The Raspberry Pi is really a beautiful thing. Here is a little poem I found.
Quote:The day my R-Pi arrivedâ€¦
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 shoutâ€¦"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.
Proof of the Pi