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Rasberry Pi

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:11 pm
by CATCHERAL
Was wondering what you guys think about it?

I was wondering if it would be possible to run a torrent client with it, and just have some external memory so I don't fuck up my main box by torrenting stuff, do you think it would be possible?

Catch :)

Re: Rasberry Pi

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:16 pm
by Flawless
Depends how lightweight the client is and if it can handle the I/O, there is console based client for Linux. Probably worth a shot, even if only for some giggles.

Re: Rasberry Pi

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:10 am
by Deathtaker27
From rumours I have heard there are linux clients availiable and drivers are coming out for it (Don't you just love the linux community on days like this)

Re: Rasberry Pi

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:43 am
by TheKrumpet
To be fair it's not exactly like any torrent client is particularly intensive. 700MHz and 256MB of RAM is plenty for torrenting, and storage can be handled by an external hard disk (they do come with an SD card slot, but I'm going to assume you need more space). Just make sure you get the one with the ethernet port on it.

@Deathtaker - The default OS on the Pi is going to be Fedora, with support planned for Debian and another distro I can't remember the name of. It's ARM based and using standard I/O controllers so I wouldn't be surprised if there is drivers already available.

Personally I think I'm going to get a few of these. Lightweight file server? Yes please. Cheap DLNA-compatible streamers? Win. Plus, just tinkering with them should be fun. I wonder how far you could overclock one...

Re: Rasberry Pi

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:06 pm
by Deathtaker27
Did I hear my faviroute word? Overclocking?

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/pcs/20 ... i-review/7

Re: Rasberry Pi

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:23 pm
by TheKrumpet
Deathtaker27 wrote:Did I hear my faviroute word? Overclocking?

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/pcs/20 ... i-review/7


Yeah, I saw the bit article just after I posted this. I love how the picture on the first page says 'This should not be overclocked' and then, 7 pages later, they overclock it. <3 bit.

Re: Rasberry Pi

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:35 pm
by Decoy^
Torrenting with it should be no problem at all. Personally I run a torrent client straight off my wireless router. It's just an average router with a MIPS CPU and 64 MiB of RAM, and I can run torrents just fine, along with FTP, SMB and some other services. I use a USB drive for storage, but there are any number of ways you could do it.
I think there is a lot of potential in that thing. Lots of little hardware devices like it popping up these days, all very promising for those who like to experiment a little. :)

Re: Rasberry Pi

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:53 pm
by MittinsKittens
Been tempted to buy one stop i can turn it into a emulator box and use it to watch streams because i don't have anything in the house to do something like that without repeatly falling on its face...
Don't know how good it would be for that sort of thing though :(

Re: Rasberry Pi

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:38 am
by TheKrumpet
MittinsKittens wrote:Been tempted to buy one stop i can turn it into a emulator box and use it to watch streams because i don't have anything in the house to do something like that without repeatly falling on its face...
Don't know how good it would be for that sort of thing though :(


It has an Ethernet port, a HDMI port and proven capabilities for 1080p playback. Would make a somewhat decent HTPC. And if you're just streaming content, no need to worry about storage.

Re: Rasberry Pi

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:45 am
by Shuriken
I'll be picking up a few of these and setting up piped music around the house. Should be relatively simple and lots of fun :D

Re: Rasberry Pi

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:26 am
by MittinsKittens
TheKrumpet wrote:It has an Ethernet port, a HDMI port and proven capabilities for 1080p playback. Would make a somewhat decent HTPC. And if you're just streaming content, no need to worry about storage.


Might have a stab at trying to get one :D!
Be nice to get an Emulator on it and play some games from the previous generations :D!
Saves me the hassle of trying to find my console, wires, games and a tv that will allow them. Also saves the hassle of actually having to leave it set up when I want to play it :D!

From the sounds of Day 1, it was a complete mess trying to get hold of one and I'm not sure if I can be bothered to go through the hassle of trying to find one and then wait around a couple months for it to come...

Re: Rasberry Pi

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 5:07 pm
by Security
All kinks and bumps should have been encountered you would expect (bad Ethernet ports and the certification issue) but it will most likely take months before you get one when you order it as the production is very limited and demand is through the roof.

Re: Rasberry Pi

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 10:11 pm
by Shuriken
But it does give people plenty of time to brush up on their python skills lol