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The Raspberry Pi 17030

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,564 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #90 on: June 24, 2016, 01:30:12 AM »
Is it going to have a mythosaur skull on it soon?  :D

 :worthless:

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Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,457 I am geek, hear me code
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #91 on: July 06, 2016, 08:35:23 PM »
tbh all I did was pop my rpi into the case and put it back in the rpi box  :facepalm:

https://pi-hole.net/

interesting project too...

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Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #92 on: July 12, 2016, 10:05:49 PM »

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,564 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #93 on: July 12, 2016, 11:58:43 PM »
That is pretty cool!

Def

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Hero Member Posts: 640
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #94 on: August 19, 2016, 05:17:21 AM »
Well, this happened
Paid $90 at B&N for a kit containing an RPi-2, 8gb flash drive with NOOBS and Linux, a 2 amp 5 volt power supply, a case, an HDMI cable, and a ton of instructions that came in very handy


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Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #95 on: August 19, 2016, 05:18:00 AM »
Oooh, minecraft pre-installed too?!?!


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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,564 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #96 on: August 20, 2016, 01:20:30 AM »
That's awesome!

One question though.... how do you train a horse in Minecraft?   :think:

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Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #97 on: August 20, 2016, 04:48:02 AM »
That's awesome!

One question though.... how do you train a horse in Minecraft?   :think:

Def
Training a horse is simple: in the PC and Pocket Edition versions, you just saddle a horse and ride it until hearts come on the screen, then the horse is tamed. Same for PS3 and 4. Possibly Xbox.


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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,564 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #98 on: August 21, 2016, 12:55:59 AM »
Thanks- there is a lot of call for that knowledge in South Park, Colorado.....

Def

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #99 on: August 24, 2016, 01:01:38 PM »
I have one of these in a box. I bought it because I followed the advice of a friend - we were going to use it as a controller to do online backups of my NAS to the cloud.

But then we found a better way and I have no idea what to do with the the Raspberry Pi now  :think:

I'm not 100% sure where it is even....


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Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #100 on: May 08, 2017, 10:55:54 PM »

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The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #101 on: January 22, 2018, 05:03:23 PM »
Well, I picked my pi up again and started thinking (never a good thing), why don’t I make this thing more portable? I’ll keep you guys posted on my progress.


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Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,457 I am geek, hear me code
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #102 on: January 23, 2018, 01:29:12 AM »
Plugged mine in again today actually,  and put retropie on it again,  I still don't have a controller for it  :facepalm:

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Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #103 on: January 25, 2018, 03:35:52 AM »
Well, my end result is far better than anticipated


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Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #104 on: February 14, 2018, 02:56:05 AM »
I've been playing with a Raspberry Pi for a few months but hope to use it for a frequency waterfall display for my ham radio. For now all it is doing is being a countdown clock until I retire - getting close!

Greg
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Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,457 I am geek, hear me code
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #105 on: August 19, 2018, 09:34:48 AM »
Finally got my hands on a Bluetooth game pad (wetek/amazon flash sale) and messed around with retropie for a bit

Ah nostalgia

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Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #106 on: August 19, 2018, 10:26:14 AM »
Finally got my hands on a Bluetooth game pad (wetek/amazon flash sale) and messed around with retropie for a bit

Ah nostalgia

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,996 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #107 on: August 19, 2018, 10:31:24 AM »
 :like:

I really should try do something with my Pi...
But I left it so long it’s practically obsolete.  :facepalm: (original model B)
Gives a new definition to “lazy smurf”.

(By the way, I’ve noticed new emotions in the create post screen?  :dunno:  :woohoo: :hatsoff: )

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #108 on: August 19, 2018, 01:37:13 PM »
:like:

I really should try do something with my Pi...
But I left it so long it’s practically obsolete.  :facepalm: (original model B)
Gives a new definition to “lazy smurf”.

(By the way, I’ve noticed new emotions in the create post screen?  :dunno:  :woohoo: :hatsoff: )

Mine seem to always be able to run KODI in some form although it can also require some real patience too.
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Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #109 on: November 23, 2018, 10:08:52 PM »
Using mine for HomeBridge. So none HomeKit compatible products will work in the Apple Home app.
Added 33 extra accessories this way…
Love how 'smart' my house is now!
Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,457 I am geek, hear me code
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #110 on: November 24, 2018, 11:24:23 AM »
I started turning mine into a Google Assistant but might opt for Amazon Alexa.

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Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,457 I am geek, hear me code
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #111 on: December 07, 2018, 10:25:50 AM »
another thing of interest:

https://www.slashgear.com/steam-link-raspberry-pi-app-valve-hardware-04556743/

Seems although the SteamLink hardware is discontinued, you can run it on an RPi!

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,451 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #112 on: December 26, 2018, 04:01:20 PM »
I guess I am jumping into the Raspberry Pi pool. Just not sure if I am going into the deep end and way over my head, or the shallows where I should be ok. I have a CanaKit retro gaming kit with a 3 B+ heading my way. Going to play with RetroPie and possible Linux which I know nothing about. I was hoping to stay away from stores tomorrow...in my city, boxing day is not allowed (I think we just might be the most backward thinking city in Ontario), so everyone and their dog will be out tomorrow. I see a few microSD cards on sale.  :facepalm:
« Last Edit: December 26, 2018, 04:39:40 PM by Chako »

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,451 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #113 on: December 27, 2018, 05:04:00 PM »
Wow...that came faster than I was ready! Just got part of my kit in today.

