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my Raspberry-PI was delivered yesterday

 
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Now I need to decide on a clever hack to do with it.

Any suggestions?
 
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Straight from the horse's mouth ...

https://blogs.oracle.com/speakjava/entry/javafx_on_the_raspberry_pi

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How about making an external monitor for CPU / Memory / disk IO etc ? You know for your comp.
 
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hmmm... off the top of my head - turn it into a better Lego mindstorms brick?
 
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Some more news on the Pi..

I may have to get me one of those (or two).

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/08/android-4-0-ported-to-raspberry-pis-35-linux-computer/

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I'm installing this distro:
http://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-raspberry-pi-educational-linux-distro/occidentalis-v0-dot-1


Occidentalis v0.1. Rubus occidentalis is the black raspberry. It is derived from Raspbian Wheezy July 15

Raspbian is a raspberry-pi version of debian. I love debian.
It has specific hardware hacking features on top of basic debian.
 
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These things look super cool. I just ordered 2 of them. They are on backorder so I suspect it will be a few months before I see them. Maybe a fun Christmas present for my oldest boy.
 
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Gregg Bolinger wrote:These things look super cool. I just ordered 2 of them. They are on backorder so I suspect it will be a few months before I see them. Maybe a fun Christmas present for my oldest boy.

Mine was "backordered" too, but I got it in under 2 weeks.
 
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Now this looks like a great hack:

http://davidhunt.ie/?p=2641

"So what I’ve done is take an old (broken) battery grip that I had lying around (for my Canon 5D Mark II), and made a few modifications to it so I could fit the Raspberry Pi SBC (Single Board Computer) into it. I left a few holes in the case so that I could get at the USB and network ports, and video port. it’s a fully functioning computer with a Linux Operating System (Raspbian), has 2 USB, network, video, HDMI and GPIO."
 
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I ordered a Raspberry Pi on Sunday night from Element 14. It arrived today. Still waiting on the other bits and pieces to make it work. I bought "Raspberry Pi A Quick Start Guide" by Maik Schmidt. The possibilities seem endless.
 
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If the Raspberry Pi is too big for you, check out the TinyDuino, which my friend's brother is trying to produce via Kickstarter.
 
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