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by Mr_Navigator
Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?
Replies: 147
Views: 24191

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

<t>I view the RP as something akin to the original LASER, something that was invented that really didn't have any real practical use, when there was already technology that did a multitude of jobs. Surgeons had scalpels which worked incredibly well, Engineers had devices that measured to incredible ...
by Mr_Navigator
Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 16th has come and passed.. No change in shop..
Replies: 10
Views: 2166

Re: 16th has come and passed.. No change in shop..

I got my stickers yesterday :)
by Mr_Navigator
Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 396370

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<r>Quote from tufty on October 24, 2011, 15:13<br/> Ah, but with the speed technology is advancing compared to the "good auld days", surely it can only be a matter of hours before you announce the launch of the sugru-mouldable solar powered recumbent yellow dustbin. And, mere minutes after that, it'...
by Mr_Navigator
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3547
Views: 115610

Re: Introduce yourself!

<t>Hello, just stumbled across this thread. I'm from London, real name is Lee, I blog and post under this avatar name as well around the web, it came from my CB handle in the early 80s which is fitting with my keen interest in retro (specifically) Sinclair QL and passion for SuperBASIC programming l...
by Mr_Navigator
Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Lets get a beginner programing thread in here!
Replies: 56
Views: 12469

Re: Lets get a beginner programing thread in here!

<t>There are many emulators out there that will run under Linux, retro computer systems such as the Timex Sinclair that will open up a whole new way of looking at programming. Also a lot of hobby based systems that could enthuse young people in exploring such as robotics, it all depends on the GPIO ...
by Mr_Navigator
Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi
Replies: 272
Views: 64703

Re: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi

Model C Raspberry Pi ?
Next cpu up if cost is reasonable
2 x USB ports instead of the one
WiFi port instead of the LAN connection
2nd set of GPIO (paged possibly)
512Mb RAM
by Mr_Navigator
Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Logo competition winner announced!
Replies: 19
Views: 3458

Re: Logo competition winner announced!

<r>Good job Paul, well done.<br/> <br/> Like a lot of other people mikie and a few others including myself are now keen to see some other entries (cue Take Hart gallery music), while we are waiting for the official gallery, here\'s something I made earlier <E>:)</E><br/> <br/> [embed]<URL url="http:...
by Mr_Navigator
Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Logo Competition
Replies: 289
Views: 38957

Re: Logo Competition

<r>Quote from mikie on October 9, 2011, 05:45<br/> Congratulations Paul - job well done.<br/> <br/> Like a lot of other people, I'm now keen to see some other entries (cue Take Hart gallery music) if that's possible.<br/> <br/> Well done Paul and as for mikie, you asked therefore I will provide, enj...
by Mr_Navigator
Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Logo Competition
Replies: 289
Views: 38957

Re: Logo Competition

I like the look of that case with the cutout R logo and the spectrum of coloured bands not to dissimilar from C64, ZX Spectrum and of course the original rainbow Apple logo :)
by Mr_Navigator
Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Logo Competition
Replies: 289
Views: 38957

Re: Logo Competition

Hmmmn it would be nice to know if the decision is between two submissions, 4 or even ten, in fact anything to satisfy the hunger of raspberry pi (sic)
by Mr_Navigator
Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: R.I.P Steve Jobs - God Of Homebrew - dies
Replies: 15
Views: 3475

Re: R.I.P Steve Jobs - God Of Homebrew - dies

A sad day, he was the one that got me thinking and changed my opinion about everything has to be Microsoft PC, he proved it doesn't.
by Mr_Navigator
Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Logo Competition
Replies: 289
Views: 38957

Re: Logo Competition

So how many off you are monitoring your email on a regular basis in anticipation of notification of competition success?

or is it just me :)
by Mr_Navigator
Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 396370

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Another project I'm planning is to fit a Rapsi in an Apple II 3.5" Ext Floppy - coz I just love the look of it

I really like the term 'Rapsi', better than how 'Raspi' sounds
by Mr_Navigator
Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Sinclair QL with a RasPi inside
Replies: 8
Views: 3218

Re: Sinclair QL with a RasPi inside

<r>On another forum someone has suggested using this instead of the QL keyboard which has a USB connection. This makes it a reasonable method not far removed from what I am trying to do. I can now see some definite possiblities with this one <URL url="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayI.....0781981192">h...
by Mr_Navigator
Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Logo Competition
Replies: 289
Views: 38957

Re: Logo Competition

<r>Quote from gingerbeardman on October 3, 2011, 21:52<br/> @E I really like your bracket and brace cake idea. Very nice.<br/> <br/> I've posted some of my designs on dribbble: <URL url="http://dribbble.com/search?q=R.....tt+sephton">http://dribbble.com/search?q=R.....tt+sephton</URL><br/> <br/> Her...
by Mr_Navigator
Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Logo Competition
Replies: 289
Views: 38957

Re: Logo Competition

Nice, I like that Stamp look, like that is approved :)

I have changed my avatar to my submission now
by Mr_Navigator
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 396370

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<r>Quote from TonyD on October 3, 2011, 13:43<br/> Is that a Sinclair QL?<br/> <br/> Its keys don't look right (too raised and red keys!) so I'm guessing its a add-on keyboard for the QL.<br/> <br/> Now this gives me an idea to dig out my old Speccy add-on keyboards <E>:)</E> <br/> <br/> Yes it is, ...
by Mr_Navigator
Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi University
Replies: 2
Views: 1860

Re: Raspberry Pi University

These aren't the plans your looking for (wave of hand)
by Mr_Navigator
Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: wow we must be really bad :)
Replies: 20
Views: 4092

Re: wow we must be really bad :)

I had to look it up :( on wikipedia
by Mr_Navigator
Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 396370

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

What about this?



to get this :)

by Mr_Navigator
Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Low cost monitor
Replies: 69
Views: 38597

Re: Low cost monitor

by Mr_Navigator
Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Logo Competition
Replies: 289
Views: 38957

Re: Logo Competition

This site says it will be the end of the week now, or at least later in the week, best of luck to all those who partook :) (including me of course)
by Mr_Navigator
Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi
Replies: 272
Views: 64703

Re: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi

<r>Quote from abishur on August 26, 2011, 15:42<br/> As long as we're talking about wishes, I could go for a Kindle. <E>;)</E><br/> <br/> We're not trying to pick on you lingon, these very points have been brought up several times over in the "what have we missed" thread. We all would love to have t...
by Mr_Navigator
Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Sinclair QL with a RasPi inside
Replies: 8
Views: 3218

Re: Sinclair QL with a RasPi inside

<t>Quote from hkl on October 2, 2011, 10:57<br/> It is not necessary to buy the USB Interface from Keyrah that costs $40 dollar. (More than the RaspberryPi itself!) A keyboards is just a matrix of lines with the keys at the interconnects. You could just connect the C64 keyboard connector directly to...
by Mr_Navigator
Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Sinclair QL with a RasPi inside
Replies: 8
Views: 3218

Re: Sinclair QL with a RasPi inside

<t>Running a linux emulator for the original QL should be a fairly straight forward process (I hope), however taking it one stage further, I want to fit the circuit computer inside the original Sinclair QL black box. The first sticking point is attaching the matrix keyboard to the USB interface.<br/...

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