1. Nah3DS

    Nah3DS Madre de Dios! Es El POLLO DIABLO!!!
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    I would use it for porn
     
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  2. KineticSonata

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    I would stuff as many emulators and retro games I could on that sucker, make a cool GUI, and then send it to my brother in South Korea. He's a missionary and loves him some vintage NES RPG's. How many times can one person beat Dragon Warrior 1?

    He doesnt have a laptop so this would be a perfect gift.
     
  3. CrimzonEyed

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    Hook it up to my TV, install Arch linux ARM and use it as my new PC since my desktop died. Also set it up with owncloud and as a bittorent server.
    Probably a lot more stuff too after I learn how to use it better ;)
     
  4. Gahars

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    I would look for a serial code so I could finally know the last few digits of pi.
     
  5. Drenn

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    I'd connect a gameboy link cable to the GPIO pins. This will open the door for some cool stuff: emulator-gameboy linking, ROM and Save dumping from cartridges, or some bad-quality video streaming to the gameboy... just a few ideas off the top of my head. Not sure if the Pi counts as the main component in this case.
     
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  6. ryuga93

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    I will install raspbian and learn linux coding,then learn python.My goal is to learn how to use the camera module.The camera can act as a sensor for the robots,or create AR(augmented reality) so that I can make a cool duel disk
     
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  7. LuckySteves

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    If I had a Pi, I'd turn it into an emulator for a bunch of different systems. Hook up a few different types of controllers and have an awesome all in one.

    Edit: In fact, it seems others had my idea before me. Aloshi has created EmulationStation and posted it on github here. It seem to be almost exactly what I would want.

    If I win, that's what I'll be doing with my winnings.
     
  8. Blebleman

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    I'd use it to experiment with controlling home appliances via the 'net.
    I'd love to start hardware hacking, and it seems like the 'Pi is a great tool to start with.
     
  9. Arras

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    I'm not sure really. Probably an all in one media server/emulator system with a little light that starts glowing if I get mail or something.
    Edit: Actually scratch that. This is something I'd probably not actually do anytime soon, but building a full arcade cabinet would be pretty awesome. I'm sure the Pi can run MAME or something, so other than that, you'd need to gut a controller or two, obtain some arcade-like sticks and buttons, a screen and a ton of wood. Something like http://www.ultimarc.com/store/section.php?xSec=6 seems good. Perhaps even make it so that you can take the controller out and use it separately or replace it by a different kind.
     
  10. Issac

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    I would want to build my very own arcade controller, with the Raspberry Pi "integrated" in the actual controller. This is so you'd just have to plug in the controller to the TV and power outlet (and also fix the cables so it looks neat, but I can't recall what that cable thing is named either in English or Swedish). Purpose? Emulation.

    Been dreaming of this project for a long long time, but just never came around to starting it. Now would be a great opportunity.
     
  11. Necron

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    What would I would? What I wouldn't do. I have a project with a friend, with an arduino board, so a raspberry pi would be handy, and also to test some more random stuff, like connecting more devices, testing some programming, etc. I want it!
     
  12. frogboy

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    I would eat it, probably.
     
  13. finkmac

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    Stick it in a little black cube, run WindowMaker on it... Mini NeXTcube!
     
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  14. VashTS

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    a learning computer for my kids, my 2 year old son does the beta testing, the new baby due feb 5 would get the final
     
  15. obito

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    i'd set up a little crypto currency miner to leave on 24/7, for more of a novelty thing than to actually make money.

    say however if i collected a coin or two and the currency went sky high le bitcoin style in future, a nice check would be sent tempways as thanks aha. ;)
     
  16. MarcusRaven

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    I would use it to create a creative and decorative monitor system in my kids' room. My 7yo son and 4yo daughter currently share a room. I'd place it into a decoration they both can enjoy, like a large Mario or Yoshi figure. Using the camera attachment, a wireless transmitter, and some custom code, I'd have it where I could turn it on remotely when I hear something suspect going on in their room. Then if their rambunctiousness doesn't settle down, I'd call them out to get the story. Knowing neither one of them will give me the truth (as they are at those ages where its always the other sibling's fault), I'd hear their stories, then "go to the tape."

    This is actually my next RaspberryPi project after I finish my SNES case emulation station. Winning this would give me an early start. ^_^ Good luck everyone!
     
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    obito: Don't try to use the pi to mine cryptocoins. You will end up killing it.

    I would enter this contest, except I already have a Raspberry Pi, Model B all set up. Currently running XBMC for the media center and rtorrent+rutorrent for seeding. It works out pretty well.

    Oh, and I found something for all of you raspberry pi users out there:
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/rpiqemuwindows/
    This allows you to emulate the raspberry pi on windows, so you can text things out before actually installing or committing changes.
     
  18. mercluke

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    this year's treasurer promised to implement bitcoin payment for club events so i was hoping this could possibly even tie into that and allow bitcoin billiards payment :P
     
  19. NetoSenpai

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    Since the sun is so strong on my city and the home robbery is increasing, I would like to build a sun powered (on rechargeable batteries) home surveillance device that detects undesired forced entries (no cameras since they would require a lot more power) and isn't dependent on the house power, it would then send an sms to my cellphone using a mobile usb internet dongle.
     
  20. adamrgolf

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    I know it might sound a bit lame. But, depending on where you are in life, quite useful and fun... This is what I use mine for; A temperature and humidity sensor for my son's room. It actually has two sensors (because can you ever really be sure with one?) and it logs the data every minute, then uses google charts to create a graph for each day showing the rise and drops in temperature and humidity (here's a screenshot). Get creative enough and you can set up alarms/alerts for when the temperature or humidity gets too high or low. I'd probably route the alerts through growl & prowl to get them pushed to my phone.

    It functions as a webserver as well, so the temp & humidity data can be grabbed from my server running my blue iris setup (home security camera software) which then overlays the temp & humidity every minute on the baby monitor camera feed (here's a snapshot).

    Now, if you don't already think that's lame enough, I also have an Arduino with a Piezo vibration sensor mounted to our clothes dryer, which alerts us when a drying cycle is done. I did this because the dryer does not have an audible alarm/buzz when it's done. You could easily do the same thing with a Pi if this interests you.

    No matter how you use them though, Raspberry Pis are simply awesome.

    Edit: I should add, for those who don't know, that the sensors mentioned are not built in already to the Raspberry Pi. I use an Adafruit cobbler to "breakout" to a breadboard where I put the sensors. This also helps keep the sensors away from the Pi, which can generate some heat and not get as accurate of readings.
     
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