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Mon Oct 24, 2016, 09:53 PM

Raspberry Pi, bringing programing skills back to youngsters

The Raspberry Pi is a series of credit card-sized single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools and developing countries.

Several generations of Raspberry Pis have been released. The first generation (retrospectively known as the Raspberry Pi 1) was released in February 2012 in basic Model A and a higher specification Model B. Improved A+ and B+ models were released a year later. The Raspberry Pi 2 was released in February 2015 and Raspberry Pi 3 in February 2016.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi

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Response to oflguy (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 10:16 PM

1. A lot of computing power for a little amount of money, if you need one for a specific task.

 

One popular use for them is to use it as a Media Center.

More on that can be found here: https://wiki.libreelec.tv/index.php?title=Installing_LibreELEC_on_the_RPi

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Response to FORD (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 10:42 PM

2. 35 bucks

pretty neat

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Response to oflguy (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 10:53 PM

3. Well, that's just the board of course.

 

You have to buy the power supply separately, and you'll probably want a case to put it in, and maybe a few other things. But you can get a "deluxe kit" with the case, power supply, 32gb micro SD card and some other accessories for $75 at Amazon (and probably similar prices at other retailers)



https://www.amazon.com/CanaKit-Raspberry-Complete-Starter-Kit/dp/B01C6Q2GSY/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1477363750&sr=1-3&keywords=raspberry+pi+3

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Response to FORD (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 11:15 PM

4. I purchased a relay and some jumper wires

and the Raspberry Pi Users Guide (19.99) came in handy. Next came some "one wire" temperature sensors.

I built a great little prototype project and hope to sell the idea to a manufacturer.

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Response to oflguy (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 11:54 AM

5. Another great Pi project - "Pi-Hole" : a network ad-blocking device

 

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