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What are you using your single-boards for?

Discussion in 'Single board computers' started by Rob, Apr 24, 2017.

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  1. Rob

    Rob Administrator
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    I currently have an ODROID C2 that turns on/off 2 servers at my house via cron to perform backups on Linux.org.. it's also my main way into my network from remote locations.


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  2. ryanvade

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    Robotics.
     
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  3. Cybercraft

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    I use a raspberry Pi 3 with a monitor for notifications[1] via a custom RESTfull Web Server/Client :
    [1] Notifications :
    • Cpu/RAm/HDD monitor for all servers used staging and production
    • Git hook with own git server
    • Redmine Notification
    • Rundesk Notification
    • Agenda with deadline by project
    • Wiki Notification
    WebClient was made with React & Redux by me and coworker.
    Server was made with multiple Ruby on Rails + python scripts. and server with Json call on silex micro-framework (lightweight Symfony).

    All on the wall in agency :)
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    And another Pi3 in my home for retro-gaming :) with a simple retropie distro
     
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  4. VP9KS

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    Cool! I've been looking at all the single boards out there, and the Pi has a lot of competition these days. For instance, have you checked out the Pine64+? There is also a single board with a 2 input O scope, and 2 output function generator built in. It has been configured as a Software Defined Radio (SDR) tranceiver for HF. That is way cool! It is called Red Pitaya. As you can imagine, it is a bit more expensive, but doable. Check it out.

    Paul
     
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  5. HuMJohn

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    I am using a Raspberry Pi-3B as a hardware/software development system. The dev is running under Raspian.

    Paul, FWIW: I have loaded, both, Slackware 14.2/ARM and Slackware Current/ARM on Micro SD cards and swap them out with the Raspbian Micro SD card, to run Slackware on the RPi. It's a hoot!
     
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  6. VP9KS

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    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
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    Raspberry Pi 3B, running SickRage, CouchPotato and Pi-Hole (black hole for ads, no client-side software).
     
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    My two RPi's act as storage, analysis and display of data gathered via various Arduino style micro-controllers. l prefer to separate data acquisition from analysis and display. Micro-controllers are very good at data acquisition but limited when it comes to storage, analysis and display. Not saying they can't do it, just saying they are limited.

    The RPi on the other hand is really very good at storage, analysis and display(or presentation if one prefers that nomenclature). It comes with my favorite language (Perl), and my favorite web server (apache2), as well as being able to handle mysql and sqlite3 for storage and analysis. While it is good at these things, it is limited from a data acquisition standpoint. Again, not that it can't do it, but it is not as good at it as the micro-controllers.

    Between the two, I end up with the best of the micro-controller world and the SBC (linux) world. It is the combination of these specialized units that gives the best of both worlds at a price that is unbeatable and with flexibility that leaves on free to innovate.

    Really good stuff from my point of view. The best of Linux and the best of the control and data acquisition worlds....
     
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  9. VP9KS

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    Are you talking about stripped down versions, or the full boat?
     
  10. HuMJohn

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    Full Slackware for ARM, both, current and 14.2 versions.
    FWIW: I just ordered the new Raspberry Pi 3B+ (Yes, the new PLUS version), should be here on Tuesday and then I will run Slackware Current and 14.2 on it, just for fun.
     
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  11. atanere

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    I've been thinking about getting a RPi for years... finally took the plunge and got a 3B+ a couple of days ago (with kit containing breadboard, jumpers, LED's, etc). Super simple to set up and get running with Raspbian. No application plan for it yet, but it seems like a great little device. Maybe I'll take the opportunity to try a little programming... because I really suck at programming! :confused::D

    Cheers
     
  12. VP9KS

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    Yeah, I was researching some parts yesterday on Newark, and saw the ads for it. Nice little board! They have packed a lot into it, and more with every version. Drooool!o_O
     
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