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Raspberry Pi B+ Desktop (700MHz Processor, 512MB RAM, 4x USB Port) £23.90 Sold by Amazon Raspberry Pi B+ Desktop (700MHz Processor, 512MB RAM, 4x USB Port) NowView @ Amazon

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The latest edition to the Raspberry Pi family - The Raspberry Pi B+ (B Plus) brings some much anticipated additions to the original Raspberry Pi Model B.

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Original Poster

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That £20.99 price completely passed us by.
Edited by: "git" 12th Jan 2015

must of gone down this evening as I looked at this earlier and still £23.90 - good spot

ok my mistake still £23.90 from amazon - this is a third party seller, I think I would still prefer to pay the extra 95p and buy from amazon

Can someone tell me what you can actually do with this?

Asked and answered every time the Pi is posted.

You can do more or less anything with it. It's a relatively slow but power-efficient box that runs linux.

dbx125

Can someone tell me what you can actually do with this?



please say your joking..

WG47

You can do more or less anything with it.



Can I win the lottery with it?
Maybe a sexier younger wife?
How about peace and love to mankind?

tan159

Can I win the lottery with it?Maybe a sexier younger wife?How about peace … Can I win the lottery with it?Maybe a sexier younger wife?How about peace and love to mankind?



Yes, yes and yes.

MrHot

Yes, yes and yes.



How

tan159

How


Its an educational tool. You have to work it out for yourself.

can you eat it?

I have one of these, but haven't had the chance to use it much.
Does anyone know of 1 of 2 things. I have already had a wifi dongle that i got off ebay, that work but died. I got another, but that wasn't compatible, and only work in the laptop. So any cheap adapter that work with it, without to long wait. The cheap ones seem to be about 15days wait, coming from hk or china.
2 There is another way around this for me. Does anyone know of again cheap working adapter, which allows you to connect the hdmi output to vga?

dbx125

Can someone tell me what you can actually do with this?

It's a computer.

leeparsons

I have one of these, but haven't had the chance to use it much.Does … I have one of these, but haven't had the chance to use it much.Does anyone know of 1 of 2 things. I have already had a wifi dongle that i got off ebay, that work but died. I got another, but that wasn't compatible, and only work in the laptop. So any cheap adapter that work with it, without to long wait. The cheap ones seem to be about 15days wait, coming from hk or china.2 There is another way around this for me. Does anyone know of again cheap working adapter, which allows you to connect the hdmi output to vga?



I use the one made by edimax. Not exactly cheap, but definitely compatible. Paid about £7.

I bought a pi when it first released and t then sold out as it was not powerful enough to me to do anything with it. The banana pi is more powerful and is available for £35 in amazon. I will probably give it a try.

I know I want one of these, but I do not know what I would do with it ...

Current got 3 of theses, the original 256mb B model is an out door IP camera, the 512m B model is opering a home automation lighting system and had a B+ model for xmas that I'm currently deciding if I should set it up with xbmc again or an arcade emulator.

Macdory

I know I want one of these, but I do not know what I would do with it ...



Try Raspbmc (XBMC) for starters.

One thing you can do with it is use it to run XBMC (Kodi) and connect it to your TV.

Banned

colder than an eskimos nipple ring

Briton

One thing you can do with it is use it to run XBMC (Kodi) and connect it … One thing you can do with it is use it to run XBMC (Kodi) and connect it to your TV.


That's what I've done as well. You can stream videos from your PC, network drive, external HDD etc. to your TV.
It's one of the best players around, compatible with all sorts of formats. Much better than Chromecast and its ilk as long as all you want this for is streaming through LAN.

I'd love to set one of these up as a home security server, wireless thermostat thing, unfortunately I can just about manage to remember that I need some clean pants and socks for work tomorrow. Maybe I'll wait till retirement to snap one up.

amdavies1978

Current got 3 of theses, the original 256mb B model is an out door IP … Current got 3 of theses, the original 256mb B model is an out door IP camera, the 512m B model is opering a home automation lighting system and had a B+ model for xmas that I'm currently deciding if I should set it up with xbmc again or an arcade emulator.



