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PiBox: An Embedded Distribution for the Raspberry Pi. And more!

PiBox provides a build system based on Crosstool-NG, Buildroot/Busybox, the Linux kernel, Rasperry Pi firmware and installation tools to create a base system that can be installed to an SD card to boot a Raspberry Pi. The base system serves as a foundation on which opkg based extensions such as XBMCBox can be installed.

PiBox Development Platform is the official name of the core build system. It provides the platform on which the following two products are based.

PiBox Media Server is a purpose-specific implementation built on PiBox with a goal of providing a media server that can stream webcam video and stream video files as well as serve them over NFS and SMB. This is accomplished by adding custom opkg installs on the base PiBox development platform. The PiBox Media Server can be used as a node on a network or as a wireless access point. Additionally, PiBox Media Server will include (over time) support for sensor management making it similar to a home monitoring system.

PiBox Media Player is a purpose-specific implementation built on PiBox with a goal of providing a media player based on XBMC and other media players. The player is intended to integrate with PiBox Media Server over wifi with the server acting as a wireless access point. HDMI-based DLP projectors for use as a personal Drive In Theater experience. This is also accomplished by adding custom opkg installs on the base PiBox development platform.

Status of all projects are available from the News section of the issue tracker

Project Tracking

Item Status Description
PiBox Products per product Descriptions of the various products associated with PiBox.
PiBox Development Platform v0.9.0 Instruction on building the PiBox Development Platform for the Raspberry Pi, including links to required source repositories.
Image Releases v0.9.0 Links to downloadable versions of PiBox, ready for installation to an SD card.
Add-on Packages v0.9.0 List of available add on packages, including source trees and downloadable opkg files.
Issue Tracker Built on Redmine Tracks feature requests, bugs, todo items and all other issues for this project. Note: Redmine crashes daily. I don't know why yet - something to do with fcgi. If it's not working for you, try again later. I'm always restarting it.
Screen Shots and Videos N/A V0.9 screenshots and videos now available.
Forums Open General discussion on PiBox PiBox is a purpose-specific platform, aimed at media services for travel trailers.

Questions or Comments: Michael J. Hammel

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Research Notes on research related to Working with the Raspberry Pi

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