Opinion Do you have a Raspberry pi?

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  1. Opticrow

    Opticrow Member

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    Does anyone here have a raspberry pi, and if so, what they've accomplished with it? I'm considering getting one, python seems easy enough!
     
  2. roytheshort

    roytheshort The Village Idiot

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    No.
     
  3. Opticrow

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    And why is that?
     
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  4. roytheshort

    roytheshort The Village Idiot

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    I... don't know. I'll buy one now.
     
  5. Opticrow

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    xD
     
  6. Mercerenies

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    I have one at my apartment. I use it to SSH into and write code from my tablet. Unfortunately, it's offline right now and I'm not at my apartment, so my Pi is a paperweight for the next month or so.
     
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  7. KurtBlissZ

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    On my Pi I use to use it for emulators, kodi, and web browsing on the desktop using emulation station as a front end to launch everything. Now it just sits around. I hook it up every once for games still if I want to do it in the living room. If getting that all set up counts as an accomplishment.
     
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  8. Opticrow

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    What is the benefit of using a pi for this, and not just using your normal computer?
     
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  9. KurtBlissZ

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    Less power and It's portable. I have took it school a couple times on free days where I just played some Contra with some friends and it nice to take it to the living room to watch a movie or tv show off Kodi.
     
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  10. RedGreenBlue

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    I have one, but I never use it.
     
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  11. TehPilot

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    Have one, but haven't found a use for it yet. My server needs so far have been settled by recycling older family computers.
     
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  12. Opticrow

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    Sounds pretty cozy!

    Did you buy it with the intention of server hosting, then?

    Aww how come?
     
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  13. RedGreenBlue

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    I'm not that sure. I do see the practicality in the Raspberry Pi though. If I had the money, I'd make mine into an arcade cabinet.
     
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  14. Opticrow

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    That would be pretty sweet!
     
  15. TehPilot

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    Yeah, but somewhere along the way the SD card I had broke and I needed another solution on the fly. I'll find a use for it someday.
     
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  16. Acr515

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    I have one, but I haven't gotten around to using it much yet. I put Raspian on it, and that's all I've done.
     
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  17. NoobsWeStand

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    I also have one. I set up php, mysql and apache to host online high scores for a couple games
     
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  18. Opticrow

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    I've never had an SD card fail me before :eek:

    When you bought it, what were your intentions?

    That's pretty cool! I hope it's not making your network vulnerable somehow :D
     
  19. Acr515

    Acr515 Member GMCJam Champ

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    It was actually a gift. I honestly don't really know what I want to do with it, or what I can do with it.
     
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  20. Opticrow

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    Send it to me :cool:
     
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  23. Coded Games

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    I have a one that runs my 3D printer. It's pretty cool.
     
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  24. Niels

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    I have 1, not sure what I'm going to do with it
     
  25. RichHopefulComposer

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    Nope, don't have one.
     
  26. CoderJoe

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    Yes I have one. I've done quite a bit with it, making robots, playing Minecraft using a EEG headset (brain reading headset), etc... Its great to use for a media center, robotics projects, and wifi enabled devices. You also don't have to use Python, however it is the most supported.
     
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  27. Kuro

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    I don't have a Raspberry Pi but I'm seriously considering getting one. They look incredibly fun. Almost limitless in their applications.
     
  28. 11clock

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    Don't think I ever tried raspberry pie. Probably because I rarely eat pies. How does it taste?
     
  29. Galladhan

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    If i had a Rasperry Pi i would use it with a Keyrah to revive a Commodore 64 with a dead motherboard (not mine, it's still alive and kickin).
    :)
     
  30. Greys0n

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    nope, i don't need it
     
  31. SLGamesCregg

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    I have several projects I've worked on with these guys.

    • I used an rpi3b for a media center with retropie
    • I used another one for a programming tool
    • I am building a MAME cabinet with a friend
    • I built a cloud storage server on a pi zero
    • And I'm in the process of building a retropi media center on a zero for my parents.
     
  32. Kuro

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    Between the third of may when I wrote the above and now, my state has changed that of not having one to having one. I've not used it yet, but I will say this, the little paper bag it comes in is adorable.

    I'm going to use it to make a portable computer. I used to use laptops all the time but since switching to desktop I've not really had anything to take with me when I visit my parents except my kindle. Would be nice to have something more computery than the kindle while still being portable.
     
  33. Roa

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    I use mine for a discord bot and python development.
     
  34. Tulloch

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    I have one sitting on my desk to the left. I'm waiting for that GM Export.
     
  35. TWSICommunity

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    I got my raspberry pi 3 and soon to have the raspberry pi 4 once it gets delivered. I can't really power it without a USB-C cable which hopefully soon i'll get. But ya I use my pi 3 to play minecraft and code it for php websites. I even started using it for a quick fm transmitter test which is possible on the pi but you might wanna look up your countries laws about transmitting fm radio.
     
  36. woodsmoke

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    Yes a Pi3 for Retropie. Not using it though. Think I'll be giving it away soon. Don't know why I bought it because I could have just used my laptop. I mainly wanted to have GTA1 and 2 but I found out that I don't like the Playstation versions as much as the original PC version.
     
  37. Lukan

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    That's going in my GMC screenshot collection.
     
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  39. Rui Rosário

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    pihole, retropie,web server, generic development machine, play around with linux configs, minecraft server, ... Ohh, and yes, I have a RPi 3 and I control a RPi 4 from my brother
     

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