Story 2014-07-01 3PQ More fun with the Raspberry Pi

More fun with the Raspberry Pi

in hardware on (#3PQ)
story imageCongrats to the Raspberry Pi, the little device that just keeps going and going. They've sold 3 million units so far and the demand shows no sign of slowing. And the creative new uses for it keep on coming:Have a look at Her Majesty the Queen of England in that first link: she's gazing thoughtfully at a couple of Raspbis and some assorted hardware. What gadget do you think she'd build?
[Ed note: The steady stream of cool projects being built around Raspberry Pis is fascinating and captivating. Wish this damned day job didn't keep getting in my way of having all this fun.]
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BBS (Score: 2, Informative)

by on 2014-07-01 13:39 (#2AC)

I'm always amused to see the shock when BBS's are thrown up these days...

Synchronet is alive and well, and while FIDONet, Dovenet, etc are a shadow of their former selves, they are still functional. Check out for more info (afaik, it is the only still actively developed BBS package).

Re: BBS (Score: 1)

by on 2014-07-01 20:18 (#2AH)

If this NSA shit keeps up, I'd bet money that something like FIDONet is the future! I still visit the Electronic Chicken BBS once in a while, usually by Telnet, just for fun. Still a great place. Found it via Synchronet's list of BBSes.

By the way, one fun thing I did was to visit it on my Psion 5MX ( - my page about the Psion, not the Chicken session). The Psion had a decent serial terminal app and it was a pretty easy thing to dial up using the modem and access the site via that terminal. Cool nerd self gratification, if nothing else!

Real-time driving data (Score: 1)

by on 2014-07-02 01:34 (#2AJ)

I've had real-time driving data streaming ever since I started driving. I look out the windows and I can read the gauge cluster. No hack required.

Re: Real-time driving data (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-07-02 14:18 (#2AM)

I look out the windows and I can read the gauge cluster.
What kind of car has the gauges mounted outside?