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  • kingcrowbar 13 May 2012 12:47:22 911 posts
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    I still haven't done much with the software side of things other than try and get used to the Debian way of doing things and install espeak so the kids can have it talk gibberish.

    I started work on a case and I picked up My First LEGO Set mainly for the awesomely sturdy baseplate since my HDMI and Ethernet cables seem to be having a tug of war trying to flip the whole thing over.

    At first I had a nice minimal design just to secure it in place and not having to worry about holding it in the wrong place while inserting/removing cables.



    Then I needed to secure the USB hub to it, so I stuck another level on top.



    Now like Frankenstein's monster it's a mess of odd pieces as I've squeezed on an Arduino and breadboard.

  • grey_matters 13 May 2012 13:05:54 3,671 posts
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    :D
    Nice!
  • sanctusmortis 16 May 2012 18:49:51 9,627 posts
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    I like what the Register did:

  • Chopsen 16 May 2012 19:18:15 15,702 posts
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    I've often heard it said that building you're own PC is just like building something out of lego.
  • TechnoHippy 17 May 2012 16:13:09 14,698 posts
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    Well my turn has come, I have ordered one. Three weeks to wait for delivery though :-(

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  • MightyMetalMonkey 17 May 2012 22:58:40 600 posts
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    @kingcrowbar This excellent case so needs the Lego Space command centre building on top of it...
  • grey_matters 12 Jun 2012 12:37:28 3,671 posts
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    Other people seem to be getting in on the act now, too.

    Chinese ARM-based Andoid computer the size of a USB memory stick - $70(ish)

    VIA x86 board. Android based but hardware is unlocked - $50
  • Ginger 12 Jun 2012 12:54:08 6,826 posts
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    grey_matters wrote:
    Other people seem to be getting in on the act now, too.

    Chinese ARM-based Andoid computer the size of a USB memory stick - $70(ish)

    VIA x86 board. Android based but hardware is unlocked - $50
    that $50 is in massive (>10k) volumes apparently.

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  • delbert 12 Jun 2012 15:15:46 2,889 posts
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    Mine has just been delivered :)
  • DangerM0use 12 Jun 2012 15:19:56 740 posts
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    delbert wrote:
    Mine has just been delivered :)
    Mine too!
  • Ginger 12 Jun 2012 15:21:37 6,826 posts
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    time to put it on a shelf and forget about it (like my first one which got delivered a couple of weeks ago)

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  • grey_matters 12 Jun 2012 16:10:41 3,671 posts
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    Ginger wrote:
    grey_matters wrote:
    Other people seem to be getting in on the act now, too.

    Chinese ARM-based Andoid computer the size of a USB memory stick - $70(ish)

    VIA x86 board. Android based but hardware is unlocked - $50
    that $50 is in massive (>10k) volumes apparently.
    Thanks for that, I was a bit lazy there.
  • gammonbanter 13 Jun 2012 17:12:32 1,486 posts
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    [youtube] gSN_8T-palk [/youtube]

    Edited by gammonbanter at 17:14:13 13-06-2012

    Oh dear! However, the video I saw in xbmc was miles better!

    Edited by gammonbanter at 17:15:25 13-06-2012

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  • localnotail 30 Jun 2012 13:23:15 23,093 posts
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    Very impressed with it as a media centre. Being able to use the wifi phone app to select stuff from the PC hardrive to play on the TV feels quite futuristic.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • mal 30 Jun 2012 15:06:41 22,332 posts
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    The rumour I heard is you can't actually run XBMC on it yet as it uses some unreleased code. The vids we've seen are from broadcom employees with access. Have any of you good people got XBMC running on it yet? Would be good to know if there's any truth to this rumour before I start spreading it any further.

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  • Bremenacht 30 Jun 2012 17:25:23 17,600 posts
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    Ginger wrote:
    time to put it on a shelf and forget about it (like my first one which got delivered a couple of weeks ago)
    Got mine.
    Took it out of it's box and looked at it.
    Put it back in it's box.
    That's it.

    Brilliant piece of kit! Recommend one to anyone.
  • localnotail 30 Jun 2012 17:43:08 23,093 posts
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    We have RASPBMC running on ours. Seems fine, easy install.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • mal 30 Jun 2012 18:13:21 22,332 posts
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    Sounds like FUD then, carry on!

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  • jellyhead 30 Jun 2012 18:36:08 24,350 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    We have RASPBMC running on ours. Seems fine, easy install.
    Just waiting to be bothered to find a keyboard for mine and i'll be setting up Raspbmc later on. Good to know it works.

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  • localnotail 1 Jul 2012 00:13:21 23,093 posts
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    Using XBMC remote to run from HTC Desire. Hope that makes sense, I'm being dictated to.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • jellyhead 1 Jul 2012 01:15:24 24,350 posts
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    Works a treat. Have been watching GiantBomb quick looks and stuff from my housemate's tv-ersity server on the TV.

    It crashed once or twice but i think that was due to me being impatient and button mashing while it was trying to play danish tv AND cache items for the menus i was ploughing through. Ooops.

    Simple to install and worth a go if you have a Raspberry Pi, for sure.

    Installed the remote app on my One-X and have been using that instead of the kb/mouse too.

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  • jellyhead 1 Jul 2012 01:19:28 24,350 posts
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    I bought an unpowered 4 port USB hub from Wilko's for about 6 and it works well. Had usb stick, keyboard and mouse attached and it gives me peace of mind until i can case the RasPi.

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  • Ginger 2 Jul 2012 13:44:03 6,826 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    We have RASPBMC running on ours. Seems fine, easy install.
    Just got this booted on mine with the latest version. Don't have a spare keyboard but might instead try this instead

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  • Chopsen 2 Jul 2012 14:08:10 15,702 posts
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    They're still having supply problem with this then?

    Anybody know when they're being sold with cases? All very quaint building a box out of lego, but not being 8 I don't have any lego and I'm buggered if I'm bying some just for this. Lego's expensive!
  • Dirtbox 2 Jul 2012 14:24:39 77,454 posts
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    Stick it in a bit of tupperware.

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  • Dirtbox 2 Jul 2012 14:30:25 77,454 posts
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    This is better. https://www.modmypi.com/shop/raspberry-pi-cases

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  • localnotail 2 Jul 2012 14:32:30 23,093 posts
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    We've got ours in a leftover Graze box, fits almost perfectly, just cut holes for the cables. You could fit it easily into one of those plastic takeaway boxes. They don't get warm at all.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • localnotail 2 Jul 2012 14:35:46 23,093 posts
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    Those ones Dirtbox linked to are nice though.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Chopsen 2 Jul 2012 15:16:50 15,702 posts
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    Ooh, they do like nice.

    C'mon broadcom or whoever the hell it is screwed this up. Sort it out, I want to buy some!
  • Bremenacht 2 Jul 2012 15:48:17 17,600 posts
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    I freeze-dried a melon and put mine in there.
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