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I'm beginning to build my R-Pi; looking for suggestions

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:15 am
by Absle
My board is now on it's way, obviously I'm pretty excited :D . What I'm going to try to do with it for now is set it up as a portable workstation (case, small mouse, small screen, portable keyboard, etc.) and use it for general note-taking and coding for my computer science course and then fiddle with it more as I learn about the hardware and computer science in general. For right now, what kinds of components would you suggest? The case shouldn't be too difficult, and I'll probably use one of the micro-mouses for laptops. For the keyboard I was thinking one of those silicon keyboards, though I'm not sure if they work well for the hardware. As far as a small monitor, I have no idea. I was hoping that a suitable monitor is already being used by R-Pi users. And are there any specific SD cards you all would suggest? I figured any would work, but I'd figured I'd ask. Sorry this is so long, I'm just really excited :mrgreen:

Re: I'm beginning to build my R-Pi; looking for suggestions

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:13 am
by 1HzCoder
Absel
Check out this thread http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =63&t=6747, I've got a total of less than $60 in mine(excluding the Pi) and I am really happy with it. Very portable and a real conversation piece.
TomJ

Re: I'm beginning to build my R-Pi; looking for suggestions

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:52 am
by RaspyPete
I'm planning on building one of the lapdock setups like that too and I can't wait! If you decide to attempt it, though, order your cables and adapters early. Some of the necessary adapters seem like nothing unusual, but are actually really hard to acquire. I have a female micro usb to male usb adapter on a 4 week order from a seller in china on amazon.