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Pi users: What have you done with yours?

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Pi users: What have you done with yours?

Just a followup to my thread about pi last year..
I'm just curious what you people have done with your pi since obtaining it / them ? I've heard of people setting up wifi access points, media streamers / centres, control systems for hardware, file servers etc.
What have you done with yours?
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Re: Pi users: What have you done with yours?

It's still in the box.
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Re: Pi users: What have you done with yours?

Shocked  Grin
I think it was strat posted here from his when he got it so his reply should be interesting as I think he's also into electronics?
I've got mine finally setup to run headless with x11vnc running so I can connect via VNC and use it via the desktop PC. Still finding my way around it as I'm not great with linux but it's a nice bit of kit. Thing is though I can't decide what to do with it long term!
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Re: Pi users: What have you done with yours?

i've done various things with mine (file server / media box  etc. ), currently dabbling writing an O/S for it
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Re: Pi users: What have you done with yours?

Mine is under my tv running www.raspbmc.com
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Re: Pi users: What have you done with yours?

Mine is back in the box until I build my own Receiver/Amp and I'll integrate it into that.
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Re: Pi users: What have you done with yours?

Quote from: dvorak
currently dabbling writing an O/S for it

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Where would you even start?  Huh
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Re: Pi users: What have you done with yours?

To many things to mention  Grin
At the moment i'm using 0ne as a print server (cups with airprint) it just works!! And the other one i use for rasbmc.
Most recent thing i've messed about with is Bind as a local Resolver/Forwarder. Best gadget i've bought in the last 2 years i reckon.
I just love them, so many things to do.
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Re: Pi users: What have you done with yours?

Mine runs XBMC on the tv.

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Re: Pi users: What have you done with yours?

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Mine is under my tv running www.raspbmc.com

Mine is doing nothing more exciting than the same Embarrassed
I do keep eyeing up that 26 pin header though Wink
There are a few ideas here http://blog.makezine.com/2013/04/14/47-raspberry-pi-projects-to-inspire-your-next-build/
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Re: Pi users: What have you done with yours?

I just got one but it appears to be dead  Sad
I only have one sdcard and it has no rating on it. I installed the rasbmc installer on it and tried switching it on, it just sat there with no tv pic and only the red led on. I also put the noobe install on it and it does the same.
So do I have a dead pi, or is it the card? I have seen that some cards are just not working on these devices.
The retailer has offered a replacement, but I don't want to replace it if it isn't faulty.
Any ideas welcome.
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Re: Pi users: What have you done with yours?

I think you would be better off getting a branded card quite cheaply and giving it a try.
How about this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/PCSL-Brand-Raspberry-15-07-2012-Pre-Loaded/dp/B008AL74LY as an alternative to a blank card.
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Re: Pi users: What have you done with yours?

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it just sat there with no tv pic and only the red led on.

I don't think these have a bios so there will be no output until the OS starts booting. If your card is a duff then you won't see anything. There are other LEDs, green and orange and you'll see these flickering next to the red one when there is disk activity.
If you bought the card from the same place and they told you it would work with the pi then I'd suspect the pi itself. If you bought them from seperate retailers then I'd suspect the card.
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Re: Pi users: What have you done with yours?

I can use dd quite happily and have imaged android devices before, so it isn't a matter of getting the image on to the card, but maybe the card isn't up to the speed requirements or why?
The card was one I had lying about, not used for a few years.
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Re: Pi users: What have you done with yours?

I would try a branded class10  card, plus does the PSU you're using meet the min specs