What sorta stuff can you do with the new Raspberry pi zero?
put it on your desk and tell everyone you bought a $5 computer that runs free and open source software. type hacks into an SSH session. make steampunk necklaces out of them for all your friends. keep it in your pocket and tell everyone about your $5 computer that runs free and open source software.
Just for the 40 GPIO pins + that CPU, it's a really nice deal for $5 desu senpai
A couple anons were talking about the posibilities for making a vibrator controlled by one, just think of the possibilities.
>multiple vibrators for different areas that can be controlled separately
>remote control over the internet in addition to local control from a cell phone over bluetooth
>heart rate monitor that would allow it to be set to turn off automatically if the person it's being used on is getting to aroused
>separate feature to shock the person it's being used on
>GPS and the ability to have it automatically adjust when the person it's being used on goes to different places
and I probably am leaving some things out.
I'm trying to get torrents going on a kodi box, but it seems like I'd have to have the torrent program running on my PC at the same time? Is that right? It defeats the whole purpose, since I can already torrent on my PC and transfer the files with a USB stick.
Make an altoids tin gameboy.
Oldschool but I like rs3 in a way too but I am just stoked for the new content coming like new landscape and maybe a new skill next year
Pi Zero pro's
-On-board HDMI port
Pi Zero con's
-requires various adapters and dongles because LOL micro-HDMI/micro-USB, no ethernet port, no onboard wifi
-On-board wifi and bluetooth
-Composite video only, unless you buy the $15 HDMI attachment
-No MicroSD slot, just 4GB storage built into it
I wish the Pi Zero and CHIP would fuck and have a baby so that the best aspects of both of them combined into a single $5-$9 tiny computer. On their own, neither are perfect.
No built-in network interface, so no. You could hook up a bunch of USB network adapters (or one adapter and a decent switch) but it'll be slow as fuck since everything has to be squeezed through that low-bandwidth USB2 link.
For an extra $10 you can get the orange pi pc which is so much better.
Also when you factor in you'll need an otg adapter, usb to Ethernet adapter, and a usb hub, the price gap closes pretty fast.
The $5 pi is a niche product, 90% of the people buying it would be better off with the orange pi pc.
I'm sure that's an exaggeration, but you're right about one thing, in terms of performance, value, and features it's in a whole other class than the pi.
Take selfies with it while i wait for my adapters to get shipped.
How difficult would it be for me to make this into a Linux computer in a pack of gum? Any extras I'd need to buy? I kind of have a monitor, keyboard and mouse sitting here doing nothing, so I figured it'd be fun.
Huh, so I'd probably be better off with the $15 one.
Still gonna need adaptors though, monitor uses VGA.
Anyways, how well do these things run Linux? Are they just shells, or full on distros with a GUI?
>A powered usb hub, + ethernet or wifi + otg.
all that exists as one dirt cheap device:
It's a niche product.
The smaller size will be useful for some, but most people buying it are doing so because it's only $5. They don't see the other costs. Accessories and shit.
An anon earlier mentioned the orange oi pc that's $15, I'd say that's a pretty good deal if price is an issue.
If you want community support get the pi2 or pi b.
>"Raspberry releases Pi Zero for $5"
>Currently live in germany
> Try to find cheapest price in Germay
> 16 fucking euros
So, I'd better buy a B2 I guess? Or is ther anything inbetween? I just want to run syncthing with a 64GB usb drive and don't care much about speed
That's not a powered hub, but it looks pretty cool.
I wouldn't use it since it'll draw all its power directly from the pi.
Still, it's going to cost more than $5, and too many people ignore that when they decide to buy it.
>That's not a powered hub, but it looks pretty cool.
I think it actually is, it seems to have a small dc jack on the side. It just doesn't come with a power adapter.
>I wouldn't use it since it'll draw all its power directly from the pi.
That isn't a problem if the Pi power supply is decent.
At least the Pi2B can handle 1.2A power draw without problems.
Hey anon I hard you talking about a 5$ computer that runs free and open source software. I too have such a device that runs free and open source software. Did I mention in runs free and open source software?
>put it inside a crt
but the pi only does hdmi and composite
crt's don't do hdmi, and composite a shit
you'd be better off with something that has a VGA port for a full quality image on a crt tv/monitor
IT'S LIKE YOU HATE FREEDOM, BRAH!
you can put out signals crt tv's support over VGA, they use the same technology
Reminder that this:
Will have an x86 processor, on board storage, 1GB of RAM and run Windows 10 (if you're into the botnet kind of thing)
More expensive but > than the RasPi SJW bullshittery
Why would you ever want to run Windows 10 in something like this?
>More expensive but > than the RasPi SJW bullshittery
>not buying something because of politics
It's just like those faggots who wouldn't buy Chick-fil-A because their CEO gave money to some anti-gay group.
I know it isn't the intended purpose for these devices, but is there any SoC that can handle 10-bit video?
Main reason I'd like a SoC to begin with is convenience, so this being a low-priority I might just wait until they make one with support for hardware 10-bit/h265 decoding (probably not for a long while though).
