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Your Raspberry PI plans.
« on: March 07, 2012, 06:58:34 AM »
Now that the PI has been released into to the wild (sorta), just interested to hear what folk are planning to do with them?

HTPC, emulator PC, router, home server,  squeezed into a Gameboy shell?

Feel free to post your ideas here.




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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 11:30:17 AM »
One will be used to monitor power etc in my house.

Other one will run Linux and emulators I would guess. Maybe XBMC.

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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 01:18:03 PM »
XBMC . . . :)
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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 02:25:03 PM »
So you can't eat it then!  :D

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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 02:27:03 PM »
Im borrowing a Pi for a few days to set it up for the beeb event. Will let you know how I get on.

First challenge - Quake :)

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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 03:30:21 PM »
XMBC, sounds good mate, use this on my HTPC..shame i can't get the flippin remote to work 100% with it yet.

I'm planning using mine to create a mini desktop Pinball (pinMame) machine. Started on the woodwork the other day.





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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2012, 07:01:41 PM »
gawd, I dunno, but ask me in may when I might have a chance of getting my preorder!!! !!! !!!

Ideas so far:
-cheap IP camera setup with a decent ccd camera (normally IP versions of outdoor cams cost a bomb)
-mythtv frontend (though I think they're too busy infighting about whether its suitable instead of what they should be doing, i.e. coding it. the mythtv team are a bunch of fighting little children, I swear..)
-wireless internet doorbell with cctv, so I dont have to get off my fat backside when those religious weirdos / british gas (theres a diff apparently!) come. I already have a doorbell powered by PICAXE so it's not that weird. OK it's weird. But it's 100% reliable unlike those rubbish wireless ones that go off in the night! 
-home automation controller of some sort
-thin client! Depending how fast it can boot
-emulation. definitely. Probably MAME. Mini arcade machine with genuine arcade buttons. mmm tasty.

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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2012, 07:36:38 PM »
XBMC is one of those things on my ever expanding to do list
...will it run on ARM?

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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2012, 07:46:39 PM »

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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2012, 07:51:40 PM »

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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2012, 10:49:03 PM »
or specifically this...
http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/571



mmmm xbmc have a mythtv plugin. Moderately excited about that prospect now....
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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2012, 08:55:01 AM »
It's here!

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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2012, 05:18:29 PM »
It's here!

OMFGBBQ

more pi porn pls!
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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2012, 05:44:17 PM »
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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2012, 02:20:09 PM »
More pics and videos will be posted here tonight...

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