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Raspberry PI 3

Discussion in 'Computers, Websites and Technology' started by jimbob202002, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. jimbob202002

    jimbob202002 28DL Full Member
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    Just bought a Raspberry PI 3 with a few projects in mind to try out, has anyone else bought one of these and if so what are you currently using it for?
     

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  2. Bertie Bollockbrains

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    might want to direct this towards @Oort who has expertise in this field

    What's new in 3 compared to 2? (my son has one, but personally myself I wouldn't know how to even turn the thing on)
     
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    The 3 has wifi and Bluetooth built in so no need for dongles as well as faster processor and memory I think.
     
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    The Pi 3 is a lot faster than the 2

    I was looking at getting one but I don't use my Pi or Pi 2 so I doubt I'd use a 3
     
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    I will most likely put mine into an fpv ground station or a home automation system, will decide which way I'm going to go over the next week or so
     
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    been looking on Amazon, prices from £29 with no accessories included
     
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    Got mine for £35 delivered took a couple days to arrive. All you get is the main board no accessories but those are cheap as chips.
     
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    You will need a memory card 8/16gb as the OS is 4gb and Windows 10 is 10gb just depends what you want to do with it.
     
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    Pi 3 = Awesome.
     
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    Yeah I've got a Pi 3, used for scratch to GPIO for the kids then and now Ive set it to dual boot to a media centre (still needs setting up), going to set it up with my usb harddrive to have it as my main network storage too. My Old pi1 I am going to set up to do my backups from my inlaws house syncing via BitorrentSync.
     
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    Sounds great bunk3r I have a 4tb home server/media centre set up already and kodi running via an Amazon stick in the bedroom so still pondering over what to do
     
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    I have a couple of Pi2's, one is a motion sensing security camera using MotionEye, the other was running a Kodi media server, but I replaced that with an Amazon Fire stick, so it's temporarily running Ubuntu Unix (with a couple of add ins to make it look a bit like a Mac) for developing some Linux scripts for work. I may become a disk server at some point but needs a bit more work.
    I love these little boards, such clever use of modern components and so accessible.

    Phil
     
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    I've got two Pi 3's from RS components, along with one NoIR camera & one normal HD camera module. I'm currently using them both as security cameras.

    The NoIR one is in my garage with a infrared lamp for illumination and the other is looking out a window towards my front door.

    They're so easy to set up & stream over the internet. I've no experience in Linux (or Noobs operating system) but the forums and guides are brilliant. I'm looking to add a few more to watch my garden and front driveway once I've figured out how to mount them outside & keep them weather proof.
     
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    I've got a pi1 and I play a zx spectrum emulator
     
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