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Raspberry Pi 4 (and bundles) - 10% discount at thepihut.com this weekend only, e.g. £39.60 (+£2.99 P&P) for 2GB variant
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Raspberry Pi 4 (and bundles) - 10% discount at thepihut.com this weekend only, e.g. £39.60 (+£2.99 P&P) for 2GB variant

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Posted 14th Feb

This deal is expired. Here are some options that might interest you:

thepihut.com website is offering 10% discount on all Raspberry Pi 4's and bundles/kits until 09:00 Mon 17 Feb.

Unfortunately, the cheapest 1GB option is out of stock, but the 2GB (£39.60) and 4GB (£48.60) are still in stock at the time of posting.

Example bundles/kits:

Raspberry Pi 4 2GB Starter Kit @£62.10 (save £6.90)

Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Desktop Kit @£103.50 (saving of £11.50)

Add £2.99 for P&P.
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naski66614/02/2020 15:31

Really want to get the kids into this, can anyone suggest interesting …Really want to get the kids into this, can anyone suggest interesting projects? I've had a Google but not interested in a Minecraft server or remote camera! Maybe something smarthomey? Cheers


Try Hass.io (home assistant), it's so good. The possibilities are endless! I can also recommend pi-hole, octoprint and retropie.
Retropie is the crowing glory in my humble opinion. It is a doddle to set up and you can buy a couple of PS3 wired USB controllers from Argos for 7.50 each.

It will happily emulate everything from the original NES Super Mario Brothers all the way up to the first playstation with Resident Evil 2.

Okay, perhaps no Resident Evil 2 for your kids

It can even do Arcade emulation and lets you play the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game - for example

That's just my opinion
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Really want to get the kids into this, can anyone suggest interesting projects? I've had a Google but not interested in a Minecraft server or remote camera! Maybe something smarthomey? Cheers
naski66614/02/2020 15:31

Really want to get the kids into this, can anyone suggest interesting …Really want to get the kids into this, can anyone suggest interesting projects? I've had a Google but not interested in a Minecraft server or remote camera! Maybe something smarthomey? Cheers


Try Hass.io (home assistant), it's so good. The possibilities are endless! I can also recommend pi-hole, octoprint and retropie.
Lil one is taking computing as one of his options at secondary school, really think I need to get him something like this. Anyone have any suggestions if it's worth it, what can you do with it etc. Any advice greatly appreciated
NIgelK14/02/2020 15:40

Lil one is taking computing as one of his options at secondary school, …Lil one is taking computing as one of his options at secondary school, really think I need to get him something like this. Anyone have any suggestions if it's worth it, what can you do with it etc. Any advice greatly appreciated


Have a look at an Arduino or something first to see if they keep interested. Can get an Elegoo (Chinese identical copy) starter kit for about £30
NIgelK14/02/2020 15:40

Lil one is taking computing as one of his options at secondary school, …Lil one is taking computing as one of his options at secondary school, really think I need to get him something like this. Anyone have any suggestions if it's worth it, what can you do with it etc. Any advice greatly appreciated


Have a look here, there's so much to do! github.com/thi….md
NIgelK14/02/2020 15:40

Lil one is taking computing as one of his options at secondary school, …Lil one is taking computing as one of his options at secondary school, really think I need to get him something like this. Anyone have any suggestions if it's worth it, what can you do with it etc. Any advice greatly appreciated


First port of call is their official website, but there are a ton of resources on the internet. If you just wanted to 'test the water', I would suggest getting the most basic model: the Pi Zero, and I strongly recommend the wireless version (£9.30). If you don't have peripherals/adapters/etc. to hand, then opt for the wireless version mega kit (£30), but they have been out of stock of the Pi Zero's for a while now.
Edited by: "Eotris" 14th Feb
Retropie is the crowing glory in my humble opinion. It is a doddle to set up and you can buy a couple of PS3 wired USB controllers from Argos for 7.50 each.

It will happily emulate everything from the original NES Super Mario Brothers all the way up to the first playstation with Resident Evil 2.

Okay, perhaps no Resident Evil 2 for your kids

It can even do Arcade emulation and lets you play the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game - for example

That's just my opinion
aferenbach14/02/2020 16:06

Retropie is the crowing glory in my humble opinion. It is a doddle to set …Retropie is the crowing glory in my humble opinion. It is a doddle to set up and you can buy a couple of PS3 wired USB controllers from Argos for 7.50 each.It will happily emulate everything from the original NES Super Mario Brothers all the way up to the first playstation with Resident Evil 2.Okay, perhaps no Resident Evil 2 for your kidsIt can even do Arcade emulation and lets you play the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game - for exampleThat's just my opinion


Looking to maybe set one up for my self and the kids, do these now support Blutooth controllers? Also is there a kit you can buy thats got everything included.Might have to look on ebay.
aferenbach14/02/2020 16:06

Retropie is the crowing glory in my humble opinion. It is a doddle to set …Retropie is the crowing glory in my humble opinion. It is a doddle to set up and you can buy a couple of PS3 wired USB controllers from Argos for 7.50 each.It will happily emulate everything from the original NES Super Mario Brothers all the way up to the first playstation with Resident Evil 2.Okay, perhaps no Resident Evil 2 for your kidsIt can even do Arcade emulation and lets you play the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game - for exampleThat's just my opinion


There's still no version for Pi 4's though.
Edited by: "paulj48" 14th Feb
paulj4814/02/2020 16:34

There's still no version for Pi 4's though.


