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Offline actkk2000

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RPI still alive and kicking
« on: April 01, 2014, 11:45:30 pm »
Actually I'm a proud owner of a Raspberry Pi board...

I have successfully mounted:

-A headless torrent server with Transmission and LCD2USB display board
-Files downloader manager with PyLoad
-A small NAS with USB portable disk, SMB y Debian (Raspbian)
-A media center with Xmbc (Raspbmc), DVD player and 7" LCD monitor
-A retro gaming console with PieMame and arcade joystick
-A digital desktop clock with Clockatoo RTC Clock Board

I call it "RasPi-Rack"

I also own a Cubietruck and of course is more powerful!
Still under development, looking to move some stuff here with Android and waiting for Ewell case to arrive...
But in the meantime Raspberry Pi still is useful  ::)



« Last Edit: April 02, 2014, 11:10:41 am by actkk2000 »

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Re: RPI still alive and kicking
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 07:25:03 am »
That's very cool and look forward to the CT version.  ;D

Coincidentally, my Pi died the day after my CT arrived. It's been a while I need to really get another board.

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Re: RPI still alive and kicking
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 11:02:50 am »
Well I am keeping things simple for now, nothing fancy...

CT version:

-Android 4.2.2 instead of Raspbian
-Vuze instead of Transmission
-LoaderDroid instead of Pyload
-Sata 2.5" disk instead of USB portable disk
-23" Led monitor with HDMI instead of LCD 7" display with RCA*
-MX Player + PowerAmp instead of Raspbmc
-PlayStation emulation with FPSe instead of PiMame
-Dualshock gamepad instead of Arcade joystick

Unfortunalely led digital clock is just for RPI, and LCD2USB display needs Linux...
DVD player probably works on Android but is currently attached to RPI rack...
*RPI also has HDMI but little display is cuter

Remotely accessible with SambaDroid, Airdroid and Vuze Remote.
I guess It will look much better on Ewell case:  8)



« Last Edit: April 02, 2014, 02:43:11 pm by actkk2000 »

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Re: RPI still alive and kicking
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2014, 04:37:15 pm »
Very nice. Do you want to make a video?

Why you are using Android and not Cubian for example?
And do you know if its possible to interact with the GPIO with Android OS installed?

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Re: RPI still alive and kicking
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2014, 06:25:34 pm »
Thanks for your suggestions filly86!
But like I said, I'm trying to keep things as much simple as I can... going easy for now ;)
With RPI I went crazy...
I tried some Linux versions (Cubieez and Fedora) on CT, but I didn't want to repeat the RPI Project, actually I was curious if Android would be able to make a good homemade server, for little that my requirements were... and it turns that it is!  :P
For me, that is a great accomplishment...


« Last Edit: April 02, 2014, 10:16:43 pm by actkk2000 »