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Portable File Server

Using the simple display capabilities of the PiXi, basic I/O, RS232 port and it’s ability to safely turn the Pi on and off, this might make an interesting project for a portable file server.

Something that would include a USB - SATA disk drive, connecting a large storage medium to the Pi, while using the PiXi to monitor the storage facility, reporting status to an LCD screen, logging activity to the RS232 interface and (if the user presses a button connected to the Pi’s GPIO) safely shut-down the Pi and the disk before turning the Pi off.