Raspberry Pi

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Vin, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. Vin

    Vin Admin

    I just found out how amazing these little things are. I got it running Raspbmc, connected to my external drive, and sharing my music, movies, and pictures across every device in the house.

    If anyone is into technology, you know what I am talking about. :kiss:
     
  2. havasu

    havasu On permanent vacation

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    Where did you get it and what does it cost?
     

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  4. J-Will

    J-Will ermahgerd perrkerd

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    Yah buddy I checked these out a while back. Freaking awesome. And the price makes it even better. What do you have in it $ wise now? So many cool cases for them too. I want one to stick up behind the TV in the bedroom.
     
  5. Vin

    Vin Admin


    Get it at http://www.rs-components.com/raspberrypi about $35.

    Not sure about building one, this costs $35. With the external drive enclosure (I had the drive), the usb hub, SD card, USB flash drive, power cord, remote, and fan, I am in it for like $130 total. I put the Pi inside of an old DVD player that I stripped down for parts.

    I found some PC's on Ebay for $40 after I got this thing, so I am kicking myself. I should have gone the PC route because I would have a full web browser. I bought it so I would have a dedicated media center, so I could access my photos, videos, and music from any device in the house. It does all this, but that's about it.


    Oh well, it's fun to play with anyhow.
     
  6. J-Will

    J-Will ermahgerd perrkerd

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    No web browser? Can't they run ubuntu from the SD though? I would imagine if we can get ubuntu on android devices or windows mobile devices we could get it going there easily