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by cdjaco
Mon May 20, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: introduction to programming for 7 and 10 year old
Replies: 2
Views: 2784

Re: introduction to programming for 7 and 10 year old

I agree with Thetechnoman's point about Scratch. We've started a Raspberry Pi group here in Colorado Springs, and Scratch has been quite popular; after a few minutes of instruction the kids have been able to go off on their own and make wildly different games and animations. The question is, of cour...
by cdjaco
Fri May 03, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Jealous? My Pi Collection...
Replies: 10
Views: 2060

Re: Jealous? My Pi Collection...

tbh it was quite a novel ideal. At her work they have a clocking in system where employees use a finger print scanner to login and out. Using the Raspberry Pi, it would send a copy of the list to a fire marshal, so in the event of a fire, there was an accurate attendance of who was actually in the ...
by cdjaco
Wed May 01, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Artificial Intelligence
Replies: 10
Views: 3699

Re: Artificial Intelligence

OK, so I was telling a friend I could turn a calculator into an AI. He bet me $5000 I couldn't. I accepted. The problem is, my previous AIs were text only. I need this one to speak and understand speech. I'm going to hook up my pi to the calculator. Sounds like your first order of business is to sa...
by cdjaco
Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: best programming language for absolute beginners ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1984

Re: best programming language for absolute beginners ?

Python is a good starter language (I use it at work frequently and like it quite a bit) but I'd like to suggest an alternative: Javascript . Javascript got a bad rap for quite a few years because, for the most part, it was confined to within major web browsers and used for the most trivial of tasks ...
by cdjaco
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Ninja Pi
Replies: 4
Views: 3755

Re: Ninja Pi

Very cool! Thanks for sharing.
by cdjaco
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: MySQL on USB Drive?
Replies: 2
Views: 6033

Re: MySQL on USB Drive?

by cdjaco
Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Aluminium case
Replies: 25
Views: 10054

Re: Aluminium case

Great looking case! I would buy one if it were priced around $19.

Also, +1 to Cosmo's idea about the mesh. I think that would really look nice.
by cdjaco
Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Logging temperatures using RRDTool and Highcharts
Replies: 68
Views: 76589

Re: Logging temperatures using RRDTool and Highcharts

Very nicely done. Thanks for posting the write-up!
by cdjaco
Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi Idea, Private Wiki Server [video]
Replies: 5
Views: 3459

Re: RPi Idea, Private Wiki Server [video]

Guess there's no interest in this one either. Ah well. No, I wouldn't say that -- I'm a MediaWiki fan and think getting it to run on a Pi is a good idea. But with the holidays coming (and all the extra activity that means at both work and home), checking the forums tends to fall down the list of pr...
by cdjaco
Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Java Sub-Forum?
Replies: 15
Views: 3613

Re: Java Sub-Forum?

I'll add another +1 for a Java sub-forum. :D
by cdjaco
Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Not Minecraft, but Blocky
Replies: 180
Views: 62638

Re: Not Minecraft, but Blocky

Wow spsn, that looks pretty good! Thanks for opening up the code; I've got two boys who are Minecraft fanatics and think that knocking out a mod is a piece of cake. I think I'll show them what you've accomplished so far along with the source. Worst case scenario will be that they simply have a bette...
by cdjaco
Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: programming.
Replies: 8
Views: 1758

Re: programming.

Just to springboard off of silvioj 's post (which I think was full of good advice), you might want to check out Zed Shaw's "Learn Python the Hard Way" (free online at http://learnpythonthehardway.org ). Additionally, Mike Driscoll has a good "Python 101" series on his blog at http://www.blog.pythonl...
by cdjaco
Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Gmenu2x, Neo Geo emulation & Frontier
Replies: 17
Views: 4964

Re: Gmenu2x, Neo Geo emulation & Frontier

Has there been any update regarding this? I'm still itching to play Braben's masterpiece on my Pi! Ditto. First discovered Elite on my Commodore 64 and was blown away. When I discovered there was a sequel, years later, I lost a *lot* of time on my Amiga 500. I'm happy to see that there's still such...
by cdjaco
Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New blog - with a piece of Pi!
Replies: 9
Views: 1397

Re: New blog - with a piece of Pi!

Great start, Andrew. Bookmarked here as well. In addition to bgirardot's suggestion of using the signature block, I'd advise you to just keep posting to your blog on a regular basis. Consistency and freshness is just as important (perhaps more) than coming up with a "killer" post every now and then....
by cdjaco
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: US Hackspace Tour discussion and planning
Replies: 18
Views: 6889

Re: US Hackspace Tour discussion and planning

Uh, 5 events in the NYC area within what, 20 miles of each other? As a resident of Colorado Springs (and the owner of a Raspberry Pi), I'd love to attend, and would be willing to head up to Denver, but the nearest event to me appears to be Austin, TX at about 900 miles. Another CS resident and Pi o...
by cdjaco
Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 775
Views: 142492

Re: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

Ordered from Newark/element14 on 28 August. My order arrived today. :D I also had ordered from RS on June 29th. It has not yet arrived. I do not anticipate arrival for several weeks. Conveniently (for RS), my credit card was charged almost immediately for the privilege of ordering from what increasi...
by cdjaco
Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 775
Views: 142492

Re: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

iscroman wrote: About your order with Farnell, when they going to ship your Pi (Estimated Delivery Time)?.

Already cancelled my order with RS and I'm thinking about order a Pi with NewarkMexico/Farnell/Element14.

Thanks.
According to my invoice from Farnell, the "final expected ship date" is September 7th.
by cdjaco
Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 775
Views: 142492

Re: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

We're REALLY sorry about this; there's very little the Foundation can do because it boils down to a component supply problem at RS. I know Eben has a phone meeting with RS later in the week; we'll be bringing this up then. Thanks Liz! Just placed an order with Farnell today. Haven't decided if I'm ...

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