LilSnoop40
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Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:02 pm

Raspberry Pi Build Questions?

Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:24 pm

hi, i was looking at getting a raspberry pi setup for xbmc use. can someone help with the parts i need to get this up and running please., this is what i have so far to order:

Raspberry Pi Board:
http://www.amazon.co...B/dp/B009SQQF9C

Wifi Dongle:
http://www.amazon.co.../dp/B005CLMJLU/

Case:
http://www.storenvy....i-enclosure-kit

as far as power supply and SD Card (SD or SDHC) what other things do i need with links please, i am in the US.

Thanks!

AdrianR
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Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:49 am

Re: Raspberry Pi Build Questions?

Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:27 pm

Your links have been abbreviated and don't work for me.

I got mine working by picking a generic wifi dongle that advertised linux support (didn't specifically mention R-Pi but was cheap enough to try), a home adapted power supply and Openelec. I tried RaspBMC but couldn't get the wifi to work.

I mostly use it for iPlayer - sometimes it's good, sometimes it just buffers endlessly in which case I switch to my iPad which always works fine.

My "case" is 2 offcuts of perspex (one on top, one underneath) with holes drilled through, some old PCB standoffs and rubber feet. SD card was a 2GB one left over from a digitial camera.

Hope this helps.
AdrianR

LilSnoop40
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:02 pm

Re: Raspberry Pi Build Questions?

Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:18 pm

Just ordered all the parts for my raspberry pi last week. they all came but the main board. should be here tomorrow i would say.

Raspberry Pi Board:
http://www.amazon.com/Raspberry-Pi-Mode ... B009SQQF9C

Wifi Dongle:
http://www.amazon.com/Edimax-EW-7811Un- ... 005CLMJLU/

Case:
http://www.storenvy.com/products/404262 ... losure-kit

SD Card:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0037F ... 00_s00_i00

i was told that i can use my iPhone square wall charger plus a USB to micro for the power of the raspberry pi. is this ok, because i read its not recommended but works. then i read that a 2A is the best over all to get. can some please provide a link to one to get. i live in the us and want to order now so i can have by Friday. my board should be here tomorrow and that's the last piece i am waiting on to get this up and running.

can't wait to get this up and running to see how it handle navi-x, icefilms and 1channel!

thanks

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