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by ProDigit
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi for coding on machine level?
Replies: 16
Views: 359

Re: Raspberry pi for coding on machine level?

As a side note, Would you recommend learning to program on a Raspberry Pi, or on an old Windows laptop? Are there many differences between coding on Python, or C++ in Linux (on a Pi) vs coding on an old Windows laptop? The laptop I already own. I can put Linux (Ubuntu or something) on it very easily...
by ProDigit
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi for coding on machine level?
Replies: 16
Views: 359

Re: Raspberry pi for coding on machine level?

Thanks for the quick and informative response!

Is there a sort of community where examples like these can be found, and where people can share their experiences (more for beginners; and specific to the Pi)?
by ProDigit
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi for coding on machine level?
Replies: 16
Views: 359

Raspberry pi for coding on machine level?

Would you recommend coding for the Raspberry Pi, on a machine code level? I realize that machine code is very device specific. And since the Pi has been created in the millions (probably sold more than any PC, phone, or even Mac), the highest chance to learn how to work with machine code, is to do i...
by ProDigit
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just out of curiosity, what x86 is RPi3 equivalent.
Replies: 44
Views: 76894

Re: Just out of curiosity, what x86 is RPi3 equivalent.

For future reference, the Pi3's broadcomm equals about to a 1-1,4Ghz single core x86 CPU in computations,but the processor will feel snappier in a desktop environment,thanks to multithreading and faster access to RAM.

can't wait for Raspberry Pi 4!
by ProDigit
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi to PCIE?
Replies: 1
Views: 811

Raspberry pi to PCIE?

Is there any adapter that can connect the RPi to a PCIE 1x / 16x at 1x speed slot?

I have an old PCIE 1x graphics card that perhaps has higher performance than the internal RPI graphics.
Is there an adaptor to connect my Graphics card to the pi (or the Pi to the card)?
by ProDigit
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Server Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 1687

Re: Server Pi

I'm wondering if this is a troll, or a real answer? My question is too vague? I wonder how many pages of explanation you need, to understand? Anyway, feat request and ideas are not against the forum rules, And they shouldn't be, If they are. As far as a server pi goes, I want 16+ cores, sufficient f...
by ProDigit
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Server Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 1687

Server Pi

So, my last topic got locked and moved to the off-topic forum, without warning, or any reason why (not very nice I'd say, whomever did this). As far as I know, I haven't broken any rules or anything, just merely asked for information on Lithography, a server version of the Pi, and pi Overclocking. B...
by ProDigit
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Lithography, PiServer, overclocking
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: Lithography, PiServer, overclocking

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=115955#p790950 Thanks, that's an old post of 3 years old (probably Pi1 or Pi2), and doesn't have any actual data on cooling, other than suggesting fans or heat sinks. I found some page online, for those interested: https://medium.com/@ghalfacree/be...
by ProDigit
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Lithography, PiServer, overclocking
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Lithography, PiServer, overclocking

Lithography: Since phones are aiming towards 7nm lithography, when can we see a new die shrink for the Raspberry Pi CPU? The current Broadcom is like what, 28nm? With the introduction of the Pi 3, the performance was boosted, but also power usage has risen above 2,5x the earliest models! If you ask ...
by ProDigit
Sat May 05, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi making home supercomputers affordable?
Replies: 5
Views: 2296

Raspberry Pi making home supercomputers affordable?

Wouldn't it be awesome, if the Raspberry Pi foundation, who brought computing to the home, would also be able to engineer a supercomputer for the home? I mean, a motherboard about the size of a regular PC ATX case, but loaded with affordable lower power CPUs (like ARM) and affordable RAM? Personally...
by ProDigit
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Compute Module
Topic: What is a compute module?
Replies: 4
Views: 4721

What is a compute module?

Silly question perhaps, But when I google it, the results show a Raspberry Pi in a module looking like a RAM stick. Other sites show similar objects from other brands. What does it do? What can you do with it? Is it meant to increase your PC's CPU power? Increase RAM performance? Run an OS without t...
by ProDigit
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any new Pi Zero W on the horizon?
Replies: 1
Views: 635

Any new Pi Zero W on the horizon?

Love the small form factor!
Just wondering if I should wait a bit , or purchase?
If there's a new one in the making, I might wait a bit...
by ProDigit
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi zero, with eink screen?
Replies: 3
Views: 4165

Pi zero, with eink screen?

