[SATLUG] Raspberry Pi Project Ideas

Steev Klimaszewski threeway at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 09:47:14 CST 2012

On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 11:52 PM, Doug Mendizabal
<dougmendizabal at gmail.com> wrote:
> I hope I can get one.  I'm sure the first batch is going to sell out quick.
>  Here's what I was thinking about doing with mine:  I inherited an old
> X-Arcade (http://www.xgaming.com/) a while back.  Last year I replaced all
> the buttons with happ competition buttons and fitted a couple of Sanwa
> sticks.  Once I get the Raspberry Pi, I'm going to mount it inside the
> stick, rewire the the whole thing to use USB (thinkinkg toodles or the
> x-arcade usb pcb), then hopefully figure out a way to get the linux distro
> to run mame on bootup so that I can have a portable mame machine that I can
> plug straight into any TV. =D
> But even if I don't get around to doing all that, I think just having one
> to play around with would be fun.
> -Doug
> On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 8:56 PM, Michael Endsley <
> michael.endsley at collegeplus.org> wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> I and a flatmate of mine are considering getting a Raspberry Pi (open
>> development board/computing hardware kind of like a Beagleboard -- a few
>> members spoke of it at the last meeting), and I just thought it might be
>> worth asking if anyone here has ideas for fun tinkering projects we could
>> do with them around the apartment/workplace. Neither of us have messed with
>> anything of the sort before, so suggestions are appreciated! We might have
>> either Debian or Arch running on it.
>> Thanks,
>> - Michael

While I understand the reasoning, it does make me a bit sad that it's
just an armv6.  I'm looking forward to getting one as well, but I am
going to guess that by the time I'm even aware that they are available
for sale, they will be sold out.

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