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My mum and sister ganged together and bought me a Raspberry Pi model B! I didn't have a spare 4GB SD card lying around for the root filesystem, so I used a 1GB card I did have spare and hacked it to run root over nfs to my always-on server:

Raspberry Pi model B!

Yay! Now, to figure out what to do with it...

Date: 2012-12-25 05:58 pm (UTC)
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Yay! Welcome to the club :-)

Apart from a few projects with the GPIO, I mostly use mine for watching videos recorded on my Myth TV system. I copy the files from the Myth box to a USB memory stick, plug those into the Pi and wtch using omxplayer. It's not as flexible as watching on the Myth box itself, but the mythbox is in standby when not being used and the Pi hardly uses any power at all, so it saves a fair bit on our electricity bill. (Pi ~= 2W, MythTV ~= 100W. Monitor and speakers are the same for both systems).

I have a 2 line x 16 char LCD display on the GPIO which displays program info too.

Have you checked the Raspberry Pi forums? A lot of (too much!) info there.

March 2014


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