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    raspberry pi build

    this isn't mine, not sure where it should go, but it's pretty cool and may help out some people.. so i decided to post it up:
    http://www.engineering-diy.blogspot....13-update.html

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    Looks like a slick build. I would like it if he expanded on everything a little bit more. Like how the power is handled. I see the adapter that he used for power, but how does he handle powering on and off? On isn't so hard, but off is my concern? Does it power down on shut down of the car, cut off immediately? Does he have to manually shut it down before turning the car off?

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    While cheap this setup would be very slow. There are more powerful boards available for not much more that would perform much nicer and be able to handle things such as playing videos or some other stuff that a Rasberry will be working very hard to try to accomplish.

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    A tablet would be much better for that kind of money IMO, but nevertheless good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hayes View Post
    Looks like a slick build. I would like it if he expanded on everything a little bit more. Like how the power is handled. I see the adapter that he used for power, but how does he handle powering on and off? On isn't so hard, but off is my concern? Does it power down on shut down of the car, cut off immediately? Does he have to manually shut it down before turning the car off?
    all good questions

    Quote Originally Posted by redheadedrod View Post
    While cheap this setup would be very slow. There are more powerful boards available for not much more that would perform much nicer and be able to handle things such as playing videos or some other stuff that a Rasberry will be working very hard to try to accomplish.
    i agree that there are more powerful setups; I'm looking into a pcduino myself. but the concept is there. Also there is the raspyfi design around that board that is supposed to increase the audio quality of that board... which looks promising. Some of us aren't interested in watching video's in our car.... i think i'd rather watch a video on my computer or at my house.

    Quote Originally Posted by alawadhi3000 View Post
    A tablet would be much better for that kind of money IMO, but nevertheless good work.
    possibly, but a tablet is a different beast. I happen to like the idea of linux and gpio (hence looking into pcduino) It can open up a whole new world of integration and stability
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_fx View Post
    possibly, but a tablet is a different beast. I happen to like the idea of linux and gpio (hence looking into pcduino) It can open up a whole new world of integration and stability
    I do agree, the geeky part of me always wanting to get a Raspberry PI for some time now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alawadhi3000 View Post
    I do agree, the geeky part of me always wanting to get a Raspberry PI for some time now.
    I just picked one up to start my project. I am going to get RaspBMC and see how it works on the Pi. I have a basic variation on Linux on it now, and it's really laggy. With that being said, I think one of the problems is my SD card, where the OS is loaded. I've done some reading and it sounds like I need a Class 10 SD card. I am going to get one tonight or tomorrow and check it. Also, with RaspBMC, it's recommended to have a USB 3.0 drive to load XBMC on and run it from.

    A note, the USB ports on the Pi are not powerful enough to run a keyboard and mouse, though once I used my battery powered mouse, both worked. What that means for me and my project, I will need a powered USB hub so that I can run media from one, touch screen monitor from one, XBMC on another, and any other peripherals needed.

    As long as a better SD card makes a difference in the speed, I will be embarking on this adventure next month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayesxb View Post
    I just picked one up to start my project. I am going to get RaspBMC and see how it works on the Pi. I have a basic variation on Linux on it now, and it's really laggy. With that being said, I think one of the problems is my SD card, where the OS is loaded. I've done some reading and it sounds like I need a Class 10 SD card. I am going to get one tonight or tomorrow and check it. Also, with RaspBMC, it's recommended to have a USB 3.0 drive to load XBMC on and run it from.

    A note, the USB ports on the Pi are not powerful enough to run a keyboard and mouse, though once I used my battery powered mouse, both worked. What that means for me and my project, I will need a powered USB hub so that I can run media from one, touch screen monitor from one, XBMC on another, and any other peripherals needed.

    As long as a better SD card makes a difference in the speed, I will be embarking on this adventure next month.
    Usually a Class 10 card will give a better write speed (10MB/s minimum) than class<10 cards, the read speed is usually around the same unless your talking about UHS-I cards which are much faster but I don'tt think the controller on the PI takes advantage of UHS-I speeds.

    Whats the situation on the PI orders? Is there still a long wait to get your order shipped?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alawadhi3000 View Post
    Usually a Class 10 card will give a better write speed (10MB/s minimum) than class<10 cards, the read speed is usually around the same unless your talking about UHS-I cards which are much faster but I don'tt think the controller on the PI takes advantage of UHS-I speeds.

    Whats the situation on the PI orders? Is there still a long wait to get your order shipped?
    I did a lot of reading and they SD card plays a large part in the speeds of the Pi. As for the wait time, I went into my local Micro Center and picked one up, no wait.

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    In the US there are 12,000 in stock at http://www.newark.com/, not sure about other countries, but I know the goal of the Raspberry Pi Foundation is to get these distributed all over the world.

    I've got one running Raspbmc on the TV in the living room. I like it. I keep it updated with the latest normal build. I would say that the menu system is just a slight tough laggy, but the video is great. Audio is better with the latest builds. It used to Pop between every song on Pandora. I have a Samsung Smart TV in the basement, and I like the Raspbmc interface better. I don't use DLNA on the Samsung, so every time I want to watch a video on the smart TV, I have to run upstairs and get the IP address of my PC where the videos are stored. On the Pi, it just remembers the path. I have Pandora Hacked into the Pi, and it's great, No Commercials and no hitting the "I'm Still Listening" button every hour. I don't pay for Pandora One. Also on the Pi there are real controls to operate the video, on some file types that's not present on the Smart TV. I have not tried it yet, but supposedly the remote from the Smart TV will control the Pi too, if you have it hooked in with an HDMI cable. I think I'd rather have the Pi on the Smart TV than use the TV interface, but that's just me.

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