The Raspberry Pi Launch

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by mrmonsoon, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. mrmonsoon

    mrmonsoon Master Guru

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    "All of the first units to be produced are the $35 Raspberry Pi Model B. These are the more fully featured versions of the Raspberry Pi. The main difference from the Model A is that they include an Ethernet port, and 2 USB port"

    a fully funtional computer for 35 dollars!!!

    NO, this is not going to be a speed/power demon, but what do you want for 35 dollars.

    Just think of all the cool toys you could build with this, for VERY reasonable money!!!

    Now imagine if you could run andriod OS on this with output to a normal sized monitor.

    http://www.raspberrypi.org/
     
  2. k1net1cs

    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    Nice, they decided to double the model A's RAM to 256MB.
     
  3. allesclar

    allesclar Ancient Guru

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    i will be getting one :)
     
  4. Anubis

    Anubis Ancient Guru

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    I mean, ok you could probably use it for... Ehh.. it's useless...
    For a power input it has a micro usb..
    Yet the board itself has 2 usb's.. Lack of power someone?

    Edit:
    the specs:
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  5. k1net1cs

    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    ...cheap media center; just connect an external storage to it.
    Or building a cheap Linux computer lab.
    You just lack imagination.
     
  6. scatman839

    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    not going to be getting any high definition content on a 700mhz arm 11 though
     
  7. k1net1cs

    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    That's what the GPU is for.
     
  8. dcx_badass

    dcx_badass Ancient Guru

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    Can we not talk about this please. I'm still upset I got up at 5:45 am and of the two sites selling them, one was instantly dead and the other lied and didn't actually sell them.
     
  9. Anubis

    Anubis Ancient Guru

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    Yea, maybe.. But for not much more money you can get used android phones, which have all that + a screen..
    Only use I see (for me personaly), would be to get android on it, a 10" touchscreen lcd, and put it in my car instead of a radio..

    But look at this:
    It's powered via an micro usb (5v and what.. 1A?)
    Now the device itself uses 700mA (3.5w), so we have 300mA (1,5w) left..
    It has 2 usb ports, so 1 mouse + 1 keyboard.. And? You're out of power..
     
  10. BlackZero

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    How long before they are sued by you know who...
     

  11. dcx_badass

    dcx_badass Ancient Guru

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    Really? A $35 used android phone with HDMI out, 1080P hardware decoding. Where can you buy them, nevermind the fact it has 2 USB, SD card and ethernet. Can your Android phone also stream full 1080P rips over a network and run XBMC (the best media playback software). Otherwise your whole post is pointless.
     
  12. Anubis

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    I'm not saying for 35, I'm saying for not much more..
    And I'm not gonna argue about it anymore, just saying my thoughts about this..
    2-3 years ago maybe this would be something "revolutionary", now it's a waste of hardware imho..
    I agree it's probably good for learning, experimenting with it, but not much more, cause it simply lacks computing power..
    + I wanna see this thing handle a 1080p video..
     
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    There are videos of it running XBMC and playing 1080P films. I think this is great and will be getting 5 or so to stick with each TV to stream my media from my server in every room.
     
  14. ---TK---

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    but can you overclock it.
     
  15. anticupidon

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    give some of these to a bunch of inventive hackers and you will witness magic.
    as for me i will order 2 ,just to experiment and try to ''mate '' it with an Arduino...
     

  16. k1net1cs

    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    Grid computing via Ethernet.
    Problem solved.

    And guess what?
    The very people who are interested in this device aren't really interested in that 'much more' you're expecting out of it.

    YouTube searching via Internet.
    Problem solved.
     
  17. sykozis

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    Throw Fedora or Ubuntu on it and have the world's slowest dedicated folding system!!!
     
  18. FULMTL

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    it's good enough for ROMs if it can do 1080p video. ROMs FTW.
     
  19. Tat3

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    Hmm, Android... Emulator to it, usb controller, connect to screen and play GBA games ? Pokemon FTW!
     
  20. eat@joes

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    Nevermind it's performance. Did Broadcom actually make working drivers for Linux? I'm sure the only people who bought this are those who know how to either enable non-oem drivers or compile their own but still. Broadcom...
     

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