While still waiting for my R-Pi, I began chatting to one of my school mates about the potential of such a small cheap device. We both have started A-Level computing, and class ourselves as "adapt" at programming, all be it in Visual Basic. Since our college is a boarding college, there is a network in place already. Yet this network is managed by Dazza T, an arch-nemisis so to speak.with a policy is that only college issued laptops can interface with the college system, and so all chances of getting an R-Pi onto it is shot, never mind anyother laptop, tablet or PC.
So, after a daily chat of the possibilty, an idea was sown. Creating our own private network, that would allow us to connect R-Pi's and other equipment together. A few basic ideas have been thrashed about, from using lasers to transmit the data. It is forturnate that our rooms have line of sight, at the moment. After a bit of googling, that idea was thrown out due to speed and cost. The next idea, an idea I think others may be doing, is using radio waves. Since the boarding houses are not much more than 80m apart, and that a WiFi connection for this size would be expensive, the general concensus is that radio is the best option. We thought that since possible parts for radio communications are found in walkie talkies, and these can be found cheaply on the net, they could be used.
So, I ask, is there a way through the GIO Pins for a small walkie talky be used to cycle bits across this distance?