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How many pieces of pi are too many?

Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:54 pm

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Re: How many pieces of pi are too many?

Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:11 pm

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Re: How many pieces of pi are too many?

Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:48 pm

Looks like you're mostly using Pi0s and Pi0Ws. I think I could match your count of those boards and that's before dealing with the various B-series models, of which I have considerably more. And seriously doubt that I have the largest "collection".

Of course, there's always the picture of the first delivery, when Eben had an entire *pallet* of (2000, IIRC) Pis in his possession...

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Re: How many pieces of pi are too many?

Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:19 am

28 March 2012:
The good news is that our first 2,000 boards arrived in the UK on Monday and that we are working to get them CE marked as soon as is humanly possible, in parallel with bringing the remainder of our initial batch into the country.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/an-upd ... ompliance/

And some pictures: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/some-n ... re-photos/

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Re: How many pieces of pi are too many?

Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:24 am

I tend to reuse mine. :mrgreen:

I just change out the mSDHC card, the pendrive, or the HDD/SSD. :D

But mine are used as desktop computers - (I only have 4 => 2x 3B, a 3B+, & a 3A+). ;)

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Re: How many pieces of pi are too many?

Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:31 pm

Only got 13 so far ;)

1 x pi1B 256mb memory ( early board with different gpio numbering )
2 x pi1B 512mb memory
1 x piB+
3 x pi2B
2 x pi3B
2 x pi3B+
1 x pi3A+
1 x pizeroW

of which 6 are in projects, either current or past and 3 of those are on 24/7.
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Re: How many pieces of pi are too many?

Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:03 pm

Some of my Pi's, have subsequently got more PiZeroW's, another Pi3B+ and a Pi3A+ !

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Re: How many pieces of pi are too many?

Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:36 pm

Two 3B+'s, two, 3B's, a 3A+, two A's, and a dozen or so, I've lost count, Zero W's.
I've passed on a couple 2B's and B+'s to new homes.
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Re: How many pieces of pi are too many?

Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:16 pm

I seem to have acquired more Pi than I probably need without really trying. I tend to pick them up when I encounter them on sale second hand, 8 so far -

2 x Zero W
2 x B
1 x B+
2 x 3B
1 x 3B+

But, beyond the appendage waving contest, it doesn't really matter how many one has or how few.

I can't say mine are all constantly in use. One is permanently on so I have instant access to try things out. The rest come out as needed when I set off on some adventure.

I'm hoping I find an "A" of some kind to try that with gadget mode.

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Re: How many pieces of pi are too many?

Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:37 pm

29 so far

This may change tomorrow, it's payday :D

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Re: How many pieces of pi are too many?

Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:18 pm

morticiaskeeper wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:37 pm
29 so far

This may change tomorrow, it's payday :D
Are you using them all? How many power ports do you have in your house? Im having trouble powering just 4 of my Pi due to the face each room (except the bathroom and kitchen) only have 1 power socket.
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Re: How many pieces of pi are too many?

Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:25 pm

DarkPlatinum wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:18 pm
morticiaskeeper wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:37 pm
29 so far

This may change tomorrow, it's payday :D
Are you using them all? How many power ports do you have in your house? Im having trouble powering just 4 of my Pi due to the face each room (except the bathroom and kitchen) only have 1 power socket.
Something like this would solve the problem:
https://www.brennenstuhl.com/en-DE/prod ... s-switched
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Re: How many pieces of pi are too many?

Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:34 pm

I have about 22 Pi altogether. 11 of them are one 24/7 doing all sorts of things.
DarkPlatinum wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:18 pm
How many power ports do you have in your house?
I know you weren't aiming this question at me, but the answer is lots. I made sure of that, but I still do use a few muti-socket extension cables. :D

When I bought my house, almost 20 years ago, there were only two single sockets in most of the rooms (apart from the kitchen). I replaced them all with doubles and wired in several extra double sockets as well. (This was in the days before electrical regulations prevented DIY wiring, although I have read the new regs and am reasonably familiar with what is safe and what isn't - you should have seen the state of some of the wiring I had to replace :o )

I also cabled up most of the rooms with cat5 sockets and even my garage at the end of the garden has power and wired ethernet :-)

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Re: How many pieces of pi are too many?

Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:06 pm

rpdom wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:34 pm
I have about 22 Pi altogether. 11 of them are one 24/7 doing all sorts of things.
DarkPlatinum wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:18 pm
How many power ports do you have in your house?
I also cabled up most of the rooms with cat5 sockets and even my garage at the end of the garden has power and wired ethernet :-)
Wired ethernet, dang! I have to make do with extension leads and extension extenders in the extensions lead. (I know this is not safe for high powered devices, but only powering 2 Raspberry Pi and a monitor!)
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Re: How many pieces of pi are too many?

Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:33 pm

DarkPlatinum wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:18 pm
morticiaskeeper wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:37 pm
29 so far

This may change tomorrow, it's payday :D
Are you using them all? How many power ports do you have in your house? Im having trouble powering just 4 of my Pi due to the face each room (except the bathroom and kitchen) only have 1 power socket.
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Re: How many pieces of pi are too many?

Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:03 am

Hmm, I "only" have 8 Pis:
- 1B rev 2 as a mqtt data connector for my furnace controller and ny PV logger, also working as ethernet to wlan router for said devices to connect them from my garage to the house net
- 2 original 1Bs currently unemployed
- 3 Pi0Ws: 1 surveillance camera, 1 electronic microscope, 1 mqtt connector for my ventilation system
- 1 Pi0 which will become a video converter "coprocessor" for my tvheadend server
- 1 Pi3B running octoprint 3D printing server, mounted directly to the 3D printer with a HDMI touch screen.

