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by __Miguel_
Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi Cooling system? :D
Replies: 15
Views: 3015

Re: Raspberry Pi Cooling system? :D

Ah, I got it now. We're trying not to fry the thing :P I'm guessing some sort of a relay might be a more suitable solution then, no? From the little knowledge I have on the area of electricity (I'm a law major, so... :lol:), that sounds about right: you get one circuit to power up another, independe...
by __Miguel_
Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi Cooling system? :D
Replies: 15
Views: 3015

Re: Raspberry Pi Cooling system? :D

I've found that mounting RasPi vertically seems to help a lot. A lot of the heat from the SoC and USB/Ethernet chips is conducted through the board's power and ground planes, so the whole board gets quite warm on both sides. While the OP clearly stated he wants to do it because he can, not because ...
by __Miguel_
Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi Cooling system? :D
Replies: 15
Views: 3015

Re: Raspberry Pi Cooling system? :D

Yikes, that will be a tight fit indeed... Spinning up a 3-6V fan from a 3.3V source will be a hoot and a half :P Make sure your power supply can handle the extra load without dropping the voltage too much, or else the fan will either not power up or look like someone learning to drive stick for the ...
by __Miguel_
Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi Cooling system? :D
Replies: 15
Views: 3015

Re: Raspberry Pi Cooling system? :D

Hmm, I predict two possible problems with that setup (besides noise, but that's a given, since the Pi doesn't actually give out any, and whatever fan you put there will increase the noise output of the build, and that fan seems particularly LOUD from the spec sheet): 1) Power requirements. I don't h...
by __Miguel_
Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: waiting for 1/2 year, nothing yet!
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

Re: waiting for 1/2 year, nothing yet!

Wait, you're *only* waiting since December? I personally heard about the RPi quite a bit before that, and let me tell you, since I knew the possibilities on the multimedia front, I was totally hooked on it. I ordered at around 6:10 a.m. (waking up that early on a work day was a pain) on February 29t...
by __Miguel_
Wed May 09, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 185502

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Scep, that is a typical idiomatic expression. Those are actually quite easy to handle, you can pretty much index them as time goes by and be done with it. Dual and triple meanings are the worst offenders.

But I'm getting way off topic here, I'll shut up now
by __Miguel_
Wed May 09, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 185502

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

SN said:


scep nevermind GT - I can't translate a goodly chunk of that!!!


Oh, for a moment I thought I was the only one not getting most of that...
by __Miguel_
Wed May 09, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 185502

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<t>Gert said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I think that is pretty good for auto translation!<br/> <br/> <br/> That is actually pretty incredible for auto-translation. Google Translate is getting quite good. Maybe it has something to do with the fact you can tell it better ways of translating the text you enter...
by __Miguel_
Wed May 09, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 185502

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<r>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> And how's your Spanish?<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://brechadigital.org/la-la.....del-mundo/">http://brechadigital.org/la-la.....del-mundo/</URL><br/> <br/> Scep: is there no end to your talents? How about Klingon?<br/> <br/> <br/> My Spanish is just fine, I'm used to re...
by __Miguel_
Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: LCD/LED screen?
Replies: 19
Views: 11361

Re: LCD/LED screen?

<t>El Berto, I don't know the current state of USB to serial converters. However, the last time I researched them (admittedly, a few years ago), they were a bit "iffy": you could run a modem through them, but finer tasks, like driving external controllers, were a real pain in the behind (something a...
by __Miguel_
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 145
Views: 97032

Re: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi

<t>psycop said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Thanks very much Miguel. I suppose we all have to wait and see what the lovely dev people can squeeze out of it. I did spot the comment, but I wasn't sure if this was "official" speculation, if you know what I mean.<br/> <br/> To be honest, for the price size and po...
by __Miguel_
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 145
Views: 97032

Re: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi

<t>psycop said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Hello all, I'd quite like an answer (even if it's "we don"t know yet") on the bitstreaming question too. I've had a good look around (Google and the forum) and I can't see a clear answer either way.<br/> <br/> <br/> OK, I might be able to help out a bit there.<br/> ...
by __Miguel_
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 185502

