Discussion in 'Programming' started by fixer, Jan 8, 2018.
my next adventure utilizing the versitillity of $5 computers anyone else mess with them?
I have 5 raspberry pi 3b on my desk. I still need to set them up one will become a DNS/DHCP server to other’s will become a cluster to play with.
"The kind you find in a second hand store..."
I replaced a tower server with one. I use it for DNS/DHCP/Leafnode/backup management/Cacti/SMTP relay/Log management/Mediawiki and probably a couple of other things I've forgotten at the moment. Just plug an externally powered USB drive in for storage and they can do just about anything you can do on a normal Linux computer. Quiet and less power usage, too.
I'm trying to get another one to run a FreePBX VoIP server, and I hope to get a nosql/hadoop cluster up and running by the end of the year (time permitting). Tiny, quiet, affordable, and useful. What's not to like?
people are building $30 emulators and selling them faster then they can make them
I like this one https://thepihut.com/collections/raspberry-pi/products/raspberry-pi-zero?variant=14062715972 but you need to buy a few. But you can only buyone at the time. As company you are going to need do mass production but they don’t. I want 20 of them in one go.
but then the legalities kick in all these people using these roms illegally
Its not a rom its a 1GHz pc with 512MB ram nothing illegal about it. With 10 or 20 you can make a nice cluster.
they are loading 12,000 roms onto the raspberrys and selling them as retro gaming machines $30 in parts and making $$ hand over fist
You mean the nes, super ninteno, n64 etc roms yes some do offer that option, but yes that is illegal to do. Where i get my raspberry pi offer such option but no roms everything what they give is legal to have namely the emulators.