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Re: Ultimate Pi Peripherals

Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:02 am

After the price, I guess that one of the main interest points is the overall size of the Pi. But hobbyists being the way they are, there\'ll always be a way to convince yourself that there is a \'must have\' accessory even if it\'s ridiculously expensive and often impractical.

So just for a bit of fun (and money no object), what compact, sexy and stylish periperals would make the Ultimate \'designer\' RPi?

I\'ll start with these

Rii Touch 240 Wireless Keyboard / Trackpad
http://www.riiminikeyboards.com/
[img]http://www.raspberrypi.org/wp-content/u ... ate_KB.jpg[/img]

Go Bat II Charger / Battery
http://www.scosche.com/consumer-tech/product/2073
[img]http://www.raspberrypi.org/wp-content/u ... harger.jpg[/img]

Airlink Wireless N Ultra Mini USB Adapter
http://www.airlink101.com/products/awll5088.php
[img]http://www.raspberrypi.org/wp-content/u ... reless.jpg[/img]

Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 7-Port Hub
http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage. ... _Id=158910
[img]http://www.belkin.com/images/product/F5 ... U237v1.jpg[/img]

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Re: Ultimate Pi Peripherals

Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:13 am

For practical reasons, an Xbox 360 or PS3 controller. If you have money to burn, then a wireless HDMI transmitter.

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Re: Ultimate Pi Peripherals

Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:01 pm

Yeah, basicaly all of the above minus the battery. You will probably be able to power the R-Pi from the usb adapter so you only have one thing hooked up at the wall. It would be really great if you can run a CAD program and use an ipad or tablet of choice, as a control surface. In fact that would be perfect for any design program.

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Re: Ultimate Pi Peripherals

Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:18 pm

This topic seems similar to the Devices that you will be purchasing for use with you Rpi topic.

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Re: Ultimate Pi Peripherals

Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:28 pm

[quote]Quote from Montekuri on November 5, 2011, 13:18
This topic seems similar to the Devices that you will be purchasing for use with you Rpi topic.[/quote]

No, this is a \'devices that you\'d like to find an excuse to purchase\' :-) and not what you will be purchasing. (Very different I promise you).

Go wild and find the most outrageous items as long as they are \'sexy\', \'stylish\', \'sort of justifiable\'. and are compact to fit within the \'small footprint\' and / or \'low power\'.

Let\'s find the equivalent of a fully \'Apple\'d\' Raspberry. (i.e. An art form more than the practicality)

Just some fun :-)

Let\'s come up with the most stylish, elegant yet practical Raspberry that Eben could have on his desk ( I know that we will individually settle for a spiders web of cables but will accept that as a means to an end)

I\'m sure we\'ve all done it where we\'ve bought something like a wireless keyboard, yet never actually used the keyboard in any position other than 1m from the device, but we can justify it to ourselves with the thought that we can use the same device on other systems.

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Re: Ultimate Pi Peripherals

Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:47 pm

[quote]Quote from chrisjamesmcd on November 5, 2011, 13:01
Yeah, basicaly all of the above minus the battery. You will probably be able to power the R-Pi from the usb adapter so you only have one thing hooked up at the wall. It would be really great if you can run a CAD program and use an ipad or tablet of choice, as a control surface. In fact that would be perfect for any design program.[/quote]

The battery was of interest to me as we frequently encounter power outages in this part of the world, but being able to continue using the RPi for several hours when there is no mains power definately justifies the inclusion of this device. It also supplies 2.1w and 1.0w outputs, so all the attached peripherals could continue to operate with no mains input for several hours.

Now the issue is to get something like an N900 screen hooked up, so that it could be \'self justified\' to be a 24/7 standalone device even in the event of a power outage.

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Re: Ultimate Pi Peripherals

Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:27 pm

Fermilab have second-hand Tevatron if I can find the cash.... Oh, you said Practical.

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Re: Ultimate Pi Peripherals

Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:28 pm

[quote]Quote from Burngate on November 5, 2011, 17:27
Fermilab have second-hand Tevatron if I can find the cash.... Oh, you said Practical.[/quote]

I said \"elegant yet practical Raspberry that Eben could have on his desk\" and the Tevatron would have difficulty in being on his desk :-)

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Re: Ultimate Pi Peripherals

Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:38 pm

The Rii Touch keyboard just went on sale at Geeks.com
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?InvtId=IPKW250FUSK-PB

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Re: Ultimate Pi Peripherals

Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:19 pm

Anything with Frikkin\' lasers. Including dolphins. Also, must have blue LEDs.
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Re: Ultimate Pi Peripherals

Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:08 am

[quote]Quote from jamesh on November 7, 2011, 16:19
Also, must have blue LEDs.[/quote]

Hear, hear!

