser.

WebGL Complaint!

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Why didn't I think to make one of these?

 

The Raspberry Pi is awesome! Currently brainstorming a way to make a fan controller for a normal computer, let's say, and I'm about to experiment Wake-On-Lan with mine, using that to send one of my box's the wake-up signal.

 

 

I want one, just to see what I could do with it. But, that said, I have no idea what I'd do with it. I already have enough computers, don't I? LOL.

 

I have 8 ( including the pi ) and counting, you can NEVER EVER EEEEVVEEER!!!! get enough computers.

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Why didn't I think to make one of these?

Seeing in previous threads how you were a Linux person, I was hoping you would jump in this topic.

 

 

I have 8 ( including the pi ) and counting, you can NEVER EVER EEEEVVEEER!!!! get enough computers.

I have two B models with a B+ on the way.

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still stuck with my single RPi Model B, but I'll see if I can get a B+ next month

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still stuck with my single RPi Model B, but I'll see if I can get a B+ next month

My main gripe about it is having a Micro SD card port, rather just stick with the standard SD cards, only micro SD card I have is only 2GB. The extra USB ports do make up for this though.

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I own 1 A and 2 B+ model pi's each hooked up to a 500 GB HDD and a 8 GB SD Card each.

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So, what OS(s) is everyone using in their Pi?

 

Personally using Raspian right now as connecting my pi to the net is kind of a hassle, so it's nice to have something that just works.

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Sticking with Raspbian since I'm new to Linux, pretty simple for what it's worth. Didn't even need to install any drivers when I plugged in a USB WiFi dongle. Just need power and a SD card and I can SSH in, that is perhaps the most advanced thing I can do at this point. It's helpful too.

 

I can make an LED blink with some Python code I got from an article, but I can't even make out any idea to do on my own since the coding with the GPIO pins confuses me. The fact I don't even know a lick of Python doesn't make it any better. But it's a start.

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Sticking with Raspbian since I'm new to Linux, pretty simple for what it's worth. Didn't even need to install any drivers when I plugged in a USB WiFi dongle. Just need power and a SD card and I can SSH in, that is perhaps the most advanced thing I can do at this point. It's helpful too.

 

I can make an LED blink with some Python code I got from an article, but I can't even make out any idea to do on my own since the coding with the GPIO pins confuses me. The fact I don't even know a lick of Python doesn't make it any better. But it's a start.

 

http://codeacademy.com is where I'm learing python, it's pretty good. also I'm intending on learning the GPIO pins as well, as they might be necessary for a fan controller.

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Old thread yes, but I think this'll apply here. Is there anything better than the Raspberry Pi? I heard about this UDOO X86 that claims to be 10x powerful than the Raspberry Pi 3. Here's the specs ↓
 
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Because I got the Raspberry Pi 3 and it's treating me alright. Personally I was wanting a good PS2 emulator but the Pi 3 doesn't work well with PS2's graphics. Which I can understand.

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I heard about this UDOO X86 that claims to be 10x powerful than the Raspberry Pi 3.

 

All I want to know is, can it run Crysis? 

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All I want to know is, can it run Crysis? 

 

No idea, maybe on potato settings.

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