Raspberry Pi B+ starter kit £34.99 Sold by Leipsic Luxshop and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Raspberry Pi B+ starter kit £34.99 Sold by Leipsic Luxshop and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 18th Jan 2015
This was £49.99 before Christmas and considering the Raspberry Pi board alone is about £26 this is a great deal. Add a remote and external HDD and this can be used as a live tv recorder.

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Not voted either way, but don't see how this is going to be a live TV recorder without a TV dongle added to it.

Very complicated to set up as a pvr unless you're a Linux expert but makes a good media centre using openelec xbmc

Great price thanks

This is really good. I made a small car with mine. It goes 25mph!!

hairyuk

Very complicated to set up as a pvr unless you're a Linux expert but … Very complicated to set up as a pvr unless you're a Linux expert but makes a good media centre using openelec xbmc



I'm sure there are loads of YouTube tutorials you could follow without knowing what the steps mean to avarice l achieve this. I'd put money on it!

Good deal

Fantastic deal and a great device!
I made a small house with mine
Heat added

Saw this earlier today, but went for separate parts as I was a put off by the 'poor quality' reviews.

...and yes, you need a TV adaptor to make a live TV viewer/recorder - make sure you get a compatible one unless you enjoy faff.

got one of these last week, and its been fine, the only problem was it kept freezing whilst my son was playing Minecraft, suspected the PSU and swapped it for my Samsung phone charger and it works fine. The problem I read about the case not fitting is because you have to put one side in first and make sure you get it under the clips. WiFi and micro SD card all fine.

Nice price, been using this to control a robot for a uni project. Think I'll get one for personal use.

This was 39.99, not 49.99;

But yeah, heat for the 5 off!

great device for XBMC/Kodi, UI navigation a little laggy before overclocking but playback is perfect.

Great to mess around with, great to learn code like Python etc, not so good at anything else IMHO, great educational device.
Jack of all trades, Master of none.

Need another Raspberry Pi about as much as a second b*mhole, but I've got the *original* model B, the *upgraded* model B, and now there's the *new* model B - at least this way you get all the bits it really ought to come with in the first place!

(voted hot - how could I not?)

Running xbmc but for some reason all my pi's decided not to entertain AirPlay or any interaction from an apple device. Anyone any ideas??

Hoping a more powerful Pi is released in the first half of 2015; it's just a tad too slow to emulate the PS1/N64 seemingly.

coderkind

Hoping a more powerful Pi is released in the first half of 2015; it's just a … Hoping a more powerful Pi is released in the first half of 2015; it's just a tad too slow to emulate the PS1/N64 seemingly.



As this model was recently released I doubt it.

rev6

As this model was recently released I doubt it.



Apparently they're going to release a new model in 2015 (going by a Google search for "raspberry pi 2015 new".

coderkind

Apparently they're going to release a new model in 2015 (going by a … Apparently they're going to release a new model in 2015 (going by a Google search for "raspberry pi 2015 new".



Count me in.

So many different things you can do with these. I have 3 so far, 2 as media centres and one in a games table I built with all the classic games such as Sonic on it. Great rice for a starter kit. Heat.

coderkind

Hoping a more powerful Pi is released in the first half of 2015; it's just a … Hoping a more powerful Pi is released in the first half of 2015; it's just a tad too slow to emulate the PS1/N64 seemingly.


Totally agree, I only have a handful of PS1 games working on it so a bit more power would be great.

rich139luck

Totally agree, I only have a handful of PS1 games working on it so a bit … Totally agree, I only have a handful of PS1 games working on it so a bit more power would be great.


so go for an odroid C1 - its 35 quid and has 1,5GHz quad core processor and its compatible with raspberry pi
Edited by: "dkuku" 19th Jan 2015

Try CEC TV remote.

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6moe66

Running xbmc but for some reason all my pi's decided not to entertain … Running xbmc but for some reason all my pi's decided not to entertain AirPlay or any interaction from an apple device. Anyone any ideas??



