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Anyone else got a raspberry pi

Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by Warfusion, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Warfusion
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    Better than the model A or B rev1. The b compared to a is it has like you said 512mb of ram compared to the 256 of the model a. 2 usb ports, an ethernet port, and runs on 700mA.
     
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    I'm in the process of building a portable boombox using the Raspberry PI, while I have not assembled the case the individual pieces work as intended. The RaspPi will do one of three things on boot: connect to my home network, connect to a USB powered portable access point, or create an ad hoc network. It will then start Shairport which is a reverse engineered Airplay service. Using a USB sound card it will output to a battery powered Lepai TA2020 amp and Dayton B652 speakers. The Rasp Pi and router are powered separately in its own case which will be Velcroed to the inside of the future case so I can remove it and connect it to a home stereo. The router and Rasp Pi get about 4 hours running off 4 Amazonbasic AAs. I plan on switching that to an 8 battery setup. The amp will be powered off a 12v SLA battery. I also plan on integrating a Pirate Box like set up into it, because why not?
     
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    I'd like to see a build tread or at least some pics please.
     
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    Why not just make it a media center instead of just a boombox? Started turning mine into a Retro arcade.

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    That's why you can remove the Raspberry Pi from the enclosure. I can still SSH into it from my phone and start XMBC and connect it via HDMI. I already have 3 AppleTVs so media center wasn't the big concern. I wanted AirPlay speakers and this was cheaper/mo' better sounding than the commercial products out there plus it had the nerd factor. I have two more Pis on the way and MAME bar top cabinet is my next project.
     
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    I like the bartop idea was going to do that but I'm a sucker for the cabinet arcade. What are you going to use as a make frontend I'm planing on advancedmame.

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    I think there was a UK based kickstarter around a minicade cab for the R Pi.
    Much cheaper than buying a Big Red :D
     
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    I want a full sized cabinet but I'm going to do one that hangs on the wall for ease of moving lol. Ok I want sexy help 19" LED LCD or 32" main games played will be games before 1980 and the Street fighter series (for the girlfriend she kicks my :censored: every time)
     
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    What are you going with for controls? I was planning on building around a XArcade Tankstick.
     
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    Received today :D
     
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    I'm custom building an arcade control with original sanwa joystick and buttons two players. I'll have to check out XArcade I haven't tried that one.

    Test it out yet?
     
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    Installing the recommended OS so I can play with it for a while. Its smaller than I expected. The images Is een of it makes it look about 1" larger. Mine came in a cool sort of case, but not sure if its meant to be used while in there.

    Would you suggest I get a case?
     
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    Mine's in a case, runs fine in there.
    Doesn't really even get hot.
     
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    Only if you want it to look nice and protect it from dust. I got mine before they gave cases so mine is bare. Bet the case looks better though.
     
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    I hate the case it comes in now. It comes with a sticker seal, in which I am fed up of trying to remove. The case does not stay shut either now :(
     
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    Whats that case made out of gel?
     
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    You mean the one thats fitted to the parts of the pi?
     
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    lol it was a joke about the case XP it didn't come with a two piece case I'm assuming.
     
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    Its just a cheap one that opens, and does not shut xD