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#Actualnife87

Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:35 AM

FYI, I had multiple USB chargers around 700-1000 mAh (from an HTC Desire, amongst others), several USB Male A - Male Mini A cables and also multiple SD cards lying around, but I reckon that is just me, then :-)<br /><br />I have several/many years of experience with both Linux and programming in general, so it was certainly not hard for me to get started, but I agree that the entire experience of an RPi is more general minded than an Arduino, for instance - and this is great for guys like me who truly wanted a small, capable computer without (software) limitations. You can do pretty much whatever you want with it, especially with those GPIO's (LED Cubes is a great example), and its only limitation is the mediocre hardware (for a "normal" computer, that is). Although I am missing an interface with higher bandwidth than the current (combined SD/USB/Ethernet controller using USB 2.0 bus) for making the perfect DYI NAS :-P<br /><br />TL;DR: I agree. Beginners would probably be more productive with something like an Arduino, but intermediate users have craved this device for a long time.

#2nife87

Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:35 AM

FYI, I had multiple USB chargers around 700-1000 mAh (from an HTC Desire, amongst others), several USB Male A - Male Mini A cables and also multiple SD cards lying around, but I reckon that is just me, then :-)<br /><br />I have several/many years of experience with both Linux and programming in general, so it was certainly not hard for me to get started, but I agree that the entire experience of an RPi is more general minded than an Arduino, for instance - and this is great for guys like me who truly wanted a small, capable computer without (software) limitations. You can do pretty much whatever you want with it, especially with those GPIO's (LED Cubes is a great example), and its only limitation is the mediocre hardware (for a "normal" computer, that is). Although I am missing an interface with higher bandwidth than the current (combined SD/USB/Ethernet controller using USB 2.0 bus) for making the perfect DYI NAS :-P<br /><br />TL;DR: I agree. Beginners would probably be more productive with something like an Arduino, but intermediate users have craved this device for a long time.

#1nife87

Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:34 AM

FYI, I had multiple USB chargers around 700-1000 mAh (from an HTC Desire, amongst others), several USB Male A - Male Mini A cables and also multiple SD cards lying around, but I reckon that is just me, then :-)<br /><br />I have many years of experience with both Linux and programming in general, so it was certainly not hard for me to get started, but I agree that the entire experience of an RPi is more general minded than an Arduino, for instance - and this is great for guys like me who truly wanted a small, capable computer without (software) limitations. You can do pretty much whatever you want with it, especially with those GPIO's (LED Cubes is a great example), and its only limitation is the mediocre hardware (for a "normal" computer, that is). Although I am missing an interface with higher bandwidth than the current (combined SD/USB/Ethernet controller using USB 2.0 bus) for making the perfect DYI NAS :-P<br /><br />TL;DR: I agree. Beginners would probably be more productive with something like an Arduino, but intermediate users have craved this device for a long time.

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