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What is your Pi "build"?

Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:51 pm

What is your Pi build?

Hey there! This thread is where you can post your unique Raspberry Pi setup. It can be used as an inspiration for others or a place to try something new!

Include as much information as possible in your build. For starters, answer these questions:
- Does your Pi have a touchscreen?
- Does it have a wireless keyboard?
- Is it headless?
- Custom case (Lego), 3D printed case, store bought case?
- External battery (include specs.)
- External hard drive?
- Operating system?


Have fun and enjoy sharing your Pi!
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Re: What is your Pi "build"?

Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:53 pm

Since I started this thread, I should probably post the first thing. Here is my build:

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
- Official 7" Touch Display
- 32GB Samsung Flash Drive
- Seagate 1TB External Hard Drive (with config.txt mods)
- Official WiPi
- 2.4 GHz Rii Mini Wireless keyboard
- IOGear 16,000mAh power bank
- Raspbian Jessie on 32GB PNY SD card

I'm trying to go with a "portable Pi" with the external battery. 16,000mAh may have been a bit overkill though...
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Re: What is your Pi "build"?

Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:41 am

Cannot say, because it is proprietary for what I am using my two for. Basically two units in a case, running a program.
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Re: What is your Pi "build"?

Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:32 am

Well I have a few pi's so I'll go with my most portable setup.

Raspberry pi 3 with pitft 2.8".
Wireless keyboard.
Blackweb 6000mah from Walmart.
Waterproof box to hold it all in (well not the keyboard).

In that case I have two pi Zero's in separate tiny altoids tins.
Non official wipi adapter and netgear adapter
Two pi zero essentials kits.
Micro USB cable.
A computer is only as smart as its programmer. ;)

I own:
Pi B rev.2, Pi 2 B, Two Pi 3 B, Two Pi 3 b+, Pi 4 2Gb, Pi Zero 1.2, Pi Zero 1.3, Two Pi Zero Ws.
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Re: What is your Pi "build"?

Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:38 am

supamonkey2000 wrote: - Does your Pi have a touchscreen?
- Does it have a wireless keyboard?
- Is it headless?
- Custom case (Lego), 3D printed case, store bought case?
- External battery (include specs.)
- External hard drive?
- Operating system?
Yes, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No to Touchscreen
No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No to Wireless keyboards
No, No, No, No, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes to headless (two TVs, one DVI-D monitor, one touchscreen)
Yes, No, No, Yes, No, No, No, No, No, No, No to cases
No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No to batteries all are mains powered 24/365
Yes, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No to hard drives
Raspbian on ALL.

I think I've got the matrix right for my eleven permanent Raspberries. I have a couple of other 2Bs that I'm using for a commercial development project, so they don't count.
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Re: What is your Pi "build"?

Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:06 pm

broe23 wrote:Cannot say, because it is proprietary for what I am using my two for. Basically two units in a case, running a program.
Really? So you come to this thread, drop this, and leave. You know many of us here will not let that rest, spill the beans, we have ways to make you talk.

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Re: What is your Pi "build"?

Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:08 pm

I have many Pi's set up many ways.

My development Pi, does have keyboard and mouse. Most of my other Pi's are headless. I do have one that is hooked up to the 7In screen, however that is for a "proprietary project that I cant talk about (See what I did here?).

Most of my Pi's carry the standard 32 Gig micro card. However, for my Development and my prototype Pi I have 128 Gig cards in them.
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Re: What is your Pi "build"?

Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:10 pm

- Does your Pi have a touchscreen? No
- Does it have a wireless keyboard? Yes, and mouse
- Is it headless? No
- Custom case (Lego), 3D printed case, store bought case? store bought
- External battery (include specs.) No
- External hard drive? No
- Operating system? Raspbian

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Re: What is your Pi "build"?

Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:42 pm

- Does your Pi have a touchscreen? No
- Does it have a wireless keyboard? Yes, keyboard and mouse, when connected
- Is it headless? Yes, TightVNC to Win10 PC
- Custom case (Lego), 3D printed case, store bought case? store bought
- External battery (include specs.) No
- External hard drive? No
- Operating system? Raspbian

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Re: What is your Pi "build"?

Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:03 pm

Changes hourly ^^
Check out www.knight-of-pi.org for many beginner-friendly tutorials!

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Re: What is your Pi "build"?

Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:17 pm

supamonkey2000 wrote:What is your Pi build?
- Does your Pi have a touchscreen?
- Does it have a wireless keyboard?
- Is it headless?
- Custom case (Lego), 3D printed case, store bought case?
- External battery (include specs.)
- External hard drive?
- Operating system?
I'll have a go

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Touchscreen   10 x No
Wireless KBD  10 x No
Headless      1 X Partly (screen only), 9 x Yes
Case type     4 x Custom, 1 x Official, 1 x Bought, 4 x None.
Hard drive    1 x 1TB, 1 x 500GB, 8 x None
OS            10 x Raspbian (mix of Wheezy and Jessie)
(so far)
Plus 1 dead zero and 1 slightly dead A

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Re: What is your Pi "build"?

Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:07 am

Include as much information as possible in your build. For starters, answer these questions:

- Does your Pi have a touchscreen?
My old PiB (512MB) does (Adafruit PiTFT 3.5 inch).

- Does it have a wireless keyboard?
Yes, the PiB and Pi3 have a Logitech K400r wireless keyboard+trackpad (Unifying dongle).

- Is it headless?
My GF's Zero is currently headless with a $4 WiFi adapter and tiny OTG adapter.

- Custom case (Lego), 3D printed case, store bought case?
Pi3 = JBtek Raspberry Pi Board Case Transparent For Raspberry Pi Model B+, 2, 3
PiB = SB Components clear case ("Open" model, with top removed for PiTFT screen)
Pi-Zero = some no-name layered acrylic case (I don't like it myself, but my GF bought it).

- External battery (include specs.)
I have run my Pi3 off of my ALLPOWERS Solar Car Jump Starter and Portable Power Bank, but that's not the way I typically use it. Thought it might be nice for a project with the Zero, but it has a 40mA cut off, and the Zero draws less than that when idle.

- External hard drive?
I sometimes use either a 2TB or 640GB USB powered external HDD on the Pi3.

- Operating system?
Pi3 = Raspbian Jessie (2016-05-27)
PiB = Adafruit modified version of Raspbian Jessie (for the PiTFT).
Pi-Zero = Raspbian Jessie "Lite" (2016-05-27)
The two Raspbian builds are fully dist-upgraded. The PiTFT build is just upgraded (because dist-upgrade breaks it).

My Pi3 is connected to an HP Pavilion 27xw 27-inch IPS LED Backlit Monitor with Altec Lansing ADA 880 computer speakers (sometimes my 48 inch HD TV through a Sony A/V receiver with Boston Acoustics speakers).

The Pi3 has porous ceramic heatsinks on the CPU and RAM. This type of heatsink is supposed to be superior to aluminum or copper because they have a much larger surface area when compared to metal heatsinks of similar size (but I haven't done any stress testing yet).

My Pi3 was purchased with the CanaKit 2.5A power supply that works very well, even with an external USB powered hard drive.

The CanaKit PSU was commandeered by my GF for her Pi3, so now I'm using a RAVPower QC 2.0 compatible dual-port phone charger, which outputs around 5.3V from its "iSmart" port and is rated for 2.4A. Playing HD video from the 2TB HDD shows 5.29V into the Pi3 and 5.05V at the USB ports (with the HDD using 290 to 350mA). Total current draw for the Pi3 and 2TB HDD while playing HD video fluctuated between 680 and 800mA.
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Re: What is your Pi "build"?

Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:08 pm

I am currently using my pi zero as a stir stick for my coffee

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Re: What is your Pi "build"?

Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:30 pm

Of the three that are currently in use

Raspberry Pi 1B
Running Raspbian
Inside a PiMoRoNi Pibow case
Headless Operation
Connected Directly to my router.

Raspberry Pi 2B+
Again inside a Pibow case
Has a SenseHat attached to it
Raspbian
Peripherals are just connected as and when I use it but usually a wireless mouse and wired keyboard.

Raspberry Pi 3
Connected to an Official 7" display inside a PiMoRoNi display stand
Raspbian
Peripherals as above on an if and when basis.
This will change soon to be connected to a NexDock using its screen, bluetooth keyboard and trackpad and built in battery
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Re: What is your Pi "build"?

Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:19 pm

Hmm, let me see...
Pi B with SupTronics X100 board in Tanos micro-case (http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.a ... 3326,68749)
Pi B+ ditto
Pi A+ with SupTronics X500 (?) board
Pi 2 with SupTronics X300 board in Smartipi case plus 3D printed sandwich layer (http://smarticase.com/collections/all/p ... tipi-kit-2)
Pi2 with Pi touchscreen in Smarthipi display case (http://smarticase.com/collections/all/p ... 1864926209)
Pi2 plus Wombat super-breadboard (http://www.gooligum.com.au/wombat-proto) plus Pi camera in Tactix workshop bits case
Pi2 in official case plus Flotilla stuff
Pi3 in official case
All running Raspbian off 16Gb samsung uSD cards, all connected & set up to run via xrdp & NFS to iMac.
Units with SupTronics add-ons are powered via a large 120W 12v PSU, others are connected to an Anker 60W 6-port usb PSU.
Large box of spare Pi2/3/A+ boards.

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Re: What is your Pi "build"?

Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:10 am

I have a Pi 3B mounted to the back of a Pi Foundation 7 inch touch screen. That is mounted in a vertical aluminum beam frame. Openbeam. Mounted to a second horizontal frame holding a large breadboard, audio amp and two speakers. Used mostly for playing with breakout boards. It's running the latest Raspbian Jessie.

I have a 2B running LibreElect as a media center.

An A+ with a sense hat setup as a weather clock. It displays a scrolling text message or Date -Time - Temp - Humidity - Barometric Pressure. Each element is color coded based on value and changes color as conditions change. Also running the latest Raspbian Jessie.

A Zero with an explorer pHat that will eventually become a robots setup.

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Re: What is your Pi "build"?

Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:34 am

tater1337 wrote:I am currently using my pi zero as a stir stick for my coffee
Don't say that to loudly... you may get several purchase offers :o

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Re: What is your Pi "build"?

Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:46 am

Photo Albums
http://imgur.com/a/6xIUI | http://imgur.com/a/4LVnT
- Does your Pi have a touchscreen?
No, No
- Does it have a wireless keyboard?
No, No
- Is it headless?
Yes, Yes
- Custom case (Lego), 3D printed case, store bought case?
Custom, Custom (not sure if this counts as a case)
- External battery (include specs.)
UPS (keeps Modem, Pi, and router up for about 2.5 hrs), No
- External hard drive?
Flash Drive, No
- Operating system?
Rasbian, Rasbian
My Pi Server: http://imgur.com/a/6xIUI | Thermostat: http://imgur.com/a/4LVnT

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Re: What is your Pi "build"?

Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:14 am

"Using it to drive stepper motors"
- Does your Pi have a touchscreen?
Yes. Official 7" Pi screen
- Does it have a wireless keyboard?
Nope
- Is it headless?
Yes... sort of. I'm using a SlushEngine custom board that the Pi mounts onto.
- Custom case (Lego), 3D printed case, store bought case?
Have a Smarti Pi Case for the display, case for the Pi... but, custom making my cases to my needs
- External battery (include specs.)
Nope. Runs off of 110v AC converted to 12 volts DC. SlushEngine takes care of DC voltage to all motors, Pi, and display
- External hard drive?
Yes
- Operating system?
Raspbian Jesse

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Re: What is your Pi "build"?

Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:11 pm

I bought the Raspberry Pi 3b Media Center Edition from Jet.com
Cost me $55.oo
So far, It isn't doing what I need it to do, which is play my video and audio files.

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Re: What is your Pi "build"?

Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:03 pm

hootie wrote:
tater1337 wrote:I am currently using my pi zero as a stir stick for my coffee
Don't say that to loudly... you may get several purchase offers :o
just ordered a second one to hold down some papers when i leave the window open

the only way i'll entertain purchase offers is if they come with sacks of gold so large that it would be impractical

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Re: What is your Pi "build"?

Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:00 pm

Oh, I love this kind of thread. Pity my setup is very, very average and bland. Whatever. Here goes:
First, background: I use my Pi as my main computer, mainly because it never breaks or has Windows Updates, but it doesn't actually stop me doing much. The only real limitations are I can't do YouTube (I can watch YouTube though, thanks to Kodi), or play Minecraft PC (so much prettier than Minecraft Pi), or use web apps properly. I also use it as a LAN Lighttpd (phpBB)/Minecraft PE server, hence leaving it on when I'm not using it. I always turn it off at night though.
Pi: B+ (my only Pi :-( - a 3B would be nice.)
Peripherals:
Keyboard: Wired, see below for details.
Mouse: Wireless, see below for details.
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 913N (pretty, and hi-res compared to what I'm used to. Colours are very nice, and don't have any major tint, although everything's almost unnoticably pink.)

