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2012-12-10 01:36:36 PM
Why aren't they round... or red?
 
2012-12-10 02:15:50 PM
What, no pipboy?

fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net
 
2012-12-10 02:54:28 PM
what is that thing and why should I care?
 
2012-12-10 02:56:47 PM

ManateeGag: what is that thing and why should I care?


I don't really get it myself. "It's cheap and you can program it". Yeah? I can program the PC and laptop that I already have.

For me, the Arduino/Netduino stuff is much cooler.
 
2012-12-10 02:57:45 PM
No berets?

/dnrtfa
 
2012-12-10 03:02:19 PM

farkeruk: ManateeGag: what is that thing and why should I care?

I don't really get it myself. "It's cheap and you can program it". Yeah? I can program the PC and laptop that I already have.

For me, the Arduino/Netduino stuff is much cooler.


The GPIO is amazingly useful for hardware interfacing. So it is great for automation if your skill is limited to writing apps for Linux rather than bare metal on a microcontroller.
 
2012-12-10 03:03:26 PM
 
2012-12-10 03:06:29 PM
I have not heard of this before -- looks like it could be fun.
 
2012-12-10 03:06:38 PM

farkeruk: ManateeGag: what is that thing and why should I care?

I don't really get it myself. "It's cheap and you can program it". Yeah? I can program the PC and laptop that I already have.

For me, the Arduino/Netduino stuff is much cooler.


Basically this.

It's supposed to be something closer to a complete computer, but it is still too underpowered for anything serious.

I wouldn't mind a cheap computer on a stick, but give me multiple SATA ports to use it as a Smart NAS box, or enough graphics mojo to run HDMI video.

As it is, I can do a very nice smart TV setup with a $50 Samsung Blu-Ray player - it will stream a ton of services from the internet, as well as my DLNA server, and play MKVs from BD-Rs and USB Hard drives without any fuss, and as a bonus, still handles Blu-ray and DVD disks. Why should I hassle with a basic, barely functional HTPC anyway? If I need more than an off-the-shelf Samsung Blu-ray player, I'd be building a Gaming HTPC, and the Raspberry Pi is outclassed for that by many, many orders of magnitude.

If I want to create an embedded doo-dad, an Arduino setup works fine for playing around. Heck, even a BASIC stamp or PIC work well enough and far less cost and trouble,

/Worked for 5 years in embedded industrial in the early 90s
 
2012-12-10 03:10:53 PM

farkeruk: ManateeGag: what is that thing and why should I care?

I don't really get it myself. "It's cheap and you can program it". Yeah? I can program the PC and laptop that I already have.

For me, the Arduino/Netduino stuff is much cooler.


I bought 2 so I can run a barebones cluster (1 head, 1 node). I have basically no reason to want to do that, but the Raspberry Pi lets me do it cheaply enough to just do it anyway.

Also, I plan on building multiple cases for it. Because at least then I'll be doing things with my free time besides watching TV and playing videogames.
 
2012-12-10 03:13:29 PM

LesserEvil: farkeruk: ManateeGag: what is that thing and why should I care?

I don't really get it myself. "It's cheap and you can program it". Yeah? I can program the PC and laptop that I already have.

For me, the Arduino/Netduino stuff is much cooler.

Basically this.

It's supposed to be something closer to a complete computer, but it is still too underpowered for anything serious.

I wouldn't mind a cheap computer on a stick, but give me multiple SATA ports to use it as a Smart NAS box, or enough graphics mojo to run HDMI video.

As it is, I can do a very nice smart TV setup with a $50 Samsung Blu-Ray player - it will stream a ton of services from the internet, as well as my DLNA server, and play MKVs from BD-Rs and USB Hard drives without any fuss, and as a bonus, still handles Blu-ray and DVD disks. Why should I hassle with a basic, barely functional HTPC anyway? If I need more than an off-the-shelf Samsung Blu-ray player, I'd be building a Gaming HTPC, and the Raspberry Pi is outclassed for that by many, many orders of magnitude.

If I want to create an embedded doo-dad, an Arduino setup works fine for playing around. Heck, even a BASIC stamp or PIC work well enough and far less cost and trouble,

/Worked for 5 years in embedded industrial in the early 90s


There are alternatives to the Raspberry Pi that might interest you, if SATA is what you're looking for.

This one is a good example, once it is finally shipping. Not sure when to expect it.
 
2012-12-10 03:29:58 PM
soon we all be gargoyles like nature intended...
 
2012-12-10 03:46:35 PM

LesserEvil: enough graphics mojo to run HDMI video


It handles H.264 just fine from what I've heard

/I just love that I can buy a computer for $35
 
2012-12-10 03:49:01 PM
No Pinkie Pi?
 
2012-12-10 03:51:56 PM

Counter_Intelligent: No Pinkie Pi?


Just... you just.... just leave, will you?


Sheesh, they're everywhere.
 
