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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:12 pm    Post subject: Raspberry Pi $25/$35 computer Reply with quote

This is supposed to become available this month. A credit card-sized single board computer which has been demonstrated playing the Quake 3 demo at 1080p, and video playback at the same resolution. I would have wanted to know, so here is the address:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i am looking forward to the rasperry as well as some of the other linux on a chip projects out there.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have wanted a RISC core computer for some time, and am excited at the prospect. Before I noticed this, I was looking at old RISC PCs on ebay, more recently the Beagleboard and similar devices with ARM processors. The Raspberry Pi is very affordable, a major attraction to me. Would you share insight in to the value of other linux on a chip projects?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really want one of these. I am a big fan of running Linux on alternative platforms, architectures and SoC.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was thinking of the beaglebone and beagleboard,

then there is this android dongle, with hdmi and usb donglelink

though the oldest hack in the book would be flashing some of the more capable routers out there to obtain a tinycore based release on them, they do have vastly cut down instruction sets though, nothing like these 32bit system on a chip designs.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the point of this? You can't see the screen!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tequila wrote:
What's the point of this? You can't see the screen!


If it has a network connection or a serial port you could SSH or telnet into it -- like in the old days when people would SSH/telnet from a 'dumb' terminal into a mainframe. I used to have a 'headless' (=no monitor) box that I used as a firewall that I maintained that way without a monitor.

I imagine these little computers could be good for robotics projects. Right now I'm drooling over the possibilities of grafting one onto an RC heli (muahaha).
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i got an old ml110 proliant,
using it as a minecraft and filestorage server,
running two virtual boxes, one for MC adn one for SME, run well enough using vmware, point is i usually manage those through either a web interface or putty.

at the moment i use my arduino to interface with "the real world" but a rasperry should be able to run python as far as i understand it.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im SO buying one of these when they come out... Trust me.
How awesome.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oodain wrote:


though the oldest hack in the book would be flashing some of the more capable routers out there to obtain a tinycore based release on them, they do have vastly cut down instruction sets though, nothing like these 32bit system on a chip designs.


Thank you Oodain. I have an old (v2) Linksys WRT54g, on which I will make an attempt. The Beagleboard and Beaglebone also look appealing, as do the similar products.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If these guys ever decide to change their charity status and IPO let me know about it; I'd SO buy stock in this.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, for anyone chomping at the bit to try it now, there's an alternative... Sheevaplug. It's not as cheap (around $150 for one, including JTAG programmer and dev kit), but for all intents and purposes it'll give you the same hardware as a Pi to get started on so you'll be able to hit the ground running once the Pi itself arrives.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep reading about these on BBC News. Might get one to muck about with, could be fun.
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