[Noisebridge-discuss] (need help) Raspberry Pi Project Idea

Phil Spitler phil at bonfirelabs.com
Sat Oct 5 01:00:25 UTC 2013


I have heard great things about xmbc on the Pi

http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=Raspberry_Pi

Phil


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On Oct 4, 2013, at 5:50 PM, Zach wrote:

> Hey everyone,
>   I have a project idea of using a small 12v HDMI flatscreen I have in my car and installing a Raspberry Pi inside to use as a MEDIA CENTER!  I simply want to put a USB drive with movies and TV shows I can watch in my car.  I have NO knowledge of Linux though so Im wondering how hard this would be?  A couple Qs:
> 1) where can I get Raspberry Pis for cheap?  I remember at NB a while back someone was selling them for $20 (i think)
> 2) would this work: 
> http://www.ebay.com/itm/7inch-AT070TN90-800-480-touch-panel-HDMI-VGA-2AV-Remote-for-Raspberry-Pi-DIY-/121130831984?pt=US_Server_Boards&hash=item1c33f5d070
> 
> or this?
> 
> http://www.ebay.com/itm/Raspberry-Pi-Ultimate-XBMC-Media-Center-Wi-fi-Jailbroken-TV-Black-Slices-Case-/141061217133?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20d7e75b6d
> 
> (note, I dont really care about the wifi or streaming TV abilities).
> 
> if someone is interested in helping with this project I can offer some $$, or a trade of soldering skills and/or a laptop!
> best,
> Zach
> 
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