Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Caledon, Ontario
Pie model B and B plus
I don't usually post on old threads, but here on Linux, they are all old.
Might as well update my own reply from 2012, as things changed, and its outdated.
I have 2 ras-pies now, and its turned into a major hobby.
Great for kids wanting to get into programming and electronics.
These days it's about $100 Canadian to get started.
The pie-2 model B about CAD$50.
Good power supply, with battery backup, wifi dongle, breakout boards etc easily takes up the
the other $50.
Adafruit (google it) is a great web resource, and there are Canadian distributors.
I'm having a ball with these things.
I bought a whole bunch of parts to work with before the Canadian dollar drops out of site.
The B plus runs as a music player that is WIFI controlled from my android phone, or laptop for our car camping weekends.
My primary system runs Debian Jessie.
The pies run a slightly older Debian version.
Many commands will be familiar to Ubuntu users.