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I decided my previous posts just would not cut it. So here we go, a full documentation of "Building the Beast". The plan of action is to build a MAME and XBMC solution with a monitoring system using the Raspberry Pi camera. The Pi Camera will have a web interface to view the images, and if that is not possible then we will be setting up a VNC server. In this post we will focus on Occidentalis, the educational distro for the Raspberry Pi.   First a bit of a background on Occidentalis: ...
Well, look what arrived today! Thats right, my RoadTest bundle has finally arrived, and it has a heck of a lot of stuff inside it. Sadly, some of it (Adafruit LCD Pi Plate Kit, Embedded Pi, PiFace etc) I cannot currently use due to my lack of equipment, and the Pi Camera was not included, so that is being shipped over now. Currently I have the Control & Display working, and the Gertboard is setup and running with the Arduino "Button" example. Anyway, my main question: What project sho ...
Today was the day "The Ultimate Raspberry Pi Bundle" RoadTest closed. Now, morning rolls around and they have not been announced yet. No problem there.   Thanks to me still being a student, I had some time to check the site during my spare time.   Then it hit me.   I was selected for the roadtest. I was ecstatic, and I could not believe it. I am currently contemplating what to do with all this new gear. Anyways, thanks to the judges who chose me and the other Roadtesters, an ...

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