The support on the Pi4 seems to be pretty good now.

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  • Raspberry Pi 0/1: VideoCore + ARMv6
  • Raspberry Pi 2: VideoCore + ARMv7
  • Raspberry Pi 3: VideoCore + ARMv8
  • Raspberry Pi 4: DRM/KMS + ARMv8
  • Odroid C1/XU3/XU4: Mali + ARMv7
  • Odroid C2: Mali + AArch64
  • Desktop Linux: X11 + x68

Full information here - mmatyas.github.io/ret…gs/
Edited by: "Gormond" 14th Feb
Gormond14/02/2020 16:46

The support on the Pi4 seems to be pretty good now.[Image] Raspberry Pi …The support on the Pi4 seems to be pretty good now.[Image] Raspberry Pi 0/1: VideoCore + ARMv6Raspberry Pi 2: VideoCore + ARMv7Raspberry Pi 3: VideoCore + ARMv8Raspberry Pi 4: DRM/KMS + ARMv8Odroid C1/XU3/XU4: Mali + ARMv7Odroid C2: Mali + AArch64Desktop Linux: X11 + x68Full information here - https://mmatyas.github.io/retropie-pkgflags/



I cant see any download links on the official Retropie site for version Pi 4 support and they even state they are still working on it but do reference some non official builds.
timscott3814/02/2020 15:36

Try Hass.io (home assistant), it's so good. The possibilities are endless! …Try Hass.io (home assistant), it's so good. The possibilities are endless! I can also recommend pi-hole, octoprint and retropie.


Can't really imagine my son being that interested in pi-hole. I don't even think he understands the concept of DNS. For kids you want something interactive, maybe an additional device, you could then work along with python.
Any good to use as a thin client?
paulj4814/02/2020 16:55

I cant see any download links on the official Retropie site for version Pi …I cant see any download links on the official Retropie site for version Pi 4 support and they even state they are still working on it but do reference some non official builds.


Yes it's still in development but you can try a weekly build - files.retropie.org.uk/ima…ly/
Edited by: "Gormond" 14th Feb
timscott3814/02/2020 15:36

Try Hass.io (home assistant), it's so good. The possibilities are endless! …Try Hass.io (home assistant), it's so good. The possibilities are endless! I can also recommend pi-hole, octoprint and retropie.


I don’t think kids will be interested in a bloody dns blacklister.
hackerace14/02/2020 16:18

Looking to maybe set one up for my self and the kids, do these now support …Looking to maybe set one up for my self and the kids, do these now support Blutooth controllers? Also is there a kit you can buy thats got everything included.Might have to look on ebay.


The gaming kit on their website is OOS, but you could buy the Raspberry Pi 4 + PSU (if required) and something like this...

Edit: if you want wireless controllers, the Pi 4 has Bluetooth built-in, and you can use PS3/PS4/Xbox/8bitdo controllers.
Edited by: "Eotris" 14th Feb
NIgelK14/02/2020 15:40

Lil one is taking computing as one of his options at secondary school, …Lil one is taking computing as one of his options at secondary school, really think I need to get him something like this. Anyone have any suggestions if it's worth it, what can you do with it etc. Any advice greatly appreciated


For GCSE, nah, not really. It'll run Python which he'll probably be learning but that runs on any computer. If he's really keen then maybe he'll use it for a bit. In reality he's better off with a PC. (PS. I'm a computer science teacher)
paulj4814/02/2020 16:34

There's still no version for Pi 4's though.


Yes there is. Check out the arcade punks website. My pi 4 (4gb) happily runs most Dreamcast games.
naski66614/02/2020 15:31

Really want to get the kids into this, can anyone suggest interesting …Really want to get the kids into this, can anyone suggest interesting projects? I've had a Google but not interested in a Minecraft server or remote camera! Maybe something smarthomey? Cheers


Christmas lights?
Is this a good deal/good for Pi-hole been considering this instead of an Ad-Blocker plugin on PC
ChildofChaos14/02/2020 17:53

Is this a good deal/good for Pi-hole been considering this instead of an …Is this a good deal/good for Pi-hole been considering this instead of an Ad-Blocker plugin on PC


You can run pi-hole on a zero if you wanted (obviously, you might want Ethernet though) - this is overkill imo. I’m running my pi-hope with a RPi2 and even that’s overkill.
Dr-Rjinswand14/02/2020 17:19

I don’t think kids will be interested in a bloody dns blacklister.


