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Topic # 189010 13-Dec-2015 20:34
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Just wondering if anyone has a Raspberry Pi they aren't wanting anymore?

I have two running OSMC, but my 6 year old has his heart set on getting a computer of his own, so I've decided to set up a monitor, keyboard and mouse with a Pi running Raspbian. I was going to give him an old laptop, but I don't trust him enough not to mess it up - I thought with a Pi the worst case scenario would be that I reimage and start again. But now I realise I'll have to give up one of mine for the project, so need a replacement!

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  Reply # 1449804 13-Dec-2015 20:34
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  Reply # 1449822 13-Dec-2015 20:40
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I have a Pi but I'm using it currently, but deffo a good idea for a first PC. 

I have a 15 or 17" LCD monitor collecting dust you could have for nothing if needed (It takes VGA and DVI but no HDMI, so adaptor probably needed for a few $)? I think I've probably got a USB keyboard lying around somewhere too that doesn't get used. 

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  Reply # 1449824 13-Dec-2015 20:49
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Thanks - I've dug around the garage and found a monitor, keyboard and mouse. I've ordered an hdmi-dvi adaptor and another sd card, so I have (or will soon have) all the bits for the project itself. I'm just leaving myself short a Pi (which just means I'll have to unplug things and swap them over from time to time (which as we all know is an unbearable burden!)

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  Reply # 1449828 13-Dec-2015 20:58
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Off topic a fraction but this might be worth a look:

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  Reply # 1449846 13-Dec-2015 21:30
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If you can I'd recommend getting the Raspberry Pi 2 since it is quite a bit faster.

I did have quite a few first generation Pi's hanging around but seems I have given them all away, the Pi 1 is showing its age in the processor department now.

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  Reply # 1449848 13-Dec-2015 21:32
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I was just about to say, the R.Pi2 is much much faster, plausible to use as a desktop. v1, not so much. Big difference for Kodi UI responsiveness too.

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  Reply # 1450122 14-Dec-2015 13:40
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I have one I'm not using.. Original B, 8gb SD card, and clear case.

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  Reply # 1450123 14-Dec-2015 13:41
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I have a few of the original B's - you are welcome to one (or many) for $15 each? They all have cases.

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