What i was going to say
What is the cheapest computer that doesn't need a bunch of adapters?
I've seen some tablets and phones for £25 but they cant output to a screen without buying a usb to hdmi converter
A robot with webcam-based vision
Source: I have made a similar robot with carambola board.
I've actually been thinking about this:
Could we work together to build a minimal, but highly functional computer using multiple Raspberry Pis hooked up in parallel? Or is there a cheaper alternative?
How is that even possible? (I don't actually know, so inform me.)
A Raspberry Pi Zero is 512MB and 1GHz for $5. It superficially seems that there would be a way to hook many of them in parallel to make a more powerful computer.
Because there would be a ton of overhead with a Pi cluster - not just processing power but also costs.
Two 1GHz computers networked into a cluster configuration are way way less functional than even a 1GHz dual-core.
Not to mention frequency means shit, Pi has a shitty ARMv6 instruction set
you could make a cluster of them, but the zero's cpu is just a higher clocked pi1 cpu, which is dog slow
most of the power is in its gpu cores, and a cluster of gpus is a rather special case
it is absolutely possible to make a cluster of them, but i'm not sure if it would really be any cheaper than something like a single ITX board with a "bigger" cpu/gpu
it's all down to performance per dollar, that is, it won't do any good if you had say, an arbitrary performance of "5" for the $5 machine, vs. a $50 machine with a performance of "100", as that would make the $50 twice as cost-effective, even compared to $50 worth of $5 machines in a cluster
also, incase you don't know, there's a big difference between programs that function on a single machine, and programs that run on clusters
you can't expect to run any normal "big" programs directly on a cluster, programs for clusters need to be designed such that the job they perform can be split n-ways and distributed between the nodes of the cluster
a simple example would be a program which encodes a folder full of mp3's into say, opus format, the program may move an mp3 file to each node and instruct them to encode that mp3, and send the resulting opus file back (to the main/controlling/master node), thereby speeding up the overall goal of encoding every file in the folder
I know the facts, now, but I'm not sure I fully understand it. What do you consider to be the best reading to gain a good theoretical and functional understand this topic, beyond just knowing it as a fact?
What's up with the shitty pi shilling threads?
>raspberry pi zero: $5
>2.8" LCD screen: $12
>Arduino joystick shield: $12
>small project box: $10
>micro SD card: free because I have them just laying around
>$39 small, portable Gameboy/Gameboy Color/GBA/Sega Game Gear/NES/SNES/Sega Master System/Sega Genesis/whatever else emulator
>carrying a smartphone
>carrying any phone
>carrying around a separate controller because no one is actually going to play games on a touch screen
It would end up being cheaper and smaller than a used PSP, plus the fun of building it yourself.
Fuck, I did forget the batteries, although why would I need a charging circuit if I made it run on AA batteries?
>Also, you're probably better off with the PocketCHIP
Why? What extra features does it offer that would be beneficial in this case, other than incredibly expensive shipping, exposed PCB, and a really shitty keyboard?
All the shit you can do with an Arduino, and even more.
People jump on it just because it's $5, but really, this isn't as much of a "tiny computer" as others, and more of a hobbyist board that packs more power than usual, and that's mostly designed to be used for its GPIO and embedded in stuff thanks to its small size.
The lack of Ethernet is the most problematic, on top of the crucial lack of a sound output, and the small size USB and HDMI make it highly unpractical. I'd love to use it myself for small portable devices, but still, it's going to be a lot of trouble with all those adapters.
>The lack of Ethernet is the most problematic
Use a USB->Ethernet adaptor. That's all it is on the model B's anyway.
>on top of the crucial lack of a sound output
There's digital audio on the HDMI. Or use a USB soundcard.
>It would end up being cheaper and smaller than a used PSP, plus the fun of building it yourself.
You're still not gonna play it.
PSP has a nice screen and solid controls and can be found dirt cheap.
Plus your little autism box doesn't play PSP games, or anything made past 1991 really.
>much better screen
That's larger, I chose the 2.8" screen specifically because it's small.
Featuring exposed PCB, the goal of a case is to protect the shit inside, not leave parts exposed so you can kill the thing with ESD. Also playing older games with an actual gamepad > using a keyboard with your thumbs.
>is more powerful
>same amount of RAM
>same clock rate
>slightly newer processor architecture
Barely, probably won't even make a noticeable difference.
>be found dirt cheap.
At the low price of about $70 where I live.
>Plus your little autism box doesn't play PSP games
...and if one wasn't looking to play PSP games?
>or anything made past 1991 really.
When do you think the Gameboy Advance was made?
The point of your post seemed to be to complain about things that weren't actually a problem?
For a start you're making a bizarre assumption that every portable device needs Ethernet. There's plenty of applications where Ethernet would be unnecessary.
>The point of your post seemed to be to complain about things that weren't actually a problem?
My post isn't complaining about anything, simply explaining that the Zero isn't meant to be a small computer like other Pis. And yes, a small computer likely needs ethernet.
