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Postby Tyler » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:29 pm

I don't expect anyone here to have any input on this, expect maybe ejhartman or bmyoungs from listening to This is Only a Test.

I have done some Raspberry Pi projects in the past:
Media player- viewtopic.php?t=1100#top (did I borrow this to anyone? I can't find it anywhere)
retro game emulator- viewtopic.php?t=2320

I wanted some other project to play around with and give me an excuse to buy new hardware, but have been having some difficulties deciding on anything.
I thought about building a DIY Amazon Echo - https://github.com/amzn/alexa-avs-raspberry-pi
but with Google Home coming out soon I am not as interested.

I wanted to hook up a Pi to the TV for a dedicated Skype method, but the Pi software does not currently support Skype.

I also thought about getting a small LCD screen and having an always on Google Calendar in the kitchen, but again, with Google Home coming out soon I can just ask that for my schedule. Also, it would be cumbersome to add new events to that.

The Game emulator was fun, but original Pi wasn't quite powerful enough for all games, the Pi 3 is more than powerful enough. If I really wanted to invest some time into something I would build a mini arcade cabinet
http://www.instructables.com/id/2-Playe ... red-by-Pi/

I will realistically do none of this. I have enough real house projects I should we working on before I do a fun one. I could maybe fit in a small programming project, but not one that requires wood working. I just wanted to ask if people had any ideas.
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Postby wags83 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:10 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post If I really wanted to invest some time into something I would build a mini arcade cabinet
http://www.instructables.com/id/2-Playe ... red-by-Pi/

I vote this, except make it full sized.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:12 pm

If you bankroll it I'll build you it for a wedding gift...it might be a year late though.
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Postby wags83 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:43 pm

Maybe once we buy a house. I can't imagine having room for a full size arcade machine in an apartment.
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Postby Blue Jackets » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:37 am

Kind of related
The biggest maker of Raspberry Pis was just acquired for $871 million
http://www.theverge.com/2016/6/14/11936 ... er-holding
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:24 pm

And.......I am now teaching a lunch and learn on Raspberry Pi next week at work because I opened my mouth.
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Postby wags83 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:04 pm

Lolz
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Postby Blue Jackets » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:57 am

Use a Raspberry Pi Zero to Notify You When the Laundry Is Done
http://lifehacker.com/use-a-raspberry-p ... 1791835119
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Postby Tyler » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:43 am

Blue Jackets wrote:Source of the post Use a Raspberry Pi Zero to Notify You When the Laundry Is Done
http://lifehacker.com/use-a-raspberry-p ... 1791835119

That's a neat little project. I have a couple 1st gen Pis laying around....

Edit: The vibrate module is $15 after shipping. Not worth it.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:53 am

Raspberry Pi Z W released. Double the cost at $10 but included wifi and Bluetooth. Same processor as the 2015 model.

https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... bluetooth/
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Postby Blue Jackets » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:10 pm

Raspberry Pi becomes third best-selling general purpose computer of all time
Raspberry Pi achieved this milestone by selling north of 12.5 million boards in five years. This figure beats the previous third place holder, the Commodore 64
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Postby SleepyChimera » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:08 am

Do what you want 'cause a pirate is free....

Book #1
Book #2

Seriously though, I actually got these from a free giveaway on a site I follow... I probably have more stashed away somewhere.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:28 am

Thanks for the links. Gaming is super easy with RetroPie, but I'll be checking out the kid project stuff
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Postby SleepyChimera » Tue May 02, 2017 11:07 am

Another Book

Got a hold of this the other day.
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Postby Donomoto » Tue May 02, 2017 11:13 am

I'm going to get off my lazy butt and actually do this over the summer.
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue May 02, 2017 12:35 pm

I still haven't finished my retro pi project.

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Postby Tyler » Tue May 02, 2017 12:54 pm

Donomoto wrote:Source of the post I'm going to get off my lazy butt and actually do this over the summer.

"This" as in the cabinet?
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Postby Donomoto » Wed May 03, 2017 5:28 am

Yeah. It'll give me a chance to use all the power tools I got last Christmas. All I've used them so far is for a patio.
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Postby Tyler » Wed May 03, 2017 7:06 am

Donomoto wrote:Source of the post It'll give me a chance to use all the power tools I got last Christmas. All I've used them so far is for a patio.

I'm going to need a picture of patio and a full list of the tools you got for Christmas. Bonus points for a picture of your workshop if you post it here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2522&p=58173

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