Raspberry Pi, little revolution in march

    Sep 20 2011 | 1:36 pm
    If arduino coul deal with video, sound, camera, open gl… it would be the Raspberry Pi.
    * 700MHz ARM11 * 128MB or 256MB of SDRAM * OpenGL ES 2.0 * 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode * Composite and HDMI video output * USB 2.0 * SD/MMC/SDIO memory card slot * General-purpose I/O * Optional integrated 2-port USB hub and 10/100 Ethernet controller * Open software (Ubuntu, Iceweasel, KOffice, Python) 1 Watt powering. !!!!!!
    What do you think of that ?

    • Apr 18 2012 | 11:28 am
      Hi all,
      I'm sure many of us are who work with installations and interaction design are very excited about the possibilities of creating rich interactives with this incredible computer.
      Can the Cycling74 team tell us about about any plans for how/if we could run Max on RasberryPi?
      Looking through the forum - installing Max on Fedora/Linux sounds like an ordeal.
      Cheers George
    • Apr 18 2012 | 11:49 am
      Any projects using the Raspberry Pi would be of huge interest. Very exciting.
    • Apr 18 2012 | 12:05 pm
      Beyond just the nightmare of trying to install Max on linux, the raspberry pi uses an ARM CPU, so there's pretty much no way it's going to work.
    • Apr 24 2012 | 7:33 am
      Well, another reason to port Max to Linux. They could even sell a runtime especially compiled for a raspberry...;-) I wonder how long c74 will resist...
    • Apr 24 2012 | 10:06 am
      They sure have 'resisted' the iOS thing well enough... Not to mention Linux in general. Though it would be awesome to have an embedded max solution.
    • Apr 24 2012 | 10:15 am
      And mainly it would be fantastic to finally get a Raspberry Pi. I am on the waiting list for month!! :( anyone had success in getting one?
    • Apr 24 2012 | 12:59 pm
      I guess that makes the new release of PD even more of a game changer, then? Cheers Roger
    • Apr 24 2012 | 2:04 pm
      Why changing and not using every tool for what it can do best... ?
      Though i love the work-flow of Max a lot and it would be awesome if it could be available for more platforms.....
      +100 for a Linux runtime for raspberry pi. I wouldn't mind if it had limited capacities (i.e no jitter)
    • Apr 25 2012 | 9:36 pm
      I still don't find Pd-extended anywhere near as useable or quick to work with as Max, which is frustrating because I've got nice Linux alternatives lined up for pretty much everything else that I want to do.
      +1 for Max getting into Linux and iOS spheres.
    • Apr 25 2012 | 10:06 pm
    • Jun 06 2012 | 9:48 am
      this card by interface-z, french compagny is a max patch reader. you can plug sensors, motors, pwm, relays... you upload the patches into it, and then don't need computer anymore. It doesn't deal with video.
    • Jun 06 2012 | 11:12 am
      > this card by interface-z, french compagny is a max patch reader.
      Didn't know such a thing existed! Surely it only supports a limited set of objects, no externals, etc?
    • Jun 06 2012 | 6:09 pm
      it's a mix between max objects and its own objects http://www.interface-z.com/pronfiture/attachment.php?id_attachment=1
      really good stuff
    • Jun 06 2012 | 10:26 pm
      that doc says:
      Le mode autonome ne fonctionne qu'avec Max4.xx.yy ou plus ancien pour l'instant, le traducteur Max5 n'étant pas encore écrit. Une fois écrit le traducteur de patch, la carte fonctionnera aussi avec Pure Data.
      (only can translate max 4 patches)
    • Jun 07 2012 | 3:17 pm
      actually it does work in max 5 now ! there is still a problem in max6 (certainly because of the rounded patche coords attributes), but soon in max 6 !
    • Jun 08 2012 | 4:08 am
      Vanilla PD is running on the RaspberryPi under Debian. Here's a link: . i can verify that it works. It's even possible to create new PD patches on the RPi, though rather slowly. It's more practical to write the patch on a faster machine, then transfer it to the RPi. When hardware acceleration becomes available, things should speed up.
      Best regards, Michael
    • Jul 26 2012 | 9:51 pm
      The Rpi only has 256 MB of ram. I doubt something like Max could run well in what's left over after the OS boots