Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi is a computer made for hacking. It is dirt cheap and extremely capable thanks to 700MHz Broadcom BCM2835 CPU (overclockable) and multiple IO (GPIO, I2C, UART, USB, Ethernet). RPi offers also full hd output via HDMI connector.

My Raspberry Pi currently serves two purposes:
* XBMC based set top box. Used mostly to stream BBC content using bbc.co.uk/iplayer (using vpnuk.net)
* Hacking by night – first hardware projects, bit of python development etc. Below is a picture showing my RPi connected to Adafruit Servo Controller (I’ve soldered it myself!) and running two servo motors:

rpi-servo

Click here to see my GitHub project for raspberry pi tests and samples.

Useful links:
* http://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-16-channel-servo-driver-with-raspberry-pi/overview

Stuff to add to RPi
* MCP23017 – chip to add additional 16 IO ports (using I2C)

Demo of running a servo:

Raspberry Pi projects:

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