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Raspberry Pi – Awesome!

Filed under: General Linux,Linux Hardware — at 3:17 pm on Thursday, October 24, 2013

Raspberry Pi

I never jumped on the Pi bandwagon, sure I thought it was cool but when I wanted one, there were supply demands and the want wore off. I recently purchased a Model B revision Two and have to say I’m very impressed. It is an awesome piece of hardware but what really makes the Raspberry Pi great is the community that has been built around them. There are many projects and tutorials based and plenty of hackers working on tweaking and expanding them. Here are a few of my favorite projects, incase you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years like me:

A neat project based on XBMC to turn your Pi into a media center making a worthy HTPC.

Aerial Photography
These guys sent a Raspberry into the sky and captured some amazing pictures. Very inspiring.

Portable Raspberry Pi
Probably the first Pi hack I saw and awed over. A neat project that takes portable to another level, although I’m not sure how practical the small screen is it is awesome non the less.

For $35 shipped, you can’t really go wrong. Gone are the days of old hardware being repurposed as I’ve been downsizing over the years, all those old 486’s and pentiums that used to have specific tasks have been replaced by VM’s, and now anything that needed a dedicated machine can now pretty much run on a Pi. With GPIO parallel port hacking with SYSCALLS for controlling relays are pretty much obsolete too!