I'm interested in how to use the Raspberry Pi to make a camera designed for use in the classroom. I'd aim for something waterproof, capable of lasting through the day, instant-on, automatic upload of images and videos via wireless and rechargeable via a charging cradle. Interestingly, the Raspberry Pi's low power consumption (1W) would seem to make it possible to simply keep it running the whole time, switched on and ready to take pictures - no start-up delay, just literally point and shoot. A camera add-on is promised soon(ish), along with an LCD screen, the difficult bit to figure out is going to be the charging cradle and charging mechanism. I was thinking of an inductive charge system similar to an electric toothbrush, making the camera a completly self-contained (and therefore waterproof) unit.
Some fellows are trying to get RISC OS running on it, as it's ARM based.
I do also plan on making my own games/software for it and I'm hoping in doing so I can get my daughter interested! Although I might be on to a loser there...
I'm very interested in this. I would even (after trying a beta board) offer to put some money behind a bigger production run.
Just wondering if there has been any contact between Edugeek and the people behind it, would be great to have them at the conference or to have some discussion with them on here.
Great idea to get some kind of relationship going with the rasperry PI project @Dos_Box
Yeh really interested in this little machine as well.
So much I started a forum for it specifically for educational discussion ;)
I can think of a hundred uses for a box like this but the main one I'm interested in is teaching kids how to code!
I'm excited to get my hands on one or more of these.... Though they'll probably populate my gadget cupboard like every other thing does until I come up with a suitable use.... small backtrack 5 machine are my preliminary thoughts.
I've just emailed Liz @ Rasberry Pi to see if there is any chance of getting one for the stand or if anyone is available from the charity to make an appearance.
I was thinking mounting it to the back of a monitor then to the wall, connected to the network and then somehow let it display network status of servers, nas drives, virus alerts, helpdesk logs etc all displayed on one screen with a steady refresh rate.
I wouldnt know where to begin but it would be a nice idea.
I managed to pre order one this morning, but they are not in stock yet.
Not even for sale on one of the official sites!!
If you can find linux software that does it, it should be pretty straight forward.
Install the software, connect to the network, connect to monitor, start software.
Maybe make a start up script, so it runs automagically when it's powered on.
It'll have to run from battery unless you want to wire up a mains supply.