Did you use the camera module or some other camera?

niranjansm

I use the one made by edimax. Not exactly cheap, but definitely … I use the one made by edimax. Not exactly cheap, but definitely compatible. Paid about £7.



I second that. I've tried TP Link and Edimax. The TP Link needed manually setting up with drivers and I couldn't work it out so just ditched it and bought the Edimax which worked with no configuration.

I use mine with retropie to play old mega drive / snes / Nes games. It's awesome

Ilsyde

That's what I've done as well. You can stream videos from your PC, … That's what I've done as well. You can stream videos from your PC, network drive, external HDD etc. to your TV.It's one of the best players around, compatible with all sorts of formats. Much better than Chromecast and its ilk as long as all you want this for is streaming through LAN.

i was under the impression that you can also play directly a connected external hard drive with xbmc instead of streaming a pc.

D3V4

Did you use the camera module or some other camera?



I used the camera module initially but just changed to the no-ir module.

stockdam

Try Raspbmc (XBMC) for starters.



It's a shame they have put the shackles on icefilms

grandwazoo

Its an educational tool. You have to work it out for yourself.


What an ignorant.

tan159

How



Python.
xkcd.com/353/

Mebster

i was under the impression that you can also play directly a connected … i was under the impression that you can also play directly a connected external hard drive with xbmc instead of streaming a pc.



That works.

I've installed Raspbmc and connect to xbmc running on my PC so I can watch all my movies etc on the upstairs TV. Have a few apps installed too.. Can provide smart functions for your TV. Its powered by the USB port on the TV and connected to the network via powerline adapters.

Edited by: "dudeonline" 14th Jan 2015

amdavies1978

Current got 3 of theses, the original 256mb B model is an out door IP … Current got 3 of theses, the original 256mb B model is an out door IP camera, the 512m B model is opering a home automation lighting system and had a B+ model for xmas that I'm currently deciding if I should set it up with xbmc again or an arcade emulator.



In regards to your home automation, did you build the whole thing yourself using the I/O board add-ons (Relays etc.)? Also, the programming of it, do you code it in python on top of the OS or is it direct on the processor (like a PIC for example)? Just trying to get some pointers, as you've done exactly what I want to have a play with around the automation and IP camera. Thanks for any pointers.

Energenie do a pack of radio controlled sockets and a control board for the pi, I can turn on my kettle from upstairs or the other side of the world. On top of that the same pi also triples as my nas box cloud storage and torrent machine.

mogsog

Energenie do a pack of radio controlled sockets and a control board for … Energenie do a pack of radio controlled sockets and a control board for the pi, I can turn on my kettle from upstairs or the other side of the world. On top of that the same pi also triples as my nas box cloud storage and torrent machine.


Thanks for the info mogsog. That looks like a very simplistic option. I'm still interested in feedback from amdavies1978 when they're next online.

I don't know why people still buy these. Powerwise the tech was borderline when it first came out and is now well and truly surpassed by the likes of the Bannana Pi and Odroid C1.

deadmancool

What an ignorant.


It's called a joke.

LandOfConfusion

I don't know why people still buy these. Powerwise the tech was … I don't know why people still buy these. Powerwise the tech was borderline when it first came out and is now well and truly surpassed by the likes of the Bannana Pi and Odroid C1.



They don't have the same GPU power as this.

LandOfConfusion

I don't know why people still buy these. Powerwise the tech was … I don't know why people still buy these. Powerwise the tech was borderline when it first came out and is now well and truly surpassed by the likes of the Bannana Pi and Odroid C1.



The power isn't often needed for many uses so not an issue.
Is the Raspberry Pi manufactured in the UK? If so that could be another reason to buy it.
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