Where to find Pi 3B+ or Pi4
Hi, I want to build a MM with my 11 years old son. A lot to learn and explore. I’m located in Canada and those Pi are nowhere to be found online. The 2 official Pi online Canadian resellers are BO… Ohhh, yes I can find some at 300-500 price range. I’m sure the regular prices are not that high.
Can someone pinpoint me in the right direction to start this awesome project?
@Toeblake They’re nigh on impossible to purchase right now outside of ebay etc at scalpers rates. The good news is MM doesn’t necessarily need to be run on a Pi; there’s both other SOC boards or even older x86 hardware that would do the job even if it were only temporary, until supply improves.
@NSpr this is true I’m running mine on the Linux operating system
@Ray I’m running on a Chromebox under Gallium Linux, like this
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You can always watch this site like I’m doing.
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I’m another one running on something other than a Pi.
I’ve got a Xubuntu based media server, and it runs MM as well as the media centre software. I use an old Android tablet with a kiosk app to display the mirror around the house. The kiosk app lets the tablet load directly to a browser, set to the MM address
@sdetweil that’s cool
Where are you finding these chromebox for 20 bucks?
I would like to snatch one or two…
@plainbroke i was looking on facebook mktplace… I bought one with 4 gig memory for $45., just delivered
and I bought 2 last year ($40 ea) w 1 gig that I added another gig to for 2 gig…
16 gig disk each …
use one for my mirror in the hall, 24x7
faster than a pi4
ethernet, wifi, USB3, HDMI and display port,
(also ebay, link )
Do you think a thinclient would be able to handle MagicMirror or at least debian bullseye?