$10 Quad Core computer

From: Chad Smith 
That's right - computer, not CPU.


The Orange Pi

Orange Pie would be better than Raspberry Pie.  Apple Pie would be better,
but we all know why they can't use that name.

Chocolate Pie, though....

(I'm hungry, sorry.)

To the meat of the matter....  (I did it again.)

It's made by a different company, and you can get it for $13.30 ($9.99 +
shipping)..  It doesn't come with a power cord or a Micro SD card, but you
probably have those anyway.

I still don't see the mass appeal of these things when  you can buy a
tablet with a touchscreen and WiFi and all that kind of stuff for less than
$30, and a Google Chrromecast or Amazon Fire Stick for less than $40 - but
I'm not a hobbyist robot maker, DIY router builder, embedded systems admin,
or Drone operator. So what do I know?  :)

You can buy it from Alibaba Express -

Mike H - from Mike H

From: Mike Harrison 

> On Aug 8, 2016, at 12:43 PM, Stephen Kraus  wrote:
> Damn it Mike, we're going to have to consider making backup Mikes for failover. :(

Laughing.. That’s been a topic for a lot of years. 

The problem of doing mostly small scale (1 geek, maybe two) “one off” stuff for so many years.. is that I’m the only one. 

Glad ya’ll care. I’m up and moving around very slowly at home. Starting to be able to do simple things again.

Got a nice Raspberry Pi 3 project I need to get back into for fun. My personal goal was using it as a music myth for a nice MIDI keyboard I have. I got as far as getting Timidity and SoundFounts working. That’s where it was when I went down. It was all still logged in and working this morning. Amazingly stable little devices.  And now we are almost on topic. :)


WD's Pi Drive

From: David White 
This is kind of clever: WD has a special promo going on right now for a
314GB drive that is specifically designed to be more efficient with
raspberry pi's for $31.42.


Kind of makes me want to get a raspberry pi, since I've never actually
played with one before...

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Rural Technology Fund

From: asg 

  A guy I know in the infosec community, Chris Sanders, started a =
non-profit to put technology into rural schools. In particular, they =
give raspberry pi kits to teachers in rural classrooms. If any of you =
are upgrading your RPis from 2 to 3 and would like to donate your RPi 2 =
please get in touch with them.


You can follow @RuralTechFund on Twitter if you do that sort of thing.

Phil Shapiro, this could make a good story for you and help them spread =
the word about what they are doing.

Stephen Haywood
Owner: ASG Consulting

Dedicated media players

From: David Rucker 
I am looking for a set top box style device to connect to my TV and one to
my projector. I have a WDTV box currently that works well but has a couple
quirks that I wish worked differently. I've looked at Kodi/XBMC and really
like the interface and really like the form factor of the raspberry pi but
am worried as to how well it's processor would handle playback of HD video
files. My files will be stored on my home network. Just curious as to what
everyone does for their needs and if anyone had gone the pi route.

David R.

Raspberry Pi 3 is out

From: mdquerng 
Now with x64 processor, integrated WiFi/Bluetooth and still $35.



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Colocation options

From: Garrett Gaston 
I'm trying to backup my home directory and my media server's movie/show
collection so I've purchased a raspberry pi 2 + a 5 TB HDD to store my
backups. Does anyone know any decently priced colocation options for
storing my backup server? I don't want to store my server in house because
I've already lived through one has burning down when I was young so I don't
consider an in house backup to be a backup at all. Thanks.

New $5 Raspberry Pi computer

From: Phil Shapiro 

In case you haven't heard yet... 





Phil Shapiro, pshapiro@his.com 

"Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates 
"Learning happens thru gentleness." 

ascii terminal

From: Joe Freeman 
Anyone have a good ascii terminal that does at least vt100? I got asked the
other to find one for one of our data centers.

At first glance I thought a simple raspberry pi with an HDMI monitor, usb
keyboard, and usb-serial adapter would be fine. I haven't had much luck
finding an HDMI monitor that's under $100, which puts the whole thing
around $160-175.

I've not used any of the thin client terminals before but I had the thought
that if I could find one that has a vt mode in firmware, that might be
cheaper in the long run.

Anyone have any thoughts?

