Raspberry Pi and Oscam

I have recently acquired a couple of Raspberry Pi to play with, and I must say I am quite impressed with this cheap little device.

You can use it as a desktop, a small server, a media center and you also have GPIO interface to control external hardware, like sensors and motor drivers (like the Arduino but with much more processing power and memory).

The first experiment I did when I got my hands on the Raspberry was to compile and install Oscam so I could have a server with little energy consumption but still has the processing power required to sustain a large number of Oscam users and readers.

This post is the report of my experiment and will allow you to reproduce my steps.

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Raspberry Pi

 

Raspberry Pi is a project being developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation that wants to produce a very cheap computer that is as small as a credit card. The main purpose of the project is to provide cheap hardware and software solutions for teaching programming languages to kids, but it had lots of attention from IT enthusiasts because of the price and the endless possibilities of usage.

When I first saw this project, my first thought was :
“I wonder if this thing can be used to make an HTPC with a DVB-S2 USB tuner. From the hardware point of view it certainly can. I can´t wait to get my hands on one of this delicious Raspberries.

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Titanoboa, the giant snake.

Here is a video of Titanoboa, a design of a robotic snake ten feet long and weights a ton.

Because robotics does not only mean miniaturization of devices, see a snake and a giant spider, built by the Mondo Crew, a team of scientists, artists and designers.
In this video, although not in confrontation, the Mondo Spider Titanoboa past each other, making strange noises.

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Streamboard forum and SVN is down.

All services hosted at Streamboard.gmc.to are currently down, no new binaries will be released until their services are online again.

No official announcements were made.

Let´s wait and see…

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Delphi and MySQL

When it comes the time for a developer to create good database applications that need interaction with database servers, one might think twice about using Delphi for this task, and they couldn´t be more wrong. There are tools for Delphi that simplify the process of connecting to the most known RDBM´s like MySQL, Microsoft SQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, etc…

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