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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby PMC » Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:00 pm

This link is to a kickstarter project that has met its goal...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/18 ... every-rasp

Anyone that wants to use a Pi with an ion battery should read about this... the device uses the HAT format.
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby PMC » Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:41 pm

Watch the video to see what Windows 10 will be doing with the Raspberry Pi #2

A robot gets to have a hologram, and other holigrams set the robots path in the video.. a headset is required to use the holigrams...amazing stuff... the gamers will love it too.

https://www.raspberrypi.org/windows-10-for-iot/
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby PMC » Thu May 28, 2015 1:48 pm

A Sampler Box... cute and useful to some... http://www.samplerbox.org/home

In a very british style, this fellow gives a look at Windows 10 on the Pi2.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADPwWbFRXMY
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby PMC » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:01 pm

This link can be slow to load as many are interested in it.

https://blog.zok.pw/hacking/2015/08/18/ ... ik-solver/

This fellow builds a robot to solve a rubic cube with the computer doing it, using scanning methods. A Pi and and an Intel Adrino chip.

The image at the top of the page says its size and state. It goes into the scanning details etc.

Not for everybody but does display innovation.
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby PMC » Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:59 pm

A couple more Pi links... some may have seen this, but if not, a GameBoy guitar made with a Pi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... DcLggOafKM

A good place to learn some details of linux and the Pi device.

http://www.penguintutor.com/raspberrypi/

The link below is a good place to see/learn about `embedded' devices... the Pi can be one of these. Dedicated for something like a media player or web/mail server. http://www.elinux.org/Main_Page

A bunch of Google people made a webserver for the Pi that can be a real sandbox to play in, if you write/create HTML code. The download includes everything you need for the SD card. It can use a Wifi device and give cell phone access to the Pi through the web browser/server etc....see the site for the details in the Q&A.

http://googlecreativelab.github.io/coder/

One more is Pi Net http://pinet.org.uk/
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby PMC » Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:30 pm

This piece has some details on `Scratch'....`here in the rainforests of Vancouver Island'... close to home.

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/a-new- ... dded-gpio/

Very useful if you want to test/try innovation.
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby PMC » Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:11 am

CBC has this piece on a $5 Pi. It comes in the MagPi magazine of the month.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/raspb ... -1.3338011

This Pi device does not work with Windows 10. Only the Pi 2 model works with the Microsoft IoT.

This new smaller model is good for techie projects, and to simply play with, but not for a desktop.... stay with the Pi 2 model running Linux Raspbian as the OS for that.
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby jon » Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:04 pm

Looking at the picture in the article, it appears to only work with HDMI monitors, including TVs.

Which is not a bad thing, just something a buyer has to know up front.
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby PMC » Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:07 pm

There are several items that don't go with the normal use. Not having a net card is the big stop for this one, for many.

If you are familiar with the model A+, which has no net card and only one usb, the zero is an improvement. The model B+ has more usb, and a net card.

The best consumer model is the Pi 2, which has a quad core, a gigabyte of ram, and four usb ports.
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby jon » Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:48 am

Great point on the lack of Internet connection capability on the $5 Raspberry Pi.

On the other hand, $10 Wi-Fi USB transceivers have been around for years and most techies have one or more in their spare parts bucket, so I could see them being at Garage Sales for 50 cents. Likewise USB Bluetooth transceivers. Use the two USB ports for one of each of those, and you could borrow a Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse from another computer, and use the Wi-Fi network already in your home.
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