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Old 04-20-2017, 11:57 AM   #1
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So I finally decided to buy a raspberry pi 3 the other day. Loaded an OS from the NOOBS menu (Raspian I think), but trying to figure out what to do next.

So what all have you guys done with your Raspberry Pi's.

Someone at work suggested getting several and making a Maria or Mongo DB cluster. No thanks, don't need that, lol.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:11 PM   #2
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So I finally decided to buy a raspberry pi 3 the other day. Loaded an OS from the NOOBS menu (Raspian I think), but trying to figure out what to do next.

So what all have you guys done with your Raspberry Pi's.

Someone at work suggested getting several and making a Maria or Mongo DB cluster. No thanks, don't need that, lol.
my homie built me one and it has all the original nes, snes, sega, Atari, neo-geo and other shit on it.

sidenote: i still wreck fuckers @ tecmo bowl


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my homie built me one and it has all the original nes, snes, sega, Atari, neo-geo and other shit on it.

sidenote: i still wreck fuckers @ tecmo bowl


god bless.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:39 PM   #4
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my homie built me one and it has all the original nes, snes, sega, Atari, neo-geo and other shit on it.

sidenote: i still wreck fuckers @ tecmo bowl


god bless.
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Old 04-20-2017, 04:47 PM   #5
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how much does this cost and can you use old school style controllers?
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I'm building a web service and client to use mine to control my gate.
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:15 AM   #7
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I've built several things with them:

Several small mail/web/ftp servers just playing around
HoneyPot (Kippo)
Sprinkler System controller (Opensprinkler)
Controller for smoking on my BGE (HeaterMeter) - left this one together and still use it.
FlightAware ADS-B receiver - this one is still up and running as well.

There are tons of cool projects out there ...

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Install Kodi?
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how much does this cost and can you use old school style controllers?
I've got usb snes looking controllers that I use on the pi and laptop. They're about $10 each on Amazon.
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I'm gonna build my brother the gameboy clone and surprise him with it.
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I used mine to detect motion in the garage to flash the lights in my office so I know when to alt-f4 my porn.
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She's gonna run in the front door one day cuz she needs something quick.
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I'm also working on a LED strip controlled through the raspberry pi so its WAY cheaper than doing my hue lights. Its also hue compatible though so I can control it through the app.

I was using these for lightning effects on a cosplay thunderfury jackie made for me.
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Also, you'd be better off buying one of the new Nintendo NES systems, USB is a soft interrupt which makes a cpu cycle lag when using a USB controller. I could not play any of the emulation games for shit because the timing was off on everything. Sure were talking about a processor that does I believe 1 interrupt check per millisecond, but NES games were all about timing, at least the more difficult ones were and combining that with other processes that need CPU time, it caused me too much frustration.
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Also, you'd be better off buying one of the new Nintendo NES systems, USB is a soft interrupt which makes a cpu cycle lag when using a USB controller. I could not play any of the emulation games for shit because the timing was off on everything. Sure were talking about a processor that does I believe 1 interrupt check per millisecond, but NES games were all about timing, at least the more difficult ones were and combining that with other processes that need CPU time, it caused me too much frustration.
Unless you're doing speed runs in games, I'm sure the usb controllers are fine.
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Sprinkler System controller (Opensprinkler)

Did that work out pretty well? And was it cheaper and less of a pain than the shelf models?
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I am making a radar gun with my Arduino, like those things you see on the side of the road that tell you how fast your going cause I be tired of speeding cars in residential.
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I am making a radar gun with my Arduino, like those things you see on the side of the road that tell you how fast your going cause I be tired of speeding cars in residential.
The first step was to get a doppler radar working. I found this microwave sensor that tells you how fast the signal is returning to it, and is in the X-Band range which is perfect. The range on it is far enough to get a decent signal from about 30 meters away.

The coding for that was not too complex, you give the device power and it returns an integer that you can use to calculate mph.




The next step was actually a lot more difficult. I wanted a read out display that showed you how fast you were going, similar to those things on the side of the road.

What I have here is an LED strip with individually addressable LED's. I used an excel spreadsheet and numbered them out and then wrote functions for each number 0-9. Then I had to figure out the number in the tenths column since computers dont natively see 29 as a 2 and a 9. Then I just had it get more red as the numbers go higher. Hopefully I can finish putting it together and be annoying outside.


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I would've gone with a giant 7 segment display like this: http://www.instructables.com/id/Gian...untdown-Clock/
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That is pretty messy and seems overly complex. I am using 3 cables for the light, 3 to the Arduino and a power/ground into a bread board.
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