News Raspberry Pi computer, is it rational?

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Wow. You must be a really good swimmer!:thumbup:
Actually, no. The water around our islands is always below 10° C, so swimming was never really popular until the first indoor pool opened in 1974.
 

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Right, call me Ishmael then?

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Project I have in mind(once I get a monitor!) is a "beam and ball" system, so looking for a tilt sensor.
Found this in Elektor mag:
http://www.elektor.com/magazines/2010/july-047-august/usb-tilt-sensor.1392250.lynkx

Has links to various relevant info, but I think this may appeal to Orbiters. Nice description of the chip in a mobile phone:

Freescale Semiconductor Document Number: AN3461
Application Note Rev. 4, 02/2012
© 2007-2009, 2012 Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. All rights reserved.
Contents
Tilt Sensing Using Linear
Accelerometers
by: Laura Salhuana
Applications Engineer
http://cache.freescale.com/files/sensors/doc/app_note/AN3461.pdf

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UK PC Pro magazine(Oct12) has an article on the RasperryPi, also a competion for Scratch Or Python program that will give a prize of £250. Who can argue with that!

http://subscribe.pcpro.co.uk/

bit odd, tried to give a link to the article, seems not possible

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The second Pi, one from RS Components, is still not even shipped.
Expected in 6 weeks, been 9 already.
Currently orders are placed with delivery expectations in 16(!) weeks.

Looks like the sales are going too well, unlike the manufacturing.
 

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Sad to hear that Artlav, my Pi arrived some time ago. I'm still sat there looking at it, no compatible monitor for it yet. Hopefully soon.

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Sad to hear that Artlav, my Pi arrived some time ago. I'm still sat there looking at it, no compatible monitor for it yet. Hopefully soon.

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What qualifies as compatible? Can't you plug it into a TV or something?
 

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Qualification is that I have one!
Only HDMI telly is a 24" in the living room, my pc is vga only, rest are laptops. Middle of moving house, so the rapberry is a low priority at the momenr, along with everything else.

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The Raspberry Pi has sold 10 million units - continuing its success as the most popular British computer ever.
The computer, about the same size as a credit card, was first released in 2012 and is widely used as an educational tool for programming.
However, it can also be used for many practical purposes such as streaming music to several devices in a house.
!0 Million, not bad.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37305200

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4 years later, i still haven't had a good use for any of these boards, of which i got 6 in total.

I tried making a cluster out of 4 of them, but it gets outclassed by a single second-hand PC cheaper than one Pi.

I have tried using them in robotics projects, since these things can take a standard webcam over USB, which is MUCH easier than an uC with a special camera, but it never really went anywhere.

One of them spent a few years as an always-on home server, but saw almost no use over the time.

All in all, they haven't seen much non-theoretical use here.
 

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I too always found the Pi intriguing but haven't really found a use to justify purchasing one, except maybe as a NES emulator which can conveniently be hidden behind a TV thanks to HDMI output and USB-based power supply.
 

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I use them to detect power outages in my apartment: one is connected to a UPS device and pings another Pi, which is connected directly. When the second one goes out, the first one sends a message via Telegram-cli. Once it goes back, another message is sent, giving me an idea how long the power outage took. Other than that, nothing much, but I didn't really have time for anything more.
It's good to know that a cluster setup doesn't make sense.
 
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I have plans to use one as an audio relay for SDR purposes. I can put the Pi right at the antenna so there's no feedline losses for the weak UHF signals I'm after. Originally I tried a PI-zero, but it doesn't have the processing power to handle RTL_TCP at a high enough quality so I'll try a PI-3 sometime soon.
 

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The one that's seeing the most use (albeit very much behind the scenes) is one that I set up as a GPS NTP server for my home network.
 

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Well, we're less than a month away from deploying them as remote DSLR-camera controllers together with some custom electronics and an all-wheather casing, because the solution beats the crap out of any webcam capable of even remotely that resolution in terms of price.
 

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I have one that is running a Kodi client talking to an Argus TV back end. That has been up for about a year without issue, works well. With an IR dongle its even controllable via the remote. It sits in a media cabinet which drives the home theater, so small and quiet is nice.

I have another that sits at an artist's station serving up reference images. Again, small and quiet is nice.

Its my Arduino that sits unused, but I'm working on that.
 
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