When the Raspberry Pi became available for pre-order I couldn't resist putting my name on the waiting list. When it arrived I unpacked it and installed the operating system then I ran out of enthusiasm, I didn't know what to do with it! So it lay around for a few years, then in a quiet, contemplative moment I thought that I should get to know the Python programming language. I started with a piece of test kit useful for testing computer systems for work (TDM and TD Emulators) then I went on from there.

My Projects

TDM Emulator

8 Bit TDM System

Quiz Control Panel

8/16 Input Event Logger

Sequencer for Maplin 3800 Synthesiser

Drum Trigger for E&MM Syntom/Synbal

Other uses I put the Pi to:

Media Centre, LibreElec.
NAS Drive(s), First I shared a drive using Raspbian, and now Open Media Vault (OMV).
SETI & Einstien@Home, comprised of three Pi 2B's, two B+'s, two 3B's, one Pi Zero, one pi Zero W and four Odroid C1+ - effectively 40 processors.

Note: The Pi 3B's overheat and crash when running Seti so I bought Flirc cases to act as a heatsink - this worked fairly well but I had to replace the supplied heat pad with a lump of aluminium and heatsink compound to improve the heat transfer. Works a treat now!

My Raspberry Pi's

Raspberry Pi B v1 used for TDM Emulator, Quiz Panel, now Retired. Raspberry Pi B v2 used for NAS Backup Drive, now retired).

Raspberry Pi B+ 512 used for Event Logger, now Einstien@Home

Raspberry Pi 2B used for TDM's, now SETI@Home and Sequencers

Raspberry Pi 3 used for Media Centre, NAS Backup, Pi-Top and PVR

Raspberry Pi Zero 1.3

Raspberry Pi Zero W