2012-12-10 03:57:29 PM

SmellsLikePoo: LesserEvil: enough graphics mojo to run HDMI video

It handles H.264 just fine from what I've heard

/I just love that I can buy a computer for $35


I haven't gone to look why, but since the video connector is a RCA, it makes me think its more NTSCish than HDMIish
 
2012-12-10 04:03:14 PM

Vlad_the_Inaner: SmellsLikePoo: LesserEvil: enough graphics mojo to run HDMI video

It handles H.264 just fine from what I've heard

/I just love that I can buy a computer for $35

I haven't gone to look why, but since the video connector is a RCA, it makes me think its more NTSCish than HDMIish


Pi has HDMI and RCA
 
2012-12-10 04:06:06 PM

Vlad_the_Inaner: SmellsLikePoo: LesserEvil: enough graphics mojo to run HDMI video

It handles H.264 just fine from what I've heard

/I just love that I can buy a computer for $35

I haven't gone to look why, but since the video connector is a RCA, it makes me think its more NTSCish than HDMIish


iat has both a HDMI and RCA, along with 2 USB, ethernet, SD Card and 3.5mm phono. All for £25
 
2012-12-10 04:11:01 PM

farkeruk: ManateeGag: what is that thing and why should I care?

I don't really get it myself. "It's cheap and you can program it". Yeah? I can program the PC and laptop that I already have.

For me, the Arduino/Netduino stuff is much cooler.


For $50 (Rev B, SDHC, A/C), I can run Openelec XBMC on it and stream my entire video library to rooms besides the media room where my gear is housed. So, $150 for on-demand movies (not to mention TV) is pretty appealing for me, especially considering it performs the same function as my Acer nettop that cost me $200+ a few years back.
 
2012-12-10 04:12:35 PM
Ahem...

www.familiewich.de
Raspberry Pi in a VHS-C case

or..

www.adafruit.com
Raspberry Pi in a VHS TAPE 

... and SERIOUSLY.. how was This gem  not listed??
 
2012-12-10 04:41:29 PM
My Pi is duct taped to the back of an old TV. Maybe I should take a picture.
 
2012-12-10 04:46:45 PM
Trying and failing to view the article on an iPad. I actually want to strangle the web designer, they took the time to make a mobile version but didn't bother to make it actually function.
 
2012-12-10 04:55:44 PM
Ordered more than a month ago. Still hasn't shipped...
 
2012-12-10 04:56:16 PM

LesserEvil: farkeruk: ManateeGag: what is that thing and why should I care?

I don't really get it myself. "It's cheap and you can program it". Yeah? I can program the PC and laptop that I already have.

For me, the Arduino/Netduino stuff is much cooler.

Basically this.

It's supposed to be something closer to a complete computer, but it is still too underpowered for anything serious.

I wouldn't mind a cheap computer on a stick, but give me multiple SATA ports to use it as a Smart NAS box, or enough graphics mojo to run HDMI video.

As it is, I can do a very nice smart TV setup with a $50 Samsung Blu-Ray player - it will stream a ton of services from the internet, as well as my DLNA server, and play MKVs from BD-Rs and USB Hard drives without any fuss, and as a bonus, still handles Blu-ray and DVD disks. Why should I hassle with a basic, barely functional HTPC anyway? If I need more than an off-the-shelf Samsung Blu-ray player, I'd be building a Gaming HTPC, and the Raspberry Pi is outclassed for that by many, many orders of magnitude.

If I want to create an embedded doo-dad, an Arduino setup works fine for playing around. Heck, even a BASIC stamp or PIC work well enough and far less cost and trouble,

/Worked for 5 years in embedded industrial in the early 90s


I currently work in the embedded home/commercial automation industry. This device is absolutely perfect as a jumping off point for home-automation base stations. With the GPIO header we can daisy chain IO boards to get up to 64 RS-232 ports, it has ethernet, can push an interface to a television, plenty of RAM for this use. Basically, it is speeding up development time for us by orders of magnitude since we no longer have to wait for our manufacturer before we can start development. This device helps us push out products much faster than we would be able to otherwise.

It may not be that useful for a hobbyist programmer who simply wants to learn Linux, but for someone who needs to prototype commercial systems the thing is a godsend, and is far far more capable than any AVR chip or BASIC stamp which is just way too low-tech for the type of embedded devices we produce.
 
2012-12-10 05:18:14 PM

farkeruk: ManateeGag: what is that thing and why should I care?

I don't really get it myself. "It's cheap and you can program it". Yeah? I can program the PC and laptop that I already have.

For me, the Arduino/Netduino stuff is much cooler.


There is an expension socket on the Raspberry Pi, that will let you attach an arduino. You can program it but you can also just run an ARM based OS and use it like a small Linux/Andriod device.
 
2012-12-10 05:20:57 PM

Vlad_the_Inaner: SmellsLikePoo: LesserEvil: enough graphics mojo to run HDMI video

It handles H.264 just fine from what I've heard

/I just love that I can buy a computer for $35

I haven't gone to look why, but since the video connector is a RCA, it makes me think its more NTSCish than HDMIish


iat has an HDMI connector and an RCA connector.
 
2012-12-10 05:38:19 PM

farkeruk: ManateeGag: what is that thing and why should I care?

I don't really get it myself. "It's cheap and you can program it". Yeah? I can program the PC and laptop that I already have.

For me, the Arduino/Netduino stuff is much cooler.


