[ale] Happy to subscribe

DJ-Pfulio DJPfulio at jdpfu.com
Fri Jun 29 12:43:44 EDT 2018

A few months ago, ALE-NW tried to get a group together to work r-pi
projects together.  It failed to catch on, but a small committed group
should be able to get it going. Right group, right time, right location,
right projects will make it work.


I'm concerned about proper support from *WRT teams.  I tend to keep
hardware longer than their dev teams, so updates stop just like with
commercial firmware after a year or two.  After that, we are on our own.
If your HW is well supported, great, but eventually it will drop off
(the support) and there won't be any announcement, just no more updates
come. Took me over a year to realize it happened. I'm a little slow.

My solution for routers has been posted here enough already. Check the
archives if interested.

On 06/29/2018 12:21 PM, A. P. Garcia via Ale wrote:
> Hi, and welcome! I haven't been to a Decatur Makerspace Pii/Arduino
> meeting yet, but I plan on going. I'm in Decatur as well. I've used
> DD-WRT in the past, but I'm not using it at the moment. Have you tried
>  RetroPie (https://retropie.org.uk/)? Good stuff. Aside from
> retrogaming, I'm mostly interested in music applications as far as the
> embedded space goes...
> Regards,
> Phil Garcia
> On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 1:29 AM, Abraham Moller via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Thank you for letting me subscribe to the list! I am looking forward to
>> upcoming central meetings at Decatur Makers. I'm a PhD student at Emory
>> University in microbiology with a strong bioinformatics component of my
>> thesis.
>> As far as Linux (outside of writing Perl/R scripts for bioinformatics), I am
>> messing around with a Raspberry Pi 2, Zipit Z2, and soon a battery-powered
>> router (RAVPower FileHub Plus). I have been using the RPi2 and Zipit Z2 for
>> Forth programming, text-based adventures, text-based gaming in general,
>> retro console emulation (via mednafen and higan), and ssh/telnet (as dumb
>> terminals). I will be flashing the router with OpenWRT and using it as a
>> portable Linux machine with long battery life, network-attached storage
>> device, (potentially) a BBS host, and a WiFi extender.
>> Is anyone interested in Linux router firmware (OpenWRT/DD-WRT) in this
>> group? Do you coordinate with Decatur Makers for the Arduino/Raspberry Pi
>> project nights?

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