Windows 10: Show off your PC!

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  1.    1 Week Ago #811

    Some will say this isn't a real PC, to you I say, It will run a Windows OS of sorts, but currently isn't. Click "My Specs" for full specs. Raspberry Pi 3B with Pi foundation 7 inch touch screen. If this isn't a custom build I don't know what is? Full build pictures here, https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjOYwiwlwDtpgq9LUHdGiiRpn7dr2Q It's currently running Raspbian, mainly because I can't do what I want from Windows IoT. It has a camera, Wifi and Bluetooth, and speakers and sound. It's portable enough that I can take it out on my deck under my gazeebo to play with. It's powered by a laptop like power supply with a barrel connector. 5V @ 10A.

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    I also put together this headless portable setup. It runs full Raspbian. Raspberry Pi A+ with Sense Hat and other sensors. It shows the date, time. temp, humidity, pressure, and UV index in a repeating scrolling message on the LED matrix. Build pictures here, https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjOYwiwlwDtpgq8_0VrdS3_H5xL_AA This one I set to just boot to command line interface. It can be run off of battery to make it portable.

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    My PC builds are pretty plain jane by comparison and not really worth posting.
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  2. Posts : 15,384
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       1 Week Ago #812

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Some will say this isn't a real PC, to you I say, It will run a Windows OS of sorts, but currently isn't. Click "My Specs" for full specs. Raspberry Pi 3B with Pi foundation 7 inch touch screen. If this isn't a custom build I don't know what is? Full build pictures here, https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjOYwiwlwDtpgq9LUHdGiiRpn7dr2Q It's currently running Raspbian, mainly because I can't do what I want from Windows IoT. It has a camera, Wifi and Bluetooth, and speakers and sound. It's portable enough that I can take it out on my deck under my gazeebo to play with. It's powered by a laptop like power supply with a barrel connector. 5V @ 10A.

    Click image for larger version. 

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Views:	5 
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ID:	139357

    I also put together this headless portable setup. It runs full Raspbian. Raspberry Pi A+ with Sense Hat and other sensors. It shows the date, time. temp, humidity, pressure, and UV index in a repeating scrolling message on the LED matrix. Build pictures here, https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjOYwiwlwDtpgq8_0VrdS3_H5xL_AA This one I set to just boot to command line interface. It can be run off of battery to make it portable.

    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	139358

    My PC builds are pretty plain jane by comparison and not really worth posting.
    Why you say that?

    Most people only have RGB lighting, you have RGBY(Red Green Blue Yellow -- Not Rugby)
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  3.    1 Week Ago #813

    The LED matrix on the sense hat is RGB as well and can display any color in the rainbow. My text messages change color based on conditions. The temperature message will change to Blue if the temp is below Zero for instance. Red if above 25c. The big LEDs are currently set to show the temp. Blue if below Zero degrees C, Yellow if between 0 and 12 c, Green if between 13 and 25 c, Red if above 25 c. I can set them to what ever I want with an edit of my Python file. I'm a retired electronic technician. This is my hobby to keep my mind active and have some fun. This is stuff I can't do, or at least not easily do, on a regular PC. The Raspberry Pi has its disadvantages and short cummings, but it has advantages too. Anybody that has read my raspberry Pi thread(s) will know what I'm talking about.
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  4. Posts : 8,521
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       1 Week Ago #814

    That's cool, a real Geek computer. Good job. Sounds interesting.
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  5.    1 Week Ago #815

    Some of the stuff wired up to the second one, was prototyped on the first one. It's bread boarded, made to work, then moved (soldered) to the perf board and finished off. There was some, early on, and even occasionally now. Learning Linux was new for me. Windows forum I know, but 10 IoT is just to much work to do the same thing. And I'm learning Python as I go. Making the hardware do all the fancy stuff is all done in Python. In my case anyway. Others use C and Scratch etc. The second build is pretty close to being this, https://astro-pi.org/. A Pi A+ instead of a 3B, and a not so fancy, or as expensive a case. Anyway, there is more to computing than just AMD and Intel,
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  6.    1 Week Ago #816

    lol, the case in the second build started off as a weather proof case, for what I call my weather clock. Problem being, all the sensors won't work in a closed environment. So the first order of business was to drill all kinds of holes in the now not weather proof case, lol. Even then, heat buildup from the electronics threw off the temp sensor on the sense hat. Under one of those yellow pill container covers is a temperature sensor. The other one, on top is the light sensor for the UV index.. The pill container covers are just there to protect the electronics from static and bump damage. small holes were drilled in them to let the air and light hit the sensors.
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  7.    1 Week Ago #817

    Here is my IBuyPower. And my setup. Very basic system but getting a few Ryzen 5 parts in the near future.
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  8. Posts : 15,384
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       1 Week Ago #818

    copiertech25 said: View Post
    Here is my IBuyPower. And my setup. Very basic system but getting a few Ryzen 5 parts in the near future.
    Nice looking
    Basic systems are great.
    I only had 1 BSOD with my Lenovo H530, and that was only during the early day's of Win10, when they started to require driver signing for Samsung Magician.
    It is a basic of the shelf system, so nothing to play with(in BIOS), hence nothing to break. It just functions really well, even when using multiple VM's at the same time(with Dynamic memory turned on).

    It just hurts my Geek Soul, seeing a running PC on the floor
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  9.    1 Week Ago #819

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Nice looking
    Basic systems are great.
    I only had 1 BSOD with my Lenovo H530, and that was only during the early day's of Win10, when they started to require driver signing for Samsung Magician.
    It is a basic of the shelf system, so nothing to play with(in BIOS), hence nothing to break. It just functions really well, even when using multiple VM's at the same time(with Dynamic memory turned on).

    It just hurts my Geek Soul, seeing a running PC on the floor
    I wish it could be on the desk for all the world to see. Lack of space is an issue though.....
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  10. Posts : 8,521
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       1 Week Ago #820

    copiertech25 said: View Post
    Here is my IBuyPower. And my setup. Very basic system but getting a few Ryzen 5 parts in the near future.

    Looks like a very nice rig. Good setup.
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