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Raspberry Pi

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by gregstereo, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. gregstereo

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    Anyone getting or thinking about getting a raspberry pi device? Looks kind of fun and brings back fond memories of the kit computers I had as a youth.
     
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    The website is sizzling with traffic

    The Raspberry Pi Launch

    We've temporarily changed to a static site, while we're experiencing a very high level of traffic for the launch of the Raspberry Pi. The full site will return once traffic levels have subsided, hopefully later on today.
     
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    Yeah, their servers and the servers of their two suppliers got slammed hard after the release. Seems to be stabilising slowly but surely.

    Six years of waiting, plus a $35USD piece of kit, will do that I guess. I like the concept of helping kids learn to code, and I like the concept of getting them into *nix rather than win or mac. And I love this concept:

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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentis...berry-pi-computing-under-bonnet?newsfeed=true
     
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    Have my raspberry Pi coming in the next few days :)
     
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    This looks like the coolest thing I've seen in quite a while. The applications are rather extensive, being so small yet so capable. Considering the fact that it was built for educational purposes, it screams expansion when I look at it. For such a low price, you could literally build a workable server farm for $1000. :cool:
     
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    I have it here at my office after waiting for 6 months. Very nifty embedded device for $35 - but it is not what I'm looking for after playing with it.

    I'm looking into apc.io board, as it has the serial interface. I am waiting to hear from my colleague who works for VIA in Taiwan for the undocumented pins that I need for gpio/I2C interfaces to allow for connecting to external devices.

    Not BHW related, but it's good for engineers like myself who want to dabble into new toys. :)

    If you're a real engineer, please PM or contact me/add me (yahoo/skype/google) for anything related to engineering issues. :)
     
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