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Old 02-20-2015, 03:44 PM   #21
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Anyone know of local electronics shops that sell Pi-related gear? Cases, Arduinos, sensors, etc?
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Old 02-20-2015, 03:45 PM   #22
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Must..resist..

Rasplex sounds sweeeet
Why resist? It's the perfect Plex client for under $50!
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Old 02-20-2015, 03:54 PM   #23
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Yeah, I use the plex android app on my phone as the remote. Before I used Plex, I used XBMC and had RaspBMC as my client. But Plex is just much more polished.

And I haven't tried to get any gear locally. The few things I bought I got off Amazon or EBay. The Pi itself I ordered from the official supplier: http://canada.newark.com/
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:48 PM   #24
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Why resist? It's the perfect Plex client for under $50!
Just finished getting my RasPlex box set up. I can't believe how easy it was. I expected to spend hours dusting off my sad Linux terminal skills but I didn't even have to. Only time I saw a terminal was to test SSH.

Flashed an old microSD with the GetRasPlex app, built a LEGO case, plugged in a WiFi USB adapter and plugged it into my amp. Enabled CEC on my TV and I can even control it with my harmony, without setting up an IR receiver on the RasPlex box.

Total investment of about $45 (not counting spare LEGO or the old microSD card) and it's every bit as good as the full-fledged Plex Home Theater on my 2010 Mac Mini (better even, since RasPlex boots about 10x faster).

Now I need to order about 5 more Raspberry Pi's...
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I've got a Pi running Volumio with an I2C DAC sitting on it for my home audio system. Pretty fun to play around with.
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Old 02-21-2015, 10:36 PM   #26
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What are you guys doing for audio from video files, can RasPlex pass through DTS-HD or Dolby TrueHD? Or multi-channel audio at least?
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Old 02-21-2015, 11:15 PM   #27
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What do anyone use to run the plex server on?
This was always the issue I had with plex.
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:41 AM   #28
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I just use my laptop I think it's a 2009 MacBook Pro. Upgraded RAM, but not s workhorse by any stretch.
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What do anyone use to run the plex server on?
This was always the issue I had with plex.
I'm just running mine on an old 2010 C2D Mac Mini. It's even overkill though - the Pi can direct play the formats I almost always go with, so I don't need transcoding on my server.

Apparently there's an ARM build for the server that will run on a Pi as well, you just need some external storage.
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Wow, if this thread was in latin I wouldn't know less about the topic being discussed. I wish I'd paid more attention to computers in school back in the early 80s.
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Old 02-23-2015, 11:58 AM   #31
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Anyone know of local electronics shops that sell Pi-related gear? Cases, Arduinos, sensors, etc?
Active Tech on 32nd Avenue (at 20th street) sells a lot of that stuff:

http://www.active123.com/RASPBERRY-PI-3-Prodlist.html

They are evidently trying to clear old stock for the new models. They have a sale on for the Type-B Pis.
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Old 11-29-2015, 10:55 AM   #32
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So bump for the Raspberry Pi Zero.



$5 for a Raspberry Pi and form factor of 65mm x 30mm x 5mm? Sounds like a hobbyist's dream.

Early reports have no issue running RasPlex. It runs a faster processor than the Pi B.

Downsides are unpopulated GIPO pins and video composite.

Mini HDMI instead of standard HDMI port

2 micro USB ports (one for power)

microSD instead of SD card

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It definitely looks like it is missing out on the ports from the original. If you have to buy additional hardware to make it work for your own application, it might not be worth it. If you can live without the Ethernet port and more standard connector sizes, it's a bargain.
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Old 11-30-2015, 12:46 AM   #34
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I use arduino for learning purposes, but you can buy both from

https://solarbotics.com/

they have a Calgary office in case you wanted to just go down and grab one.
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If Hollywood has taught me anything, this is all a diabolical plan by the makers to control humanity through some sort of subliminal sound wave once the device is connected.
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Old 11-30-2015, 06:36 PM   #36
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:03 PM   #37
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What do anyone use to run the plex server on?
This was always the issue I had with plex.
I just finally got my Raspberry Pi Plex server working this afternoon. Setting Plex up on the RPi wasn't too bad but it took me awhile to finally figure out how to mount my NAS and get my media available to the RPi.

My next project might be a RPi Gameboy for the kids to play with.

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Old 12-03-2015, 10:24 AM   #38
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Hm that might be a good project, I was going to ask what projects would be good for kids, my 11 yr old has been bugging me for a Raspberry Pi but I'm not sure what we'd do with it, a Gameboy emulator might be cool.

He is learning to program though, so he'd probably want projects that involve programming.
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:34 PM   #39
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I'm bad with raspberry pi, I've read and read, and I've tried to figure out a way to do what I want and need to. Let me lay it out and maybe there are suggestions? I need to build a brew controller box to replace mine.

Currently my brew controller consists of:
-240v 40a input power to DPST relays
-Switchable between PID control and PWM controller for mash temp and boil rate respectively (only run one mode at a time)
-temp sensing input via PID
-power output to a 4500w heating element (via SSR for PID and standard relay for PWM)
-separate switched 110v output to run recirculation pump.

So I need raspberry pi to simply control a relay set, sense temp and adjust like a PID module would, and have a secondary PWM mode (which I know exists). Am I dreaming that I can do this with simple manual controls but pi can't?


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That sounds like an application better suited for a basic Arduino with some I/O. If the I/O can source enough current to directly drive the relays, that would be a bonus, but I don't know enough about the Arduino's specs to say. The development environment for Arduino is probably easier to work with though.
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