I think you're trying to disagree with me when we're both saying the same thing.
70 dollars is nothing for a nice comfy, well made handheld that plays most things with no fuss and can even play project diva.
Even if you do manage to replicate the usability of a cfw'd psp, it's going to end up costing you much more than $70, and that's being generous.
I'm sure your time isn't completely worthless.
>it's going to end up costing you much more than $70
Adding the necessary components for it to use AA batteries isn't going to almost double the price.
>I'm sure your time isn't completely worthless.
>not enjoying building shit yourself
they already did though
even comes with a case with display and keyboard
has even less ports than the zero though
No, c++ has no compatibility with the pi zero because it's partitioned arm processor is incapable of running any OS like Win10 that c++ supports. Save your money anon, and get a Surface Pro if you want to learn programming, it will make your life a lot easier.
Just looked at apple site
>Starting at $1299
What in the world can justify such a high price for a little card+battery+keyboard+screen ?
Yes I know, there is design and software too but that's fking expensive for that.
I found the Orange Pi Pc (not to confound with the Orange Pi or the Orange Pi 2) at $22 and free shipping to Europe.
There may be others sites, I did not search long time.
because small stuff can be expensive.
Not saying there is no markup,
but the 5250U costs $315 by itself.
Throw in a high PPI display, other the SSD, other components and apple tax..
why not look at the asus Zenbooks ? very comparable to the air
meanwhile it has like 3+ usb ports
HDMI and other shit.
If you compare it to equally spec'd machines (and by equally spec'd I mean equal specs, no Atom CPU's or 1366x768 displays) the new Macbook isn't even that expensive. The Samsung Ativ Book 9 and HP EliteBook Foilio 1020 both start at $1199.
The whole Apple tax thing is something majorly blown out of proportion by winshills doing shitty comparisons with i7's compared to Xeon's, regular RAM to EEC RAM, TN panel monitors to IPS ones and so forth.
Good to know.
Do you thing it's possible to try Mac OS X on vmware ?
It would be stupid to spit on it without at least trying it.
>both start at $1199
Don't know if it's the same but I understood "the brand price". As on every product one part you pay comes from the brand. The same product (if exists) without the brand name on it is less expensive.
In that case, it seems that everyone does so.
I wish it had an ethernet port so I could build a shitty cluster.
Where do you find it ?
>raspberry pi zero
>under the skin
Better shove it up your ass, at least you will be able plug some cables or let out the antenna for the WiFi, if you see what I mean.
I just hope the question was not serious, cause this answer is not.
For the interested, I found is a table of the Orange Pi models specs (Pi, Pi+, Pi 2 & Pi PC) along with the Raspberry Pi 2.
Uses same power connection as my psp so I just got the base 15 dollar model.
I also have a PSP however the sector adapter is only 1.5A instead of 2A.
The USB one should work though.
What is disgusting ? The CPU itself or it's orientation ?
What's with computer aesthetics these days?
Do you enjoy sitting next to your computer with a warm cup of tea admiring now nice it looks?
Because I just fucking assemble it and never look at it again except for maintenance.
What's the power draw like on the Pi Zero? I'm getting a power-saving boner from the thought of a 1 watt 24/7 computer.
I'm not >>51619126
>What's wrong with aesthetic ?
If you buy an Orange Pi, I thing the orientation of the CPU is one of the last things you should see in the aesthetic.
Maybe it was to make it the more compact.
Yet it is somehow a little frustrating to see that it is the only thing not aligned.
Some may say it's ugly just because it's only a card with soldered component.
But after all aesthetic is just a point of view.
It needs water cooling to perform at full speed.
>not to confound with
"à ne pas confondre avec"
>not to be mistaken with
Aussi, mettre un espace entre un mot et un signe de ponctuation (point virgule, point d'interrogation, etc) ça se fait quasiment qu'en Français
It's like these people can't read the thread.
Well, I have no experience with rPi.
I just said that you can find cooling system for it.
Looks like >>51619842 has more experience on this subject.
Merci pour l'info :)
Je pensais que mettre des espaces aux signes de ponctuations était une règle de typo universelle. Ça fait plus propre.
Maintenant que tu le dis, je remarque que tout le monde colle le "?" sans espace en fin de phrase.
Same thing but normal links (not for mobile).
mpv+drm-egl or kodifag for better animu performance?
>need power adaptor
>need micro-usb to usb connector for keyboard
>need micro-hdmi to hdmi connector
>need micro-sd card
>need micro-sd to sd card adaptor
>need mounting case
This thing is for projects you moron, you can basically build anything from an anime machine to a drone, it's the guts of a computer, I see you're too retarded to understand what this means, so fuck off.
99% of the people buying this would be better off with an orange pi pc for $15.
>powered usb hub
>usb to Ethernet adapter
And micro USB is such a flimsy piece of shit connector, my nexus 7 died from the micro USB port. You drop that fuck up of a pi once and you'll need to glue your single precious port back on.