The Raspberry Pi 4, the Ultimate iPad Pro Accessory?

Rob from Tech Craft has been wild about using a Raspberry Pi 4 along with his iPad Pro. Never thought of this use case, but I was nodding in agreement whilst I was watching this.

😴 The video only gets interesting halfway through; feel free to skip the first part

The curious case of the Raspberry Pi in the network closet

Christian Haschek:

Last week I got a message from a co-worker notifying me there was a Raspberry Pi connected to our network.

I asked my IT colleagues and they were as baffled as I was. I heard of people getting paid to put things like this in places they shouldn’t and for this reason I was very interested in finding out what it actually does.

This reads like an episode of Mr. Robot … 😱

The curious case of the Raspberry Pi in the network closet →

Raspberry Pi 2

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Quad Core Cortex A7 (900Mhz) and 1GB of RAM. It will also run Windows 10:

We’re excited to announce that we are expanding our Windows Developer Program for IoT by delivering a version of Windows 10 that supports Raspberry Pi 2. This release of Windows 10 will be free for the Maker community through the Windows Developer Program for IoT.

Good move, Microsoft.

Sidenote: I like this “new” Microsoft. Embracing Github over their own CodePlex, open sourcing .NET, pushing IE forward, and now this. I can totally understand why people like Christian Heilmann make the move to Microsoft.

Raspberry Pi 2 unveiled with faster processor and more memory →
Windows 10 Coming to Raspberry Pi 2 →

Coder

Coder is a free, open source project that turns a Raspberry Pi into a simple platform that educators and parents can use to teach the basics of building for the web. New coders can craft small projects in HTML, CSS, and Javascript, right from the web browser.

Looks like something very useful for small classrooms that don’t have computers

Coder: A simple way to make web stuff on Raspberry Pi →

RasPlex — Plex on a Raspberry Pi

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Simply put, RasPlex lets you turn your TV into a Smart TV. Similar to the AppleTV, but completely free and open source, RasPlex is basically a set-top box. Once RasPlex is stable, it will have support for legacy console game emulation (NES, SNES, etc), as well as Plex Channels (Netflix, Crackle, Youtube, etc).

In due time you’ll even be able to order a preconfigured Raspberry Pi with a nice VESA mountable case from the site.

RasPlex →