What would be the easiest pi zero + e-ink screen combination? Something that's affordable, can run without any other external monitor (run the display on the E-ink)? I chose the Pi zero for low power consumption, and would want an e-ink for the same. Resolution, maybe a bit bigger than the standard ...
by ProDigit
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My dream: Pi Foundation to recreate an old x86 pc!
Replies: 14
Views: 1728

Re: My dream: Pi Foundation to recreate an old x86 pc!

The whole thing is meant to run things natively, not via an emulator!
And it would be awesome! :evil:
by ProDigit
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 12V pi
Replies: 17
Views: 3091

Re: 12V pi

The other problem you sit with, if you step down from 12V ro 2.7V, is the additional heat generated in the process. I would prefer not to have that excess energy near the SOC. a cheap buck booster works very well for this purpose. Switching regulators are fairly efficient, heat generated is not dep...
by ProDigit
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 12V pi
Replies: 17
Views: 3091

Re: 12V pi

ProDigit, Now you are off into fantasy land. Or trolling. Not really. You can only ramp up performance by so much at 5V. (what adapter does it have? A 2Amp? That's 10Watts whereof most of it is for peripherals, not the CPU) 12V 2Amps, allows you to run 24W, of power, which could run a fine graphics...
by ProDigit
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Raspberry pi zero power consumption?
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

Re: Raspberry pi zero power consumption?

Yea, 640x480 resolution usually is a double upscale from 320x240 pix. They also sell 480p screens (widescreen). I think those resolutions are great for Nintendo SNES games of 512x448 res, or genesis' doubled resolution of 320x224 pix (640x448). Gameboy's 160x144 resolutions would work well tripled (...
by ProDigit
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My dream: Pi Foundation to recreate an old x86 pc!
Replies: 14
Views: 1728

My dream: Pi Foundation to recreate an old x86 pc!

It would be awesome, if the Pi foundation, could find a modern way to remake the old desktop PCs, with new technology. Meaning, running an updated version of between the eZ80 (50Mhz) to the 8486 (100Mhz) CPU system, for running old DOS and Windows stuff on, but a board the size of the Pi Zero. The p...
by ProDigit
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Raspberry pi zero power consumption?
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

Raspberry pi zero power consumption?

Hi, With eye on making a mobile gaming console, Would you say that the Raspberry Pi zero would be a good board for gameboy/gamegear type of games? How much power does the board consume? Also, Interested in the tiny mobile e-ink displays for gameboy-like graphics (no need for high resolutions, as 640...
by ProDigit
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Open Source gaming console?
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Re: Open Source gaming console?

Just for your info, Tracing back the legendary Gunpei Yokoi, who created the gameboy released in 1989, he used a Z80 chip. With my limited knowledge about computer chips, I did manage to find that the Wonderswan uses a NEC V20 chip, and that this chip was not only more power efficient, but it also h...
by ProDigit
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Open Source gaming console?
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Open Source gaming console?

Hi, I was wondering if the Raspberry pi foundation is interested in funding and raising an 'open source gameboy' type of board? Basically, the gameboy was invented in 1989, ran off of the Z80 CPU, with 4 batteries, for about 30 hours. 9 years later, that same engineer created a newer version of the ...
by ProDigit
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My dream pi
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

My dream pi

My dream pi runs on 12v instead of on 5v, because 12v is more readily available, and it can run off of 4x Li Ion battery packs (14.4V), as well as off of 12V car batteries or UPC battery packs. They have 4GB of fast LDDR4 RAM, and 64bit processing power, and run at least 1.8Ghz, overclockable to 2.x...
by ProDigit
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 12V pi
Replies: 17
Views: 3091

12V pi

Been a while since I've been here. Last time was with the introduction of the Pi2. But I was most active with Pi1. Saw Pi3 for sale online, and I kept wondering why not switch over to 12V instead? I mean, 12V works on a car battery. Also, it'll allow more power output. 12V @ 1Amp is more energy effi...
by ProDigit
Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry pie hardware developped world
Replies: 4
Views: 1294

Raspberry pie hardware developped world

A lot is going on in the development world. The Raspberry Pi Zero is probably one of the cheapest computing devices on the market, and efforts are being done to get prices down even further, however, for many, it's not as much as the $5 that prevents them from using programming skills, It's the avai...
by ProDigit
Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: USB (not HDMI)screen?
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: USB (not HDMI)screen?

Hi, In some strange way it is pi-related. I checked all the regular USB monitors,but found none. The only others sold online, are monitors, or screens that are sold separate, or in kits for the pi. A lot of them are HDMI,but I wonder if some are USB as well? Since there are so many variations on scr...

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