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Old 07-12-2012, 11:04 PM
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Ben Heck does some amazing stuff. You should check out his XboX and PS3 laptops. The basically strips out the innards of the console and makes a case out of the console exterior. Crazy stuff.


I hadn't heard of him until he joined Revision3 about two years ago. I have absolutely no technical ability or time to tinker around with gadgets and stuff like he (and apparently some of you) does. Note: extreme emphasis on technical ability

However, I still watch every episode because it's cool to see the things he comes up with.
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So RS Online is out of stock, and the other store says 12 week delivery time. Holy shnikeys.
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Ordered mine this weekend. Still a 12 week delivery time. Has anyone run across any projects that would be fun to do with a 9 yo?
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Gigantic news from Raspberry Pi foundation. You can order an MPEG-2 license from them for about $4 (2.70 pounds). That means RasPi is on for a live TV front end when coupled with Mythbuntu backend (I think).

ETA: A VC-1 (MS's video codec) license is available for about $2 as well.
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Oh, I saw a recent article on Engadget about what you can install on this device... thought I'd share:
http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/04/r...-guide-how-to/
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Found someone who set up a full frontend/backend setup for recording TV on a Raspberry Pi. I'm working on this. Main thing I need is case for my TB drive.
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University builds cheap supercomputer with Raspberry Pi and Legos

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Professor Simon Cox of the University of Southhampton and his son and system racking consultant, James, with their Raspberry Pi-based "supercomputer."

Inspired by the low-cost computing power of the Raspberry Pi, a team at the University of Southampton has used the ARM-based Linux computer-on-a-board as a building block for a low-cost supercomputer—racked and stacked using Lego blocks. And they’ve published a step-by-step guide for anyone interested in creating their own Raspberry Pi high-performance computing “bramble."

Led by Professor Simon Cox, with Lego expertise lent by Cox’s 6-year old son James (who spent the summer learning to program on the Raspberry Pi using Python and MIT's Scratch), the team used 64 Raspberry Pi computers, each equipped with a 16-gigabyte SD card to construct a functioning computing cluster for under £2,500 (a bit over $4,000)—not including the Ethernet swtiches used to connect the nodes.
Enlarge / A pair of Raspberry Pi compute nodes in their Lego racking enclosure.

“As soon as we were able to source sufficient Raspberry Pi computers,” Professor Cox said, “we wanted to see if it was possible to link them together into a supercomputer. We installed and built all of the necessary software on the Pi starting from a standard Debian Wheezy system image and we have published a guide so you can build your own supercomputer.”

The software for “Iridis-Pi”—named after Southampton’s Iridis supercomputer—uses a free implementation of the Message Passing Interface and code written in Python to distribute parallel computing tasks. The first test run on the cluster: calculating the value of Pi.
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no wonder i can't get one
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got the following email today

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Your Raspberry Pi order was despatched today.

If you ordered a Raspberry Pi board as part of your order we are pleased to inform you that we have sent you the upgraded 512MB Revision 2 board to thank you for your continued patience.

We hope this upgrade is acceptable to you.


Your order has been sent to the following address:

Mr yoyo
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Expected Delivery by Mail within:-
5 Days for European destinations.
21 Days for Countries Outside of Europe.

Thank you for your Order


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Dang, I want a 512MB board! I waited like 5 months!
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