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Old 08-08-2016, 10:32 AM   #1
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Raspberry pi 3

Hi everyone,

I have a rPI3.
Planning to use it as low power home seedbox.
4gb microsd card route to /dev/sda (thumbdrive) to boot.

Tried installing deluge and transmission and rtorrent.

Deluge
- speed not reliable. Fluctuating but not >1Mb/s

Transmission
- having write errors.
Spent hours and gave up.

rtorrent
- light weight but not graphical.


Anyone can comment on your build/configuration?
Im an newbie for raspberry pi.
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Old 08-08-2016, 11:13 AM   #2
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Hi everyone,

I have a rPI3.
Planning to use it as low power home seedbox.
4gb microsd card route to /dev/sda (thumbdrive) to boot.

Tried installing deluge and transmission and rtorrent.

Deluge
- speed not reliable. Fluctuating but not >1Mb/s

Transmission
- having write errors.
Spent hours and gave up.

rtorrent
- light weight but not graphical.


Anyone can comment on your build/configuration?
Im an newbie for raspberry pi.
torrent to microsd card? of course speed will never be >1mbps

try using a portable hard drive and set torrent download location there. and use qbitorrent
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Old 10-08-2016, 07:01 AM   #3
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torrent to microsd card? of course speed will never be >1mbps

try using a portable hard drive and set torrent download location there. and use qbitorrent
Thank you bro.
qbittorrent is great.

I boot up using microsd.
But config to boot from /dev/sda

So its booting from my usb drive.
With usb 2.0 sld be much higher writespeed too.
So i suspect that the processor or ram is not enough.
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Old 10-08-2016, 09:32 PM   #4
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Thank you bro.
qbittorrent is great.

I boot up using microsd.
But config to boot from /dev/sda

So its booting from my usb drive.
With usb 2.0 sld be much higher writespeed too.
So i suspect that the processor or ram is not enough.
I ALSO want to get a pi, but decided not if u plan to run a torrent box. the Pi is not up to it.

light torrents yes
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Old 10-08-2016, 10:39 PM   #5
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I ALSO want to get a pi, but decided not if u plan to run a torrent box. the Pi is not up to it.

light torrents yes
Use as Samba server/Network storage not bad.

I get 10MB~ write n read.

Sighh. Now dont know what to do with it.
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Use as Samba server/Network storage not bad.

I get 10MB~ write n read.

Sighh. Now dont know what to do with it.
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Old 13-10-2016, 12:43 PM   #7
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Optimise Your torrent box

Actually, it should be sufficient.

You can make it faster by installing minimal install and r torrent then you will save on memory. Also, you can format your USB drive to ext4. In order to retrieve files use vsftpd for file transfers. I run a few of these with openvpn as well so my downloads are secure and encrypted.

Hi everyone,

I have a rPI3.
Planning to use it as low power home seedbox.
4gb microsd card route to /dev/sda (thumbdrive) to boot.

Tried installing deluge and transmission and rtorrent.

Deluge
- speed not reliable. Fluctuating but not >1Mb/s

Transmission
- having write errors.
Spent hours and gave up.

rtorrent
- light weight but not graphical.


Anyone can comment on your build/configuration?
Im an newbie for raspberry pi.
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Old 26-10-2016, 10:38 PM   #8
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Anyone else with rPi3?

What are you using this for?

Mine is... collecting dust.
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Old 26-10-2016, 11:47 PM   #9
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Anyone else with rPi3?

What are you using this for?

Mine is... collecting dust.
mediabox?
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Old 30-10-2016, 10:49 AM   #10
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Talking How I use my Raspberry Pi

Anyone else with rPi3?

What are you using this for?

Mine is... collecting dust.

I am a big fan of the Raspberry Pi and own 6 of these boxes from a range of Raspberry Pis from Model B to the latest Raspi 3. Let me list down how I use these boxes.

1. A regular Raspi Desktop to teach my kids Python, Mindcraft and Scratch. And of course as a spare internet surfing machine. Accompanied with a 24 inch TV and a wireless combo keyboard/mouse like logitech, you got yourself a super cheap desktop. Best of all, it does not get infected with viruses, a good way to let novice users surf the net and read emails.