The Pi is cheaper and far more versatile than most Arduino kits.
 
2012-12-10 05:41:17 PM

LesserEvil: I wouldn't mind a cheap computer on a stick, but give me multiple SATA ports to use it as a Smart NAS box, or enough graphics mojo to run HDMI video.


Yeah, the Pi does that.
 
2012-12-10 05:47:55 PM

bodangly: since we no longer have to wait for our manufacturer before we can start development.


That's 20th century thinking.

You know that there are lots of outfits that specialize in just stuffing prototype boards...these guys can do it in 24 hours. If you can wait a week it's actually not too expensive...

You can have a fully functional board within a week of uploading your Gerbers and a BOM to the internet. Gawd dam I love living in the future.
 
2012-12-10 05:53:00 PM
Pssh. Wake me up when someone puts it in one of these.

wilkesbarrerecycles.com
 
2012-12-10 06:36:42 PM
Protip: when you write an article about a thing, tell me what that thing is.
 
2012-12-10 07:13:54 PM
Mine sits in its Element 14 packaging box. Use it to run various services on my network - TFTP, web, NTP, DHCP and DNS.

/Anyone know of a web interface for dnsmasq?
 
2012-12-10 07:15:15 PM

Leeds: If you have a 3d printer lying around

... put it on a table or something. FFS, those things aren't cheap. In fact, if it's doing a whole lot of "lying around" and not "printing awesome shiat", send it to me. You don't deserve it.

If you have a 3d printer and are giving it its proper reverence, I found out today that you can use a Kinect sensor as a 3d scanner. Do that right now. Now, god damn it.
 
2012-12-10 07:34:35 PM

HeartBurnKid: LesserEvil: I wouldn't mind a cheap computer on a stick, but give me multiple SATA ports to use it as a Smart NAS box, or enough graphics mojo to run HDMI video.

Yeah, the Pi does that.


OK, as many people have stated.... still, this isn't as interesting to me as a microcontroller setup for hobbyist purposes. For home theater, as I said, a Samsung "smart" Blur-Ray player has everything and more for $50 - even a remote, and I don't have to build it. I'd rather spend time working on gadgets and gizmos that provide unique functions I can't get off a shelf.

As for programming, I personally think a microcontroller is simpler than writing stuff in Linux and having to configure such a beast, as long as a basic framework is in place (and a decent C/C++ compiler is available to create the code for it)
 
2012-12-10 09:19:34 PM
WTF is a Pi? Or are you presumed to know what it is if you read geek.com?
 
2012-12-10 09:23:42 PM

whatshisname: WTF is a Pi? Or are you presumed to know what it is if you read geek.com?


It's a very small, very cheap computer. It's 35 dollars. It was originally created to make a cheap thing for kids to learn on, but enthusiasts got after them by the thousands.

They can be built into things to make all kinds of computer powered, networked devices. They interface with common microcontrollers for projects as well.
 
2012-12-10 09:29:17 PM

LasersHurt: whatshisname: WTF is a Pi? Or are you presumed to know what it is if you read geek.com?

It's a very small, very cheap computer. It's 35 dollars. It was originally created to make a cheap thing for kids to learn on, but enthusiasts got after them by the thousands.

They can be built into things to make all kinds of computer powered, networked devices. They interface with common microcontrollers for projects as well.


Thanks. You should try to sell those two sentences to the author to the linked article.
 
2012-12-10 10:39:43 PM

whatshisname: LasersHurt: whatshisname: WTF is a Pi? Or are you presumed to know what it is if you read geek.com?

It's a very small, very cheap computer. It's 35 dollars. It was originally created to make a cheap thing for kids to learn on, but enthusiasts got after them by the thousands.

They can be built into things to make all kinds of computer powered, networked devices. They interface with common microcontrollers for projects as well.

Thanks. You should try to sell those two sentences to the author to the linked article.


Yes
 
2012-12-10 10:56:37 PM
No one yet?

c3.cduniverse.ws
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img534.imageshack.us 

Love(d) this band.
 
2012-12-11 06:09:35 AM

whatshisname: WTF is a Pi? Or are you presumed to know what it is if you read geek.com?


No, but if you have used the intertubes before you may have heard of a site called Google
 
2012-12-11 06:12:46 AM
For me it is looking for a fanless Media Centre. I have an Asrock 330 running XBMC Eden and I have to turn it off because the fan is loud due to its size. What I would like to see is someone bring out a case just a bit bigger that you can mount the Pi in but has rerouted all of the plugs to the back. Icing on the cake is if it came with a built in MCE IR with remote
 
2012-12-11 09:33:41 AM

D1551D3N7: Ordered more than a month ago. Still hasn't shipped...


Ordered 2 from MCM Electronics on Friday, shipped yesterday, arrives Wednesday. Also ordered a clear acrylic VESA case to mount to the back of the TV. 

Eventually I'll migrate to Bunnie Huang's NeTV.
 
2012-12-11 09:26:23 PM
I'm getting ready to gut an old Atari 2600 to use as a Pi case, and run as just a game emulator station.

/Also makes a pretty badass fully featured phone system
 
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