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My phone will stream to TV via Slimport -> HDMI cable. I just have to work out how to stream from my desktop to phone. Maybe KDE Connect will work? Must try it, works well for other transfers I've done.

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I love my Chromecast that my sister and brother in law got me for Christmas.

 

I use my iPhone with Hulu Plus, Youtube, iHeartRadio, etc. or use my Google Chrome browser in Linux with the Chromecast "Google Cast" Extension to cast it to my Chromecast. I can throw so many things up on the Chromecast. I can also use Hulu Plus via browser, or Netflix or whatever website, SyFy etc., that I use to cast shows up on the Chromecast.

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I love my Chromecast that my sister and brother in law got me for Christmas.

 

I use my iPhone with Hulu Plus, Youtube, iHeartRadio, etc. or use my Google Chrome browser in Linux with the Chromecast "Google Cast" Extension to cast it to my Chromecast. I can throw so many things up on the Chromecast. I can also use Hulu Plus via browser, or Netflix or whatever website, SyFy etc., that I use to cast shows up on the Chromecast.

While the Cromecast may be a great device, it isn't in the same category as the RPi 2 or the Odroid C1. You don't need an iPhone or separate Linux device to connect to your TV. They both have their own HDMI ports and will "stream" from their own browsers. Plus, the Pi 2 and the C1 are both general purpose computing device. My original point was the the C1, IMO, out Pi's the Pi 2. Edited by lewmur

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Actually RaceView is an android application: https://play.google....iewmobile&hl=en

Gee?? I wonder why I said I wanted Android in order to run RaceView??

 

Well you did say: "Raceview isn't a "web" app and it won't run on Chromecast."

 

Chromecast doesn't run only webapps. It runs literally anything on your device: apps, games, etc. Basically anything your android device can pull up, can be cast to your tv.

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Actually RaceView is an android application: https://play.google....iewmobile&hl=en

Gee?? I wonder why I said I wanted Android in order to run RaceView??

 

Well you did say: "Raceview isn't a "web" app and it won't run on Chromecast."

 

Chromecast doesn't run only webapps. It runs literally anything on your device: apps, games, etc. Basically anything your android device can pull up, can be cast to your tv.

But why would I need Chromecast? I can plug either a Pi or my C1 directly to my TV/monitor. I just plain don't understand how Chromecast has any relevance in a discussion about the merits of the Pi vs the C1. It certainly isn't a replacement for either one. Edited by lewmur

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Because you can do all that wireless. Being able to stream your local media from your pc to your tv alone is worth buying one, not to mention all of the other features.

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And actually it is relevant to your discussion of choosing the C1 because you mentioned being able to run Android. You said that you like the C1 because of being able to use android apps on your tv and I mentioned a device made to do exactly that for the same price.

 

I was trying to help you

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Because you can do all that wireless. Being able to stream your local media from your pc to your tv alone is worth buying one, not to mention all of the other features.

But I have NO NEED to do it wirelessly. My C1 is attached to my tv in exactly the same way as I'd attach a Chromecast and I control it wirelessly with bluetooth.

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Can your C1 stream from any device including your pc? Chromecast can do that from any phone, any tablet, any computer or any browser attached to your local network? Heck you could even cast your text messages to your tv if you wanted.

 

Anyway, back to the topic.... I hope to get a Rpi v2 soon!

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And actually it is relevant to your discussion of choosing the C1 because you mentioned being able to run Android. You said that you like the C1 because of being able to use android apps on your tv and I mentioned a device made to do exactly that for the same price.

 

I was trying to help you

How does it help me? I can run RaceView with my C1 without Chromecast and I can also use my C1 as a NAS and FTP server and still have all of the GPIO and other stuff I don't get with Chromecast.

 

For those who want a "streaming" device ONLY, that is plug and play OTB, then the Chromecast might be OK. But it won't REPLACE a Pi or C1.

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My original point was the the C1, IMO, out Pi's the Pi 2.

 

Apart from the fact that it ain't British. Great-Britain_180-animated-flag-gifs.gif

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http://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/

 

 

 

Welcome to the MagPi

 

The MagPi is now the official Raspberry Pi magazine. It offers the latest news, reviews, features and tutorials dedicated to the world’s favourite credit card-sized PC.

 

 

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Tried it. Works as advertised. Now to build and ship some containers. :)

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British ESA astronaut Tim Peake is heading to the International Space Station for six months, and he's taking two Raspberry Pi computers with him!

