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by Moor
Fri May 04, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: After Scratch, what's next?
Replies: 25
Views: 12438

Re: After Scratch, what's next?

<t>Okay, having looked at BYOB...<br/> <br/> That's not what I'm looking for. The limitation of Scratch isn't that there's only a certain amount of things you can do -- the ceiling in Scratch is the blocks themselves.<br/> <br/> Dragging blocks is great -- it lets you see what gives what, and how th...
by Moor
Fri May 04, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: After Scratch, what's next?
Replies: 25
Views: 12438

Re: After Scratch, what's next?

<t>I have cousins, who I'm trying to get to program more. They've worked on Scratch, and are hitting at the limits of it. So I was wondering -- what's next?<br/> <br/> Well, not exactly. I pointed them at (and helped them download, but didn't get much done after that) Python and Pygame, and hopefull...
by Moor
Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the RPi have some use to me if I'm not a programmer?
Replies: 13
Views: 3508

Re: Will the RPi have some use to me if I'm not a programmer?

<t>There are two main advantages I see in the RasPi, over pretty much anything else:<br/> <br/> (1)Low cost/power. As mentioned before, its a cheap, low-power computer that you can easily make into a media center, a little background-downloader-thingee, a paperweight...<br/> <br/> (2) Its brick-abil...
by Moor
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pi Character
Replies: 84
Views: 17145

Re: Pi Character

<t>*Squee!*<br/> <br/> Me does love.<br/> <br/> I also don't think we need to worry about the mascot needing to appeal to a general audience. The Raspberry Pi has a logo already -- that by itself will represent the RasPi to the vast majority of people. I mean, most people think of Wikipedia's logo, ...
by Moor
Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?
Replies: 147
Views: 25293

Re: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?

Cost of failure and distribution: if you trash and RasPi, you reflash the SD card. If you trash a computer, it's a whole lot worse.
Also, it's a lot easier to give someone a $35 RasPi than a $200 computer. Especially if you're going to say "have fun, do whatever."
by Moor
Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is a raspberry Pi for me?
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: Is a raspberry Pi for me?

<t>I don\'t think anyone knows what type of person the RasPi is perfect-made for.<br/> <br/> That said, if you\'re willing to get into it -- if you will invest time and energy into learning what you want to do -- I say you\'ll be able to do it.<br/> <br/> That said, for you specifically: My RasPi is...
by Moor
Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:20 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?
Replies: 147
Views: 25293

Re: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?

<t>Yup. Just one level.<br/> <br/> But it's one level farther then I have unrestricted, low-cost-failure access to right now.<br/> I'm not going to pretend that I think it plausible, or even practical, to learn every single thing regarding how computers work.<br/> <br/> I am going to pretend than I ...
by Moor
Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:45 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?
Replies: 147
Views: 25293

Re: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?

<t>I'm a high school nerd.<br/> I learned BASIC in a small, once-a-week lunchtime class over 4th to 6th grades.<br/> I learned Python -- a bit. A small amount of what my dad taught me.<br/> I programmed on my graphing calculator -- got Langton's Ant, and tried to get Life on it. It's hard, when you ...
by Moor
Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:49 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Best first language
Replies: 160
Views: 44378

Re: Best first language

<t>Any first language picked should not need you to make any objects or anything like that.<br/> <br/> A kid who just wants to do<br/> 10 PRINT "LOOK AROUND YOU"<br/> 20 GOTO 10<br/> shouldn't have to think about data encapsulation or initializing the class first.<br/> <br/> Additionally, it would p...
by Moor
Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Gigabit Ethernet
Replies: 33
Views: 24323

Re: Gigabit Ethernet

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from Montekuri on November 28, 2011, 15:24<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> [img]<URL url="http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i6/montekuri/R-Pi/rpi_hal.png"><LINK_TEXT text="http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i6/mo ... pi_hal.png">http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i6/montekuri/R-Pi/rpi...
by Moor
Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Gigabit Ethernet
Replies: 33
Views: 24323

Re: Gigabit Ethernet

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from Montekuri on November 28, 2011, 00:59<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Some people ask for red boards and red leds on R-Pi...[/quote]<br/> <br/> Heck, just give it to us in a blinking HAL-eye and be done with it!<br/> <br/> Well, ship it with HAL himself on an SD card, as well. ...
by Moor
Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:15 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Need for an App store for RB programmers
Replies: 64
Views: 9167

Re: Need for an App store for RB programmers

<t>I'm not saying it should be there, just because I don't know.<br/> <br/> I'm saying that it's intimidating, because I don't know.<br/> <br/> I'm saying, that whatever we have that'll be a store, stall, whatever -- a place where kids who have bought a RasPi and are looking for programming tools, g...
by Moor
Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:21 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Need for an App store for RB programmers
Replies: 64
Views: 9167

Re: Need for an App store for RB programmers

<r>There is certainly nothing wrong with selling Linux software.<br/> <br/> However, I do see something wrong with selling software for the RasPi, because that really seems (to me) to go against the whole "Cheap device to encourage programming" idea.<br/> I mean, seriously -- (a) one of the main poi...
by Moor
Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?
Replies: 514
Views: 209460

Re: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?

<t>I think what's happening most with the under-powered-for-a-cluster and over-powered-for-a-controller-thingee, is that it'll be used for both.<br/> <br/> I think a lot of what's going to happen, is that people are going to use it for a cluster -- that when they get bored with that can be deconstru...

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