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by nelson
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Standard i2c only connector
Replies: 8
Views: 2440

Re: Standard i2c only connector

It's not about changing the pins on the raspi itself, it's about we all agreeing on a standard connector to use on add-on boards, ideally we could get to be like the arduino in that every arduino made is compatible with (almost) every shield made, seeing repton post i agree that a stackable header o...
by nelson
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Standard i2c only connector
Replies: 8
Views: 2440

Standard i2c only connector

Hi, Have seen some boards online (extra io, relays, etc) and the connectors used for cascading boards don't match with each other. Could we have an agreement on a small connector to be used across all our custom boards, sanctioned by the foundation? Would like to recommend a header matching the firs...
by nelson
Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many computers fit in a car
Replies: 7
Views: 1599

Re: How many computers fit in a car

would make for an interesting insurance claim in a hardware compression situation (read rear ended car)
by nelson
Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many computers fit in a car
Replies: 7
Views: 1599

Re: How many computers fit in a car

<t>Funny story actually, we got to the store depot and parked right next to the entrance, there was some rich snob that started complaining about it, has he was there first to pick his new big screen, the warehouse workers ignored him and started to put boxes in the car, then the store manager came ...
by nelson
Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many computers fit in a car
Replies: 7
Views: 1599

Re: How many computers fit in a car

<r>My record was around 30 (can't remember how many it was 2 years ago) on a peugeot 307sw<br/> <br/> <URL url="https://plus.google.com/photos/117144252180891603181/albums/5730809831753740225?banner=pwa"><LINK_TEXT text="https://plus.google.com/photos/11714425 ... banner=pwa">https://plus.google.com...
by nelson
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problems with rss
Replies: 0
Views: 490

Re: Problems with rss

Hi,

The forum rss is broken, the server is placing "207b" before the xml and a "0" after, and its preventing some rss readers from working.
by nelson
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Is the Raspberry release going to affect iPad3 sales
Replies: 28
Views: 4237

Re: Is the Raspberry release going to affect iPad3 sales

<t>bredman said: <br/> <br/> <br/> At last, I found a use for the iTouch that I never use (because it's so difficult to get songs onto it). It's still in its original box.<br/> <br/> Ironic that the plastic box is of more value to me than the iTouch.<br/> <br/> <br/> I so relate to this, had a very ...
by nelson
Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Custom Case, Need 3D Models
Replies: 25
Views: 8303

Re: Custom Case, Need 3D Models

You don't need center pillars if you make a support around the entire edge, this is a 4 (6?) layer PCB the size of a credit card you won't have bending in the middle heck you probably couldn't bend it by hand even if you tried
by nelson
Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Release Day Pool (just for fun)
Replies: 122
Views: 13580

Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

<t>dognosh said: <br/> <br/> <br/> rgmward said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I can't see "10,000 units sold singularly" being sold out in 6 hours !<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> They wont, /. will post the sale on first page and the store will be ddos for an entire day. That or the servers actually hold and the whol...
by nelson
Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: config.txt
Replies: 172
Views: 73006

Re: config.txt

The solution presented by nullstring may be a good compromise
by nelson
Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: config.txt
Replies: 172
Views: 73006

Re: config.txt

That seems nice from the IT point of view but from the legal/warranty point of view it may create problems for the foundation with people complaining that their pi is damaged as they can't overclock. better seek some legal advice.
by nelson
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Servo control
Replies: 16
Views: 11900

Re: Servo control

<t>ricbob said:<br/> <br/> <br/> The pi only has 2 pwm pins?<br/> I was hopping to run a brushless DC motor from it. This I think would require 3 pwm pin-outs (one per phase)?<br/> Any ideas if this is possible?<br/> <br/> <br/> search for RC ESC these are nice and (relatively) cheap speed controlle...
by nelson
Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Eliza filter for new posts ?
Replies: 34
Views: 4429

Re: Eliza filter for new posts ?

amen
by nelson
Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Tailor-Made Programming Language
Replies: 49
Views: 10865

Re: Tailor-Made Programming Language

<t>mole125 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> if you are looking for what employers are asking for then I'd recommend Java over C - its used wider within the industry, protects you from the really horrible stuff like pointers, is more portable between platforms, has better tool ecosystems and far more open sou...
by nelson
Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 202120

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

they still show images of the usb style prototype lets hope this will not create problems
by nelson
Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Forum recent topics
Replies: 4
Views: 894

Re: Forum recent topics

Please bring back the most recent topic activity to the home page
by nelson
Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why I believe SSH should be enabled by default on Ras-pi
Replies: 35
Views: 9028

Re: Why I believe SSH should be enabled by default on Ras-pi

<t>igu said: <br/> <br/> <br/> But, the fact is, that from the moment raspi only supports linux, that means that its users have at least some basic experience and knowledge, so I believe yes, they will turn off ssh if they're not interested.<br/> <br/> <br/> I disagree, have made a habit of installi...
by nelson
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will there be a heads up about the launch?
Replies: 60
Views: 16953

Re: Will there be a heads up about the launch?

no worries, there will be a launch event on the main page detailing how all the units were sold before they could finish writing the release post
by nelson
Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Barebones Pi
Replies: 30
Views: 7216

Re: Barebones Pi

<t>could solder 10-20 headers in the time it takes to desolder 1, and is a lot less dangerous has you are only heating each pin/pad for like a second to solder and a lot more than that to is required to make the solder flow enough to suck it away, specialy with rohs solder<br/> <br/> edit: not my da...
by nelson
Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Another preorder scam...
Replies: 12
Views: 4296

Re: Another preorder scam...

<t>In response to liz they now lowered the price… to 45€.<br/> <br/> These people should just be blacklisted from every buying in quantity but that would probably create a legal nightmare.<br/> <br/> Lets just hope that after the single unit per address policy is lifted no one keeps buying the whole...
by nelson
Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: RS232 Breakout Board
Replies: 32
Views: 19341

Re: RS232 Breakout Board

have found this for previous project, saved a lot of work but is expensive, maybe some ebay-fu will save some bucks

edit: fixed link
by nelson
Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 155539

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

<t>humanity sucks...<br/> <br/> this is a educational product aimed at teaching programming and half the forum is about what touch screen monitor would work with this and the other half is people demanding 4GB ram and quadcore cpu for the same price...<br/> <br/> wait to see the disappointment threa...
by nelson
Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Copyright and licenses
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

Re: Copyright and licenses

Does it cause problems if i release code under wtfpl?
by nelson
Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Tailor-Made Programming Language
Replies: 49
Views: 10865

Re: Tailor-Made Programming Language

<r>We should work with already existing and widely used languages, if we go with a custom one there will be less support from the community and the usefulness of the language will be limited to teaching vs a more practical (read marketable) skill.<br/> <br/> Also it would be great to avoid this <URL...
by nelson
Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Price per MHz
Replies: 4
Views: 1425

Re: Price per MHz

<t>Yes but MHz is different from computing power. It is similar to say that a 50cc motorcycle is faster than an 2.2 TDI car has the bike gets to 10000 RPM vs the 5000 from the car<br/> <br/> Edit: also you can't multiply MHz by cores, returning to the car analogy you are just adding another cylinder...

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