15 Mar '13, 11am

Using a Raspberry Pi as an Information Radiator

Using a Raspberry Pi as an Information Radiator

We have found the Raspberry Pi to be a cost-effective replacement for the Mac minis that we use in our office to drive TVs that are information radiators. We use these radiators to display the build status of our ci (continuous integration) projects. At ~$60 (Raspberry Pi, USB WiFi, enclosure), it’s 90% cheaper than using a $600 Mac mini. Ordering Raspberry Pi Model B Revision 2.0 (512MB) . We ordered from Amazon even though they charged a healthy premium ($47 vs. $35). We did not want to wait 12 weeks for the unit to arrive (they are still notoriously backordered). SB Raspberry Pi Case This case protects from static and bumping. It looks cheap and is not sturdy. With more time we would have bought this one from Adafruit USB wifi adapter 32 GB SD card A 4 GB card would be adequate, but we already had this one in our server room. Power adapter Again found in our server room...

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