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Old 29-01-2018, 05:24 PM   #1
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Raspberry Pi anyone ?

Just wondered if anyone on here has and uses a raspberry pi? thinking of getting one to have a little play with and maybe load some emulators on but wondered if anyone uses one for anything else and if they are any good?
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Old 29-01-2018, 05:32 PM   #2
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Just wondered if anyone on here has and uses a raspberry pi? thinking of getting one to have a little play with and maybe load some emulators on but wondered if anyone uses one for anything else and if they are any good?
Yup, well to be precise I use an odroid C2, much better spec what what I use it for but essentially its the same in terms of size etc
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Old 29-01-2018, 05:40 PM   #3
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I've had several Pi's and whilst they can be fun to play with but got bored with how difficult they are to maintain (adding new games / emulators and things) and moved over to Android emulation instead.

I run a system called RetroX on my home android console (nvidea shield) as well as on a Lenovo Tablet for out and about, its been amazing for travelling as I can just pop the tablet out on a plane and play some absolute classics!
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wasn't aware there was an alternative to the Pi. Its just a thought i had as they are relatively inexpensive but wondered if i would get bored of it quickly as there is only so long retro emulators can be fun for
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I’ve got 2 of them set up, the pi3 model b,
One is running Retropi with thousands of games from sega Nintendo etc..
Then my second one is setup in the shed 24/7 running PiAware,
I will be getting a third one to run my amateur radio aprs gear,
Can also print out some canny cases for them if you have a 3d printer

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Old 29-01-2018, 08:48 PM   #6
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Ive got 2 of them set up, the pi3 model b,
One is running Retropi with thousands of games from sega Nintendo etc..
Then my second one is setup in the shed 24/7 running PiAware,
I will be getting a third one to run my amateur radio aprs gear,
Can also print out some canny cases for them if you have a 3d printer
It was the pi3 model b i was looking at and then getting either a pi case or a nes looking one and just running games on it.

Not sure what else i would use it for in all honesty
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You can use one as a mini media centre with libreElec, openelec or OSMC installed - basically a kodi box.
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Old 29-01-2018, 09:18 PM   #8
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You can use one as a mini media centre with libreElec, openelec or OSMC installed - basically a kodi box.
Yeah Ive just been reading about that funnily enough. That sounds good although not convinced I need that as I have other options but its nice to have it never the less
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I run Librelec on a Pi, and it works very well with proper native frame rate support. It was cheap to build, relatively simple to set up, and just does its job without any drama.

I also use another to run OpenEnergyMonitor for monitoring my electricity use and solar PV generation. This was more complex to set up, mainly as the software install and setup is very flexible and highly configurable. It is very accurate than any other energy monitor Id used previously.
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i got a canakit to mess about with over xmas. comes with eveything you need and was easy to set up after watching a couple of youtube tutorials.
only thing i've not cracked and was the reason i got the thing, is getting amiberry to work.
i've got all the amiga stuff on the pi and all the relevant kickstart roms in the right place but it's very hit and miss if any of them boot up.
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