As part of the mission's education outreach program, children in UK schools will get the chance to write code to run their own applications in space. The Pis will each have a specially made sensor board attached in order to access data on the space station's atmosphere. Schools will get the chance to run experiments in their own classroom and compare the results from space, or just make interesting applications to run on the space station. We're really excited to see what the young minds of Britain come up with, and what they can learn from turning their ideas to a reality by programming the boards.

 

http://opensource.com/education/15/4/uk-students-compete-chance-have-their-raspberry-pi-code-run-space

 

Android 5.1 runs on Raspberry Pi 2

 

 

The Raspberry Pi is a very popular low cost, credit-card sized computer & several Linux distributions are released for this device. Swedish developer Exton created the RaspAnd Linux distribution to make it possible to run Android 5.1 Lollipop on the latest Raspberry Pi; version 2 (Model B) & is using Kernel 3.19.0-exton-v7+.
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I couldn't image how slow Android 5.1 would be on a device with 512mb ram and a single core cpu. 5.1 is slow on devices with only 1gb of ram, even if they have a quad core cpu. You need 2gb of ram to comfortably run Android 5.1.

 

I know this all from experience.

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I couldn't image how slow Android 5.1 would be on a device with 512mb ram and a single core cpu. 5.1 is slow on devices with only 1gb of ram, even if they have a quad core cpu. You need 2gb of ram to comfortably run Android 5.1.

 

I know this all from experience.

The only reports I've seen say, that while it does work, it is too slow to be usable.

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Raspberry Pi gains an E-paper display

 

 

The E-Paper HAT Display supports a wide variety of applications including a desk or wall clock, a weather station, or a Twitter feed display. The monochrome E-Paper display uses a fraction of the power of an LCD display, but cannot support video or fast animation. One advantage of the display is that the last message sent remains on the screen even if the power goes down, says Percheon.

 

Looks really neat.

 

This one is totally amazing. The ten minute video is a real treat.

 

Amazonian rainforest simulation

 

Mike “Recantha” Horne mailed me yesterday saying he’d found something that was (and I quote) “ALL KINDS OF COOL”. He also taught me a new word. This project is a paludarium: a created environment that mimics a complete terrestrial and aquatic biome, full of plants and animals that live in water and on land. A bit like a terrarium, but with an aquatic element as well (or a bit like an aquarium with a greenhouse on top).

 

The Raspberry Pi is responsible for running:

  • 6 independent sections of halogen lights
  • 27 independently controlled 1W LEDs for various effects
  • 3 independent 3W RGB LEDs for ambient color effects
  • 3 independent 3W LEDs for lightning and moon simulation
  • 3 independent 10W LEDs for Aquarium lighting
  • 2 independent FANs for wind simulation
  • 3 fog generators
  • 2 independent solenoids for rain control
  • Temperature monitoring

This is one of the most beautiful projects we’ve ever featured here. It’s a compelling watch: enjoy the video.

 

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Pi Day Project (2015)

 

 

The idea is thus: I and my wife have several development sites internal to our network that we, at times, want to show to customers, relatives or friends (you know just to show off) and were in need of a way to make these sites publicly available. Sure we could each use separate odd/non-standard ports to serve up our local Apache instances, but what fun is that, really?

Having had the new Rapsberry Pi 2 sitting around for a couple of days and itch to play around with Node.js I decided I would combine the two in to a project for the upcoming Pi Day.

 

B)

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Portable wireless speakers run Linux on a Raspberry Pi (2015)

 

 

The AxiomAir is built around a Raspberry Pi, which according to an email from the company, is the new, quad-core Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. The device runs Axiom’s own open source Linux OS, based on the Debian-based Raspian, and will be available with an open SDK for developers to create their own apps, says the company.

 

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Getting started with Minecraft Pi (2015)

 

 

The free Raspberry Pi version of the game is the only one that comes with a programming interface, allowing players write code and manipulate the world around them. It's based on Minecraft Pocket Edition for Android, and a Python API is provided. It's bundled with Raspbian, the Pi's main supported distribution, and it's being used to teach programming skills to young people around the world.

 

 

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Cottonpickers Solar and Battery Case

 

 

A neat way to power your Pi. :breakfast:

 

The web site is not hi-tech so you have to click on "SHOP" then click on "Raspberry Pi Items".

 

He is also offering a 7 Day USB timer but gives very little information about it apart from its functionality. Also I can not see any pictures on any of the pages and a lot of the links do not work across the site. The solar powered case is neat though.

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