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Raspi: For what do you use it?
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Raspi: For what do you use it?

Hey,

So I guess many of you are some sick dirty raspi owners like I am myself.

For what do you use your raspis?

I'm gonna start:
1 raspi.) vpn for home & tor proxy
2 raspi .) small nas running samba
3 raspi .) my little gameboy , still doing some things but its great

cheers

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  • I use it as media center. Installing openelec in it. Runs perfect since day 1.

  • wychwych Member

    CCTV system controller.

    Taking a hiatus.

  • cassacassa Member, Provider

    I use it as a Spotify client

    ik moet poepen

  • edited August 2014

    I am using it to develop some stuff for Raspberry Pis and as a web server with PHP for testing.

    One thing I developed on it is http://cpuvinf.ga/

    Thanked by 1infected
  • @SandwichBagGhost said:
    I am using it to develop some stuff for Raspberry Pis and as as web server with PHP for testing.

    One thing I developed on it is http://cpuvinf.ga/

    That is really sexy, gonna test it .)

  • Like others I'm using it as a Media Center. Started with Raspbmc, but I found it to be more sluggish than OpenELEC.

    Signatures are to identify who I am. I'm me. Who the hell are you?

  • Justin417Justin417 Member, Provider

    Works great as an IRC Server for me.

  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    1 of them: PIR sensor for detecting intruders, and will play music if no one's home (so ppl may think there's people in the house). It also serves a Teeworld's server, and will control lights.

    the other one is with William

    The final one is a VPN server from my home connection

  • infectedinfected Member
    edited August 2014

    @netomx said:

    the other one is with William

    well will isn't hosting them now cus he got arrested^

    R.I.P privacy in austria

  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    @infected said:
    R.I.P privacy in austria

    I am not doing anything illegal, so noproblems with me

  • IRC Bouncer, webdev test thing, Squeezebox media server, Owncloud, Transmission Torrents, Tor node, GPIO / arduino test bed, IPv6 tunnel provider, you name it.

    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
    https://raymii.org - https://cipherli.st
  • cassacassa Member, Provider

    @Raymii hmm thanks for the tip. I'm writing some scripts for the Arduino because I'm expecting one soon from the postman :-)

    ik moet poepen

  • infected said: well will isn't hosting them now cus he got arrested^

    Nah, he's free. Or at least used to be free last week.

    -

  • Currently a media player (cmus) and ftp server. Going to put an IRC client (irssi), newsreader (something like Canto), bookmarker (Wallabag) and maybe a server monitor on it soon.

  • I used mine to connect with skynet and aliens.

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    //edit Nope dont have one sad face

    Signature goes here.

  • rmlhhdrmlhhd Member, Provider

    @souen said:
    Currently a media player (cmus) and ftp server. Going to put an IRC client (irssi), newsreader (something like Canto), bookmarker (Wallabag) and maybe a server monitor on it soon.

    Good luck running all of that on one Pi

  • @rmlhhd said:
    Good luck running all of that on one Pi

    One of my Pi's runs Owncloud, Etherpad, Ethercalc and Ampache. 2 NodeJS apps and 2 Apache apps behind an nginx proxy, it handles them fine. Owncloud is only used for the contacts and calender though.

    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
    https://raymii.org - https://cipherli.st
  • ztecztec Member

    Collecting dust.

    Thanked by 1linuxthefish

    You can spam me with any yearly shared hosting deal.

  • pcanpcan Member

    We use some Rasperry Pi's as environement monitor and dataloggers, because it is easy to connect external sensors. It is a quick and cheap way to get non-critical measurements.

    As example, this is a current plot vs. time of the current drawing from one of our main transformers.

    image

    The electrical system is the usual european WYE (Y) 230/400V, and the diagram is showing one phase. The current is listed in thousands of amps; the transformer has a nominal output of 1 MVA (about one milion watts).

    The data is read from the current sensor and put in a mysql database. The RPi database is synced to the main SQL database on the datacenter. This way, if the network is temporarily disrupted the data is still collected. Abnormal data trends triggers email alerts (overcurrent and power fail).

    The zoomable and responsive chart is made with highcharts.com. In this example, I selected a current spike that needs to be investigated. It is easy to see that after 18:00 PM the baseline load is slightly higher than normal: maybe someone forgot to turn off a load.

    This handy tool has been developed in a couple of days and a 100 euro budget thanks to the RPi. Commercial solutions are more accurate, but way more expensive and the data collection is not so flexible.

    Thanked by 2rds100 netomx
  • @pcan that's nice. What kind of current sensor do you use?

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  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    @rds100 said:
    pcan that's nice. What kind of current sensor do you use?

    Yeah, I want to know, I can'tfind cheap A sensors :( I wantto make the exact thing here, we are having issues with spikes of 1200A

  • pcanpcan Member

    I use the yoctopuce.com sensors (the thermocouple sensor is also very good). They have an autonomous microcontroller with built-in datalogger function (a restart of the raspberry does not halt data collection), and are electrically insulated. Software support is good. On this application the current is measured trough a standard step down (300:1) current transformer with 5A AC secondary output at full scale (yocto amp goes to 10A). I basically connected the yocto-amps in series with the existing current meters.

    Thanked by 1rds100
  • KihiKihi Member, Provider

    I have one connected to an ADS-B receiver in order to track airplanes.

    ~Charlie.
    For Canadian VPS Hosting, Kihi ain't that bad of a company, it's got CoreOS and Atomic OS'.

