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The 'Raspberry Pi' thread

Discussion in 'Other CPUs and chipsets' started by HyRax1, May 8, 2011.

  1. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Far out, that's actually legitimately more powerful than some of the computers in my house.

    You could do a hell of a lot with that. Thinking about things like budget-stretched schools looking for a way to give kids an opportunity to learn valuable skills, or libraries looking for cheap internet terminals, etc.
     
  2. GumbyNoTalent

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    Kubernetes cluster for dev environment.

    Or proper NAS guts with ZFS.
    http://linuxgizmos.com/sata-hats-support-up-to-four-drives-on-raspberry-pi-4-or-rock-pi-4/

    https://wiki.radxa.com/News/2019/12/introduce-rockpi-sata-hat
    Hella nice 2.5" case
    [​IMG]

    Yeah, I pulled the old lappy out of storage on the weekend. is one of these old Turino based laptops.
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  3. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Anyone making generic laptop shells for RPis yet? I can't be stuffed hacking up an existing shell.
     
  4. GumbyNoTalent

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    They all seem ass or kitschy
    https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/raspberry-pi-laptop/.

    https://hackaday.com/2020/05/01/old-laptop-gets-new-lease-on-life-with-raspberry-pi/
    Just buy a $50 laptop and hack on it.

    https://www.instructables.com/id/Awesome-DIY-Raspberry-Pi-Laptops/
    https://www.thingiverse.com/matador/collections/pi-laptops

    PS elvis you got one of the 1st gen netbooks lying around?
    I have a HP Mini110 doing nothing.
    https://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/review/hp/mini_110_nb-1006tu_09/311403/
     
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  5. MUTMAN

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  6. Optimus.

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    A couple of those 8GBs would absolutely count as a homelab now. Makes me wish for a cluster usecase. How cool!
     
  7. money_killer

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    Just ordered me first pi. A pi 4 main reason is to use it as a PC for my solar edit * inverter to run a script grabber . Bit out of my depth but see how I go...... Will have to wait to I get home in 4 weeks
     
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  8. Optimus.

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    Simulating the solar system on a Pi4? Probably gonna need the 8GB for that hah
     
  9. money_killer

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    Sorry should been clearer . My solar inverter uploads to its own server via wifi internet. I then need a PC which I don't have to run a script scrapper to pull info from that server and then send it to pvoutput. This https://kruyt.org/ginlong-scraper/

    I don't have any pcs running 24/7 I just have laptops these days and a qnap server, so need a low power computer hence the pi.

    I got the pi4 with 4gb of ram. Hope I'm on the right track :confused:
     
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  10. wintermute000

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    Just need it in 3.5" form factor

    EDIT just read its USB, no thanks
     
  11. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Of course it's USB. There's no exposed SATA/PCIe ports on an RPi4.

    I'm sure they'll turn up one day. But right now, USB3 is all you get.
     
  12. GumbyNoTalent

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    Not sure what your doing but that is plenty for most people, is not "enterprise".

    or

    Banana Pi with SATA
    http://linuxgizmos.com/latest-banana-pi-offers-sata-support-for-32/
     
  13. GumbyNoTalent

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    http://nexdock.com/
    Not just Pi but phones as well!



    Also HP Elite X3 Lapdock (actually available now)
    https://www.amazon.com/HP-V8H07UT-Elite-Lap-Dock/dp/B01M14FYYU


    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-100-lapdock-future-of-productivity#/


    Hmmm wonder if my phone can now be my dev compute since I work in Vim and in shell?

    EDIT - such a tech junkie, had to pre-order one. :rolleyes:
     
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  14. MUTMAN

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    raspbian finally gets a shot 64 bits it seems.

    welcome to Pi OS


    some other cool tools now too
     
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    sorry, wrong link. posting from mobile gets a bit loose at times :)
    at least i raised the news :)

    anyone using the other tools in the imager pack ?

    also in big BIG news.
    1gig model is to be discontinued !

    edit- yep, its true

    https://magpi.raspberrypi.org/issues/91/pdf

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  17. millsy

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    I am not using pvoutput yet, is it worth having a muck around with? I'm currently using a Pi Zero W to query my inverter and store it in an influxDB locally, which I graph with Grafana
     
  18. _zak

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    Came here to say that this is exactly what I've done! I've had a Pi 2 running shairport-sync and Pi-hole for ages, but as a lockdown project decided to get a NAS running. Backup and file sharing over SMB, Pihole and shairport-sync as before, and a few other services running in Docker (which I also decided to try out). I'd prefer to be running over SATA rather than USB, but for the price (~$150 plus drives), it's pretty unbeatable.
     
  19. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    I can't see SATA being a thing the RPi hardware devs are going to care about for a while, and honestly I can't blame them. The Pi is not a desktop PC or server, even if we want it to be. And I think for home users, 2x USB3 is plenty for something that's likely going to be a very lightweight device in the corner.

    This thing isn't designed to be a QNAP/Synology killer. Those options are there if you want to upgrade to something gruntier. But I've already rolled out a Pi and a couple of USB disks for home and small office backups in a few places (cheapest way to make a Time Machine device), and the Pi4's increased bandwidth is welcome.
     
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