Here’s one use for a Raspberry Pi: computer on your TV

So, I picked up a Raspberry Pi. As you may be aware, this is basically a small little motherboard about the size of a credit card that runs Linux and has an HDMI connection. Here is the Pi in the top left, and a little keyboard/mouse thing I picked up for $18, and a WiFi USB dongle that I got for $12 (the CD is there for size reference):

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So, what does this buy me? Well, I can hook it to my TV and I now have a lightweight “PC” connected to my main TV, which has internet access and that I control with that little wireless keyboard/mouse controller:

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The Pi has 2 USB ports – one is used by the WiFi dongle and the other is used by the the keyboard/mouse “reciever” (which is stored in the the battery cover, by the way, if you get one and can’t find it)

So although I have other plans for this Pi, this alone is a pretty cool option if you are looking to dabble in the technology. Here’s what I got and it all “just works” with virtually no problems at ALL:

So, for $104, you can have a Linux computer hooked up to your TV, uses little power, and takes up very little space…. if you so desire.

Posted in Computers and Internet, Infrastructure, Linux, New Technology, Raspberry Pi, Uncategorized

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