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M0TZO
Thu 24th May 2012, 19:49
Come on, I know some forum members have em, let's see your Raspberry Pi £25 computers please.

2e0sql
Fri 25th May 2012, 00:22
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If you insist that's mine! currently running Xastir and igating local aprs traffic and I'm sure i can fit a few more things on it :-)

M6NKA
Fri 25th May 2012, 09:00
Come on, I know some forum members have em, let's see your Raspberry Pi £25 computers please.

Hi,

Sorry to go off topic a bit, but weren't those suppose to be 25 USD ? Which is 15.95 GBP (today).

BR, Chris

M0TZO
Fri 25th May 2012, 09:40
Hi,

Sorry to go off topic a bit, but weren't those suppose to be 25 USD ? Which is 15.95 GBP (today).

BR, Chris

Yes, $25 (model A) & $35 (model B), but only model B is being released right now for "35 U.S. dollars = 22.359931 British pounds", plus Postage makes about, Hmmm, £25 or there about.

I'm on a winning arguments streak this week. Anyone else??

2e0sql
Fri 25th May 2012, 10:09
Correct Paul, well mines been running 24hours igating APRS without any issues surprising what can be heard over night

M6NKA
Fri 25th May 2012, 12:36
Yes, $25 (model A) & $35 (model B), but only model B is being released right now for "35 U.S. dollars = 22.359931 British pounds", plus Postage makes about, Hmmm, £25 or there about.

I'm on a winning arguments streak this week. Anyone else??

Hehe,

Nice one. Not bad price. Atmel SAM7 dev board, which is my embedded device of choice for projects
is much, much more. I wish i had free time to try the Pi, though.

BR

M0TZO
Wed 6th Jun 2012, 23:50
Got mine finally, but been showing it off a few places and yet to fire it up. Hopefully over weekend I should have my 16Gb card I've ordered and will chuck Debian on it.

M6AHA
Sun 30th Sep 2012, 16:27
Im thinking of getting one.. Ive a few old laptops with various linux distros on.
I'd be interested to see what its capable of

2e0sql
Sun 30th Sep 2012, 16:39
Just remember its not a fully blown fast computer! but even so its capable of data modes, playing hd video etc

M0WAO
Sun 30th Sep 2012, 17:17
here is my pi still in the box;
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2e0sql
Tue 9th Oct 2012, 19:10
Was the kit worth it from maplin?

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2

M6AHA
Tue 9th Oct 2012, 21:53
The maplins kit looks good value . Of topic is there any kind of rig control for digi modes in linux ??

M0WAO
Tue 9th Oct 2012, 22:01
Was the kit worth it from maplin?



it's a complete box full of stuff for direct usage so for me it was ;)

M0WAO
Tue 9th Oct 2012, 22:02
i will buy another one to use for ham as the maplin one will become a media centre

2e0sql
Tue 9th Oct 2012, 23:04
Rig control and digital modes can be done using fl-digi

M6AHA
Wed 10th Oct 2012, 18:43
Rig control and digital modes can be done using fl-digi


Thanks for that. :D

MM0PDD
Wed 31st Oct 2012, 11:29
Just got a 512MB board. :) Took a while to get it to see the extra mem though, apt-get uprade / update did it after a load of tries. What software do you lot use? I found fldigi was really struggling on PSK31, I'm looking for something to receive WFAX - any favorites?

2E0CPX
Thu 1st Nov 2012, 19:59
I didn't realise they were only £25 using them for APRS sounds interesting

N4AAB
Tue 3rd Dec 2013, 19:04
I have one, bought it from adafruit.com I also got a BeagleBone Black at the same time. Also 3 Arduino Unos revision 3. Esplora, mini. With a Leonardo on the way. Besides digital ham stuff, I'm working, just thinking so far, a mecha arm with rgb leds and arduino running it. Got a nice 1.8 inch tft 18-bit screen and a 2.x touch screen. Lots of wire, leds, etc. Costume ? Yeah, I go to science fiction conventions.

Oh, I bought some of this stuff at my local radio shack.

WA9WVX
Wed 4th Dec 2013, 06:52
Come on, I know some forum members have em, let's see your Raspberry Pi £25 computers please.