First up is the CanaKit Retro Gaming Kit.

Ok...the box isn't all that big.


Hmm...the Amazon site did say there was a case included?


Good info comes with the kit.


Hmmm...ok


I was told the CanaKit power supplies are some of the best. Check.


The kit comes with a pair of aluminium heat-sinks, a screwdriver and screws.


Here is the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ board...ok...will not open this until I am ready...but I must say, I was not prepared for the size of the board. I was expecting something a little larger.  :facepalm:




The included microSD card reader.


At the bottom is even more instructions. I know I will be needed all the info I can get.


The kit comes with 2 not that stellar controllers. How do I know. if I didn't have the actual SNES mini controllers, I just may have been oblivious to the lack of quality. These will do for now...and I will have more USB type controllers in the near future. I believe the PS mini USB controllers might work as well.


Hmm...what was in that white box...you have got to be joking with me...is this the case?


Smallest thing ever. There is room for a fan I guess, and the Raspberry Pi would be completely open to the elements in there. One side opens much like the NES did.   :rofl:


Just to show you the scale here...case meet Victorinox knife. I am very glad that I listened to my very knowledgeable colleague in buying a better case. More on that later.


I bought one Samsung 128 gb card off of Amazon. I know that it could possible be a fake (see differences in packaging in this photo...but I will need to inspect it more...I did my research, but the price was ok). The CanaKit does come with a Samsung 32 gb card as well. Today being boxing day, there were a few good sales on micro SD cards...so I bought a few more. I made sure the ones I bought where all Class 10 U3 cards.


I am very happy that I don't have to use that little case that came with the CanaKit. I mean, it is half the size of the mini consoles. Here is the larger and I think better solution.


The box is a little larger...which is a bit reassuring.


The power supply has an on/off rocker switch built into the cord. Th heat sinks appear to be a bit more robust, as there is an included fan.


Inside the cardboard box is another box, printed to resemble the case inside.


Here is the case proper along with the instruction sheet.




This case offers a lot more than the bare bones one that came with the CanaKit. Better dust protection for one, but also has a functioning power and reset button. This is the Plus case that allows for safe rebooting.


On the bottom of the case is a cute little storage compartment for extra micro SD cards.




Inside of the case are several daughter boards.


I noticed a small spot of rust on one of the USB connectors.I examined everything and haven't noticed any moisture damage anywhere.  :think: I will try to build a system sometime soon and if there are issues, I will return the case. I hope I do not have to.


So there you have it. I have another case like the second one in shipment, but that one isn't the plus case with the safe reboot (I bought this case first before I learned that some cases are newer designed as a plus version). That order does have 2 PS3 type controllers however.

Should be interesting.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2018, 05:21:33 PM by Chako »

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Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,457 I am geek, hear me code
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #114 on: December 27, 2018, 05:40:46 PM »
I've had my eye on the nespi cases, I think they look fantastic.

Although I would probably rather build a full-size arcade machine tbh, which kind of negates the need for such a case.

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Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #115 on: December 27, 2018, 05:59:54 PM »
The Nespi case fits right in with the other official mini consoles. I don't have the room for a full size or even bar top arcade system...even though it has been my dream to own one as well as a full sized pinball machine since as far as I can remember. I still have my soccer Pachinko machine...which at the time was the closest I could get to one lol.

That other case is minimal at best. Very happy I listened to my friend. I believe the CanaKit micro SD card comes with built in software as well. Going to read a lot before I play with the system.

Based on my friend's instructions, I downloaded SD Formatter from the SD Association, and etcher.io.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2018, 06:04:24 PM by Chako »

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Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,457 I am geek, hear me code
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #116 on: December 27, 2018, 06:31:10 PM »
I already have a good set of disk tools built into my Ubuntu install.

The annoying things for me about working with the pi are:

The microSD slot is an epic PITA to get cards out of, even more so in the case I have, I typically have to start it with a utility knife. I wish it had an eject tab or was spring loaded.

Also, I wish it came with a power/reset switch by default (I think the nespi cases have one) rather than having to pull the power cord.

I wish the input/output jacks were on opposite ends, ie power/video/audio/lan opposite the USB rather than 90-degree separation. This way I could have all my main cables running back and the USB in the front for keyboard/mouse/gamepad. This could be solved by using a powered USB hub and mounting the whole thing in a larger enclosure... but obviously, I'm thinking of trying to keep it simple.

I realize most of these issues are moot with a nespi case (or the superpi cases!)

Can you swap sd cards easily in the nespi or do you have to pull the pi out each time?

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,451 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #117 on: December 27, 2018, 06:42:23 PM »
There is an exterior SD slot on the nespi case.

Just checked my Amazon purchased Samsung EVO Plus 128 gb SD card...and it looks very legit based on what I can see and have read online...whew. Buying SD cards off of Amazon is like playing Russian roulette.  :facepalm:  :tu:

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Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,457 I am geek, hear me code
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #118 on: December 27, 2018, 08:44:27 PM »
I'm really liking the look of the famcom styled superpi case vs the North American Super Nintendo styled one


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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,451 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: The Raspberry Pi
« Reply #119 on: December 27, 2018, 09:49:14 PM »
I saw a Sega Genesis case as well as an Amiga.

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