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RaspberryPi anyone

Postby Little_Devil on Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:13 am

This actually may be of interest to anyone, including teachers, since this device was brought out as a low cost computer, to help kids learn programming. Yes kids can learn on their PC's, if they are lucky enough to have a school or parents who can afford one, but there are millions of kids where this is not possible. This device is pretty simple, and at £30 is not expensive by any stretch of the imagination. You can and invariably do go up in price for all the extras, but even so, this is a powerful little machine that does a lot for its price.

These devices were designed to be cheap and aimed at teaching kids programming with Python, although the amount of applications they are now used for is staggering. These have only been out for 1 year, but the backup and amount of help is phenomenal.

At the moment there are 6 O.S.(if you include xbmc versions) written and optimised for the raspberry. Descriptions below
A Debian wheezy port, optimised for the Raspberry Pi
Pidora is a Fedora Remix optimized for the Raspberry Pi
RISC OS is a very fast and compact system
An XBMC media centre distribution for Raspberry Pi
An Arch Linux port for ARM devices
OpenELEC is a fast and user friendly XBMC Mediacenter distribution.
( http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads )

If you want a home theatre system, np, you can start with a Pi, running XBMC and with the addition of a licence for DVD (£2.40) and VC-1 (£1.20) have a home theatre up and running in no time.

Use it as a controller or an experimental micro then again no problem, there are even companies that make add on boards and many peripheral devices.

How many of these are around the world. http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads Watch out this will slow things down a bit :P :)
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Re: RaspberryPi anyone

Postby Who Am I? on Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:14 pm

My mom's bf uses it as a home theatre system, with XBMC I think. I haven't had a need for one yet, but I would like one just because it's so cool to have a computer that small :)
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