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Old 09-07-2013, 07:04 AM   #1
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Who has a Raspberry Pi?


Just got mine today. Still figuring out what I want to do with it. ATM it's going to serve as a media server but dunno what else I might do with it.

What's everyone else doing with their's?
 
Old 09-07-2013, 08:53 AM   #2
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I've got an original model b, it acts as a wireless bridge as well as a media input to the TV...for now, it's also another computer to mess around with.
 
Old 09-07-2013, 08:54 AM   #3
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Nothing. My software genius bought me one to watch movies on, but the browsers have no flash/java, last time I checked. Youtube-dl does work and there's some funny player for the hdmi (omxplayer?). Using the debian install.
 
Old 09-07-2013, 09:03 AM   #4
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I want one to use as an SSH server/tunneling proxy to access my main PC from the internet without having to keep it running 24/7 (since it's an AMD bulldozer so not exactly low-power ) as well as a torrent client for similar reasons and, possibly, a web server occasionally. Sadly I've other things to spend my money on at present but hopefully I'll get one soon.
Other that that I'd love to use one just as another server for playing with -- sometimes a real machine is more fun than a VM.
Edit: Ah, just thought that it would be pretty good as another type of client to a Linux Terminal Server also...

Last edited by 273; 09-07-2013 at 09:05 AM. Reason: Just thought of something.
 
Old 09-07-2013, 09:08 AM   #5
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I've got an original model b, it acts as a wireless bridge as well as a media input to the TV...for now, it's also another computer to mess around with.
I've got that model as well. I bought an LED extension connected through GPIO and played with Python to control the LEDs. Quite fun but no real practical value at the moment
 
Old 09-07-2013, 09:17 AM   #6
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Oh, I forgot, I want a LedBorg so I can set it up for Cheerlights. It's of no practical value but I like the idea.
 
Old 09-07-2013, 11:24 AM   #7
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I don't have one, But since these devices were successful in sales, I hoping they'll come out with a newer generation model with higher cpu and ram
 
Old 09-08-2013, 04:39 AM   #8
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I was going to get one to use as a VPN server for use when I'm at a public network like a McDonalds or whatever... I'm just concerned whether or not I can keep it running all the time
 
Old 09-08-2013, 05:00 AM   #9
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I've got 2: an A and a B. Haven't done anything serious or practical with them yet.
 
Old 09-09-2013, 08:52 AM   #10
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux-Embedded and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 09-09-2013, 09:04 AM   #11
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<--- raises hand. i have 2. i was in a hackathon some time ago. (we used pifm to broadcast a message of the latest area visted by an id badge.)

there is a still of the radio x-ceiver we worked on is around :20 seconds (bottom rite):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vf0Z_zPN1c
 
Old 09-09-2013, 09:22 AM   #12
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Nothing. My software genius bought me one to watch movies on, but the browsers have no flash/java, last time I checked. Youtube-dl does work and there's some funny player for the hdmi (omxplayer?). Using the debian install.
xbmc ?
 
Old 09-09-2013, 06:37 PM   #13
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I have 4 - 2 run raspbmc and we use them as media servers, 1 runs pidora and that is my bit torrent box, 1 runs raspbian and I just play around with this.

I would like to install a temperature sensor but I am too busy at the moment.

Great fun these though
 
Old 09-10-2013, 06:09 AM   #14
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Hi,

I have both models of the RaspPi. Setup for bench hardware experimentation & play. Running SlackwareARM with no real issues.
 
Old 09-12-2013, 09:04 AM   #15
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Raspberry PI

I have one of the original Model B's (256Mb). I run the latest Raspbian release with Samba, Wired networking etc.
My runs 24/7 with no issues.
 
  


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