MicroSD Card: pre-imaged NOOBS Sandisk 8GB SD card from around 2014

Aargh! I can't unplug everything to find the model numbers because I'm using the Pi right now. Here, have this copy-paste from one of my previous posts:
it's a Pi 1 B+ (PiBow case) running Raspbian Jessie, coupled with an Advent M312 wireless mouse, a HP PR1101U keyboard, a Power Pax KSAS0120500180HK 1.8A power supply bought off Amazon, a pre-imaged NOOBS 8GB SD card from around 2014 (also Amazon), an Edimax EW-7811Un USB Wi-Fi Dongle, a Kinivo BT-400 USB Bluetooth dongle, and finally an old Dell Genesis E153FP monitor (darker splodge near the middle, two lighter splodges near the top right corner :( ) hooked up via a CLiPtec(R) OCD801 HDMI to VGA Adapter (needed to turn overscan off).
EDIT: got a Samsung SyncMaster 913N monitor off a friend. For someone who's only ever worked with 1024x768 and 1366x768, 1280x1024 is absolutely amazing (cue angels singing). THERE'S SO MUCH SPACE! And the monitor doesn't have any light or dark areas... 8-)

Operating System: Raspbian Jessie, updated weekly with sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && sudo apt-get autoremove && sudo apt-get autoclean && sudo apt-get clean - reinstalled via NOOBS every 6 months or so.
Note: I use the fish shell instead of BASH.
Miscellaneous:
No, I don't have it headless, although when I'm not using it, instead of turning it off, I turn all non-essential peripherals off (mouse, monitor, etc.) since it doubles as a LAN server. I turn it off at night though.
I do moral support. Here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/search.php?search_id=egosearch
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Re: What is your Pi "build"?

Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:08 pm

KaineMorrison wrote:I bought the Raspberry Pi 3b Media Center Edition from Jet.com
Cost me $55.oo
So far, It isn't doing what I need it to do, which is play my video and audio files.
Why, what's wrong? Also, if it just came with some kind of boot-to-Kodi system, that sounds like a bit of a rip-off (unless it also came with all the media codecs you would normally have to buy separately, or if it came with peripherals). Officially, there is no 3B Media Centre Edition, and before this I'd never even heard of such a thing.
I do moral support. Here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/search.php?search_id=egosearch
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My topics: http://bit.ly/1ObnKqQ
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Re: What is your Pi "build"?

Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:23 pm

I have two Pis doing something productive and two more sitting around waiting for a job.
#1: Pi1B Rev1
#2: Pi3B
#3: Pi1B rev1 (currently jobless)
#4: Pi1B rev2 (currently jobless)

- Does your Pi have a touchscreen?
no for all
- Does it have a wireless keyboard?
no for all
- Is it headless?
yes for all
- Custom case (Lego), 3D printed case, store bought case?
#1-3: standard transparent case
#4: DIN Rail case to be put into a power distribution box
- External battery (include specs.)
no, all mains powered
- External hard drive?
#1,3,4 no
#2 yes (iscsi root)
- Operating system?[/b]
#1 raspbian wheezy
#2 devuan jessie
#3,4 none

#1 is a router from wired to wireless (connected to my house hotspot) sititng in my garage, and providing internet access for my photovoltaics-logger and my wood furnace
it also controls 6x1.6kW electric heater elements in my heating buffer, end switches them according to available solar power
#2 is a video converter running avconv to convert sattelite recordings from mgeg2 to h264, so my harddisks on my media server doesn't overflow.

#1 is supposed to be replaced by #4, but I still have to make a pcb for the power supply, relais drivers and 1-wire bus for some temperature sensors.

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Re: What is your Pi "build"?

Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:10 pm

hello world :-) wrote:
KaineMorrison wrote:I bought the Raspberry Pi 3b Media Center Edition from Jet.com
Cost me $55.oo
So far, It isn't doing what I need it to do, which is play my video and audio files.
Why, what's wrong? Also, if it just came with some kind of boot-to-Kodi system, that sounds like a bit of a rip-off (unless it also came with all the media codecs you would normally have to buy separately, or if it came with peripherals). Officially, there is no 3B Media Centre Edition, and before this I'd never even heard of such a thing.
I ordered it from Jet.com
It came from newegg.
It's working now.
It came with a case, hdmi cable, 16gb micro card and power adapter.
I had to use a secondary sd card to load up openelec.
It works perfectly now.

I have another pr9ject i want to get another one for.
I made a thread in the projects section. I believe it is in the multimedia section.

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