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  • read_only 25 Jul 2014 16:28:58 147 posts
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    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.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/donatien-garnier/micronfcboard-easy-nfc-for-the-internet-of-things

    Hope you find it interesting.
  • HoriZon 26 Jul 2014 23:33:24 13,529 posts
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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.

  • ozthegweat 31 Jul 2014 08:00:22 203 posts
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    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.
  • Salaman 31 Jul 2014 10:33:39 18,957 posts
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    ozthegweat wrote:
    @Salaman I'm in the same boat. Just google "ideas raspberry pi" and start from the top. It'll take a while ;)
    Whoops. I'm still at the same stage as I was at the end of April.
  • bunglebonce 31 Jul 2014 11:53:53 2,122 posts
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    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.

    Edited by bunglebonce at 11:54:47 31-07-2014

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  • ozthegweat 31 Jul 2014 11:56:39 203 posts
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    bunglebonce wrote:I don't have any 1080p60 content to test it
    It 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.
  • bunglebonce 31 Jul 2014 12:36:22 2,122 posts
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    Most 1080p content is at 30Hz, right? That'll be fine for me.

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  • Mr_Sleep 2 Aug 2014 23:13:59 16,933 posts
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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.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • K-Project 3 Aug 2014 12:30:15 363 posts
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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.
  • ozthegweat 4 Aug 2014 09:17:36 203 posts
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    bunglebonce wrote:
    Most 1080p content is at 30Hz, right?
    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.

    Trying to watch the Uncharted 4 trailer was when I found out that the Pi doesn't do 1080p60.
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