I want to try using it to teach my daughter Python, to run XBMC and as a small always-on machine in my office that I can connect to from home while my main PC is off. The office one could probably also double as a makeshift webcam security-system.
I would like to get several to use as appliance/control devices. I have several multimedia applications in mind and also some general experimentation and "what if" things I'd like to explore with them.
Using them as control devices seems like a pretty cool idea :)
mpd server, music streamer, music central storage
So you will hook up a drive with USB for the storage? Or use some kind of NAS?
just a plain USB hard drive. The system will sync the songs with my main box through rsync.
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Already ordered one. The first project is building a picture frame with a spare 1080p monitor I have laying around.
I was thinking of throwing a MAME cabinet together with this.
I am interested in having one as an HTPC. It's funny that I would likely buy a $40 wireless keyboard when the system is only $35
It sure adds up if you factor in everything.
Raspberry Pi B - $35
SD Card - $10+ depending on size
Wifi-Dongle (I see this as a must)