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What are you doing with all of these??
1) Music server/player

2) Extra player

3) XBMC media server (currently ripping my DVDs to use with it)

4) Music server/player for a friend

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re. CERN event: Great news. I wish I'd known BEFORE the event, so I could take part.

I have it on good authority that there will be another event in Cern on April 27th.

Also if you have not seen the community magazine for the MagPi, it is worth taking a look at http://themagpi.com.
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Old 09.05.2013, 23:31
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Re: The Raspberry Pi

Well it looks like I'm late to the party (as usual!) but I've finally got my Pi too
For a while I was sure I wanted one, I just didn't know what for. But in the end I just got one anyway. It only arrived this week though so I haven't done too much with it yet.

If anyone wants to share tips or links, that would be great - in particular, if anyone has done anything with the GPIO pins yet? I don't even know the German names for many of the bits and pieces that they talk about in the instructions (for example the little wires that plug onto the GPIO pins?), let alone a shop here where I could get such stuff. Or does it all have to be ordered online?
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Re: The Raspberry Pi

I'll start a thread:

"Things you do with your Raspberry Pi".

What do you say?
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Well it looks like I'm late to the party (as usual!) but I've finally got my Pi too
For a while I was sure I wanted one, I just didn't know what for. But in the end I just got one anyway. It only arrived this week though so I haven't done too much with it yet.

If anyone wants to share tips or links, that would be great - in particular, if anyone has done anything with the GPIO pins yet? I don't even know the German names for many of the bits and pieces that they talk about in the instructions (for example the little wires that plug onto the GPIO pins?), let alone a shop here where I could get such stuff. Or does it all have to be ordered online?
If you are around Zurich there is a shop on Langstrasse that sells components, though i can not recall the name.

There are also quite a few online shops based in Switzerland selling components for RPi and Arduino from manufacturers such as Adafruit.

http://www.play-zone.ch
http://dshop.ch/
http://shop.boxtec.ch
http://www.alpha-crucis.com/en/
http://www.yoctopuce.com

Also be sure to check out the Raspberry Pi community magazine - http://themagpi.com we have some articles on projects that use the GPIO.

For the cables that connect to GPIO, you probably mean jumper cables or Jumperkabel in german

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I'll start a thread:

"Things you do with your Raspberry Pi".

What do you say?

I've got a couple of Pi's that are used for various things including:
  • Magazine production - all of the DTP / Layouts and graphics for The MagPi Magazine are done on a Pi
  • Media center
  • Humidor temperature and humidty monitoring / control using sensors from Yoctopuce
  • Interfacing with an Arduino

My next project is to replace my old garage door remotes by connecting a Pi to the door control within the garage, then the door can be operated from any phone attached to the house wifi network.
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Thanks for the Yoctopuce reference. They've got some really cool stuff. Not particularly Raspberry Pi, but lots of nice sensors...

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Re: The Raspberry Pi

XBMC media center.

LMS server/player

piCoPlayer

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Old 12.05.2013, 22:56
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Re: The Raspberry Pi

Thanks, Zenistar! I don't seem to be able to "thank" you, maybe cos it's off-topic. But those links look good. I would really like to be able to ask someone questions though, rather than just order stuff and hope!
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If you are around Zurich there is a shop on Langstrasse that sells components, though i can not recall the name.
Maybe you mean Pusterla, it's very close to the Langstrasse. I went there a couple of times when I lived in Zürich and they were great in there.

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Of course, that's an excellent magazine. I'm impressed, I've learnt quite a bit from there already.

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For the cables that connect to GPIO, you probably mean jumper cables or Jumperkabel in german
That search term works well on Amazon, but not on Conrad.de or pusterla or some UK ones I tried. And a "jumper" is often just a tiny plastic thing connecting together two adjacent pins, so I don't know how universal the term "jumper cables" are. I'd have thought they'd have a more specific name. I also found a ribbon cable for an IDE drive, which fits perfectly on the Pi (except that it's got too many wires), but I just don't know what to do with the other end.

This weekend I managed to flash an LED using python, which was ridiculously good fun considering how pathetic the end result was! But I think I'm hooked!
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Re: The Raspberry Pi

i bought a rpi too. £26 with free delivery from RS. got here quickly by airmail from china.

was a bit of an arse to get running when i started with a 2gb boot image and only had a 1gb card (and the image was corrupted ).
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Re: The Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi 4 is out now. Available from Digitec.

It's much faster (3 times as fast as the Pi 3), has more SDRAM, can handle 4K video and has Bluetooth.
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The Raspberry Pi 4 is out now. Available from Digitec.

It's much faster (3 times as fast as the Pi 3), has more SDRAM, can handle 4K video and has Bluetooth.
Yep already got mine, had to re-install from scratch the software I use (Volumio as a roon end-point), but so far so good. Just bear in mind it runs much warmer than previous versions.
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The Raspberry Pi 4 is out now. Available from Digitec.

It's much faster (3 times as fast as the Pi 3), has more SDRAM, can handle 4K video and has Bluetooth.
Thanks.

I have half a dozen or so, mainly as music or video servers.

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Thanks.

I have half a dozen or so, mainly as music or video servers.

Tom5678
oh, you've managed that? I tried it as a server, but it was the bottleneck all the time, so now i have a windows pc for a kodi/mysql + roon server and the pi's are end-points only. I have to test the new one as a kodi end-point now that it can theoretically manage 4k.
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oh, you've managed that? I tried it as a server, but it was the bottleneck all the time, so now i have a windows pc for a kodi/mysql + roon server and the pi's are end-points only. I have to test the new one as a kodi end-point now that it can theoretically manage 4k.
I have a couple of them running LMS, and another couple running XBMC. Also a couple as players.

The main LMS server has been running for years. Another needs to be reset from time to time, but I think it's a problem with the audio card, as it didn't do it with the old card.

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