Start Date: 2/2/15 03:20 AM
End Date: 3/2/15 06:00 AM
Kits Offered: 50
by  carney80  on Jun 28, 2015
First, thank you to Element 14 for the opportunity to road test the Raspberry Pi 2. I applied for the road test, to try out the Raspberry Pi 2 (RPI2) as computer controller for a research project. The goal was to 1) set up a Pi Camera, or a USB camera to record movement, 2) record video directly to an external drive, and 3) create simple movement tracking software to analyze the video. In the road test time period, we (a very dedicated undergraduate, , and myself) have been able to set up the RPI2 to use a USB camera. We ALMOST got the video to record directly to an external USB hard drive. Not as much as I had hoped, but I am pleased with our progress. We tried setting up a student's RPI B+ to do the same thing. We noticed a difference in speed and responsiveness of the units....
by  mr_lindowsmac  on Jun 19, 2015
Hello friends, Better late than never. Some weeks ago I tested a little Raspberry Pi 2 as a simple Media Center. Since the recent images of Raspberry.org now includes one called OSMC (Open Source Media Center) I downloaded it from NOOBs image to check it out. I had some trouble to test it out. I had no Internet for more than a month because I recently moved to a new house, and I had to wait at least one month to contact a local carrier to install phone + internet. Another problem were some stuff like video cable connectors. Is 2015 and I still don't have a HDTV, the only way to see video from Raspberry Pi 2 is by the new jack connector which is video + audio, which is essentially the output of video cable camcorder devices. That cable is more expensive than HDMI cable because is...
by  jdmcs  on May 26, 2015
Note: I'm posting this review in sections. Disclaimer: The Raspberry Pi 2 was provided by element14 at no cost, in exchange for this review, as part of their RoadTest program. Introduction The Initial Problem: I live in a town house with an attached garage that has no windows. Unfortunately, if I don’t happen to hear the current or forecast temperatures on the radio, I can get into my car and be halfway to work before realizing that I needed a coat. The Solution: If I had a personal “dashboard” located near the door to the garage, I could have it show me the weather before I get into my car. It wouldn’t have to be limited to just showing the weather, but that will be the starting point for the project. The Proposal: As part of this RoadTest, I proposed to use the Raspberry Pi 2 to...