I had a Raspberry Pi for about a hour and forty five minutes using it out in the kitchen. Apparently my XYL was a bit mad at me because I wasn't being attentive to her. She asked me if I wanted Pie Ala Mode and I said, "Sure!" She sliced off a large piece of Vanilla Ice Cream and before I knew it ... she placed it on my Raspberry Pi! So much for playing with new computer items out in the kitchen.

Dan

N4AAB
Wed 18th Dec 2013, 17:48
I had a Raspberry Pi for about a hour and forty five minutes using it out in the kitchen. Apparently my XYL was a bit mad at me because I wasn't being attentive to her. She asked me if I wanted Pie Ala Mode and I said, "Sure!" She sliced off a large piece of Vanilla Ice Cream and before I knew it ... she placed it on my Raspberry Pi! So much for playing with new computer items out in the kitchen.

Dan

Thats kinda sad. Did you buy another Raspberry Pi ?

5B4AJB
Wed 18th Dec 2013, 21:57
...sliced off a large piece of Vanilla Ice Cream and before I knew it ... she placed it on my Raspberry Pi

If you still have it, scrub it down (an old toothbrush works well) with 90% alcohol a few times and leave it in the sun for a few days...

M6HSB
Thu 26th Dec 2013, 23:17
Hey guys been looking into getting a RPI so I can have a play with it and maybe a portable APRS/3G setup and DSTAR for in the field stuff but not finding it a good price but I might just be being not seeing wood for the trees, can anyone post some links to a good source and price for it though am thinking of going off to maplin to get the starter kit but some of the stuff I prob have here anyway and can get software etc online so not sure that option works out so great but would like to have one to play with

cheers, Paul

N4AAB
Fri 27th Dec 2013, 12:19
http://www.adafruit.com/ has them. New York City, NY. Get the RPi kit, cheaper than buying everything individually. They do ship overseas.

M6HSB
Sat 28th Dec 2013, 19:36
Thank you will give them alook just a bit dubious about ordering from overseas with stuff like that as if I have a warranty issue then its a pain in the rear to sort it all out unless someone here will honor the warranty but will defo look at the kit.

Still keeping an eye on ebay too lol

M6HSB
Thu 16th Jan 2014, 19:53
Hey guys just had a mpalin email and this kit has been reduced http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/raspberry-pi-board-and-starter-kit-r45pi?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=14P1_W3_D5&utm_content=Product-1&utm_campaign=14P1-21

bonus is I can get it delivered free and I get a little bit of by going through top cash back so it helps sweeten the pi so to speak :) has anyone used this kit before as looking at the reviews seems to be hit and miss but generaly ok and I dont mind having to play a little to make it work but would rather it just worked out the box as far as possible without having to find work arounds for everything.

Thinking of putting this on a Yaesu FT7800 to do APRS digi peater

2e0sql
Thu 16th Jan 2014, 20:07
I've not bought the kit from Maplin but it doesn't look too badly priced for what you're getting.. if your thinking of going the APRS route with the Pi you might like to have a look at the http://tnc-x.com/TNCPi.htm kit.

M6HSB
Thu 16th Jan 2014, 20:35
Thanks Peter I might just order one of them up later on, I like the idea of the Pi and wondering what use I could put it to. I am involved with a newly forming 4x4 support team and one or two of us are geeks and into our tech and are ham operators and we were discussing the Pi and having a play with one as maybe a portable D-Star link or APRS link or something radio related. I am luck as the area we are going to cover is quite small so we don't need anything to fancy but I do like the idea of a go rig but maybe combined with some other stuff to maybe have a good play. Its the PI or a cheap netbook. Wonder if this would qualify for the radio club construction comp hmmmmm

N4AAB
Fri 17th Jan 2014, 11:08
I don't know where it may be available outside the US, but http://www.adafruit.com/ has a 7 inch HDMI monitor that works with the Pi.

They also have a small keyboard. Looks too small for my fingers, but might work for others.

2e0sql
Fri 17th Jan 2014, 15:35
Jim,

You might be interested in the HDMIPI screen thats due to launch you can preorder http://hdmipi.com/ and its being sold by a firm in the UK.

N4AAB
Sun 19th Jan 2014, 22:21
Thanks. I already bought a 22" screen during the holiday sales. Going to feel weird; 22 inch monitor, a USB keyboard, and a tiny computer.

