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jmbi
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The Raspberry Pi is really a beautiful thing. Here is a little poem I found.

Quote:The day my R-Pi arrived…

It was in a little box, all wrapped up nice and warm.

It lay there, silent, quiet and cold, only a few days from being born.

It didn"t light up, it didn"t make a sound.

It said nothing, it didn"t move.

Just wires and circuits and plugs and sockets all around.

I carefully picked it up and fed it a wire,

Then another and another, until it was a spider,

Finger poised on the switch, to turn on this little mite,

I cackled a laugh as I gave a shout…"it"s alive I tell you",

And on came a light!

A flash of brilliance and my screen was a blur,

Thousands of numbers and letters, of what I'm not sure,

They spin past too fast to see,

But soon it settles on a little command line,

Blinking at me, it's heart beating with mine.

The wonders this little creature holds within,

I know not where to start or where to begin,

The possibilities are endless, it's potential unbound,

What tasks to apply to this $25 treasure,

Time will tell, with some programming pleasure.

I haven't done much with the Raspberry Pi yet, I just slapped some Debian Wheezy image on it and have been doing some simple tests. I have been watching full 1080p movies on it with the included omxplayer on the Wheezy image I mentioned above. It easily handles the movies, and plays them like nothing. For $35, I wouldn't expect that.

I have also been trying out glsl shaders on the system, and that is quite interesting. But here are some pictured that I have taken of both the Raspberry and the screen itself.

Running Weechat!
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Proof of the Pi
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Sorry for bad quality :P
meh
lembas
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bwahaha Dr_Wank.

Good times.
Jayro
Long time nixers
Nice! I plan on picking up a Rasberry Pi and using it as a rogue machine. My plan is to have it run some recon on a network it's plugged into and give me a backdoor. I hope to be able to drop it on any network and then have remote access to that network. There is a word for these, I just don't remember it.
vompatti
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Robby
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My PI needs its firmware updated before I can get the HDMI to work out of the box.
jazzycool
Long time nixers
YEAH! guys even i am waiting for my one own R-pi.
klr
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What is its purpose and/or useful for? Or is it all just about the hack value?

EDIT: Did some research, I think I gonna order one.
venam
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:-( They don't ship them in my contry... I am dreaming of having one!
Btw, I like what the guy from irongeek.com does with those little RP, he does dropbox and other cool stuffs.
Taanny
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I think there are some pictured that I have taken of both the Raspberry and the screen itself.
yrmt
Grey Hair Nixers
yes. A very inexpensive and small computer. Could be improved a lot tho
Mafia
Long time nixers
I will probably be buying one, if not two this week. I just gatta try it, its way to tempting.
FreeBSD
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I'm going to buy like a dozen and make a super computer! Haha ;)
I do Byte
yrmt
Grey Hair Nixers
I just got mine and it's sexy.

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Robby
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You know i said it was a firmware issue with the PI i had? Yeah turned out I was just scammed for 60 GBP for it on ebay because I didn't know that they were sold via PayPal on the manufacturer site. Well I had that coming but I sold my HF account today and after a sale i'm making I should have enough to buy a new one from the site.
zygotb
Long time nixers
Here's something about learning to develop your own OS for the Raspberry Pi.

http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/freshers/raspber...?test=true

And then there's the "Cubieboard."
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1Ghz, 1GB RAM, But they lost me on the whole "bidding" thing.
Someone doesn't appreciate my php generated image!
Conch
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Why do people screenshot with an external camera?
Is there no WM or DM?

I would buy one but I don't feel quite ready for inputting commands into a tty with no knowledge of what I'm doing.

Also, does it support HDMI?
jmbi
Long time nixers
(19-01-2013, 08:26 PM)Conch Wrote: Why do people screenshot with an external camera?
Is there no WM or DM?

I would buy one but I don't feel quite ready for inputting commands into a tty with no knowledge of what I'm doing.

Also, does it support HDMI?

Yes, it plays full 1080p video at 30fps, and the only video output is HDMI.
meh
josh
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I'm thinking of getting pi. What are they like? My tutor brought on into college and it seemed okay although i didn't have a good go :).
kirby
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(28-01-2013, 06:33 AM)josh Wrote: I'm thinking of getting pi. What are they like? My tutor brought on into college and it seemed okay although i didn't have a good go :).

They're fun, but I guess it depends what you want to do. For a nice little project, interfacing with the GPIO, putting it in a corner somewhere and running it headless or a media server, it's pretty good (mine's an OpenTTD server that has a little LCD screen attached). For general use though, it's too slow.
benwaffle
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could it run a file hosting site and a small minecraft server at the same time?
kirby
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(19-06-2013, 02:15 AM)benwaffle Wrote: could it run a file hosting site and a small minecraft server at the same time?

Doubt it, I'm not sure how successful Minecraft servers have been on their own, let alone with a file hosting site as well. I guess it'd depend on your definition of 'small'.
tbuck153
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Minecraft servers struggle on their own like kirby said. I've found it's a lot easier and cost efficient to rent them and leave all the dirty work to the hosting company.
Derby
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Thought I'd bump this thread!

I've recently got on the Raspberry Pi bandwagon, I'm thinking of making it into a type of IDS with Snorby. I was trying last week and it seems it isn't exactly friendly with ARM operating systems so still messing around with it.

Anyone had any cool projects since almost a year ago when this thread was last going?
yrmt
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I put raspbmc on it and gave it to my neighbour who bought a NAS for his torrented movies.
hades
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That's awesome. Pis make great media centers.
Saos
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I had no idea that was even a thing. I know what I'm doing this weekend.
yrmt
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(17-05-2014, 12:54 AM)dbcooper Wrote: That's awesome. Pis make great media centers.

Yeah it's crazy but it runs 1080p movies just fine!
Derby
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You can get an app to control it all from an Android tablet too can't you?
yrmt
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Yes! And weirdly enough, the TV remote (sony bravia) works with the raspi and it makes it awesome to use.
dami0
Long time nixers
Yeah, make sure you get a CEC compatible cable and TV and you're all set for just turning on it on and flicking something on.