October 28, 2017

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Original post from September 2014

I recently got a Raspberry Pi B+ for a small audio streaming project. The objective is to setup a audio streaming icecast source client (using darkice) that records to SD, using any network. User intervention not required other than plugging in power.

I ordered from http://www.pifactory.co.za/ and it got delivered two days later. A few other places I tried had run out of stock of the Model B, so I had to go with the B+. I have included the components that I bought at the bottom of this page, which in total came out to R1,233.48, which included R100 for delivery.
Separately, I bought a USB sound card and 4GB SD card from Matrix Warehouse for R50 each.

Summary of the steps I followed to do the setup:

So when it boots up, darkice connects automatically, and it records to SD. It can use ethernet or WiFi; I know need to setup connecting using a 3G USB dongle.
Next step, figure out how to use the On/Off switch using http://www.pi-supply.com/pi-supply-switch-v1-1-assembly-instructions/

1 x	RASPBERY PI MODEL B+ - R445.00
SKU: SC13456
1 x	Raspberry Pi Power Supply - R89.00
SKU: PW03043
1 x	Pi Supply Switch – On/Off Power Switch for Raspberry Pi - R189.00
SKU: PSUSWITCH
1 x	B+ ENCLOSURE, RASPBERRY PI, BLACK - R99.00
SKU: SC13460
1 x	Miniature WiFi (802.11b/g/n) Module: For Raspberry Pi and more - R160.00
SKU: ADA814

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