Posts Tagged ‘Raspi’

The second release candidate for OpenELEC 3.0 (featuring XBMC 12 ‘Frodo’) is now available (official announcement). There have been a flurry of changes over the past few weeks (over 275 by my count), but the OpenELEC team are saying that this will be one of the final release candidates before 3.0 final. If you’d like […]

In earlier posts of this series I’ve looked at ladder board and Quick2Wire’s boards. This post is about the official expansion project board for the Raspberry Pi, named after its creator Gert van Loo, the Gertboard. Construction Like the other boards I’ve looked at Gertboard comes as a kit of parts. The two things that […]

In part 1 of this series I looked at ladder board, and in the next part I plan to review the Gertboard. This post is about Quick2Wire‘s boards, where I’ve been fortunate enough to try out some alpha and beta samples. Quick2Wire concept There’s an interface board that connects to the general purpose input output […]

The Quick version Get OpenELEC Download an SD Card image file from (latest version at the time of writing is RC1 – 2.99.1). Install OpenELEC Unzip the image file and burn it onto a (1GB or bigger) SD card using Win32DiskImager (for Windows) or dd (for Mac or Linux). Plug Everything in Plug the […]

This is the first post in what will be (at least) a three part series. I’m also planning to look at the Quick2Wire board(s) and Gertboard. The ladder board (sold by Tandy for the bargain price of £5.99) is designed for Gordon at Drogon’s ladder game[1], but can be used for various other purposes – basically anything […]

The first release candidate for OpenELEC 3.0 (featuring XBMC 12 ‘Frodo’) is now available (official announcement). If you’d like to download an SD card image to install on a Raspberry Pi then it’s available from the official_images section of the Pi Chimney resources site. RC1 is 2.99.1, and later builds will be available from the […]



When I have to move (and its older predecessor to a new VPS I was using a little over 1TB of bandwidth per month. I found a plan with 3TB to give me a little head room. Christmas has obviously been busy with people getting new Pis and playing with OpenELEC – this […]

My kids got quite into a few of the FreeSat channels whilst on a recent holiday, so I thought that after all the fun I had getting DVB-T to work on my Raspberry Pi I’d have a go at DVB-S. Another cheap receiver off eBay A quick search of ‘USB DVB-S’ led me to this receiver for […]

There have been some important changes recently to OpenELEC, which are covered well on their blog. It was only a couple of months ago when OpenELEC 2.0 was released, and that version didn’t have Raspberry Pi support. Now OpenELEC 3.0 is in beta (see beta 1 and beta 2 announcements), and the good news for […]

When I first created an automated build system for OpenELEC I had two reasons: Official releases from the OpenELEC team were infrequent There were no official SD card images (just .bz2 release bundles) Looking now at I don’t think point 1 is true any more. I’m going to keep my own system going for […]