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Raspberry Pi

Discussion in 'Computers and Networks' started by Nigel Goodwin, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. jareeb

    jareeb New Member

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    I need to get be of theses!
     
  2. Sceadwian

    Sceadwian Banned

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    These kinds of 'PC's are quickly becoming more common, they have a couple out now that are the size of a USB thumb drive, and connect directly to HDMI displays.
     
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    I'm going to work on an I/O expander for the Raspberry Pi. Very cool device, I'm going to order one this week.
     
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  5. Ian Rogers

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    Horray..... It arrived!!! Only four months since I ordered it.... They took the money three months ago...

    It runs Quake III with a FPS of 25...... ( Got a bit hot )...
     
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    Ahhh excellent, Quake 3 on embedded hardware, and playable! The first machine full PC I had Quake 3 running on got lower framerate than that!

    These types of boards are exploding on the marketplace right now, some with way better specs that the Pi, (but three times the price)

    With this glut of devices though when the heck are we going to see someone actually DOING something interesting with them?
     
  7. Ian Rogers

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    These are actually perfect for sticking behind your TV.... Full media player, plus lob on a keyboard and mouse.... Another PC... debian's not that bad...
     
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    Not to try to eclipse the Rasberry Pi, but I found the o-droid X the other day. Definitely aimed at a different market point than the Rasberry Pi. The Pi is 35, the odroid is 129, but the odroid is a quard core 1.4ghz CPU a compact flash slot and 6 USB port so it's a big brother and only slightly larger.

    The PI's 700mhz processor is pretty slim on processing speed for a PC type application's outside of web browsing where the odroid quad 1.4ghz is enough for even a gaming system.
     
  9. MrAl

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    Hi,

    How are the orders for these thing coming along, are they shipping quicker yet?
     
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    They're only going to ship faster if more are ordered.
     
  11. strantor

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    I got mine last week
    You won't see me doing anything with it for at least a month. It's still in the package and that's where it's going to stay until my schedule slows down.
     
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    Hi,

    Ok, so what is the delivery time roughly now, today?
     
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    i was away for a while and now i see my raspberry pi is here. spent a day learning linux and playing with various settings. looks good but it is slow. the only programming software on it is python. that may be good platform to learn (never used it) but i'm rather interested in something else (compiler, RAD...). is there such thing in linux? i looked at FPC and Lazarus, looks cool but not sure if it can run smoothly on puny RPI. supposedly it can cross compile so i installed it but the target libraries are not included. i guess they must be available somewhere but it will be lots of work to get it going. also looked at monodevelop. i like the idea that one can develop .NET app and use mono as framework. but there seem to be some compatibility issues about floats. so what do you guys use and what do you recommend?
     
  14. Ian Rogers

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    Linux has "C" built in... you can open an editor, write a C program, save to disk, run the built in c compiler and bingo!!
     
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    thanks Ian,

    you are right, gcc was already there. now that 'hello world' for command line works, need to get equivalent thing for x...
     

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