After waiting for more then a month my Raspberry Pi finally arrived last week. Its a great piece of hardware at a great price, as always I am not really clear on what all I am going to do with it, initial plan was a Media Center running XBMC for the TV, I live in a rented apartment which I am sharing with some friends, we have an old 21” CRT TV which does not have any input source like VGA/HDMI, so the RCA composite video connector on Raspberry Pi made a lot of sense.
To power it I am using the charger I got with my Galaxy Tab which has a nice 5 Volt - 2 Ampere output which should be more then sufficient for what i have planned
- Home Automation using the GPIO pins
- Different kinds of Bots
- 1 Player Foosball
- Solar-Powered FTP server (well not really but super cool idea)
Since it boots directly through an SD card converting it from one project to other is really easy, currently I have 2 configurations on 2 saperate SD cards, one with XBMC (Raspbmc) streaming to TV from my NAS and other with Arch Linux for testing out different server/service configuration
and well here are some pictures
PS - This just showed up on HN!