😳
vornstar1314/02/2020 17:38

For GCSE, nah, not really. It'll run Python which he'll probably be …For GCSE, nah, not really. It'll run Python which he'll probably be learning but that runs on any computer. If he's really keen then maybe he'll use it for a bit. In reality he's better off with a PC. (PS. I'm a computer science teacher)



Ah thank you, I was going to ask his teacher for next year what she thought. He has got a pretty top spec pc already tbh, things have certainly changed from speccy 48k BASIC/machine code days!
vornstar1314/02/2020 17:40

Yes there is. Check out the arcade punks website. My pi 4 (4gb) happily …Yes there is. Check out the arcade punks website. My pi 4 (4gb) happily runs most Dreamcast games.



Please tell me it runs Shadowman ?
NIgelK14/02/2020 18:53

Please tell me it runs Shadowman ?


Not tried that one tbh
vornstar1314/02/2020 17:40

Yes there is. Check out the arcade punks website. My pi 4 (4gb) happily …Yes there is. Check out the arcade punks website. My pi 4 (4gb) happily runs most Dreamcast games.


Whats your setup, wanting something simular with just plug and play?
vornstar1314/02/2020 17:40

Yes there is. Check out the arcade punks website. My pi 4 (4gb) happily …Yes there is. Check out the arcade punks website. My pi 4 (4gb) happily runs most Dreamcast games.


Yes, poorly. MUCH better buying a cheap DC and GDEMU if you are serious about wanting to run/play DC without massive performance problems. Otherwise a Pi3 will get you all the way up to PS1 very nicely.
paulj4814/02/2020 16:34

There's still no version for Pi 4's though.


Of what? Arcadepunks me thinks!!!
Edited by: "pow26" 15th Feb
vornstar1314/02/2020 17:40

Yes there is. Check out the arcade punks website. My pi 4 (4gb) happily …Yes there is. Check out the arcade punks website. My pi 4 (4gb) happily runs most Dreamcast games.


What’s the title called buddy?
aferenbach14/02/2020 16:06

Retropie is the crowing glory in my humble opinion. It is a doddle to set …Retropie is the crowing glory in my humble opinion. It is a doddle to set up and you can buy a couple of PS3 wired USB controllers from Argos for 7.50 each.It will happily emulate everything from the original NES Super Mario Brothers all the way up to the first playstation with Resident Evil 2.Okay, perhaps no Resident Evil 2 for your kidsIt can even do Arcade emulation and lets you play the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game - for exampleThat's just my opinion


Retropie doesn't work (yet) on the newer raspberry pie?
timscott3814/02/2020 15:36

Try Hass.io (home assistant), it's so good. The possibilities are endless! …Try Hass.io (home assistant), it's so good. The possibilities are endless! I can also recommend pi-hole, octoprint and retropie.


Tim do you mind me talking to you about hass Io. I'm really interested need to gauge feasibility.

Cheers!
pow2615/02/2020 04:32

Of what? Arcadepunks me thinks!!!


An official Retropie release that can use the extra power of the Pi4 rather than a hacked older version that doesn't give any benefit over the cheaper Pi3
no_Sunshine15/02/2020 04:51

Retropie doesn't work (yet) on the newer raspberry pie?


Correct, see the official Retropie website, they have been promising support since last July but as yet no stable release.
ChildofChaos14/02/2020 17:53

Is this a good deal/good for Pi-hole been considering this instead of an …Is this a good deal/good for Pi-hole been considering this instead of an Ad-Blocker plugin on PC


It's nice to have a network wide adblocker, but add-ons are still important for me to block annoying elements on pages that can't be blocked like those pesky cookie warnings. Things like pihole and adblock (openwrt) only can block hosts.
Edited by: "rev6" 15th Feb
jameswalker45715/02/2020 07:02

Tim do you mind me talking to you about hass Io. I'm really interested …Tim do you mind me talking to you about hass Io. I'm really interested need to gauge feasibility. Cheers!


Sure thing. For me it was the missing link for all my smart home gadgets. Not found many things it can't link to or do.
Dr-Rjinswand14/02/2020 17:19

I don’t think kids will be interested in a bloody dns blacklister.


They don't need to be interested in it; you just install it and leave it running.

The logs/stats that mine show are incredible in terms of how many requests are blocked per day ( mainly from my kids' devices TBF )
paulj4814/02/2020 16:34

There's still no version for Pi 4's though.


Not officially, no

Is there any Pi emulation software ( recalbox, Hyperspin, etc ) that is optimised for the Pi 4 yet ?
pow2615/02/2020 04:33

What’s the title called buddy?


It's a Damaso release but I've just tried to load it and it's failed so going to see if I can get it back up and running. I'll agree the emulation isn't perfect yet but it isn't on my PC either. And it's not for PlayStation and certainly not N64 too.
rev615/02/2020 08:15

It's nice to have a network wide adblocker, but add-ons are still …It's nice to have a network wide adblocker, but add-ons are still important for me to block annoying elements on pages that can't be blocked like those pesky cookie warnings. Things like pihole and adblock (openwrt) only can block hosts.


Yeah, this is why I am wondering if I even need/want Pi-Hole, considering all the stuff it doesn’t do.

Does it stop those you are using an ad-blocker messages?
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