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Re: Review of alternatives to Raspberry Pi
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2018, 04:23:28 PM »
For MR use I did not read anything that would persuade me to switch from R-Pi.

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Re: Review of alternatives to Raspberry Pi
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2018, 07:34:20 PM »
A fairly poor article. The strength of the Pi is that it is a standard platform. It may have certain shortcomings, but the amount of software and help articles more than offsets this. My whole layout is driven by a Pi and a Pi Sprog with the help of JMRI. Intel have tried to produce similar and have failed miserably, and Microsoft have tried to get a variant of Windows to gain traction on the Pi, but fortunately so far few seem to be taking any notice. We use them at work to drive prototypes for spacecraft instrumentation. Unfortunately they are not radiation hardened so remain firmly on the ground. Itís one of the most inspired tech items of the last decade.

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Re: Review of alternatives to Raspberry Pi
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2018, 08:57:15 PM »
I purchased a 3B+ recently and am looking forward to using it with the Pi-SPROG that I ordered earlier this week. I'm not convinced that I need to fork out hundreds of pounds on a proprietary DCC controller when I can make my own from a few bits and pieces. The benefits for me are: cost, learning a new skill or two, and getting it to do what I want.

 

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