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The Raspberry Pi 13247

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,592 Tool Carrying Linux User - I'm Iron Man!!!
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #60 on: April 04, 2016, 09:20:13 PM »
OK,  so I have had a little time to play with the Raspberry Pi 3 and the O-Droid C2,  and I thought I would share my thoughts.

the Raspberry Pi is a great item, you will not be disappointed.
however, the O-Droid C2 is way faster.  I have Ubuntu 16.04 Mate running on it and it is a zippy little computer!  the Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian, is noticeably slower.

so mainly what I have set up is as follows.

the O-Droid is running Ubuntu Mate 16.04 and that is its full time job.

the Rapberry Pi 3 is my little fun box,  running RetroPie  with Kodi added in.
it is a great toy and a blast from the past!

I think if I did not have the O-Droid, I would not think the R Pi 3 was slow, and I would be very happy with its speed running Linux, but that is spoiled.

final note the O-Droid does have a trick up its sleeve that the Raspberry does not,  it can run Android  (Android 5 actually)



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Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,593 I am geek, hear me code
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #61 on: April 04, 2016, 11:27:22 PM »
O-DROID sounds neat,  maybe if openelec drops for it,  right now looks like someone is working on it,  and having h265 support is something I wouldn't mind on whatever replaces my ion system

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Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,593 I am geek, hear me code
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #62 on: April 14, 2016, 08:42:42 PM »
saw this video on facebork, they stuck a new screen and a raspberry pi zero in an old Nintendo gameboy... and loaded it with arcade emulator... to top it off, they modified an old gameboy cartridge to be the SD/microSD converter and wired the pi's sd card to the cartridge slot... really nicely done and well inspired project!



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Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #63 on: April 15, 2016, 01:23:24 PM »
That is pretty awesome!  I'd love to have a Game Boy that plays classic Nintendo games.

Def

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Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #64 on: April 24, 2016, 01:44:20 AM »
I bought another Raspberry Pi 3 today   :D    and two Raspberry Pi zeros    :facepalm:   :D

that brings me to 3 Raspberry Pi 3's, 2 Raspberry Pi Zeros, and 1 O-Droid C2.

that escalated quickly

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,592 Tool Carrying Linux User - I'm Iron Man!!!
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #65 on: April 24, 2016, 04:10:31 AM »
saw this video on facebork, they stuck a new screen and a raspberry pi zero in an old Nintendo gameboy... and loaded it with arcade emulator... to top it off, they modified an old gameboy cartridge to be the SD/microSD converter and wired the pi's sd card to the cartridge slot... really nicely done and well inspired project!



I wish I had the time (and skills required) to make one of these,  this looks amazing!

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Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,593 I am geek, hear me code
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #66 on: April 24, 2016, 12:44:18 PM »
I think most of the work is sourcing the correct parts, then it really is some basic wiring imho, and a little software fiddling.

While it is a pretty neat idea, I'm pretty sure you could just repurpose an old android phone for the job, it wouldn't look as nostalgic, but fits in your pocket better!

still wouldn't mind a pi Zero, every time I look they're sold out.

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Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #67 on: April 24, 2016, 02:07:31 PM »
Yeah, the software fiddling is probably what would kill me on something like that.

Def

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Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #68 on: April 24, 2016, 05:20:22 PM »
I think most of the work is sourcing the correct parts, then it really is some basic wiring imho, and a little software fiddling.

While it is a pretty neat idea, I'm pretty sure you could just repurpose an old android phone for the job, it wouldn't look as nostalgic, but fits in your pocket better!

still wouldn't mind a pi Zero, every time I look they're sold out.

now that raspberry Pi 3 production has slowed, Pi Zeros should become more available in the near future.
I bought kits that came with a power adapter, Micro-USB to USB, and Micro HDMI to HDMI.  for $20 each.  not too bad

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Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,593 I am geek, hear me code
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #69 on: April 24, 2016, 05:38:47 PM »
I keep going to modmypi https://www.modmypi.com

Although to be honest apart from the pi and case itself the rest I likely have,  but they offer both kits and parts as needed,  so it's not that terrible.

I'd be tempted to order cables from deal extreme if I needed multiple sets

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Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,593 I am geek, hear me code
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #70 on: May 14, 2016, 01:14:32 PM »
I have a 20eur coupon to use on ebay (if I pay using paypal, and the item is over 40eur shipping excluded)

So I may well pick up a RPi 3 for 23eur shipped (using that discount).

decisions decisions... :think:

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Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #71 on: May 15, 2016, 01:08:21 AM »
Can't argue with that logic.  :D

Def

Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,593 I am geek, hear me code
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #72 on: May 15, 2016, 12:59:21 PM »
and ordered... 22,49 EUR for a RPi 3 delivered. (38 is about the cheapest I've seen without shipping added, so this is actually a really good opportunity)

ordered a black PVC case for 1.50eur as well with free shipping...

