Raspberry Pi


#1

Has anyone bought one as of yet? The setup is seems simple enough you have to use a converter to convert the O/S of choice over to the SD card that is to be your HDD. I’m wondering on the possibilities that it can open up for people? Here are a few practical uses, but I want to see what type of usage it can be used for in terms of robotic projects.


#2

Looks like one turned into an autonomous boat: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1479
Someone is using theirs to play music: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1471

I think they’re still sold out but they do seem interesting, I was planning on getting one when they’re back in stock.


#3

Or what about this: [INDENT][SIZE=3]A Raspberry Pi (VAX/VMS) Cluster[/SIZE]

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You knew I had to. :slight_smile:


#4

I’m still searching on how to intergrate a Pi with the EzBuilder module.


#5

That is crazy! They are still 12 weeks from shipping from this site for $35 + $8 US for shipping: http://www.alliedelec.com/search/searchresults.aspx?dsNav=Ntk:Primary|120626raso|3|,N:108&utm_source=seg&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120626_raspi_invite_email

They can’t get here fast enough it seems!


#6

I think they’re running into the same problems as some ambitious computer builders in the past: Manufacturing capability. Especially if the demand becomes high. In fact, didn’t this also plague Apple, when they launched the first iPhone? (Although many also believe that was just to hype it up.)

If that’s not the case, PandaBoard and competing ARM- and MIPS-based single-board micro-computer designs might give them a run for their money…


#7

Isn’t pandaboard what they were using when they developed android?


#8

I don’t know, maybe? I have never read too much into the origins of either. I was under the impression that the PandaBoard is fairly recent (2010 or so) and Android dates back to something like 2005. Maybe you could tell more?


#9

My mistake, it might actually be the beagleboard: http://beagleboard.org/

Which is smaller than the Pandaboard from the looks of it but more expensive than the raspberry pi. Its good to see more of these. I’d like to wait for a raspberry pi though since its so cheap! $35 US!


#10

BeagleBoard seems to be of the same maker, so you weren’t far off then!


#11

Looks like they’ve upped their production to 4,000 units per day and they’re adding a camera module: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbuWm6qxOiI&feature=player_embedded

Hopefully in a couple of weeks they can be ordered again!


#12

Sorry, but, what’s so special about ‘a camera’… is this 1998?

By the way, I read that [RISC OS is ‘officially’[SIZE=1]FONT=Arial Narrow[/FONT][/SIZE] supported on the Raspberry Pi. That’s not too bad, it sure is nice not to have to buy an (overpriced) [URL=“https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iyonix_PC”]Iyonix PC](http://www.riscoscode.com/Pages/Item0003.html) or any similar ARM-powered offering to run that.


#13

Well, for me the Wi-Fi cam allows the possibilities of offsite security via a private connection to my security droid after it’s built and programmed. So having the Wi-Fi camera ability is a great opinion and functionality in that sense. Plus it looks good for any robotic articles one might write about during the experience with robotics and security.


#14

That’s true, but you could easily add an external one (either low- or high-end), right? What I meant, was, that it’s a bit of an unusual ‘selling point’, in this day and age.


#15

I wonder if it’ll be a camera that can be used for stills and video or just stills. Hopefully it’ll be open source so it can be hacked, maybe create an IR cam or one that captures specific frequencies. Might be rather neat.


#16

Have you tried checking of the ezbuilder software with regards to the camera transmission and receiving aspects to see about possible tweaking of the code to accomadate what you’re trying to achive?


#17

I found out that you can buy a add on module that will let you add a wifi enabled camera. Hell I bet you could take one from a tablet or busted laptop and hardwire it in with some knowledge on it.


#18

The 5mp camera module? It might be cool to setup some time lapse stuff.


#19

I’m going to do what I can to figure out how to do the wifi portion of this so I can putt putt around the 1st floor of the house and kep an eye on my kids at the same time.


#20

I used a Pi for XBMC, but mostly it’s left alone now. I plan on setting up RetroPi, but meh I aint got time for that.