A friend is running a Kickstarter for an NFC (near field communication) board that works with Raspberry Pi and Arduino. There some demo videos of cool things you can do with in the updates.|
Hope you find it interesting.
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There is a new model B (B+ I believe) out with same RAM and processor but it has 4 usb and a Micro SD instead of an SD card slot.
I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.
I'm hoping for the C model, whenever it will come out, to support 1080p60 H264 playback. It's probably the only thing I'm missing from my OpenELEC/XBMC media center.
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ozthegweat wrote:Whoops. I'm still at the same stage as I was at the end of April.
@Salaman I'm in the same boat. Just google "ideas raspberry pi" and start from the top. It'll take a while
I got the B+ Pi earlier in the week. I'm not competent with code, so got a pre-loaded MicroSD card with OpenElec. Literally plug and play, the most difficult part was assembling the case.
I don't have any 1080p60 content to test it, but everything else works smoothly. Not that I've had much time to experiment.
It's such a dinky wee thing though, I stuck it to the back of the telly and it just works. Delighted.
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bunglebonce wrote:I don't have any 1080p60 content to test itIt won't really work. I tried the Uncharted 4 trailer in 1080p60, and the playback was very choppy. According to the specs, it doesn't support it, so no surprise there.
Most 1080p content is at 30Hz, right? That'll be fine for me.
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Thanks to the people on here who mentioned using the pi for xbmc, I have had a pi sitting in a draw now for a while and I have finally got around to doing something with it and have it connecting to my wd live hub and streaming music.
It took a bit of farting around but now I can browse and choose music from my phone which is better than my wd ever allowed. It really was quite straight forward and it is ace.
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Well I've been playing about with Retropie on my Pi. Lots of fun, but can be a bit of a pain to set up, especially joypad configs. But if you have the inclination it's great when you get it running.
Some folks claim to have N64 and PSX running on it, but even with heatsinks on mine and turbo overclocking it doesn't make them run to any decent standard. Best to accept what it can do, such as 8 and 16 bit consoles, and play to those strengths. At least in my case anyway.
bunglebonce wrote:Movies and TV shows yes. Games are sometimes captured at 60Hz, especially now that YouTube allows upload of 1080p60 content and this resolution now becomes more popular in console space with PS4/XBO.
Most 1080p content is at 30Hz, right?
Trying to watch the Uncharted 4 trailer was when I found out that the Pi doesn't do 1080p60.