2. 24 hours Web Server jointly with the use of a dynamic DNS service like dyndns. I run Apache for a few years now and it has never caused me any problems with zero downtime and great power consumption with only 1A power.

3. SMS Server/Gateway which allows me to send SMS through a Web Server without costing me overseas SMS rates. It also acts as an SMS alert system for me to track any system outages via SMS alerts. I travel a fair bit and this system allows me to alert my family members in case of emergencies.

4. Forget about dropbox and use Owncloud Storage which stores your precious data at the safety of your own home. Recommended for Raspi 2 and above as the processor for the older Raspi will not be powerful enough to run a database and web server with acceptable performance.

5. As a Media Box running Kodi or OpenElect, just google visit their website download the image and burn to your microSD and it boots up perfectly. Then install all the video plugins and you are all ready to watch all that wonderful KDramas. Good to use a VPN as well for better performance.

6. Lastly, as a Torrent Download Box. I use my older Raspi for these as the demand for processor speed and memory is low. I do a minimum install without GUI and install screen, rtorrent, openvpn and vsftp on a large SDcard (64MB). These days with the low cost of SDcard you can simply run it from a single SDcard. I do not connect portable storage to the raspi as the older models are not stable with their USB power.

That's all for now! I hope you like this write up and do try out the Raspi, it is a great way to learn about computers.
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Old 05-11-2016, 11:27 PM   #11
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Built a smart mirror with the pi 3!


Here's the link



Built from the latest Raspberry Pi 3!

This project is designed by me and I did NOT use any github projects to start off with.

Current features includes :

- Current temperature (from the nearest weather station from your house)

- Weather forecast of different regions of Singapore ( you can add as many regions as you want to), I've added my house, my gf's house and my workplace. It also tells you how the weather is like today.

- Next 4 days forecast, simple, telling you whether it will rain or not.

- Current time,day and date

- Alarm clock feature

- Bus arrival timings ( You customize this to display which bus and which bus stop according to the time of the day)

- Traffic News

- Smart greetings, will display greetings according to the time of the day

- Channel News Asia's latest news ( CNA style, bottom banner ) xD

- Play youtube videos

- Latest rain forecast of Singapore

- Show 4D results!

- Watch Channel News Asia

- Listen to Singapore's Radio Stations!

- Voice controlled too!


Here are some images of my mirror





With bus arrival timings


With traffic news




Greetings and News



Rain forecast



4D Results!
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Old 06-11-2016, 08:54 PM   #12
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i just used my pi3 for retro gaming. There is much too learn

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Old 08-11-2016, 11:45 AM   #13
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Hi can share what did you use/do for the finger gesture?




Built a smart mirror with the pi 3!


Here's the link



Built from the latest Raspberry Pi 3!

This project is designed by me and I did NOT use any github projects to start off with.

Current features includes :

- Current temperature (from the nearest weather station from your house)

- Weather forecast of different regions of Singapore ( you can add as many regions as you want to), I've added my house, my gf's house and my workplace. It also tells you how the weather is like today.

- Next 4 days forecast, simple, telling you whether it will rain or not.

- Current time,day and date

- Alarm clock feature

- Bus arrival timings ( You customize this to display which bus and which bus stop according to the time of the day)

- Traffic News

- Smart greetings, will display greetings according to the time of the day

- Channel News Asia's latest news ( CNA style, bottom banner ) xD

- Play youtube videos

- Latest rain forecast of Singapore

- Show 4D results!

- Watch Channel News Asia

- Listen to Singapore's Radio Stations!

- Voice controlled too!


Here are some images of my mirror





With bus arrival timings


With traffic news




Greetings and News



Rain forecast



4D Results!
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Old 13-11-2016, 11:51 AM   #14
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Very cool usage of raspi! It would cost quite a bit to built this I Guess. About $1000 all in?
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Old 17-11-2016, 11:50 AM   #15
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need a tv behind the mirror?
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