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What do you do with your Raspberry Pi?

Joe Harry
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I recently purchased a RaspberryPi and it got me hooked for the last couple of days. I was just curious to know what you guys do with your Pi's if you had bought them?


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J. Kevin Robbins
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I've got to get one of those. This site has some cool looking projects. I'd like to build the Pandora player. The tabletop MAME player is awesome.


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Joe Harry
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I'm just trying to set a couple of these RasPi's as home servers. I'm planning to get another two more and stack it up with an 8GD memory cards and install mongoDB.
chris webster
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You could try running your own space project...


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Joe Harry
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chris webster wrote:You could try running your own space project...


I've read about this and looks like a daring fun attempt using the Pi and a poor teddy!
Tim Cooke
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I use one as a home Media Streamer running OpenELEC. I stream over a network from an old computer I hacked into a NAS using NAS4Free. It's a very cheap but very effective setup.


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Joe Harry
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Tim Cooke wrote:I use one as a home Media Streamer running OpenELEC. I stream over a network from an old computer I hacked into a NAS using NAS4Free. It's a very cheap but very effective setup.


What do you normally do with your home media streamer? I have never heard about it? Looks interesting though!
Tim Cooke
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I have archived a lot of my old VHS and DVD's that I have into video files. I put them on the NAS and then use the media streamer to watch them on the big telly. Happiness!
Joe Harry
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Tim Cooke wrote:I have archived a lot of my old VHS and DVD's that I have into video files. I put them on the NAS and then use the media streamer to watch them on the big telly. Happiness!


Interesting. I actually bought two of them and both have been allocated to a specific task. I'm actually considering to get another one and glue it with a cam and use the combo as a dash-cam for my car.
 
 
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