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What should I do with my Pi?

Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:48 pm

I would love to hook up some displays, batteries, camera, bla bla bla... so I can use it as a portable linux machine. :D

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Re: What should I do with my Pi?

Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:37 pm

ok so you want a portable linux device?

May I point you to this article in makeazine for some inspiration.
http://makezine.com/2014/01/07/how-i-bu ... pi-tablet/
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Re: What should I do with my Pi?

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Re: What should I do with my Pi?

Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:49 am

So... quick checklist in my goals:
1. Pi B+ (Done)
2. USB battery thing that gives 5V 2A (Done)
3. (Touch) Screen that runs off HDMI power or the display socket in the pi (didn't want to say display port as people might think I said DisplayPort) (That will be hard)
4. Small keyboard & Trackpad/Mouse (Hard too)
5. The PS/2 keyboard with that awesome "Enter" Key (Done)
6. I wonder if I can connect my Pi to the computer through micro USB.
7. Micro USB cable... do I need an explanation?
8. A case (Got the PiBow... won't fit a LCD screen.)
9. Minecraft Pi Edition (Done)
10. MicroSDXC for Pi (64GB or bigger ... any recommendations? or will it not work at all?)

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Re: What should I do with my Pi?

Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:46 am

NotARacistK wrote:6. I wonder if I can connect my Pi to the computer through micro USB.
Only for power, and even then your computer may not supply enough if it limits the USB port to 500mA (some do).

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Re: What should I do with my Pi?

Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:16 am

NotARacistK wrote: 3. (Touch) Screen that runs off HDMI power or the display socket in the pi (didn't want to say display port as people might think I said DisplayPort) (That will be hard)
What's wrong with the many GPIO powered touchscreens?
what size of screen are you looking for?

NotARacistK wrote: 10. MicroSDXC for Pi (64GB or bigger ... any recommendations? or will it not work at all?)
also consider a mini USB memory stick.

11. WIFI dongle?
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Re: What should I do with my Pi?

Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:36 pm

BMS Doug wrote:
NotARacistK wrote: 3. (Touch) Screen that runs off HDMI power or the display socket in the pi (didn't want to say display port as people might think I said DisplayPort) (That will be hard)
What's wrong with the many GPIO powered touchscreens?
what size of screen are you looking for?

Forgot about that. :D btw I am looking for a 4"-5" (Size of a Galaxy S3's screen) display that does 480/576/720p... a bigger PiTFT? xd

NotARacistK wrote: 10. MicroSDXC for Pi (64GB or bigger ... any recommendations? or will it not work at all?)
also consider a mini USB memory stick.
I like storing things inside the OS's drive.
11. WIFI dongle?
Oh yeah. I got: A 64GB USB, WiFi, and BT (maybe for connecting a small keyboard&Mouse?)

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Re: What should I do with my Pi?

Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:00 pm

here are some screen options.

4.3" touchscreen $144 (seems expensive) (no resolution description)
7" touchscreen $60 only 800x480 resolution
5.6" 720p (not sure if its got touchscreen) $150
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Re: What should I do with my Pi?

Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:03 pm

Ppl is it possible to use rasp as a mass storage device? There is a micro-b connector on rp b+, is that a fully functional client usb connector, or is that a power-purpose connector only? Thx

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Re: What should I do with my Pi?

Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:54 pm

Andrew_ww wrote:Ppl is it possible to use rasp as a mass storage device? There is a micro-b connector on rp b+, is that a fully functional client usb connector, or is that a power-purpose connector only? Thx
rpdom wrote:
NotARacistK wrote:6. I wonder if I can connect my Pi to the computer through micro USB.
Only for power, and even then your computer may not supply enough if it limits the USB port to 500mA (some do).

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Re: What should I do with my Pi?

Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:28 pm

rpdom wrote:
Andrew_ww wrote:Ppl is it possible to use rasp as a mass storage device? There is a micro-b connector on rp b+, is that a fully functional client usb connector, or is that a power-purpose connector only? Thx
rpdom wrote:
NotARacistK wrote:6. I wonder if I can connect my Pi to the computer through micro USB.
Only for power, and even then your computer may not supply enough if it limits the USB port to 500mA (some do).
I think it's the hardware limitations that only connects Power+ and Power- into the pin... maybe?

maybe they will add it in Pi 2.

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Re: What should I do with my Pi?

Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:12 pm

It's not quite the same as what you're looking for, but maybe http://www.raspberrypi.org/jayme-gisbournes-porta-pi/ will give you some ideas too :?:

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Re: What should I do with my Pi?

Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:43 am

AndrewS wrote:It's not quite the same as what you're looking for, but maybe http://www.raspberrypi.org/jayme-gisbournes-porta-pi/ will give you some ideas too :?:
Nope, very simillar to what I want.

BTW I wonder if my Pi can even read battery stats.

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Re: What should I do with my Pi?

Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:27 pm

NotARacistK wrote:BTW I wonder if my Pi can even read battery stats.
http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 37&t=84624

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