Raspberry Pi thread, 2012 Edition

"The three most dangerous things in the world are a programmer with a soldering iron, a hardware engineer with a software patch, and a user with an idea."

... and I suspect anyone who'd buy a Raspberry Pi, is all of them.


Hey CodeMonkey, you too?
I've got plans for a few...
An ARM-based Linux box board for $25? I think something's screwy here. :/

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Nah, this has been in development for at least two years. It's intent was to be financially viable to schools in third world countries.
An ARM-based Linux box for $25? I think something's screwy here.
Something. Like what, exactly?

It's the size of a credit card, doesn't have a VGA connector, cheap processor, cheap memory... and doesn't have a case yet.
I can imagine these things used in robotics class.

Anyway, I always wanted to just solder something somewhere, that works, to feel that I do own the hardware I bought. It's a bit childish, I'll admit.

Believe me, I know exactly how you feel. There's definitely a certain level of satisfaction involved in doing that.
It... still sounds a little bit on the cheap side to me. I don't know, it's just an irrational impression.

An ARM-based Linux box for $25?

There's no box.

So I can get a cheap computer for < £20?

Do you think I could buy 10 of them and build a super computer?
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@ chrisname: I guess the only two problems would be information exchange and synchronization. The first is done with cables, the latter with a custom OS or application.

(My humor detector was flashing, but I took your post seriously anyway.)
Building a cluster is one of the things I intend to do with it. They have coined the term "Bramble" for a cluster of them.
I was actually being serious. I know of a distributed OS (Amoeba) but I don't know if it supports ARM. I think you can run Linux on clusters though.

I guess it's a pun, brambles are where berries (blackberries or raspberries) are found.
this would be awesome.. i would get some for my nephews :D

.... 200th post :D
I wonder how capable it is at running HD videos with such low specs. Would be a cheap way to link an external drive to your TV or projector, without having to move a laptop around.
These days, TV's come with everything but the kitchen sink... mine has a USB port :D
Mine has a kitchen sink.
Awesome... I hope they start making them with built in microwaves.. TV dinners would be amazing
strongdrink wrote:
TV dinners

Oh no...
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