On Tue, 2013-04-16 at 20:51 -0500, Charlie , W5COV wrote:
I am not up to speed on those PIs either so I went and looked at their
web site. I think you are right about the B model being the one to get.
The prices I saw were $35 for that compared to $25 for the lesser A
model. I think the A would work but $10 for for the better one is a
no-brainer. That $10 difference would be big deal for somebody who needs
a boxcar full of them for a school. Not for us. I plan to play with one.
I have several things in mind to try with it but like you, I don't want
to go whole hog right up front. I'll run mine with a television for a
display. I have been using Linux for decades now so that part is
something I won't have to deal with. I am still using a television as
the display for my Apple II (grin). I intend to use a USB "thumb"
drive..they're cheap AND I already have two or three laying around here
that I use for "sneakernet". Small keyboards and mice/trackballs are
also inexpensive and can use the USB ports.
Finally...something new that's digital AND that I can get excited about!
If my experiments work out I may need several!