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  1. Hi All, I am running a competition from my website which gives you the opportunity to win a Raspberry Pi micro computer. Competition page: http://www.raspberryp.com/competitions.html Direct Social Links: https://twitter.com/RaspberryPcom https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raspberrypcom/345582455548691 All you need to do is either Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter. Once either Twitter or Facebook reaches 500 followers or likes we will be picking a name at random and that person will win a Raspberry Pi model B. Using both social networks will double your chances of winning.
  2. I would love to give your project the recognition it deserves. Now matter how big or small i would like to feature you on the website www.raspberryp.com If you are writing a blog, creating a project or would like to provide tutorials, information or anything at all please let me know. I will always provide links to your own website or blog and most importantly you will always get all the credit. either email me info@raspberryp.com or get back to me on here and i look forward to featuring your work soon.
  3. Love this unusual usage This is what the PI is all about! Do you mind if i include it as a project on my site www.raspberryp.com and link to your website?
  4. I like the idea of this, a very cheap home security system.
  5. Most of the time they need to be powered by an external source. You can use a USB Y cable. For example i have a spare USB port on my TV so i can plug one end into the hard drive, one into the TV and one into the PI. I have found this to work. TV has to be on though obviously.
  6. I wanted to post my experience of Automatic Torrent Scheduling (ATS) and using it with my XBMC media centre on Raspberry Pi. The two clients I have used are Couch Potato https://couchpota.to/ for Movies and Sickbeard www.sickbeard.com for TV shows. I run these web based clients on my Home Server, You can run them using your Pi as a server but for my use I prefer using my home server. My Pi is attached to my TV and is purely a media centre. Both Sickbeard and Couch Potato are fairly easy to setup and you can begin scheduling torrents immediately. You can choose the torrent client to use and choose where the files are downloaded to, for me they are downloaded to my NAS (Network attached Storage). So for example I want to download a HD 1080p copy of Django Unchained as soon as it is available. I search for Django unchained on Couch Potato and select the quality I want and it is added to my queue. You can change the search variables such as how often it will search etc.. Now my PI is set to update the library every time it is turned on, for this reason I turn it off every night when I go to bed and turn it on every morning when I wake up. On the main menu of XBMC I have my libraries “Movies†and “TV Shows†as soon as a new file is found by the library search it is added as a thumbnail to my recently added items, these show up on the home screen when you hover of the “Movies†or “TV Shows†tabs. So each morning I can wake up turn on the Pi and will see straight away everything that has been added overnight. I can then begin watching my 1080p copy of Django unchained immediately. Sickbeard is a little different although the idea is still the same. The difference is you search for a TV show such as “South Park†and it populates a list of every episode ever released including specials and a list of future releases. If you are anything like me and watch every episode of South Park as soon as it is released then you will only need to select the future episodes. As they are usually once a week. As soon as that weeks episode is available on torrent it will be downloaded and will appear in the recently added TV shows the same as the movie did. So I never need to search for all my favourite TVshows again in order to download new episodes. The new episodes will simply appear as soon as they are available. To download the Sickbeard or Couch Potato clients please visit the software section here.
  7. That's one of he best things about the Pi i think.
  8. Running Android on the Raspberry Pi is a very real possibility. The Raspberry Pi is easily as powerful as an entry level smartphone so in theory running Android shouldn’t pose too many problems. The team over at http://androidpi.wikia.com'>http://androidpi.wikia.com have already ported Android 2.3 to the Pi however due to its fundamental lack of hardware acceleration it is barely usable. It does boot but without the hardware acceleration it is very slow. I gave this a go myself just the other day and I was able to view apps and change settings but all at a very slow speed. Broadcom are also working on this themselves and have released a video showing Android 4.0.3 running successfully on the Pi. However they are yet to release this version as they feel it needs more work and are not willing to offer a timeframe for release. My friend recently brought round his Android Mini PC and I was quite impressed. He connected to my WIFI network, visited the Play store, downloaded Angry Birds and was playing it smoothly with the mouse on my 42†TV within a matter of seconds. It ran as smooth as it would on any of the newest handsets. I instantly had visions of playing Grand Theft Auto Vice City using Androids six-axis Playstation 3 controller support. However I don’t want to achieve this with a very limited Android mini PC I want my friend to come round and see me doing exactly this using my Raspberry Pi. Is it possible? Why not the Broadcom GPU should be more than capable of rivalling the Android Mini PC’s GPU and with a few tweaks running GTA should be fairly straightforward once a stable version of Android that supports hardware acceleration is released. The six-axis controller support is likely to prove a little more difficult as it would require a Bluetooth connection but im sure Bluetooth will be top of the communities list once Android is officially released on the Pi. If you can't wait for the official Broadcom release and are keen to try Android without hardware acceleration it can be downloaded here http://androidpi.wikia.com
  9. Hi, definitely interested in seeing progress of your Arcade box once you get started.
  10. The longest i have left mine on continuously for is a week. Didn't really notice a smell although it did get a bit warm during periods of heavy use. Thats the great thing about the Pi it has such a low power draw you can leave it on as long as you want with very little risk and at a very low cost. I have seen the workings out for electric consumption and if you left it on 24/7 365 days a year it would most likely cost around £12 a year. Can't beat that.
  11. Most people will use the official forums, but as the user base here grows people will start to post more unique projects and in turn attract more visitors. I for one like the more personal feel of being a part of a smaller forum from the early days than just being another number in the huge official forum. I for one will be posting my allbeit uninteresting media centre project here soon. Who knows maybe it will help some people who are just starting a media centre.
  12. I used Openelec for a while and found it slower than Raspbian, both work with the remote.
  13. I can confirm this works really well.
  14. Hi, Nice forum you have here! I hope i am not encroaching. I run the website raspberryp This is a new website that i am hoping to build up with support of the community. I am currently looking for Bloggers and anyone who is willing to contribute to the site. If you are willing to write for the website or send in your pictures i will always credit you and provide links to your personal blog or website. Please add me on Facebook or Twitter. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Raspberrypcom/345582455548691 https://twitter.com/RaspberryPcom Is anyone possibly interested in this? Thanks,

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