I think the idea is this think gets mounted to a pole cart thing - 2" pole
with four wheels that customers can push around to their racks so that
we're not constantly having to loan out laptops and what not when customers
forget that that switch or router they need to tweak doesn't have a
keyboard port.


Raspberry Pi LTSP - this looks delightful

From: DaWorm 
On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 8:30 AM, Phil Shapiro  wrote:

>     This might make for an interesting demo on the 4th Floor of the Chatt
> library sometime.
> https://pi-ltsp.net/
>     This LTSP solution is going to work particularly nicely with the new
> Raspberry Pi 2.
One would think in their "What is Raspi-LTSP" they might have mentioned
just what LTSP means.   They just assumed everyone would know, I guess.
 (Never having used that sort of functionality, I had to look it up.  Dumb


Raspberry Pi 2 in stock?

From: Bret McHone 
Looks like these guys are showing the Raspberry Pi 2 in stock.


I won't be able to place my order until this evening to verify, but it
shows in stock.


ARM arch servers

From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" 
Has anyone here had tha opportunity to use the ARM architecture servers
that were specifically designed as servers?

Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone and such are out of scope of my query.

I just wanted to get some information on your impressions of them. I'm
really intrigued, and have bookmarked several companies that are offering
dev kits with ARM architecture servers in the $1500 range.


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first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all
irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and
warning... The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we=E2=80=99re al=
damaged." - Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie, Star Trek: TNG
episode "The Drumhead"
- Alex Smith
- Huntsville, Alabama metropolitan area USA

Raspberry Pi 2 - Now with Windows 10!

From: Phil Sieg 

I think it is a win!

Just wish there was a 2GB and 4GB ram version=E2=80=A6

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"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. =
It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

> On Feb 2, 2015, at 11:59 AM, Chad Smith  wrote:
> http://www.raspberrypi.org/raspberry-pi-2-on-sale/ =

> =46rom the announcement:
> Let's get the good stuff out of the way above the fold. Raspberry Pi 2 =
is now on sale for $35 (the same price as the existing Model B+), =
> A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU (~6x performance)
> 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM (2x memory)
> Complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1
> Because it has an ARMv7 processor, it can run the full range of ARM =
GNU/Linux distributions, including Snappy Ubuntu Core, as well as =
Microsoft Windows 10.
> Microsoft has said that in the next few months, they are going to =
introduce a *Free* version of Windows 10 designed to work on the =
Raspberry Pi 2.
> http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/2/7962179/raspberry-pi-windows-10 =

> What do you guys think?
> - Chad W. Smith

So how does the Banna Pi stack up?

From: Rod-Lists 

Raspberry Pi dominates news stories

From: Phil Shapiro 
Check out this Wired UK news story. 


If you know any young women coders, they can follow this young women 
on Twitter. (Young men could learn a lot from her, too.) 


raspberry pi & Dstar

From: Rod-Lists 
Anyone out there working with dstar on Raspberry pi?
What software does it need?

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a live HDTV transmitter

From: Rod-Lists 
Experimenter uses a raspberry pi and a transceiver on a usb dongle to transmit HDTV.


just what I need, another toy

From: Ed King 
I loves me some banana



Micro Computers / Displays - No fooling!

From: Chad Smith 
I found a couple of projects on Kickstarter that might interest some people
on here.

See what your Arduino is thinking


The MicroView is the first chip-sized Arduino compatible that lets you see
what your Arduino is thinking using a built-in OLED display.

A Touchscreen for your Raspberry Pi


PiScreen: A 3.5" TFT with touchscreen for the Raspberry Pi - All the
hardware needed to add a 3.5" TFT (480x320) with touchscreen control to
your Raspberry Pi, never need a monitor again!

And a bonus - wearable computing


MetaWear: Production Ready Wearables in 30 Minutes or Less!

A tiny ARM+Bluetooth LE Platform for developing Wearable products (and
more) that are certified and ready to ship to customers.

I haven't backed any of these yet, but I am seriously considering the first

*- Chad W. Smith*

Code with Your Kids (from the United Kingdom)

From: Phil Shapiro 

This looks promising, from the same land that gave us Isaac Newton and the Raspberry Pi. 
phil -- 

Phil Shapiro, pshapiro@his.com 

"Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates 
"Learning happens thru gentleness."