1106Re: [smartsockets] RE: chipKIT Pi Technical Datasheet - Newark or element14
- Oct 9, 2013I bought one unit - Heck, it was only $40I think everyone wants a single chip board that does a specific task like a pic or arduino.Arduino is about $30Entire Linux computer is $40 (heh)I used an arduino, added a network sheild, relay, tilt sensor and then had a device I could open/close/get status of my garage door. Very nice compact unit. Very basic website on it.I first my first RPi to run a test web server. First thing was to duplicate the above. It was far cheaper (network already there), and since it was a computer, I was able to remote in, change the webpage(s), etc. I mention is was cheaper too?Now, can run xmbc on it for, setup as a TOR browser, and a Torrent downloader.Now, I use them with LCD panels for Bitcoin mining. Next is a test project with making a cluster.It's a computer. Not a simple microprocessor.Michail Wilson
206-920-6312In a message dated 10/9/2013 4:33:31 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, fixitsan@... writes:
I got one of the first ones last year, but sold it on quickly to pay for a car expense. I switched it on, didn't know what to do with it and then sold it.
This time around things are very different and I think it's because I have an application in mind already. My problem solving process is following an iterative route .. "Can I make it do this ? ...." and it usually can.
Just switching it on, surfing the net with it and switching it off again only just scrapes the surface. I think unless you are already a Linux fan or a Python programmer you'll be lost without having a goal in mind,, and what I've found so far is that when trying to tackle a small hurdle there are usually several solutions.Having said all that, I still don't have a working application to back up anything I might have said so far !Chris
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