As remarked in one of the other demos, Raspberry Pi is a full-fledged computer. Many
Linux applications run without modification, while others have been
ported to Raspbian. A software defined radio application Gqrx as well as the popular GNURadio signal
processing tools both
function at least in a basic way under Raspbian Jessie (see photos). A
NooElec R820T dongle was used to exercise the software defined radio.
Gqrx demo: TARC_net.mp4
A special variant of Raspbian runs on a
small LCD touch screen. I tried this, but cannot recommend it.
Taskbar icons were all scrunched up. It was difficult to
touch exactly the intended screen element,
even using a stylus. This small touch screen plate from Adafruit
may have some
use in the context of a dedicated Pi application, or with a different
OS configuration than the one I tried.
Finally, although of no relevance to
radio or electronics experimentation, I have written about porting a
heavy-duty database application to the Raspberry Pi here.
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