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mcgrathdylan   7/26/2013 8:18:39 PM
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This is really cool. I am very impressed by all of these projects. It's wonderful to see that people are doing such innovative and creative things with Raspberry Pi. I especially love the retro phones stereo control, the Atari emulator and, of course, the R2D2 (who doesn't?)

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Re: Awesome
Susan Rambo   7/26/2013 8:55:21 PM
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Some nice little tutorials on these pages.  The word is books are being written as teaching material on the Raspberry Pi as platform for a variety of subjects, so hopefully we're poised to see it take off in computer science classes.

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Re: Awesome
daleste   7/26/2013 11:09:25 PM
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This is really cool stuff.  I'm not sure what a bitcoin is, but maybe I need one of these miners...

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Re: Awesome
rich.pell   7/27/2013 9:14:22 AM
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"I'm not sure what a bitcoin is, but maybe I need one of these miners..."

Sounds like another use for Adapteva's $100 Parallella Supercomputer ...

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Re: Awesome
Caleb Kraft   7/28/2013 12:56:41 PM
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I actually brought that up in the parallella aritcle's comments. They said it doesn't work great for bitcoin mining, but you've got the right thoughts!

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Re: Awesome
rich.pell   7/28/2013 4:15:00 PM
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Yup, noticed that after I went back to reread the thread. Further investigation does indeed reveal existing dedicated Bitcoin mining hardware that can far outperform the Parallella, at least in this application.  And there are now even USB Bitcoin miners, as noted in the Raspberry Pi tutorial mentioned, which shows how to use the Pi as a headless controller and monitor for these devices.  Very interesting.

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Re: Awesome
Patk0317   7/28/2013 6:51:10 PM
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Actually a bit coin is internet money if you will. Based on the fact that if enough people agree it has value then it is money. Google it, it is an intersating concept.

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Pi DS?
Patk0317   7/28/2013 6:53:36 PM
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I have had several professors tell me they refuse to use RPi because Broadcom will not release a DS for the MCU. Does this bother anyone else? RPi is losing potential adopters to Beagle Bone because of this.

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Re: Pi DS?
rick merritt   7/28/2013 9:02:18 PM
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@PatK: We had heard the same thing--that the lack of documentation is preventing commercial use. We'd like to know more about that if anyone has specific example or anecdotes.

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Re: RasPi DS?
betajet   7/28/2013 10:56:55 PM
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RasPi does have a Broadcom ARM Peripherals data sheet that documents BCM2835 GPIOs and serial peripherals connected to RasPi's expansion header.  This is enough for most users.  The full data sheet is not available, but since you can't buy the BCM2835 in small quantities it wouldn't be that helpful anyway.  Some people are upset about this, but it is what it is and there are plenty of alternate boards available, like BeagleBone.

BeagleBone and RasPi address different markets.  BeagleBone is targetted at EEs who need lots of I/O pins and serial peripherals, or people who need an integrated Ethernet controller for performance and/or a USB host that's better behaved.  RasPi has better video processing, so it's preferable as a media center.  The price difference between RasPi Model B (plus an SD card) and BeagleBone Black is minimal.

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Re: RasPi DS?
rick merritt   7/29/2013 12:51:25 PM
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@Betajet: Do you think volume commercial systems will use RasPi as a basis? Why or why not? Or is it limited to the DIY hobbyist market?

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Re: RasPi DS?
Caleb Kraft   9/3/2013 10:55:28 AM
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I suspect it is limited. Any time you move to quantity, you end up designing a specific system for your need. It is more cost effective. I can't imagine multi thousand scale runs of a product with the Raspberry Pi crammed inside.

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KB3001   7/29/2013 6:48:46 AM
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This is indeed the ket to wider adoption. Unfortunately, many cool technologies underestimate this aspect in their planning.

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Re: Awesome
Caleb Kraft   7/29/2013 11:29:21 AM
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Yeah, people in this community are usually very willing and eager to share their info. There's a comradarie that is very prevelant with the open source projects.

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selinz   7/27/2013 6:49:08 PM
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Cool Stuff! I want to know how many emails the dog has got since this has been posted. Perhaps we can watch the dog get fatter over time! I also appreciate the tomato tenderer. Definitely need that...

