[vcf-midatlantic] other museum TV options: Roku box

Dave Wade dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 13:44:30 EDT 2016

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> > The trouble with Pi is the can corrupt their boot disk...
> As stated though, you can knock that out with a read-only root FS (what I
> on most embedded systems) or a small battery backup. I've seen several Li-
> Ion based UPS boards (hats? plates? shields? I don't know what they're
> called) for the Raspberry Pi that, along with either a script or a kernel
> will gracefully shut the Pi down when either the battery is low or just
> whenever main power has been offline for a predetermined time.
> I think someone already mentioned it would be cool to get IXR to help and
> something for the VCFED blog about it.
> Thanks,
> Jonathan

But of course if you use a device that's designed for streaming like the
Amazon Firestick all you have to do is plug it in the HDMI port and you can


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