Tuesday, January 08, 2013

My Raspberry Pi Arrived!

... any suggestions on projects?


Anonymous said...

What sensors does it have?

Eric said...

My brother described the Pi as an answer waiting for a question! It's such a cool piece of technology, but then you don't know what to do with it.

Around 2004 I was visiting a nursing home and saw a resident who had gone deaf through old age and the nurse trying to speak to him. And I thought: If only we had a miniature cheap computer with speech recognition software, a microphone and a display, the staff would be able to speak to him without any trouble.

Those things are now available, but I guess the smartphone is the main platform for anything like that.

Darren said...

Cool, so many options pingbin.com/2012/12/30-cool-ideas-raspberry-pi-project/

While not raspberry pi as such, it's all part of the internet of things - these are what I'm looking at at the moment:

Dan said...

@cweiske, I haven't bought anything at the moment. There's general purpose IO pins on it, but I'm not too flash at soldering.

Anything USB can be stuck into it - I have an old TV stick for example (I just couldn't get the thing working well).

Clearly, this almost immediately begs for http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/8a0f/ to be plugged in and hooked up.

@Darren - Did have a look at those a few weeks back, and some are fairly interesting; but I think I'd be a lot happier with something more home automation focused (less soldering! More UPnP!)

I wish I had a nest and a lockitron - I can't seem to talk to my Samsung Aircon except via the official app at the moment; and finding my keys... forget it!