[SATLUG] Raspberry Pi Project Ideas

Michael Endsley michael.endsley at collegeplus.org
Sun Feb 26 14:16:19 CST 2012


They posted on their blog that they should have their shipment in first
thing on Monday, and they're UK-based, so their morning will be ahead of
ours. Keep a close eye out?
On Feb 26, 2012 9:47 AM, "Steev Klimaszewski" <threeway at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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