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Old 06-21-2016, 02:19 PM
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Even though I've really had no problems at all over the past year, I replaced my Raspberry Pi 2 running OSMC with a Raspberry Pi 3 (on sale again at Microcenter). I didn't notice much of a speed difference. The switch-over was trivial - I just moved the SD card.
You may want to look at the instructions for using the SD card to boot to USB storage - specifically a USB 3.0 stick. That will give you a significant speed boost, from what I hear. Even though the Pi isn't USB 3.0 compatible, the memory tends to be higher quality and thus, faster, even in legacy mode. And any USB will run circles around SD.
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You may want to look at the instructions for using the SD card to boot to USB storage - specifically a USB 3.0 stick. That will give you a significant speed boost, from what I hear. Even though the Pi isn't USB 3.0 compatible, the memory tends to be higher quality and thus, faster, even in legacy mode. And any USB will run circles around SD.
I'd done that with my original B+ running raspbmc, but didn't when I switched to the 2 and OSMC, as the word at the time was there was no longer a significant difference. I'll have to check into this. I'd read that eventually the 3 is going to use a different image from 1/2. Moving to that will require a rebuild, so that'll be a good time to install to USB.
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For those of you doing raspberry pi with kids... how old were they when they got started with it? I'm interested in getting one for my nephews and BiL, but I suspect my nephews are still a few years out....
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For those of you doing raspberry pi with kids... how old were they when they got started with it? I'm interested in getting one for my nephews and BiL, but I suspect my nephews are still a few years out....
I haven't done Pi programming with my 7 year olds, but they have been doing some javascript graphical programming on code.org though.
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I haven't done Pi programming with my 7 year olds, but they have been doing some javascript graphical programming on code.org though.
Looking at a few years yet...
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I just received 3 model Bs in the mail today. I also got a USB power hub and ethernet switch to connect them together.

I'll be trying to create a spark cluster, fun stuff!
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Make sure they are getting 2A or you'll have issues.
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