In February, I’ve ordered the Raspberry Pi on the day and within the first 2 hours it was released. Last weekend, we finally received them. Yes, 2. Why? I’ve no idea ^^
I will give the 2nd Pi to my friend Christian, who has missed the order day
The first impression was: wow! That thing is tiny! But beside the size, I’m honestly not that impressed – the speed is pretty slow – especially if you’ve changed the Debian Image to support german locales and disable the overscan. The boot takes 4x longer. Why? No idea
I’d planned to use the Pi as my weather data logging device – with the small amount of power usage, I was pretty sure it’s perfect. I’ve tried to get the wslogger.pl script to work for approx. 10h’s – then I gave up. No way to run this and most of my own scripts on this ARM architecture. Luckily I got a Alix 1D from Christian a week before for just a few bucks. This one is based on AMD Geode – so it’s x86 and runs the weather data stuff now very well. Check my new domain & the returned service over on www.moerserwetter.de
I decided to build a little case for the Pi. My usage? Well – this is a nice box if you want to download something and don’t want to run a big computer over night.
I’ve got a pretty decent black case at my local electronic dealer for unbelievable 3,95€! Today, I mounted the Pi to the bottom plate and then marked the holes I need to dig into the upper case.
Using the Proxxon (a Dremel compatible little tool), my wife and I were able to dig holes into the case within 1h.
The result it fine – it will be put into the rack in the basement, so it does not have to look “perfect”, but I think it’s nice
A little hint if you haven’t got your own Raspberry Pi yet – the cable has to be a Micro USB one to power it BUT it has to have diagonal bottom corners! The one of my Amazon Kindle fits perfect, but not the 2 Micro USB cables I have ordered for the Pis – these plugs are in a slightly rounded rectangle shape…