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    Fun ideas for a Raspberry Pi?

    I just got one and think it's cool to have a fully functional Linux machine the size of a deck of playing cards. While seeing what this little thing can and can't run is fun in and of itself, how have you had fun with a Raspberry Pi?

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    Re: Fun ideas for a Raspberry Pi?

    Quote Originally Posted by SDET View Post
    I just got one and think it's cool to have a fully functional Linux machine the size of a deck of playing cards. While seeing what this little thing can and can't run is fun in and of itself, how have you had fun with a Raspberry Pi?
    Slap it in a retroflag case of your choice, get a mini fan for it , install emulation station or some other emulator, download some roms, get a usb xbox or ps2(assuming you want to play some playstation 1 games, otherwise a USB SNES style controller would work) style controller and have fun.
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    Re: Fun ideas for a Raspberry Pi?

    I like mine a la mode...


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    Re: Fun ideas for a Raspberry Pi?

    Quote Originally Posted by SDET View Post
    I just got one and think it's cool to have a fully functional Linux machine the size of a deck of playing cards. While seeing what this little thing can and can't run is fun in and of itself, how have you had fun with a Raspberry Pi?
    I have had two of the earlier ones, and since I've inherited a couple of free monitors I should probably get one of the newer ones. My ambition was to cobble together a streaming media player.
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    Re: Fun ideas for a Raspberry Pi?

    Quote Originally Posted by SDET View Post
    I just got one and think it's cool to have a fully functional Linux machine the size of a deck of playing cards. While seeing what this little thing can and can't run is fun in and of itself, how have you had fun with a Raspberry Pi?
    Animatronics.

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    You are only limited by your imagination.

    Two groups of high school kids here combined their knowledge and energies to build a massive mixed media performance art theater group based on the Raspberry Pi to run lighting, animatronics, audio and video for "live" Shakespearian productions. Puppetry, acting, music and technology. The group is now over two hundred strong, no adult supervision or interference. Performing regularly throughout the metropolitan NYC schools with their own trucks and equipment. Almost all their financing today comes from grants by corporations, including Apple, MS, Intel, NBC, CBS, Corning, and many others including banks, insurance companies, law firms, and many non associated businesses. Soccer moms and pops have been banned from all activities except as audience members. This summer they are doing a Shakespeare in the Park Festival at Cunningham Park in Queens, and Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx.

    I was privileged to attend a partial rehearsal for a production of a "Midsummer Night's Dream" just a week ago. The puppetry was amazing, to say the least. The kids, astonishing. The talent, exquisite.
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