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<t>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I made the point that they have a market cap of $500bn, where we have my fridge magnet collection and what I've managed to rustle up from behind the sofa cushions.<br/> <br/> <br/> And yet you guys still managed not to have the site completely crash during the peak per...
by __Miguel_
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 185502

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<t>You guys have such a great imagination... hipsters... haha... before alpha... lol<br/> <br/> So cool.<br/> <br/> As for that last news bit, either something passed me by or someone forgot to mention "networked HTPC" as a potential usage scenario, which is also in great demand...<br/> <br/> Also, ...
by __Miguel_
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 185502

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<t>theHetman said:<br/> <br/> <br/> What?! The Raspberyy Pi was always cool! <br/> <br/> <br/> Hmm, that's actually true, but while we "old timers" (a.k.a. geeks who have followed the Pi since it was announced) always thought the Pi was a very sweet piece of technology, most people will only call it...
by __Miguel_
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 185502

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<r>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://answers.yahoo.com/quest.....149AAjYAoj">http://answers.yahoo.com/quest.....149AAjYAoj</URL> <- Batten down the hatches, old-time forum members: this is a sign of things to come. You'll be doing us a huge favour if you can steel yourselves to be nice to...
by __Miguel_
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 145
Views: 97032

Re: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi

<t>juanml82 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> This seems to be what I'm interested in. If I'm reading it right, does it mean I could control a rpi running XBMC from any smartphone in the same LAN by just using the smartphone's browser? I'm thinking in using a rpi as a media server, attaching an spare dvd driv...
by __Miguel_
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 145
Views: 97032

Re: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi

<t>XBMC comes with a standard web-based remote, so you only really need to activate the option, set the password, and point to the XMBC SMB name or IP address and you should be good to go.<br/> <br/> There are also different web-based addons available, some of them tailored for ip*d devices.<br/> <b...
by __Miguel_
Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 185502

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<t>Interesting to see things are picking up these days. Three articles in one day is great!<br/> <br/> Now, if only reporters would think a little (or at least drop a line asking questions) before saying things like the RaspberryPi, an education-oriented device, not being validated for extreme tempe...
by __Miguel_
Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 185502

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<t>Well, it seems the whole Tom's/Eurogamer mess is finally getting back on track...<br/> <br/> Sheesh, this was a weird day... Luckily, Eurogamer updated the article ASAP, and I'm assuming TH did it not much longer after actually getting IN the office. And Liz, kudos for handling it so fast and exp...
by __Miguel_
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 185502

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<r>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Also, the source article for the Tom's hardware thing is full of rubbish as well.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.eurogamer.net/artic.....pi-release">http://www.eurogamer.net/artic.....pi-release</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> Ugh, that's one lousy article indeed...<br/> <b...
by __Miguel_
Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 185502

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<r>Timothy Giles said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/.....news-37722">http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/.....news-37722</URL>. Holt<br/> <br/> Liz, Can you check out this post and it might be worth dropping Toms an email to clarify. The post is written in quite a confusing ma...
by __Miguel_
Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 145
Views: 97032

Re: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi

<t>Good news then, apparently. <br/> <br/> *Goes back to patiently waiting for the magical update on the first page, informing the Pi is finally available for purchase. On that note, and totally OT, I do hope bank transfer is available as payment method, since I don't have a credit card...*<br/> <br...
by __Miguel_
Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 145
Views: 97032

Re: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi

<t>For you guys on the inside, how likely do you think it would be for an R-Pi-friendly release of XBMC to be available at launch date? It seems to be working right now...<br/> <br/> Also, @spudy12, please don't hog all of them. The first production batch will be a 10000-unit run, AFAIK, which will ...
by __Miguel_
Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 145
Views: 97032

Re: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi

Hmm, not to nitpick, but 2-channel uncompressed sound is usually labeled as PCM, not PMC

Miguel

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