Install, openelec XBMC/Komi and you can have AirPlay. See instructions at YouTube

Having had mine (model B, not B+) sat in the box for two years, I just spent the weekend turning mine into something productive - now it's a NAS and DLNA server, I've got SSH and VNC access to it, and there was lots more I could have added - BitTorrent client, VPN server, webserver and more - just followed these guidelines (and no I'm not the author, but it took a lot of Googling to find step-by-step instructions):

melgrubb.wordpress.com/201…ex/

bungalowbill4

Having had mine (model B, not B+) sat in the box for two years, I just … Having had mine (model B, not B+) sat in the box for two years, I just spent the weekend turning mine into something productive - now it's a NAS and DLNA server, I've got SSH and VNC access to it, and there was lots more I could have added - BitTorrent client, VPN server, webserver and more - just followed these guidelines (and no I'm not the author, but it took a lot of Googling to find step-by-step instructions):https://melgrubb.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/raspberry-pi-home-server-index/

thanks for posting that link, very useful.

lakisd

CommentInstall, openelec XBMC/Komi and you can have AirPlay. See … CommentInstall, openelec XBMC/Komi and you can have AirPlay. See instructions at YouTube



Rubbish, he's already running XBMC. This is not helpful at all.

I've tried Komi and OpenElec, the issue is with iOS8 and not the media centre as per:

forum.kodi.tv/sho…277

Does the odroid C1 do exactly the same as the raspberry ?

bungalowbill4

Having had mine (model B, not B+) sat in the box for two years, I just … Having had mine (model B, not B+) sat in the box for two years, I just spent the weekend turning mine into something productive - now it's a NAS and DLNA server, I've got SSH and VNC access to it, and there was lots more I could have added - BitTorrent client, VPN server, webserver and more - just followed these guidelines (and no I'm not the author, but it took a lot of Googling to find step-by-step instructions):https://melgrubb.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/raspberry-pi-home-server-index/



Just read through that article, exactly what I've been looking for .. Thanks!

mrparm

Does the odroid C1 do exactly the same as the raspberry ?


I'd say not. While you can probably create similar projects with it, unless the odroid claims to be pin-compatible and driver-compatible with the Pi, doing anything other than running general programs on it is going to be faff and with significantly less support. I've been toying with the idea of getting one of the alternatives to the Pi, so I can use a spare sata SSD, but the ecosystem for the other boards just is not on the same scale.

dkuku

so go for an odroid C1 - its 35 quid and has 1,5GHz quad core processor … so go for an odroid C1 - its 35 quid and has 1,5GHz quad core processor and its compatible with raspberry pi

Cheers for the know it all comment. I might just look into it.

dkuku

http://www.hardkernel.com/main/products/prdt_info.php?g_code=G141578608433 this one is more powerfull than raspberry pi



That seems cheap enough. Does it have the industry support and user community that the Pi has? Does it have plenty of cheap cases, accessories and hundreds of different add-ons and plugins?

Oh, that's a shame

Erko

Rubbish, he's already running XBMC. This is not helpful at all.I've tried … Rubbish, he's already running XBMC. This is not helpful at all.I've tried Komi and OpenElec, the issue is with iOS8 and not the media centre as per:http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=199277



rich139luck

Cheers for the know it all comment. I might just look into it.



newsgroupmonkey

That seems cheap enough. Does it have the industry support and user … That seems cheap enough. Does it have the industry support and user community that the Pi has? Does it have plenty of cheap cases, accessories and hundreds of different add-ons and plugins?Oh, that's a shame



came here expecting to see a bit of open-source community spirit, navigating away cratching one`s head as to why the snide+sarky comms!!!

Going to get one to have a play - £31.69 @ Flubit.

Can anyone recommend a compatible remote/keyboard/mouse ?

Cheers

really like these things as xbmc clients, works well with CEC. Having said that if I get another need to get a separate remote for it as plugging into TV without CEC. Any recommendations on remote and adapter for these? Note not an app over wifi, as for the kids room needs to be IR of RF. Cheers

Can i stream online channels using xbmc on this ?

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Now price is up to £44.99, shame i was too late
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