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Hardware Raspberry Pi: the modder's dream machine?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 26 Jan 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. Hg

    Hg The game known as life

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    First!
    Really looking forward to getting my hands on one of these,
    I am already modelling up a case for it in solidworks :p
    Will prob use it as a small media pc
     
  3. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Do want - hence why I created that sketchup model!
     
  4. Zinfandel

    Zinfandel Well-Known Member

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    F Yes.

    The best thing about this is video of it running XMBC and 1080 H.264 @ 30fps.

    Media centre dream come true. I want millions of these.
     
  5. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    This plus the XBMC "distro" sounds pure cheesecake epicness.

    Plug this into my network, see the NAS and I am away!

    I wonder if there is a way to get my PlayTV tuner to work with it as well (I have used hacked drivers for windows before but not looked into the linux side of things).

    If so I could finally retire my overworked PS3 from its media duties.
     
  6. r3loaded

    r3loaded Well-Known Member

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    I want to buy one the moment it's out. No idea what I'm going to do with it, but I want it lol.
     
  7. Toka

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    Getting one for xbmc > tv

    Also another to teach myself a bit more about being a geek (SHMBO is simply thrilled, btw) After that, assuming I still have a home to go to I can see many other uses :)
     
  8. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    Lovely well written, enjoyable article. Thanks for the "one stop shop" as to what the Raspberry Pi is.
     
  9. Blackshark

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    Chaps, its not quite the cheesecake gooyness of epicness! Codec support has yet to be confirmed, although we know H.264 and AAC on the audio side are included. Again this comes down to licensing costs and the need for the foundation to keep the cost of the device low.

    However, having followed the project for several months now, there are some great ideas coming out of the forums and people all over the world are really embracing the idea. Myself I will buy one of the first 10,000 batch and then look to buy 1 of 2 more. Replacing my crudovision XTreamer hot, noisy media-Iwontstream-er is my first need. Then i would like to making a cheap IP security cam and web server our of a RPi and web cam.

    Im also wondering with the Gert board if I can use one with my telescope mount, to improve on the guiding. But that is probably a year away from even starting.
     
  10. Jake123456

    Jake123456 Surprise!

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    I will show you my last design! Shall be uploaded later ^.^

    Thanks for mentioning me though! Has made my day weirdly! :)
     
  11. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    Waiting for the first watercooled Pi mod.
     
  12. Jake123456

    Jake123456 Surprise!

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    Challenge accepted..

    ;)
     
  13. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    All we need now is the BBC to sponsor it and we're back in the 1980s!
     
  14. Picarro

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    This means I could basically rip apart my surround receiver and stick this in there somewhere and have a complete surround sound + home media player in a box. I am SO getting one of these.
     
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    For the win!!
     
  16. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    I'm certainly getting one, it looks like it'll be a perfect media streamer for the front room!
     
  17. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    A design contest with a RPI board to win ? ** shh shh ** ** suggestion ** ** pweez ** :D
     
  18. Picarro

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    You could even expand on this by coupling the Pi's PSU to the surround receivers PSU and soldering the Pi's HDMI output to one of the input ports on the surround receiver. Damn this would be awesome.
     
  19. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

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    An annonymous person bought one of the beta boards and donated it to the computer musuem!
     
  20. Tynecider

    Tynecider Since ZX81

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    I wonder what type of stuff the GPIO can be used for? mPCIe? eSATA? USB3?
     
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