[vcf-midatlantic] TVs installed!

Dan Roganti ragooman at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 11:32:30 EDT 2016

On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 11:23 AM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> After all the comments, here's how I see this working: connect the Pi (or
> any appropriate microcontroller) to the TV via HDMI so we can get power
> from the USB port. There aren't outlets in the ceiling/attack and it would
> save us money on cabling. Then use WiFi or Bluetooth to wirelessly connect
> the Pi(s) to our network.

​Then where do you plug in the TV,
if there's only a single outlet, couldn't you add a multi outlet adapter,
to give you 3 outlets​
It's not safe to power off without a shutdown on the RPi, if the TV's usb
port shuts off, just as with any Linux system.
People do it anyway, when they unplug the adapter on the RPi, but they are
just lucky till their SD card get scrogged

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