The big upcoming project uses the Raspberry Pi for brains. Actually, it uses four of them, one per ghost. Last week I got them powered up and actually started configuring them. Simple USB-WiFi adapters are plenty good enough for what I’m doing, and I’m pleased to report that they work flawlessly.
In fact, everything works flawlessly. This is a totally “plug it in and it works” kind of thing. Plus, the Pi comes with both Minecraft and Mathematica. This is the first time in two or three years I’ve felt complete, unadulterated joy from a computer. The purity of the experience is remarkable.
(brightness, contrast, and effective gamma have been tweaked to compensate for the exposure being completely blown out by the bright monitor behind it).
CPU power feels about like a PII-450 running a modern distro, but the microSD card feels very slow. No matter – it won’t be heavily taxed in the upcoming application.