The Pi has Arrived

MrMobileWill Other Projects, raspberry pi, unboxing 2 Comments

Just received a UPS email that my Raspberry Pi has been delivered! Unfortunately I am stuck at work at my desk. I can’t wait to get home and taste my Pi.

I will be sure to post my unboxing excitement and where it takes me. I have no idea what I am going to do with it as this point, but it should be fun.

Comment below if you have ordered one and if you have received it.

Update: The Pi is awesome! I was able to get it up an running and ready to start playing. I will post about it in the next day or two.

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  1. The more I use my Pi, the less I am impressed with it… not from a hardware point of view (it is perfectly fine), but from a use-case point of view.

    It is just a little underpowered for GUI web browsing (until the accelerated X server arrives), CPU is too slow for compute tasks.

    It has a GPIO port but lacks the real-time abilities for fun stuff.

    It isn't low powered enough for long term battery operation, yet doesn't have enough on-board power to have a USB powered 2.5" HDD attached

    The audio isn't of high quality (at least through headphones) and it also pops and clicks, so it is no good as a media player.

    But I still find myself SSHed into it and playing around with things.

    1. I have to agree with you. I feel like most stuff I am doing I can easily do in a virtual machine. But I recently came up with a great idea that I will be posting about soon. It involves a CommandIR. I still haven't gotten a chance to play with the GPIO but it should come in handy for home automation or something. I saw Adafruit has a nice breadboard breakout for the GPIO.

      I think the Audio will improve over time. Before buying it though they made it seem like the audio and video worked.

      Have you tried with a USB powered hub? I should try that. I think you can setup the SD card to boot from a USB HDD.

      I have been SSHing into it from everywhere including my tablet. I hope the ideas will come.

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