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Neat links folks. Here is a very interesting one for giving a speed boost.

 

http://www.techradar...-option-1098691

 

 

 

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That's been around for at least a couple of months. But the problem is, very few Pis will run stable clocked all the way to 1ghs. But most will run higher than the original 700mhz default. I haven't overclocked mine because I use it primarily as a Samba and FTP server and I'm more concerned with stability than with the small additional transfer speeds overclocking would achieve.

 

I run mine from a USB drive with the stripped down kernel and formatted to ext4. That has increased my transfers from about 3.5 Mbs/sec to close to 7. Overclocking doesn't seem to add very much to that.

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That's been around for at least a couple of months. But the problem is, very few Pis will run stable clocked all the way to 1ghs. But most will run higher than the original 700mhz default. I haven't overclocked mine because I use it primarily as a Samba and FTP server and I'm more concerned with stability than with the small additional transfer speeds overclocking would achieve.

 

I run mine from a USB drive with the stripped down kernel and formatted to ext4. That has increased my transfers from about 3.5 Mbs/sec to close to 7. Overclocking doesn't seem to add very much to that.

 

Darn I should have looked at the date :whistling:

 

Are you running without a sd card then lewmur ?

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I thought the Pi needed a SD card to boot the kernel image. I seem to recall somewhere that it could not boot without it.

 

Adam

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Pi Camera coming soon

 

Once again, the Foundation is aiming for a $25 price point, and the camera board should go on sale some time early in the new year. Corporate communications lead Liz Upton says that a small mount will be available too, so that you don’t have to tape the camera to your Pi. You can if you want to, of course, because the Raspberry Pi is all about making hackable computing more accessible and letting people’s creativity run wild. 3D-printed cases and mounting hardware is nice, but they’re not a critical part of the equation.

 

Cool HD quality home security for £50. :clap:

 

That is what I thought too Ross 549. Was why Ii asked the Q.

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Darn I should have looked at the date :whistling:

 

Are you running without a sd card then lewmur ?

Yes and no. You have to have the SD card with the .elf and .cfg files to start the boot process. You change a line in the cmdline.txt file to tell the boot process to look for the OS image on the USB drive and it immediately shifts to the USB drive. You can then remove the SD card. The SD slot can then be treated as an "external" drive and plug cards in and out.

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$25 Raspberry PI camera board demoed, coming early 2013

 

http://www.geek.com/articles/chips/25-raspberry-pi-camera-board-demoed-coming-early-2013-20121123/

 

Cheap as chips home security.

 

Lewmur - does it run better like that ? ie smoother,faster etc. Or do you do it just for storage without the need for a powered external drive ?

 

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http://www.paritynews.com/software/item/582-openarena-now-playable-on-raspberry-pi

 

 

 

 

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the release of OpenArena – a multiplayer first person shooter (FPS) game based on Quake III, for Raspberry Pi.

 

Available as a free download the game has been rated ‘Adults Only’ because of the blood and violence. The open-source game is free to download and is powered by the ‘ioquake3’ fork of the engine that Quake III runs on – id tech 3 engine. Modifications have been made to the gameplay by removing the copyrighted material and adding new free content.

 

Don't you just love them pi's :th_thyippee:

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http://www.geek.com/...-2013-20121123/

 

Cheap as chips home security.

 

Lewmur - does it run better like that ? ie smoother,faster etc. Or do you do it just for storage without the need for a powered external drive ?

 

:breakfast:

It runs much better.

 

BTW, I just received my RK3066 based Mini PC. Cost $65 shipped with HDMI and Micro USB cables. Has built in Bluetooth and Wifi 1.6ghz Dual Core Cortex A9 CPU, 1gb RAM, 4gb Flash and SDHC slot. Comes with Android Jelly Bean but will run Linux. Doesn't have the GPIO pins or other "tinkering" features of the Pi, but for someone looking for a "media" device, it is a much better deal.

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I like the sound of the RK3066. had a quick peek at some reviews and it seems impressive. Wonder how Linux would run on it ? :breakfast:

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I like the sound of the RK3066. had a quick peek at some reviews and it seems impressive. Wonder how Linux would run on it ? :breakfast:

Give me some time to play with it and I'll let you know. But it, with a dual core, 1.6ghz CPU and 1gb of RAM, I'm hoping it will be a lot better than the Pi.

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likewise read a little on the RK3066, lewmur,

it's quite the cool piece of computing gear!

let us know how you do with it! :)

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Mojang has released a free version of its Minecraft game for the tiny, low-cost Raspberry Pi, letting players build virtual worlds on the cheap.

 

http://www.tgdaily.com/games-and-entertainment-brief/69432-minecraft-released-for-raspberry-pi-for-free

 

The aim of the free edition is to support the Raspberry Pi Foundation's efforts to boost the learning of programming skills.

The Raspberry Pi costs from $35 in the US - although it's currently sold out.

 

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http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Raspbmc-turns-the-Raspberry-Pi-into-a-media-centre-1802678.html

 

The open source Raspbmc media centre distribution has been released in its first stable version. Version 1.0 of the XBMC 12 based distribution transforms the $35 Raspberry Pi mini computer into an HD capable entertainment centre. According to the development team, Raspbmc can be easily installed to a USB stick or an SD card, even without prior Linux experience.

 

Now that is interesting but of even greater interest is the fact that you can for a few £/$'s add a GPIO IR reciever to the Pi. You do not even have to do any soldering.Now that is neat.

 

http://forum.stmlabs.com/showthread.php?tid=5549

 

A little how-to setup GPIO IR receiver with Raspberry Pi. Thanks to Sam, s7mx1, Dilligaf, monkey13, sabresfan03 and others.

 

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That sounds like a fun project for a weekend. :)

 

I'm going to get a IR unit and the camera add-on when it becomes available. :shifty:

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Am I part of a very small minority that thinks most PC case aesthetics are awful?

 

I've always appreciated a sleek, minimalist look to my hardware. In fact, when I had a Shuttle XPC, I found the power and HD activity LEDS to be extremely annoying. It got to the point where I wired a couple switches on the back of the case to simply turn them off.

 

Adam

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I have electrical tape and/or thick paper covering nearly all lights on my PCs and printers! They drive me nuts. They are so bright, it lights up the whole half the room!

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i simply dip my computer case in concrete.

no light gets out thereafter.

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I am surprised the article recommends plugging a portable USB drive to the Pi. The little ones that do not have their own power cord consume a LOT of power. The Pi will have difficulty keeping up.

 

Adam

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I have electrical tape and/or thick paper covering nearly all lights on my PCs and printers! They drive me nuts.
I also tape cardboard over the lights on the router and electrical tape over the green and red lights on my surge suppressor and the two grounded outlets I installed in the spare bedroom/computer room. My mom used to sleep here when she visited and I knew all those lights would be distracting.

 

I hid the modem behind a monitor so those lights were not visible.

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lol - i'm opposite, i love flashing lights

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I love flashing lights too, but not where I sleep LOL! And that's where my 'puters are.

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well... that's different. i don't think i'd care for flashing lights in my bedroom...

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