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Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,593 I am geek, hear me code
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #73 on: May 18, 2016, 01:36:17 PM »
and... I have pi

who doesn't love them some pi :P :facepalm:

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Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #74 on: May 18, 2016, 03:55:04 PM »
 :worthless:

You can't just drop a bomb like that and not share some details.  What do you think of it, what have you done with it, what are you going to do with it etc!

Def

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Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #75 on: May 18, 2016, 04:02:56 PM »
Oh man, so many toys, so little money  :facepalm:

I can only get the previous model locally at a very unfriendly price.......and I badly want to replace my WD media player with a Raspberry.

My bat-sense is telling me these devices are a big part of the future.  :whistle:
Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,593 I am geek, hear me code
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #76 on: May 18, 2016, 05:48:45 PM »
:worthless:

You can't just drop a bomb like that and not share some details.  What do you think of it, what have you done with it, what are you going to do with it etc!

Def
I've plugged it in but not been successful getting the NOOBS image mentioned in the quick start guide to do anything but display a big coloured square...

My power supply is 5v 2A which is apparently what I need, but all I have on hand for microSD cards is a 32gb SDHC class 10 card or a much lower class 2gb card or two that have been collecting dust... trying a clean format and copy off the wifes machine to the SD card to see if that's any better... hope my board isn't DOA.  :ahhh

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Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,593 I am geek, hear me code
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #77 on: May 18, 2016, 05:56:17 PM »
and if this makes you feel more fulfilled...

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Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,593 I am geek, hear me code
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #78 on: May 18, 2016, 06:32:06 PM »
Apparently it was the sd card formatting,  since it's now alive and installing raspbian

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Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #79 on: May 19, 2016, 12:52:05 AM »
Apparently it was the sd card formatting,  since it's now alive and installing raspbian

great,  glad it was not a real hardware issue.

Raspbian is not bad,  but  I seem to enjoy RetroPie a lot more.

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 60,463 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #80 on: May 19, 2016, 02:19:29 AM »
and if this makes you feel more fulfilled...

Thanks.


I feel much better now.

Def

Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,593 I am geek, hear me code
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #81 on: May 19, 2016, 04:13:21 PM »
my first projects will likely be a soft reset switch and a power down switch since that's something it doesn't have by default, and I feel unplugging it is not really the best option.

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Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #82 on: May 19, 2016, 06:05:02 PM »
I suppose that makes some sense.

I guess a hammer is out of the question too?  :P

Def

Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,593 I am geek, hear me code
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #83 on: May 19, 2016, 06:28:43 PM »
because the power is supplied by a micro USB jack I don't want to cause it too much wear from plugging/unplugging cables. Honestly it should come with a switch... but nothing some leftover PC parts won't fix :D

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,592 Tool Carrying Linux User - I'm Iron Man!!!
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #84 on: May 20, 2016, 02:11:43 AM »
because the power is supplied by a micro USB jack I don't want to cause it too much wear from plugging/unplugging cables. Honestly it should come with a switch... but nothing some leftover PC parts won't fix :D

I bought some of these  for the built in switch


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Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,593 I am geek, hear me code
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #85 on: May 20, 2016, 10:57:21 AM »
Interesting, but I don't think that will provide the soft shutdown, only a power cut/reset?

I saw some guides online but I think it was the older model. I haven't had a chance to do much else after testing it the other day as I had a bunch of other stuff pop up.

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Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #86 on: May 20, 2016, 04:34:32 PM »
If I had a kid, this might be a valid project for a RPi:

http://geektyrant.com/news/dad-builds-incredible-spaceship-control-room-bed-for-his-son

 :ahhh

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Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #87 on: May 27, 2016, 05:23:43 PM »
Some cool news:

http://thehackernews.com/2016/05/android-Raspberry-Pi3.html

Looks like Raspberry Pi3 is going to be an Android device soon!  Guess what device just took a step up on my priority list?

Def

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Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,593 I am geek, hear me code
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #89 on: June 22, 2016, 06:14:30 PM »
my 1.50 eur case arrived from China finally... so my RPi is now protected! I didn't get anything fancy, just a plain black plastic case...

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