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#271849 29-May-2020 09:45
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Just saw this announcement that RPi 4 now has an option of 8GB of RAM available!

 

Looks like they're delving into a 64bit OS too with a beta version of Raspberry Pi OS (no longer named Raspbian).

 

Exciting times all round!

 

 


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  #2494139 29-May-2020 09:48
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$130 AUD - I ordered one last night
https://raspberry.piaustralia.com.au/products/raspberry-pi-4

 

I'm sure PB Tech will have them soon as well.

 

I have no problems with my 4GB models either.


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  #2494196 29-May-2020 10:03
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🤬 just bought the 4GB!





Mike

 
 
 
 




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  #2494198 29-May-2020 10:05
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MikeAqua:

 

🤬 just bought the 4GB!

 

 

That's always the way! I'd just bought a 3B+ and then a week later the 4 was announced... It's fine for what I need though, so it wasn't too much of a downer.


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  #2494208 29-May-2020 10:19
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MikeAqua:

 

🤬 just bought the 4GB!

 

 

 

 

This happened to me recently, I bought an Nvidia shield and few days later there was an announcement of the new model was being released, I was livid

 

Out of interest what are most people using their Pi's for? 




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  #2494210 29-May-2020 10:27
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dt:

 

Out of interest what are most people using their Pi's for? 

 

 

-I was running the Unifi Controller and Pi-Hole on it for a while back before moving the controller to a VM.
-Installed the ARM version of Kali Linux to tinker around with, as the in-built wi-fi adapter supports packet injection and monitor mode for sniffing wi-fi traffic.
-Used it for remote audio streaming to a stereo.

 

I was thinking about turning it into a basic file server, just for backups of my other computers onto external HDDs, but it's currently just lying around doing nothing much.


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  #2494219 29-May-2020 10:42
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dt:

 

MikeAqua:

 

🤬 just bought the 4GB!

 

 

 

 

This happened to me recently, I bought an Nvidia shield and few days later there was an announcement of the new model was being released, I was livid

 

Out of interest what are most people using their Pi's for? 

 

 

 

 

FlightRadar 





The little things make the biggest difference.


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  #2494223 29-May-2020 10:51
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Mehrts:

 

That's always the way! I'd just bought a 3B+ and then a week later the 4 was announced... It's fine for what I need though, so it wasn't too much of a downer.

 

 

Someone from RPF actually stated that the Pi 4 wouldn't be available until 2020, then they went and released the Pi 4 prematurely. The software support still isn't there for some components and the 1GB model appears to have been abandoned. Links from the official page to resellers only indicated 2GB and 4GB models the other day, and now obviously the 8GB model.

 

IMO, the Pi is now getting too expensive as the higher end models are pushing closer to the price of x86 hardware with built-in storage and support for SATA etc.


 
 
 
 




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  #2494244 29-May-2020 10:57
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SirHumphreyAppleby:

 

IMO, the Pi is now getting too expensive as the higher end models are pushing closer to the price of x86 hardware with built-in storage and support for SATA etc.

 

 

Exactly this. The RPi seems to be moving away from it's cheap & cheerful roots, and trying to compete with more powerful systems but at a higher cost. I know there are more basic versions of the RPi available for much less though.


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  #2494268 29-May-2020 11:31
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dt:

 

Out of interest what are most people using their Pi's for? 

 

 

(1) NAS

 

(2) Back-Up

 

(3) Irrigation/light timer

 

(4) Working on a unit that will plug into the HDMI in the car and link to a wireless camera at the back of the boat trailer. I can't see behind due to the height and width of the boat.

 

While I won't use this for backing (due to risks posed by lag), it will allow monitoring of the traffic behind me.  In my vehicle the HDMI feed can be displayed my pressing an icon on the home screen.  I always have a passenger with me on longer trips towing the boat, so they can switch the HDMI input off/on every now and then.

 

 

 

 





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  #2494276 29-May-2020 11:39
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Out of interest what are most people using their Pi's for? 

 

 

Mine is doing FlightRadar24 tracking and acting as a Unifi Controller, but not much else otherwise.


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  #2494298 29-May-2020 12:19
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SirHumphreyAppleby:

 

Someone from RPF actually stated that the Pi 4 wouldn't be available until 2020, then they went and released the Pi 4 prematurely. The software support still isn't there for some components and the 1GB model appears to have been abandoned. Links from the official page to resellers only indicated 2GB and 4GB models the other day, and now obviously the 8GB model.

 

IMO, the Pi is now getting too expensive as the higher end models are pushing closer to the price of x86 hardware with built-in storage and support for SATA etc.

 

 

The 1GB model was discontinued and the price on the 2GB model reduced to the 1GB price point. Sceptical that local resellers like PBTech have passed on the price cuts but that was at least the intention by the RPF.


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  #2494311 29-May-2020 12:39
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dt:

 

Out of interest what are most people using their Pi's for? 

 

 

Octopi 3D printer controller.

 

 


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  #2494320 29-May-2020 13:06
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dt:

 

Out of interest what are most people using their Pi's for? 

 

 

VPN Router
Weather station
Network analysis - speedtests etc.


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  #2494323 29-May-2020 13:06
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Waiting for some extra hardware to arrive so I can build a nav station:

 

https://shop.sailoog.com/openplotter/4-moitessier-hat.html

 

 


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  #2494329 29-May-2020 13:13
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dt:

 

Out of interest what are most people using their Pi's for? 

 

 

PiHole

 

I have also used it as a Squid Proxy server in the past when the PS4 updates would never run at line speed (in the ADSL/VDSL days) though that has since been fixed by Sony.

 

I used another to build a bar top arcade machine running retro pie.

 

Used to have a Pi Zero measuring temp/humidy/air pressure just for fun. But I think the sensor for it died - or I have a dry joint somewhere. Keep meaning to make a magic mirror with the Zero.


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