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01-06-2013, 03:48 AM #1
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Raspberry Pi projects
I have a friend who received the cute Raspberry Pi as a gift. Of course, he had no idea what to do with it and I think he still doesn't RollEyes

However, I have seen some really cool projects you can do with it, I'll try to describe them:

1. Attach the Pi to your Kindle, via the USB cable. You'll manage to attach a screen to it and start programming (after you attach a keyboard as well, of course).

2. Connect a DSLR camera to the Raspberry Pi, so you'll be able to send photos via WiFi

3. Make coffee using a command. Someone thought of connecting the Raspberry to a coffee machine and, with a command line, the coffee machine starts making coffee. 

Pretty cool, right? There are tons of project ideas you can find on the internet. Would you ever try one?

01-06-2013, 04:11 AM #2
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RE: Raspberry Pi projects
(01-06-2013, 03:48 AM)Adriana Wrote:  I have a friend who received the cute Raspberry Pi as a gift. Of course, he had no idea what to do with it and I think he still doesn't RollEyes

However, I have seen some really cool projects you can do with it, I'll try to describe them:

1. Attach the Pi to your Kindle, via the USB cable. You'll manage to attach a screen to it and start programming (after you attach a keyboard as well, of course).

2. Connect a DSLR camera to the Raspberry Pi, so you'll be able to send photos via WiFi

3. Make coffee using a command. Someone thought of connecting the Raspberry to a coffee machine and, with a command line, the coffee machine starts making coffee. 

Pretty cool, right? There are tons of project ideas you can find on the internet. Would you ever try one?

lol I do this for a living already, only I don't use Raspberry Pi :) I'm an automation programmer for Crestron integration systems, in which you can control anything you're mind comes up with virtually. Shades, Projectors, TV's, Lights, Heating Systems... Someone already got it to automatically play a tune on a piano for the World Trump Tower I believe.

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That's old though, some of the more modern stuff that is being done:


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01-06-2013, 05:24 AM #3
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RE: Raspberry Pi projects
Damn that Core 3 UI looks freaking awesome :o Must be a fun job

01-06-2013, 05:50 AM #4
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It is pretty fun, i'm working on an automation system for my home theatre right now in my free time.


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01-06-2013, 02:21 PM #5
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RE: Raspberry Pi projects
Really? That is so cool, Ace! 
I can only dream of doing stuff like that. 

We do live in an era where everything is possible, no doubt about that. I love seeing new projects such as the ones above, come to life. I can't say I'm not amazed by some, even if I got used to technology all over us. Are we a lucky generation or what? Both Thumbs Up

01-06-2013, 02:46 PM #6
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RE: Raspberry Pi projects
So ace, what's the approximate cost to do the basics like lighting, music throughout the house, and that sort of stuff?


01-06-2013, 04:24 PM #7
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(01-06-2013, 02:46 PM)Predator Wrote:  So ace, what's the approximate cost to do the basics like lighting, music throughout the house, and that sort of stuff?

Depends on the system you're using, if you're using Crestron, you can easily spend over $100 000, with RTI, you can spend a bit less, for a similar result. Crestron is the known one though, and in my opinion, you can do a bit more with it. RTI is nice for residential though because of it's more affordable cost. Crestron you only see in rich people's homes, otherwise commercial buildings.
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01-06-2013, 04:25 PM #8
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RE: Raspberry Pi projects
(01-06-2013, 04:24 PM)AceInfinity Wrote:  
(01-06-2013, 02:46 PM)Predator Wrote:  So ace, what's the approximate cost to do the basics like lighting, music throughout the house, and that sort of stuff?

Depends on the system you're using, if you're using Crestron, you can easily spend over $100 000
Sounds like I'm never getting that kind of stuff :)


01-06-2013, 04:42 PM #9
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(01-06-2013, 04:25 PM)Predator Wrote:  
(01-06-2013, 04:24 PM)AceInfinity Wrote:  
(01-06-2013, 02:46 PM)Predator Wrote:  So ace, what's the approximate cost to do the basics like lighting, music throughout the house, and that sort of stuff?

Depends on the system you're using, if you're using Crestron, you can easily spend over $100 000
Sounds like I'm never getting that kind of stuff :)

The small ~10" touchpanels I have now would have cost in around ~$7000 each alone. If I was to put them on a scale from the top equipment to the lowest end equipment in Crestron though I would say these things are at the 25% mark (0-100% being lowest to best). I've also got a couple other things though, including an RF receiver.


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01-09-2013, 04:43 AM #10
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Ace, you should do a video of your setup, I am interested in how it looks lol.




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