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  • Kafeen 4 Jul 2012 14:44:20 552 posts
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    Anyone else for a lego case?

    http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1515
    http://www.thedailybrick.co.uk/lego-sets/custom/lego-custom-raspberry-pi-case.html

  • Rhythm 4 Jul 2012 15:07:18 2,463 posts
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    Bah, finally decided to go ahead with an order (I got an "authorisation code" a few weeks ago) and now the queue is 12 weeks long :-D
  • mikew1985 4 Jul 2012 16:23:48 12,589 posts
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    Its been 12 weeks long since then anyway. I ordered about 3 weeks ago and in expecting it in august.
  • jellyhead 4 Jul 2012 16:29:42 24,350 posts
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    Wow, really? I must have been one of the last to get a 'quick' delivery!
    Mine arrived about 2 weeks after confirming my order.

    Work colleague has just confirmed that his order put in today is also saying approx 12 weeks for delivery too. Blimey.

    Top tip: Have a look about and order a case for it while you wait.

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  • Rhythm 4 Jul 2012 16:31:00 2,463 posts
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    Nah, I'll craft a case myself. I know Altoids tins are a few mm too small but I'm sure I can find something nice :-)
  • Mr-Brett 4 Jul 2012 16:34:26 12,723 posts
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    Mine arrived a few days ago, I ordered it about a month before. I've been making a wooden case, it's not amazing but it should do the job and feels a little more in-keeping with the spirit of the thing.

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  • jellyhead 4 Jul 2012 16:34:58 24,350 posts
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    Ciggy Packets are spot on as are the boxes of 'baccy like Amber Leaf etc.
    Altoids tins are just too small much to my disappointment :(

    Whatever fits, go for it! I've seen some crazy cases out there.

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  • ReGuRgIt8oR 4 Jul 2012 16:40:40 2,597 posts
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    The plastic boxes you sometimes get business cards in are the correct size. You just need to trim some of the height off the box lid and base and cut your cable holes.
  • mal 4 Jul 2012 18:56:05 22,336 posts
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    Mr-Brett wrote:
    Mine arrived a few days ago, I ordered it about a month before. I've been making a wooden case, it's not amazing but it should do the job and feels a little more in-keeping with the spirit of the thing.
    You need to make it look like this. But saying 'Raspberry Pi' on the top, obv.

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  • Mr-Brett 4 Jul 2012 19:02:13 12,723 posts
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    I WISH it looked that professional. Hard to believe that they make some of the best looking products in the market these days.

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  • mal 4 Jul 2012 19:04:40 22,336 posts
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    To be fair, that case wasn't made by apple. It's a little, uh, aftermarket.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Mr-Brett 4 Jul 2012 20:11:02 12,723 posts
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    Oh, that wasn't mentioned in the news stories, still it sold for a ton of cash. link.

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  • Mr-Brett 8 Jul 2012 14:49:28 12,723 posts
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    I went with a rustic look for my case:


    So I've got the thing set up and now I'm at something of a loss as to what to do with the thing :)

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  • Ginger 20 Jul 2012 11:19:32 6,826 posts
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    @Mr-Brett that. is. awesome.

    Mine are sat on a shelf somewhere at the minute, but I'm going to have a go at getting squeezeplug running on it

    http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=9092 and http://www.squeezeplug.eu/wiki/index.php/SqueezePlug

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  • X201 20 Jul 2012 11:53:35 15,132 posts
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    Mine refuses to talk to the DHCP system of my router.

    Guides to fix it manually are written in Linux geek.

    :(
  • Chopsen 20 Jul 2012 12:17:44 15,723 posts
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    That's...weird. Have you tried assigning an IP address manually?
  • X201 20 Jul 2012 12:28:37 15,132 posts
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    The instructions were written in Linux geek.

    I have no problem using the command line, but there seems an odd thing with Linux help pages where they can't just tell you how to do x, they have to cover every tangentially related area until you end up totally pissed off with them.

    I'll have another go at the weekend, I'll set the laptop up next to it which should make things easier.
  • Chopsen 20 Jul 2012 12:36:44 15,723 posts
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    What flavour linux runs on the Pi? I though it was ubuntu, that normally has quite intuitive GUI front-ends for changing settings etc.

