Raspberry Pi on sale at last

Raspberry Pi on sale at last

Postby VK2GOM » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:46 pm

The much publicised Raspberry Pi computer is at last on sale.

I wonder what the first amateur radio applications for it will be?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17190918

More info on the Raspberry Pi http://www.raspberrypi.org/#foundation

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Re: Raspberry Pi on sale at last

Postby VK5ZD » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:41 am

Sold out in 56.3mS :lol:
More available in 38 days according to the element14 web site.
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Re: Raspberry Pi on sale at last

Postby VK2GOM » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:06 am

There is a joker on eBay trying to flog one for $1400-odd. Not a bad mark-up on a $35 piece of hardware.

The sales will settle down. A bit like the Funcube Dongle. Once manufacturing steps up, and the early birds have been served, they'll be available off the shelf.

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Re: Raspberry Pi on sale at last

Postby VK2ZIW » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:44 pm

I'm Alan, a Linux buff from the Minix days.

My Raspberry Pi, bought for software development, is very disappointing.

Three Linux versions tried:
Debian 6 GUI kills the ethernet!!!
Fedora No-longer in the Pi website, runs the best
Arch GUI kills the ethernet, very hard to install, past command line.

It will be relegated to a headless box on my network.

Get the software right, before marketing the unit!!!!
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Re: Raspberry Pi on sale at last

Postby VK5PJ » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:33 pm

here is one UK ham with an SDR attached to his Pi

http://g0orx.blogspot.com/

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Re: Raspberry Pi on sale at last

Postby VK4GHZ » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:14 am

I'm about to order a Raspberry Pi (type B) to have a play with.

Can anyone recommend some good books (dead tree variety) about using a Raspberry Pi?
Have already downloaded some quick start guides, but looking for reference books that go beyond the initial basics.

Not a complete noob when it comes to 0's and 1's, but know nothing about the Pi, or Linux!

Fishpond have a good selection:
http://www.fishpond.com.au/q/raspberry+pi?rid=2097695796
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Re: Raspberry Pi on sale at last

Postby VK5TM » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:51 am

This is a magazine (free) devoted specifically to the Raspberry Pi and Linux (and python and a few others).

Some of it may be too basic for you, but there is also some good info in them.

http://www.themagpi.com/
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Re: Raspberry Pi on sale at last

Postby VK2GOM » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:55 am

I have all the MagPi issues, and a few ebooks and stuff floating about on the web. Hardcopy, I have 'Programming the Raspberry Pi - Getting Started with Python' by Simon Monk, which is quite good.

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Re: Raspberry Pi on sale at last

Postby VK4GHZ » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:19 pm

Appreciate the suggestions so far. :D
I should have mentioned, I have downloaded all the "Mag Pi" issues, but have yet to read them in detail, with the concentration they deserve.

Although, from a quick flick thru each time, Mag Pi appears to be written in a conversational style, where you have the wade through a lot of waffle!
I was after some good reference books, that cuts to the chase, with practical examples.

Still largely ignorant with all things Pi, I see there are a number of operating system variants to choose from, so part b to the question is;
Which variant supports networking / remote desktop the best/easiest?
I would concentrate on going down that particular path then.

I'd like to be able to boot the Pi to run a specific application that controls a USB device plugged into one of the Pi's USB ports, and remote control it (over Ethernet) by a Windows 7 PC.
Once configured, the Pi would not have a keyboard/mouse/screen attached, and would be a remote controlled "black box".
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Re: Raspberry Pi on sale at last

Postby VK2CSW » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:51 pm

Hi Adam,

Pi's are a bit of fun to play with, but keep in mind they were designed as a low cost educational tool, which resulted in the device having limited processor power.

To answer you questions more directly:
I would start off with the Noob image. This contains a number of distro's and is a good starting point to learn about the thing. The distro are all flavours of linux so using it for getting to know your way around linux is a good start.

As for remote control, most distro's for the Pi allow you to SSH into the box. SSH is "Secure SHell" and allows you to run most of the linux command line stuff.

If you are looking for a way to remote the UI, the VNC might be the way to go. There is a port of TightVNC server for the PI. More info here:
http://gettingstartedwithraspberrypi.tu ... vnc-server

While books are good, having a play is more fun - you cant do much damage, even if you do you just re-image the SD card and away you go again.

Enjoy your slice of Pi :)
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Re: Raspberry Pi on sale at last

Postby VK4GHZ » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:32 pm

FYI...

Almost 3 years on since this topic started, and Element14 advises today the new Pi 2 model is out.

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http://au.element14.com/raspberry-pi-accessories?CMP=i-55c5-00002462
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Re: Raspberry Pi on sale at last

Postby VK3MIX » Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:10 pm

I've also heard Windows 10 will run on this new Pi.
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Re: Raspberry Pi on sale at last

Postby VK4GHZ » Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:48 pm

VK3MIX wrote:I've also heard Windows 10 will run on this new Pi.


Thanks for sharing that, and looks like that was announced only 3 days ago:



Even got coverage in the Sydney Morning Herald: http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/computers/gadgets-on-the-go/windows-10-microsoft-chases-a-slice-of-raspberry-pi-2-20150204-135t5o.html

One more reason to get one, to have a play with it. :thumbup:
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Re: Raspberry Pi on sale at last

Postby VK4TI » Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:54 pm

""VK3MIX"I've also heard Windows 10 will run on this new Pi.""

Begone demon begone
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Re: Raspberry Pi on sale at last

Postby VK3MIX » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:01 pm

VK4TI wrote:""VK3MIX"I've also heard Windows 10 will run on this new Pi.""

Begone demon begone


Haha

source: http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/computers/gadgets-on-the-go/windows-10-microsoft-chases-a-slice-of-raspberry-pi-2-20150204-135t5o.html
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Re: Raspberry Pi on sale at last

Postby VK4TI » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:06 pm

just another attempt by the evil empire failing to realise that it's products are a poor choice in many areas , the o/s on offer are already excellent choices and Debian runs just fine on my pi2
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Re: Raspberry Pi on sale at last

Postby VK2JDH » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:05 am

VK4TI wrote:just another attempt by the evil empire failing to realise that it's products are a poor choice in many areas , the o/s on offer are already excellent choices and Debian runs just fine on my pi2


It's designed to be like window CE was for handheld devices. So it allows lightweight windows apps like weatherstation ect to run , rather than having a power hungry PC.
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Raspberry Pi 2: Australian Hands-On

Postby VK4GHZ » Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:32 am

lifehacker.com.au wrote:The Raspberry Pi 2 was announced last week to mostly positive reactions from enthusiasts, despite no warning of its impending release. The upgraded board computer boasts....


http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2015/02/raspberry-pi-2-australian-hands-on/
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Re: Raspberry Pi on sale at last

Postby VK3BQ » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:42 pm

And another look. As a video podcast.
http://pca.st/B3Pj


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Re: Raspberry Pi on sale at last. And now Banana Pi.

Postby ZL2WHO » Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:40 pm

No joke.. Banana Pi... better than raspberry ? http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/B ... 60905.html
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