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The Raspberry Pi’s big brother – Intel NUC i3, the unboxing

The Raspberry Pi’s big brother – Intel NUC i3, the unboxing

There’s a lot I love about the Raspberry Pi; its ability to surprise me (one hosts this site, and that’s pretty impressive!), its tiny form factor, the minimal pull on electricity. It embodies everything that computing should be, and will be in the future.

Intel NUC i3 box

The things I dislike about them include the severe lack of power, inability to use bootable USB (or SATA capabilities), meagre 512mb memory. These frustrations are completely unjust on my part – its a £30 computer aimed at the education market! I have no right to be frustrated, especially as they make extremely cheap, yet capable web servers!

Everything I love about the Raspberry Pi’s physical attributes and energy credentials have been available for some time in a more capable formats, but nothing that really hits the nail on the head, until now that is.

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Free Raspberry Pi Model B

Free Raspberry Pi Model B

Free Raspberry Pi

You’ve not read it wrong, I really am giving away a Raspberry Pi computer! Now that the Model B has been upgraded to 512mb RAM and mine’s set to arrive this week, I have no use for the one that has been powering this site, so I’m giving it away!

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Interesting uses for a Raspberry Pi

Interesting uses for a Raspberry Pi

Since first reading about the Raspberry Pi, I instantly started thinking of the endless possibilities for this tiny little handy PC. I went down the predictable (slightly boring and a bit geeky) route of running one as a web server, others have been a bit more imaginative then I have been. I’ve had some good results so far, this site is indeed hosted from my own Raspberry Pi computer.

The next part of my project is to install an IMAP capable mail server, but here’s some of the other uses and projects I’ve found whilst clicking on the old ‘tinterweb!

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