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Raspberry Pi: the modder's dream machine?

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Hg 26th January 2012, 10:03 Quote
First!
Really looking forward to getting my hands on one of these,
I am already modelling up a case for it in solidworks :p
Will prob use it as a small media pc
confusis 26th January 2012, 10:03 Quote
Do want - hence why I created that sketchup model!
Zinfandel 26th January 2012, 10:33 Quote
F Yes.

The best thing about this is video of it running XMBC and 1080 H.264 @ 30fps.

Media centre dream come true. I want millions of these.
xaser04 26th January 2012, 10:36 Quote
This plus the XBMC "distro" sounds pure cheesecake epicness.

Plug this into my network, see the NAS and I am away!

I wonder if there is a way to get my PlayTV tuner to work with it as well (I have used hacked drivers for windows before but not looked into the linux side of things).

If so I could finally retire my overworked PS3 from its media duties.
r3loaded 26th January 2012, 10:51 Quote
I want to buy one the moment it's out. No idea what I'm going to do with it, but I want it lol.
Toka 26th January 2012, 11:10 Quote
Getting one for xbmc > tv

Also another to teach myself a bit more about being a geek (SHMBO is simply thrilled, btw) After that, assuming I still have a home to go to I can see many other uses :)
Tattysnuc 26th January 2012, 11:10 Quote
Lovely well written, enjoyable article. Thanks for the "one stop shop" as to what the Raspberry Pi is.
Blackshark 26th January 2012, 11:14 Quote
Chaps, its not quite the cheesecake gooyness of epicness! Codec support has yet to be confirmed, although we know H.264 and AAC on the audio side are included. Again this comes down to licensing costs and the need for the foundation to keep the cost of the device low.

However, having followed the project for several months now, there are some great ideas coming out of the forums and people all over the world are really embracing the idea. Myself I will buy one of the first 10,000 batch and then look to buy 1 of 2 more. Replacing my crudovision XTreamer hot, noisy media-Iwontstream-er is my first need. Then i would like to making a cheap IP security cam and web server our of a RPi and web cam.

Im also wondering with the Gert board if I can use one with my telescope mount, to improve on the guiding. But that is probably a year away from even starting.
Jake123456 26th January 2012, 11:14 Quote
I will show you my last design! Shall be uploaded later ^.^

Thanks for mentioning me though! Has made my day weirdly! :)
Tangster 26th January 2012, 11:18 Quote
Waiting for the first watercooled Pi mod.
Jake123456 26th January 2012, 11:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tangster
Waiting for the first watercooled Pi mod.

Challenge accepted..

;)
Bauul 26th January 2012, 11:32 Quote
All we need now is the BBC to sponsor it and we're back in the 1980s!
Picarro 26th January 2012, 11:38 Quote
This means I could basically rip apart my surround receiver and stick this in there somewhere and have a complete surround sound + home media player in a box. I am SO getting one of these.
goldstar0011 26th January 2012, 11:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by Picarro
This means I could basically rip apart my surround receiver and stick this in there somewhere and have a complete surround sound + home media player in a box. I am SO getting one of these.

For the win!!
Atomic 26th January 2012, 12:29 Quote
I'm certainly getting one, it looks like it'll be a perfect media streamer for the front room!
GuilleAcoustic 26th January 2012, 12:34 Quote
A design contest with a RPI board to win ? ** shh shh ** ** suggestion ** ** pweez ** :D
Picarro 26th January 2012, 12:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by Picarro
This means I could basically rip apart my surround receiver and stick this in there somewhere and have a complete surround sound + home media player in a box. I am SO getting one of these.

You could even expand on this by coupling the Pi's PSU to the surround receivers PSU and soldering the Pi's HDMI output to one of the input ports on the surround receiver. Damn this would be awesome.
kosch 26th January 2012, 13:03 Quote
An annonymous person bought one of the beta boards and donated it to the computer musuem!
Tynecider 26th January 2012, 13:06 Quote
I wonder what type of stuff the GPIO can be used for? mPCIe? eSATA? USB3?
hodgy100 26th January 2012, 14:01 Quote
pretty stoked to use one of these as a media pc :)
dunx 26th January 2012, 14:02 Quote
need more RAM.... LoL

I can see this in my car, as the Zotac mitx is a bit large !

dunx
GiantKiwi 26th January 2012, 14:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jake123456
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tangster
Waiting for the first watercooled Pi mod.

Challenge accepted..

;)

Already working on designs for a fullcover waterblock for it ;)
wuyanxu 26th January 2012, 14:19 Quote
http://i.qkme.me/3q9n.jpg


when can i buy it?
HandMadeAndroid 26th January 2012, 14:27 Quote
What about a dozen of these networked together to render?
vampalan 26th January 2012, 14:28 Quote
Quote:
".. the supply of 21 year olds who know how to program, and that's causing problems for industry."

Someone forgets about the shifting demand for programmers in the UK, that the main programming industry has now been outsourced to massive programming warehouses aboard where it is much cheaper to find a contract there for something there or to even setup a subsidiary/joint venture.

Yes, there is a niche market for niche programmers, just like this web site, but even this website had to change with times.
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