In the not too distant future I'll probably be getting a few more Pi0w as surveillance cameras for my newly refurbished barn.

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Re: How many pieces of pi are too many?

Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:14 am

Ernst wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:25 pm
DarkPlatinum wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:18 pm
morticiaskeeper wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:37 pm
29 so far

This may change tomorrow, it's payday :D
Are you using them all? How many power ports do you have in your house? Im having trouble powering just 4 of my Pi due to the face each room (except the bathroom and kitchen) only have 1 power socket.
Something like this would solve the problem:
https://www.brennenstuhl.com/en-DE/prod ... s-switched
But if each power socket only allows 13 Amps to be drawn, using a 12 way socket means that a maximum of 1A can be drawn from each socket.
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Re: How many pieces of pi are too many?

Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:33 am

DarkPlatinum wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:14 am
But if each power socket only allows 13 Amps to be drawn, using a 12 way socket means that a maximum of 1A can be drawn from each socket.
That's 1A @ 120V/230V depending where you're at, which is still more than 100/200Watts
More than enough to supply your Raspberries

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Re: How many pieces of pi are too many?

Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:44 am

Aydan wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:33 am
DarkPlatinum wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:14 am
But if each power socket only allows 13 Amps to be drawn, using a 12 way socket means that a maximum of 1A can be drawn from each socket.
That's 1A @ 120V/230V depending where you're at, which is still more than 100/200Watts
More than enough to supply your Raspberries
More than enough to supply my Raspberries... until I need to plug in an 800 W vacuum + monitor + laptop +...

Currently, with my setup here I use a 3-way socket, 1 socket has a 3 socket extender effectively giving me 5 sockets in total. I use 1 to power 85W charger for laptop, 2 to power Raspberry Pi, 1 to power mobile phone charger, and 1 to power a monitor.
1 * Raspberry Pi Zero W, 1 * Raspberry Pi 2, 1 * Raspberry Pi 3 1 * Raspberry Pi 3B + :mrgreen:

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Re: How many pieces of pi are too many?

Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:09 am

DarkPlatinum wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:44 am

More than enough to supply my Raspberries... until I need to plug in an 800 W vacuum + monitor + laptop +...
A word of advice: never plug a vacuum cleaner in one of these extenders, it can be bad for your health and your raspberries.

Once upon a time, quite a few years ago, I had a Compaq UPS to protect the devices on my desk(*) and accidentally plugging in a vacuum cleaner caused the UPS to go into overload. These household devices can cause quite a spike when switched on.

(*) On my "desk" at that time I once counted two 8-port hubs/switches, a Cisco enterprise router, two CRT monitors, a Cybex dual matrix 8 port KVM switch with extender and 13 PCs. Nothing has changed much, I still have to many systems around me.
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Re: How many pieces of pi are too many?

Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:23 am

Ernst wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:09 am
DarkPlatinum wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:44 am

More than enough to supply my Raspberries... until I need to plug in an 800 W vacuum + monitor + laptop +...
A word of advice: never plug a vacuum cleaner in one of these extenders, it can be bad for your health and your raspberries.

Once upon a time, quite a few years ago, I had a Compaq UPS to protect the devices on my desk(*) and accidentally plugging in a vacuum cleaner caused the UPS to go into overload. These household devices can cause quite a spike when switched on.

(*) On my "desk" at that time I once counted two 8-port hubs/switches, a Cisco enterprise router, two CRT monitors, a Cybex dual matrix 8 port KVM switch with extender and 13 PCs. Nothing has changed much, I still have to many systems around me.
"Bad for your health" as in money wise?? That is why I opted to go for a 3 port extender. Each power port supplies around 4 amps. 1 socket can power a vacuum so no issues there. There are only issues if you decide to increase past 6 ports or so.
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Re: How many pieces of pi are too many?

Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:24 am

"He who dies with the most toys wins"

Stopped counting at around 16 Pi's ;)
That was before Zero's and 3B+'s came out :lol:
New CM3+ must be acquired?

Is there an intervention society for Pi addiction?
As far as I can tell there are plenty to encourage this addiction.

Been thinking of rewiring the lighting circuit for solar/battery backed 12V LEDS.
Should be good for Pi powering too?

We need more Pi's, when the Tech crash comes all we will have is pedal powered Pi's.
We need more to keep the Internet alive for email by a Pi LoRa network.
We need more Pi's, "More please Sir" Pi's will save the World.
We need millions more to store in Pi seed banks.
We need more PI, new ones with lots of storage that does not wear out with the plans to reboot the World.

Pi's will save us.
A Canticle for Leibowitz, we will be the Monks of Pi?
I'm dancing on Rainbows.
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Re: How many pieces of pi are too many?

Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:58 am

Gavinmc42 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:24 am
We need more Pi
3.14159... isn't enough

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Re: How many pieces of pi are too many?

Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:04 pm

I only have one pi.
Burngate wrote:
Gavinmc42 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:24 am
We need more Pi
3.14159... isn't enough
just remove the dot.
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Re: How many pieces of pi are too many?

Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:41 pm

Will5455 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:04 pm
I only have one pi.
Burngate wrote:
Gavinmc42 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:24 am
We need more Pi
3.14159... isn't enough
just remove the dot.
And add 265 to the end.

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