    Get the netwrork configuring tool thingy and find the network adapter, change it's settings and find the bit that covers IPv4 or TCP/IP. Set the IP address of your PI to be something compatible your network (probably something like 192.168.1.2 or 192.168.0.2 should work, depending on your network) and set things like DNS server and gateway to be the IP address of your router (192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1,again depending on what your network is set to do).

    That might work.
  • X201 20 Jul 2012 12:48:42 15,132 posts
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    Its an optimised version of Debian. Although it has a GUI, its a bit light on Control Panel type windows.

    Thanks. Will have another pop at configuring it at the weekend.

    Its strange really, my router is a Linksys WRT54, its been rock solid and never had a problem with anything I've thrown at it except for the Pi.

    Edited by X201 at 12:50:17 20-07-2012
  • Chopsen 20 Jul 2012 12:55:41 15,723 posts
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    Linksys have IP ranges in 192.168.1.x

    Arseholes, I hope it isn't your router. I have a linksys one that is similarly great at coping with all kinds of nonsense. Hope I don't get problems when the Pi I have on order arrives. Have had Linux of various flavours working quite happily with it over the years (including debian) so it really is odd it should be causing problems.

    Maybe this is the excuse I need to buy a draytek router.....
  • Ginger 20 Jul 2012 13:29:07 6,826 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    Its an optimised version of Debian. Although it has a GUI, its a bit light on Control Panel type windows.
    That reminds me, there's a new version of Raspbian out (the custom debian) which makes use of hardware floating point calculations to make the whole thing much faster (who knew)

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  • Mr-Brett 20 Jul 2012 13:40:25 12,723 posts
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    @Ginger Cheers, so far I've spent a lot more time on the case than the Pi...

    I'm thinking of putting Raspian on mine instead of Debian. Also someone's got Chromium running on Raspian which I wouldn't mind trying out.

    Edited by Mr-Brett at 13:40:57 20-07-2012

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  • Chopsen 8 Aug 2012 22:02:30 15,723 posts
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    So today, I sat down with my Pi. It now does this:

    Acts as a printer server using CUPS so I can print from my laptop without arsing about turning the desktop on.

    Hosts all my mp3s for my Sonos devices.

    Hosts a backup of all my files automatically via goodsync and SSH on a networked drive. Also keeps my documents sync'd between my PCs.

    Not bad for 30 quid. Still no case tho....
  • mikew1985 16 Aug 2012 17:22:40 12,589 posts
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    I feel I'm somewhat wasting mine, using it solely as an xbmc media box.

    It's been rock solid though.
  • RobAnybody 15 Oct 2012 13:33:20 881 posts
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    Model B now ships with 512MB of RAM -

    http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/2180
  • localnotail 15 Oct 2012 14:03:28 23,093 posts
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    Might have to get another, thinking of making a video baby monitor by hooking one up to a webcam.

    I know they are constantly trying to improve it but I wish they would be less hasty. We've been stuck in a few annoying upgrade loops.

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

  • Dougs 15 Oct 2012 14:07:32 66,661 posts
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    Don't do that local, you'll never tear yourself away from it - you need a break too! It was bad enough with the motion sensor mat...
  • localnotail 15 Oct 2012 14:14:31 23,093 posts
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    Ok, ok Dougs, I'll just stick with the two nannies ;)

    It's time she started getting used to sleeping on her own occasionally, but her room is at the opposite end of the house to where we tend to hang out and the audio monitors don't seem to carry the distance. I figure this way I can check over wifi on my phone via Skype.

    Edited by localnotail at 14:18:05 15-10-2012

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

  • Chopsen 15 Oct 2012 14:28:26 15,723 posts
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    Mine is now in a drawer doing nothing. Turns out CUPS (or specifically the proprietary plugins for HP printers for CUPS) is borked under Debian Wheezy, so I've gone back to using the stable release for a printer driver. Squeeze is unsupported on the Pi, so I've got an old netbook doing to job. As it's doing that, there's no reason it can't do the other jobs I was using the Pi for. Hey-ho.

    Guess I could try archlinux, but cba with learning another distro, and it sounds like *such* hard work.
  • Deleted user 15 October 2012 14:48:03
    For those of you using your Pi to run XBMC, how exactly do you control/navigate? Does XBMC Commander for the iPhone/iPad support connections to the Pi version?
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