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What can YOU do with a RPi (Rasberry Pi)?

Postby mrlily » Sat, 09 Nov 2013 12:40 pm

bought a model b RPi yesterday, it should turn up (perth) monday.

the plan is to use it to build a quad-copter drone.

my daughter forgot to take her lunch to school yesterday, also my strife recently locked her keys in the car (spare set at home), hmmmmm...

anyone have experience using one to control something interesting (not a pc)?
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Postby x9200 » Sat, 09 Nov 2013 1:32 pm

Your question is a bit like what can you do with a pc?
You can build pretty much what you want out of this including a "supercomputer".
I use one at my mother's place in Europe where it works as a fully remote controllable double graphic mode mobile broadband dial back internet and multimedia server/client.

BTW, element14 sells them locally for S$45, free delivery often on next day.

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Postby mrlily » Sat, 09 Nov 2013 2:10 pm

there is nothing imaginative about using a rpi as a server etc... this post is not aimed at the norm (however it took about 5mins for someone to respond with the standard, norm).

i'm after some discussion around using one to control something, modifying them, running your own code on them (not installing pre-made software from a gui) for a purpose, or just because you can!

media server... pftttttttttttt!
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Postby x9200 » Sat, 09 Nov 2013 2:18 pm

You registered some keywords and misinterpreted the whole rest. If you were seriously looking for anything you pretend or naively hope you would be able to accomplished you would never post such question in this type of the forum.
You bought something you have no slightest idea about, failed to do some basic reading, posted in a wrong place but sure you would elaborate about some imaginative approaches.

Or is it all to promote your book store?

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Postby mrlily » Sat, 09 Nov 2013 3:09 pm

move on norm. you can always start a new topic, maybe "how to turn on an rpi" or "the most common uses of an rpi"

let's hope some DIY'ers are keen to share their projects.

most likely i'll start with a quad and write some sort of basic flight control in C.
will buy the motors, controllers, gps, alti meters, proximity etc... online and stick them together on some sort of testbed, 4 chopsticks tied together in a cross formation maybe. the idea is to give it a task and let it go, not to control it via a normal radio set.

also, i'll paint it pink and name it x9200.
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Postby nakatago » Sat, 09 Nov 2013 3:27 pm

If it were me, I'd start with home automation. Maybe use Android's voice processing so that I could use voice commands on my phone to control stuff around the house.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 09 Nov 2013 5:03 pm

I thought about making something like the Wifi Pineapple, but then realized for the cost I should just buy a real wifipineapple and save myself the time.

http://hakshop.myshopify.com/products/wifi-pineapple

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 09 Nov 2013 5:27 pm

zzm9980 wrote:I thought about making something like the Wifi Pineapple, but then realized for the cost I should just buy a real wifipineapple and save myself the time.

http://hakshop.myshopify.com/products/wifi-pineapple


You could say the same for OP to just buy a quadcopter. :P

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 09 Nov 2013 5:31 pm

nakatago wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:I thought about making something like the Wifi Pineapple, but then realized for the cost I should just buy a real wifipineapple and save myself the time.

http://hakshop.myshopify.com/products/wifi-pineapple


You could say the same for OP to just buy a quadcopter. :P


You just gave me an idea for a WifiPineapple mounted to a quadcopter!

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 09 Nov 2013 5:33 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
nakatago wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:I thought about making something like the Wifi Pineapple, but then realized for the cost I should just buy a real wifipineapple and save myself the time.

http://hakshop.myshopify.com/products/wifi-pineapple


You could say the same for OP to just buy a quadcopter. :P


You just gave me an idea for a WifiPineapple mounted to a quadcopter!


Don't forget to program a routine such that it will dock to its charging port to keep it juiced!

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 09 Nov 2013 5:52 pm

zzm9980 wrote:I thought about making something like the Wifi Pineapple, but then realized for the cost I should just buy a real wifipineapple and save myself the time.

http://hakshop.myshopify.com/products/wifi-pineapple

This is actually a very good idea but I agree, too cheap to be bothered unless one wants to learn the stuff behind.

Maybe something simplified like a single usb wifi dongle and Nessus? Not sure if it is ported already.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 09 Nov 2013 6:36 pm

x9200 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:I thought about making something like the Wifi Pineapple, but then realized for the cost I should just buy a real wifipineapple and save myself the time.

http://hakshop.myshopify.com/products/wifi-pineapple

This is actually a very good idea but I agree, too cheap to be bothered unless one wants to learn the stuff behind.

Maybe something simplified like a single usb wifi dongle and Nessus? Not sure if it is ported already.


The problem with the wifi tools is that you need patched drivers which allow raw network frame injection, stuff the default drivers don't usually allow. The hassle in finding a wifi adapter with a chipset that has a patched driver, and then getting it to compile on the ARM CPU, will probably be such a pain in the ass that it really kills any use. So having a platform where someone has already done that is quite nice.

Also, Nessus wouldn't be terribly useful for a wireless attack platform. Minimally you'd want the aircrack-ng suite, and then a few other tools. You can pretty much look at what comes pre-installed on the WifiPineapple to see what you'd want. :)

The only scenario I could see rolling your own on a Rasberry Pi to be better would be if I actually wanted one on a Quadcoptor. Then I'd see if I could build both functions into the same Rasberry Pi just to save weight.

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 09 Nov 2013 6:55 pm

Well, yes, but he wants it pink what carries an inherent vulnerability. Also AR9331 is known for underperforming by at least 10dB near pink objects.

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Postby mrlily » Mon, 11 Nov 2013 7:20 pm

yes! rpi delivery complete. how do you turn these things on? ;-)

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Postby mrlily » Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:59 pm

installed pidora, fedora's OS for rasberry pi. given my servers are running on fedora, why not.

there are quite a few alternative OS's available, http://www.raspberrypi.org/Downloads

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using a usb cable for power and found an old 4gig sd card in a kids camera (hopefully she didn't want those photo's!)

will do some reading about controlling controllers with this thing over the next week or so...
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