Eric Bobak, a self proclaimed “old-school XBOX modder, has been having some fun with the new Raspberry Pi 512 MB. After visiting a few open sourced sites like raspbmc.com, he has modified his Raspberry Pi to be a media portal. Check out his recent blog post on the element14 community and see how he transformed his Pi.
Do you want to transform a Raspberry Pi into a media center? Here’s what you’ll need: Raspberry Pi 512MB; Raspberry Pi Case; WiPi; Micro USB Power Supply; USB Card Adapter; HDMI Cable; and Powered USB Hub (Wireless Keyboard, Wireless Mouse and extra storage not included).
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