  • I use my Pi to monitor my websites. If the number of my down sites less than 2, it will send alert sms, if larger than 5 sites it will call to my cell.
    I also use Pi to control electric devices like TVs, aircons... I can turn the aircons before I come home by sending it a sms.

  • I use my Pi as a private lab, getting data from sensors, integration with Arduino, and used for media center as well.

    NewforVPS said: I use my Pi to monitor my websites. If the number of my down sites less than 2, it will send alert sms, if larger than 5 sites it will call to my cell. I also use Pi to control electric devices like TVs, aircons... I can turn the aircons before I come home by sending it a sms.

    How do you send sms's with your raspi? If you are willing to share.

  • I use SIM900 module, it's a GSM module with SIM card.
    Another way is sending free sms through a website.

  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    @Gadelhas said:
    I use my Pi as a private lab, getting data from sensors, integration with Arduino, and used for media center as well.

    How do you send sms's with your raspi? If you are willing to share.

    innovativetxt ? and call twilio, may be

  • trewqtrewq Administrator, Moderator, Provider

    @netomx said:
    innovativetxt ? and call twilio, may be

    He already answered what he does but just for the record nexmo is an awesome SMS and voice provider. They have numbers all over the world and their rates are fairly competitive with a very full API.

  • If you live in US, you can use Google Voice, I heard it works great and best of all it's free.

  • wroxwrox Member

    I personally use mine as a music box together with a USB sound card for better audio quality than the onboard sound.

  • ndelaespadandelaespada Member, Provider

    I got one running rsnapshot, dns and httpd and another one with XBMC in the car...

    owned-networks | ssd ddos protected kvm & openvz 7 | DAL - LA - SEA - NYC - MIA - AMS - LON
    english, french & spanish support

  • They can make great door stops.

    Thanked by 1Gadelhas
  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    @trewq said:
    He already answered what he does but just for the record nexmo is an awesome SMS and voice provider. They have numbers all over the world and their rates are fairly competitive with a very full API.

    I am a ignorant fool, I've never crossed with it. Super cheap, and mega easy to use, in 5 minutes I'm sending SMS and voice calls. Thanks!

  • wdqwdq Member

    I use mine as a weather dashboard. It's connected to an indoor and outdoor sensor, as well as a few weather APIs. Every five minutes I update a Mongo collection on another server with the most up to date information.

    On another server I also have all sorts of different graphs, charts, and pages to visualize the current and past data.




    Thanked by 1souen
  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    @wdq said:
    I use mine as a weather dashboard. It's connected to an indoor and outdoor sensor, as well as a few weather APIs. Every five minutes I update a Mongo collection on another server with the most up to date information.

    On another server I also have all sorts of different graphs, charts, and pages to visualize the current and past data.




    Neat!

  • @Raymii said:

    dafuq? owncloud is so unstable

  • Awesome stuff guys, keep it up!

  • Deluge for torrent + Samba for file sharing + minidlna for streaming with a physical "Do Not Touch" paper.......... but still, people still loves to see what it is and take it so I ended up adding a vibration sensor and buzzer so the buzzer buzzes when someone moves it ;)

    @netomx said:
    1 of them: PIR sensor for detecting intruders, and will play music if no one's home (so ppl may think there's people in the house). It also serves a Teeworld's server, and will control lights.

    the other one is with William

    The final one is a VPN server from my home connection

    how do you detect if there's nobody? I'm still wondering of what to do with my PIR sensor

    Recommended Hosts: Bandwagonhost - Cool in-house panel | RamNode - Great Performance + Fast Support!

  • @netomx said:
    I am a ignorant fool, I've never crossed with it. Super cheap, and mega easy to use, in 5 minutes I'm sending SMS and voice calls. Thanks!

    not to mention that you don't need to buy the gsm module, and a sim card for it which makes it even more cost effective ;)

    Recommended Hosts: Bandwagonhost - Cool in-house panel | RamNode - Great Performance + Fast Support!

  • ZweiTigerZweiTiger Member, Provider

    is this raspi good for anything? I think a simple lowend vps beat the performance. Or not?

  • @ZweiTiger said:
    is this raspi good for anything? I think a simple lowend vps beat the performance. Or not?

    um?? its a frgin killa machine, you usally buy a lowend VPS from external provider via WWW and you don't have some crazy virtualization @home going on.
    with 3,5watt (normal) till 5watt max (with external hub etc) its not much power costs..

  • I use mine to control my other computers in the house, it uses Wake & Sleep on LAN to wake up my home NAS from the web where ever I happen to be, and allows me to put it to sleep again once I'm done with it.

  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    @wcypierre said:
    not to mention that you don't need to buy the gsm module, and a sim card for it which makes it even more cost effective ;)

    I was using innovativetxt and twilio before that

  • @netomx said:
    1 of them: PIR sensor for detecting intruders, and will play music if no one's home (so ppl may think there's people in the house). It also serves a Teeworld's server, and will control lights.

    the other one is with William

    The final one is a VPN server from my home connection

    how do you detect if there's nobody? I'm still wondering of what to do with my PIR sensor

    Recommended Hosts: Bandwagonhost - Cool in-house panel | RamNode - Great Performance + Fast Support!

  • cassacassa Member, Provider

    @ZweiTiger said: is this raspi good for anything? I think a simple lowend vps beat the performance. Or not?

    The GPIO pins are cool for home automation 8)

    ik moet poepen

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