uno
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Use case list and how-to guide

Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:49 pm

One thing that might help people who are thinking about using the various Pi products is a guide that explains how each use case would be handled. Some of them are fleshed out in various spots around the web, some on Adafruit for example. There's no central place. Many people have half-finished descriptions of what they've done. The pi is a complex piece of hardware. Each pi is somewhat unique. It's not immediately obvious how to use them for every project idea.

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Re: Use case list and how-to guide

Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:03 pm

I don't think you idea is realistic as there are many products for use with the raspberry pi, some of them simple and some complex, there is probably more than one way to use each product resulting in yet another level of complexity.

For some one ( this magical being ) to go through every possible pi product and every possible way to use it and do a write up on it would be a lifetimes work even if you worked at it full time.

Its down to the user to purchase products from a company that provides support for its own product , much like Adafruit does.

If of course you want to take on the monumental project then feel free we await your write ups in all their glorious detail.

I wish you good luck if you decide to do it.
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Re: Use case list and how-to guide

Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:16 pm

uno wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:49 pm
One thing that might help people who are thinking about using the various Pi products is a guide that explains how each use case would be handled. Some of them are fleshed out in various spots around the web, some on Adafruit for example. There's no central place. Many people have half-finished descriptions of what they've done. The pi is a complex piece of hardware. Each pi is somewhat unique. It's not immediately obvious how to use them for every project idea.

How do you propose to address this situation ???



There are 2 magazines apart from the actual RPF website:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org

https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/
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Re: Use case list and how-to guide

Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:41 pm

The pi is a complex piece of hardware. Each pi is somewhat unique.
Each RPi is, for practical purposes, unique by virtue of its hardware encoded serial number.

But that's all. Apart from that every RPi (of a given model number or type) is exactly the same as every other similar RPi that comes off the production line.

Every use that is made of an RPi is unique? That might be getting closer to the truth. And isn't that the conundrum with trying to write 'use case' scenarios - each one is different and does not exactly match the searcher's requirements.

That's what makes the Raspberry Pi Mission Statement so powerful:
Our mission is to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. We do this so that more people are able to harness the power of computing and digital technologies for work, to solve problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively.
Several use-cases a week get written up on the Raspberry Pi Foundation blog - https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/

There is an archive that goes back to 2011.

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