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Caleb Kraft   7/28/2013 12:55:40 PM
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I have no idea, but it would be hillarious to sign that email address up to some spam lists. The dog would be quite pleased!

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kfield   7/29/2013 5:18:24 PM
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@selinz See my comment in this thread. I emailed Judd, and he replied that the system isn't working. Maybe the barrage of emails was so massive that the owner had to shut it off temporarily, for Judd to recover.

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Re: Awesome
Caleb Kraft   7/28/2013 12:54:49 PM
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The atari emulator inside the cartridge is probably my favorite. It looks great and I'm sure it is a lot of fun.

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Raspberry Pi at Design West
kfield   7/27/2013 9:35:56 AM
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Thanks for sharing these cool projects. Coming off of our hugely popular Raspberry Pi hands on workshops at DESIGN West 2014, we're already organizing our sessions for next year. These projects inspire me to think outside of the box on what we can provide for attendees to build.

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Re: Raspberry Pi at Design West
Caleb Kraft   7/29/2013 11:31:52 AM
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Yeah, I think a class or booth where they can try one out and connect it to a few things might be fun. Many people haven't had a chance to play with one at all yet, they've only seen them in the news.

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Innovation Unleashed
Tom Murphy   7/27/2013 4:05:32 PM
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This shows more than a lot of cool projects. It shows how innovation sparks more innovation in many different directions, with each of those innovations having the potential to inspire others.  

Readers: What other Rasperry Pi innovations have you seen?  (Feel free to point to photos with the commenting tool that allows you to point to photo urls.)

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Re: Innovation Unleashed
betajet   7/28/2013 11:01:53 PM
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There are many interesting RasPi projects described at element14.

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Judd is a sad dog today
kfield   7/29/2013 1:59:50 PM
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I emailed Judd the dog today, who was featured in Slide 9 of this slideshow - a device his owner built that gives the dog a treat everytime someone emails the dog. This is the text in the email I received from Judd, and photo:

"Terrible News!  The USB webcam is not working reliably anymore.  I am going to ask my owner to upgrade to the new Raspberry Pi Camera!  Woof Woof!  Maybe the attached photo will convince him? "



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Re: Judd is a sad dog today
Susan Rambo   7/29/2013 2:17:05 PM
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@kfield, Awww. Poor dog. Pavlov would be proud. I wonder if we're the subjects of this Pavlovian experiment, though. Speaking of, NobelPrize.org has a Pavlov's dog video game to play while you wait for the Judd's owner to upgrade his webcam. 

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Re: Judd is a sad dog today
Tom Murphy   7/29/2013 2:20:02 PM
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This is cute on its surface. But I love dogs and -- not to sound like an extremist -- I think it is, perhaps, a bit cruel to tie treats to emails.  First, if he gets none, the dog would feel punished for no reason. Second, if he gets too many, the dog would grow obese because dogs instinctively eat and eat when food is available. 

However, I have a modest proposal to offer as alternative: perhaps the clever inventor would want to tie his own diet to the delivery of emails? No emails, no dinner.

Not to end on a total downnote, I'll share a story about my pup. Our neighbors in the redwood forest include a family of ravens. Ravens and dogs have a relationship going back tens of thousands of years, and dogs can understand ravens when they talk (Ravens have about 30 "words," ranging from "hungry" to "danger" to "dinner time.")  I've come to recognize some of the sounds myself, which is helpful for avoiding coyotes or other predators.

In a movie on a DVD last night, a sound effect had ravens making their "Danger!" call, and my dog promptly ran out of the house and began barking to warn others.  He settled down only after we convinced him it was only a movie.

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Speak at Design West 2014
kfield   7/29/2013 3:17:04 PM
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Hi Judd:

i would like to invite you and your owner to present at DESIGN West 2014 in San Jose March 31-April 3. Our attendees would love a talk on using Python to program the Raspberry Pi and the snack feature would be a great demo.  K

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Ideas for normal people
J70   9/27/2013 8:57:21 PM
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All of these projects are awesome, but here are some other ideas: http://www.magnatecha.com/things-i-do-with-my-raspberry-pi/

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