Got my Raspberry Pi 2 (M2) today - Any Ideas?

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  1. xXDungeon_CrawlerXx
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    Hey Guys,

    I bought a Raspberry Pi 2 Model 2 a few days ago and got it today!
    I've many Ideas what I could do with it.
    Right now, I want to use it as server &/or console-emulator.
    I want to install Unity, too to work on my project (at work (yea, I'm allowed to do this while I've "free time"), etc.) but I'm not sure if it will work.

    Do you have any other ideas what I can do with this awesome mini-pc? :D
     
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    There is a lot you can do.
    Here are some of the things I did with my Pis

    If you want to run Kodi you can use Openelec or Osmc.
    Openelec is a bit more mature and light weight and it has a big community on their forum.
    Osmc has a full Debian in the background so depending on what kind of server needs you have that might be better for you.

    I got Retroarch to work inside of Kodi running Openelec. It looks very cool when next to my movie library I can select what retro games I want to play.
    The stet-up was a bit time consuming though.

    There is also a pure retro gaming project called the RetroPi.

    If you need a IP-PBX system you can also do this with the Pi.
    I set up a small Hotel phone system for my friend in Bali :-)

    If you like Hi-Resolution audio then you could build a nice Network player with your Pi.
    I would suggest to get a nice Dac with it. Hifiberry has very good sounding and very easy to use DAC witch you attach to the top of the pi.

    There is much more you can do but I hope this gave you some inspiration :-)
     
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    If i had one I'd use it as a all in one server, one that would work 24/7 (as the Pi's not power hungry, hence savings) // You've already had this idea, so great!
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    You could also use a Pi to make an 'Internet of things' setup or something.
     
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    Sounds great! :D
    Thank you alot, will check what I'll do with my RaspberryPi :D
    I'll install a DualBoot System to it so I will be able to run more than one OS :D

    Will try to get Retroarch to work on it :P

    I should be able to run a Server AND use Retroarch at the same time with it, i guess?
     
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    yes that is possible.
    Also when you attach a external HDD you can share it on your home network.
    You can also use torrents and more... all a question of how deep the rabit whole you want to go :-)

    For just simple retro gaming the RetroPi project is more matured
     
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    Retropie is what I am always running. Mostly because it's super easy to set up with great results. Not to mention easy to add new emulators to.
     
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    THANK YOU! :D
    Will try it :)