(turning this thread into a petition for black-enameled, blue-LED-laden RasPis)

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Re: Ultimate Pi Peripherals

Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:14 am

HIGH INTENSITY blue LEDs?

Definitely

btw the dinky keyboard mentioned in the first post is also available on Amazon UK, but I fear that the keyboard pitch may only be suitable for the eraser end of a common penciil...
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Re: Ultimate Pi Peripherals

Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:16 am

[quote]Quote from Jongoleur on November 9, 2011, 07:14
btw the dinky keyboard mentioned in the first post is also available on Amazon UK, but I fear that the keyboard pitch may only be suitable for the eraser end of a common penciil...[/quote]

A couple of recent reviews on Amazon would suggest that the keyboard is \'usable\'.

OK, I would not want to write any magnus opus on this tiny keypad, but it is very useable, with a positive feel, both on the keyboard and track pad.

The miniature keyboard is about large enough to make it easy to use, the touchpad is as good as many laptops.

I have had this keyboard for a little while now I really like it. The mouse is very easy to use and the keyboard isnt too bad once you get used to it.


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Re: Ultimate Pi Peripherals

Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:08 am

I\'ve used one at the in-laws\'... pretty good for a media centre, browsing, the occasional email. I would say not great for programming, but it\'s probably no worse than a ZX81 or Spectrum!

I actually thought the cardboard box it came in might make a decent RasPi case. :)

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Re: Ultimate Pi Peripherals

Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:16 pm

That GoBat battery is massively overpriced. For the price of that 5,000 mAh unit, you could get yourself four times the capacity, and that\'s without looking too hard or having to hack stuff.

Just sayin\', like.

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Re: Ultimate Pi Peripherals

Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:48 pm

Well if is to free the imagination, make a fore-arm PC would be cool, using a 3 inch touch screen, maybe one small flexible keyboard and a small projector(only because dont exists a hologram projector yet) someting like this http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/e ... 2/MPro120/ smaller if exists.
Of course a wifi, 3G gps, bluetooth, bluetooth ear piece.
software to control by voice(with this cam stay in a pocket)

A second layout can be one to put in the head with a tac-eye display, like this http://www.vuzix.com/tactical/taceye_products.html , only a keyboard wifi in the fore-armand a voice control. I guess that i will make on of this rs

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Re: Ultimate Pi Peripherals

Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:29 pm

Blue LEDs on a Raspberry device? I wouldn\'t think so, unless you\'re thinking of that raspberry flavoring that comes on sno cones.
It needs magenta colored LEDs.
http://www.ledkid.com/?page=cart&pid=SC-FM
or they have one they actually call raspberry ice color
http://www.ledkid.com/?page=cart&pid=SC-RI

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Re: Ultimate Pi Peripherals

Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:19 pm

[quote]Quote from pauldow on November 9, 2011, 15:29
Blue LEDs on a Raspberry device? I wouldn\'t think so, unless you\'re thinking of that raspberry flavoring that comes on sno cones.
It needs magenta colored LEDs.
http://www.ledkid.com/?page=cart&pid=SC-FM
or they have one that actually call raspberry ice color
http://www.ledkid.com/?page=cart&pid=SC-RI[/quote]

I believe European laws states that any bibbly bobbly LED on a device MUST be blue. Although that may now have changed now that the Italian PM is stepping down, and it may revert to red.
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Re: Ultimate Pi Peripherals

Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:32 pm

Red is for Russian, or so I was taught during the great Cold War period.

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Re: Ultimate Pi Peripherals

Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:21 am

Pink is for Britain and the Colonies. That is to say the British Empire. Which includes the Whole World. Except of course France which is The Enemy

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Re: Ultimate Pi Peripherals

Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:13 pm

Ahem.

Lets not go there, we don\'t want to upset our colleagues on the other side of The English Channel more than is absolutely necessary, do we..... :-)

Back to the \"ultimate\" peripherals, I don\'t think this has as much \"oomph\" as the Go Bat II, but this http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product ... _id=109554 is rathger cheaper. And it IS black!
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Re: Ultimate Pi Peripherals

Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:01 pm

Poor France it used to be have a great military and was one of the most powerful nations on the globe. I wonder if America will go the way of France, or of Britain....

As for ultimate peripherals, I don\'t know how ultimate I\'d count it but I have one of these keyboards with built in trackball that I consider indispensable

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