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by thepanoguy
Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:39 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Turn Raspberry Pi into a P.L.C (Programable Logic Controller) Advanced
Replies: 225
Views: 240824

Re: Turn Raspberry Pi into a P.L.C (Programable Logic Controller) Advanced

<t>I am a qualified electrician who lives in Perth, Western Australia. I worked on specialised PLCs for 15 years. (Philips traffic light controllers manufactured by Philips Australia) I also worked on commercial and industrial electrical installations.<br/> <br/> I have read the equivalent European ...
by thepanoguy
Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Turn Raspberry Pi into a P.L.C (Programable Logic Controller) Advanced
Replies: 225
Views: 240824

Re: Turn Raspberry Pi into a P.L.C (Programable Logic Controller) Advanced

<r>It is very obvious from the comments posted in this thread that the people driving the use of the Raspberry-Pi as a PLC training tool have not conducted any professional, electrical and electronic engineering research into the design criteria required for an educational PLC or are prepared to ack...
by thepanoguy
Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:01 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Turn Raspberry Pi into a P.L.C (Programable Logic Controller) Advanced
Replies: 225
Views: 240824

Re: Turn Raspberry Pi into a P.L.C (Programable Logic Controller) Advanced

<r>Electricity kills people.<br/> <br/> All I am reading on this thread is that a group of people are trying to circumvent the European Union electrical specifications.<br/> <br/> PLC’s are an electrical product designed to interface into mains operated electrical products. A security system is not ...
by thepanoguy
Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows 8 to support ARM!
Replies: 101
Views: 15458

Re: Windows 8 to support ARM!

<t>I should clarify my previous email.<br/> <br/> All large corporations get involved in commendable humanitarian charitable activities. Let’s separate the charitable activities of Broadcom’s involvement in the Raspberry Pi project from their commercial activities.<br/> <br/> Worldwide; in first wor...
by thepanoguy
Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows 8 to support ARM!
Replies: 101
Views: 15458

Re: Windows 8 to support ARM!

<r>Microsoft is a software company trying to break into the embedded consumer market.<br/> <br/> The Raspberry Pi may be a low volume not for profit product. Broadcom Corporate is a Fortune 500 company. A percentage of Windows licensing royalties on $6.82 billion manufacturing turnover is serious sm...
by thepanoguy
Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows 8 to support ARM!
Replies: 101
Views: 15458

Re: Windows 8 to support ARM!

<t>There have been defining moments that have changed history – Penicillin.<br/> <br/> The only market is humanitarian – that requires people power.<br/> <br/> With all the technological development in the past 50 years, the poverty trap is getting worse along with the return of the old curable dise...
by thepanoguy
Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows 8 to support ARM!
Replies: 101
Views: 15458

Re: Windows 8 to support ARM!

If Microsoft has taken a serious interest in this project, expect the Raspberry Pi to sell a million production units with a Windows factory install and we each pay an extra $25 MS tax.
by thepanoguy
Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows 8 to support ARM!
Replies: 101
Views: 15458

Re: Windows 8 to support ARM!

<r>I am a hardware guy not a programmer. Using Windows 7 or 8 on the Raspberry Pi is like using a sledgehammer to crack open a peanut.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.....oadcasting">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.....oadcasting</URL><br/> <br/> Professional digital video recordi...
by thepanoguy
Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows 8 to support ARM!
Replies: 101
Views: 15458

Re: Windows 8 to support ARM!

<r><URL url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VideoCore">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VideoCore</URL><br/> <br/> The following specifications are posted:<br/> <br/> BCM2835;<br/> Video Core 4;<br/> Second Core: ARM1176 (700 MHz);<br/> Max display: 1080p<br/> Raspberry Pi prototype.<br/> <br/> If the abo...
by thepanoguy
Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows 8 to support ARM!
Replies: 101
Views: 15458

Re: Windows 8 to support ARM!

<r>The production of professional and consumer video, be it analogue or digital, was never designed to rely on computer processing. The whole path of digital video can be recorded and played by dedicated video electronics that don’t use any microprocessor in the video signal path. That is why digita...
by thepanoguy
Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows 8 to support ARM!
Replies: 101
Views: 15458

Re: Windows 8 to support ARM!

<r>According to the Broadcom media release:<br/> <br/> The BCM2835 is a cost-optimized, full HD, multimedia applications processor for advanced mobile and embedded applications that require the highest levels of multimedia performance. Designed and optimized for power efficiency, BCM2835 uses Broadc...
by thepanoguy
Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:34 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Turn Raspberry Pi into a P.L.C (Programable Logic Controller) Advanced
Replies: 225
Views: 240824

Re: Turn Raspberry Pi into a P.L.C (Programable Logic Controller) Advanced

<t>“All in all as said above, we are NOT going to be making a commercially available PLC, rather than a professional grade (kind of DIY) PLC abiding by the international standards used for PLCs' programing, control, connection, interaction and interoperability.”<br/> <br/> Where is your business pla...
by thepanoguy
Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Turn Raspberry Pi into a P.L.C (Programable Logic Controller) Advanced
Replies: 225
Views: 240824

Re: Turn Raspberry Pi into a P.L.C (Programable Logic Controller) Advanced

<r>References:<br/> <URL url="http://www.answers.com/topic/p.....controller">http://www.answers.com/topic/p.....controller</URL><br/> <URL url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P.....controller">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P.....controller</URL><br/> <URL url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEC_61131-3">...
by thepanoguy
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Turn Raspberry Pi into a P.L.C (Programable Logic Controller) Advanced
Replies: 225
Views: 240824

Re: Turn Raspberry Pi into a P.L.C (Programable Logic Controller) Advanced

<t>Guys,<br/> <br/> I appreciate your enthusiasm; there are a few points to keep in mind when designing mains energised equipment.<br/> <br/> In Australia; I would assume other countries would have similar regulations, any electronic equipment interfaced into mains operated equipment requires the se...
by thepanoguy
Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Build a laptop reusing a dead one.
Replies: 30
Views: 10295

Re: Build a laptop reusing a dead one.

Take a look at:
http://repair4laptop.org/notebook.html

The site contains links to modded laptops and picture frame circuits.
by thepanoguy
Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?
Replies: 514
Views: 204768

Re: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?

With the growing popularity of DLNA capable digital TV’s and the WDTV Live, the Broadcom BCM2835 will find an immediate market niche as a dedicated low cost video server directly connected using a HDMI cable or a LAN crossover cable.
by thepanoguy
Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Telescope GoTo controller
Replies: 32
Views: 27092

Re: Telescope GoTo controller

Have a look at the Panogear, Merlin, Orion, Papywizard project at the following site:
http://www.kolor.com/forum/
The chances are you will be able to use parts of that project in your application.

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