N4AAB
Sun 2nd Mar 2014, 22:27
I finally got a chance to look over/read the ARRL book on Arduino and pickaxe microcontrollers. I knew about QRP, but I hadn't heard of milliwatt transceivers before. I'll look into getting one on the air after I move.

M6HSB
Sat 8th Mar 2014, 22:01
just picked up an email of Maplin, there doing the kit for 59.99 with free delivery and I can go through top cash back and get a bit more too hmmm am dam tempted really really tempted. Just not sure what I would use it for but it would look good lol maybe a portable APRS unit for a go box with 3g via mobile wifi hotspot ooooo think I need to google uses for it lol

N4AAB
Sun 16th Mar 2014, 21:07
If you try to use the Gemma, its another micro-controller that uses the same code as an arduino... make sure you have Windows 7. The drivers don't load under Vista. I was working on a science fiction/Steampunk costume, and the gemma/trinket micro-controllers simply don't work with Vista. Argh.

5B4AJB
Mon 17th Mar 2014, 15:43
This Article (http://www.agri-vision.nl/CMS/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54) just showed up on the CARS Website (http://www.cyhams.org/index.php).
Wonder if anyone's brave enough to attempt it (nudge nudge Peter)...

N4AAB
Tue 18th Mar 2014, 20:29
I've bookmarked it. After I move, I'll try and get it working. Not sure when I'll be able to do anything... probably September or later.

N4AAB
Wed 2nd Apr 2014, 22:51
Looks like my move is delayed until late May or early June. Argh.

Orion
Mon 21st Apr 2014, 20:43
Just received mine (b'day prezzie) which has been set up to run my DVAP. Will be nice to have DStar access from my black hole!

tonynw
Tue 1st Jul 2014, 10:20
Here is mine running a dual band mega dv.

tonynw

KG7WBW
Tue 4th Apr 2017, 22:13
Using my Rp3 for emulating older consoles through the PS1 era. Had it running some SDR for awhile and that was fun, too. Maybe I'll order another one to have a dedicated APRS setup :)

G0NMY
Tue 4th Apr 2017, 23:18
I have 3 pi's first is a b+ running with a DVMega UHF MMDVM hotspot.
882

I have a pi 3 Version B which is faster Quad-Core 64bit CPU, WiFi & Bluetooth I am in the process of building a HDTV TX/RX with that one with touchscreen and pi camera etc.
I also have a Pi Zero which cost £4 to experiment with its not the W version with wireless but I can use it to test projects.
I fancy building the Pi Wobbulator to use to scan Bandpass filters of my QRP projects. http://www.raspihub.com/go/76175667f8893afbfbc56f53af4d10d1215c0b1b9ae68fc920 fc12f541e64732

So lots of projects on the go with my Pi's :smile:

Slightly off topic but I am running an Arduino nano as a packet TNC just for fun.
http://www.mobilinkd.com/2014/09/11/arduino-kiss-tnc/

(http://www.mobilinkd.com/2014/09/11/arduino-kiss-tnc/)

K5MOW
Wed 5th Apr 2017, 12:26
OK I do not actually have a raspberry pie at this time. I do have two IRLP Nano Nodes. They are definitely more expensive than raspberry pies but they are all in one IRLP Node.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170405/73e8b9690b9ac347620f6bf7ca6f2e79.jpg

Node Number 8862 and 7215


Roger

VY0AW
Wed 14th Feb 2018, 02:15
A friend just fixed up for me a Raspberry PI with a small hard drive attached, loaded with hi-def TV shows.

Now I'm wondering what kind of use I can put another RP to for ham radio.

Does anyone have a comprehensive list of what the thing can do and available software (or do we have to write your own?)

Robert Brannon
Wed 4th Sep 2019, 12:52
I have mine hooked up to TV for retro video games. It's called retropie (https://retropie.org.uk/) - download the software, get a couple of cheap bluetooth or USB remotes, and you can play games all day long.

Setting up a radio is too daunting for me so far :tongue-new:

PoulKlien
Tue 24th Sep 2019, 08:54
I just unpacked my ... I play with HDMI. I didnít really think about how to load it.
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