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by mightygoose
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Rasberry Pi to drive temperature sensor / weather balloon- school project
Replies: 13
Views: 4356

Re: Rasberry Pi to drive temperature sensor / weather balloon- school project

Precisely what i was thinking, and as I want a sub 1kg payload, weight is everything.
by mightygoose
Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Rasberry Pi to drive temperature sensor / weather balloon- school project
Replies: 13
Views: 4356

Re: Rasberry Pi to drive temperature sensor / weather balloon- school project

you need to insulate and potentially use some form of heater. It depends if you only want thermal data, i mean How do you plan on tracking the balloon? do you want live radio telemetry, GPS? video feed?
by mightygoose
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Rasberry Pi to drive temperature sensor / weather balloon- school project
Replies: 13
Views: 4356

Re: Rasberry Pi to drive temperature sensor / weather balloon- school project

[linkie]

I am trying to negotiate shipping to get one of these big boys over here.
by mightygoose
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Rasberry Pi to drive temperature sensor / weather balloon- school project
Replies: 13
Views: 4356

Re: Rasberry Pi to drive temperature sensor / weather balloon- school project

i plan on using my first Pi for something similar. I would be happy to compare notes at various stages of developement.
by mightygoose
Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Too much focus on programming?
Replies: 46
Views: 9351

Re: Too much focus on programming?

Sorry if i missed something, i thought Raspi was about computer science... I mean to program a sensing robot, you have to be able to build a sensing robot first?
by mightygoose
Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Class 10 SD cards on the production boards
Replies: 81
Views: 31567

Re: Class 10 SD cards on the production boards

FWIW i have a 8gb samsung class10 micro SD waiting to test as soon as my pi arrives as well as a 8gb class 4 as a backup.
by mightygoose
Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Professor Pi character?
Replies: 38
Views: 8162

Re: Professor Pi character?

+1 for cool looking character

-1 for reminding mine of the paperclip from office... *shakes fists angrily*

+1 in the end for contributing, and he would look great in educational material.
by mightygoose
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What should I know about USB hubs beyond: a high quality is good!
Replies: 9
Views: 3287

Re: What should I know about USB hubs beyond: a high quality is good!

what about smart hubs underpowering the device...
by mightygoose
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Bitcoin community has noticed us....
Replies: 14
Views: 5705

Re: Bitcoin community has noticed us....

figured as much, but I have no interest in mining, I am more concerned with hosting a  DNS server to contribute to decentralized DNS efforts. you know, getting ahead of the inevitable SOPA/PIPA/PCIP/ACTA/UTRS tide.
by mightygoose
Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Bitcoin community has noticed us....
Replies: 14
Views: 5705

Re: Bitcoin community has noticed us....

<t>[linkie]<br/> <br/> What is Namecoin<br/> <br/> Namecoin is a peer-to-peer generic name/value datastore system based on Bitcoin technology (a decentralized cryptocurrency). It allows you to :<br/> <br/> <br/> Securely register names (domains for example), no possible censorship!<br/> Trade and tr...
by mightygoose
Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Bitcoin community has noticed us....
Replies: 14
Views: 5705

Re: Bitcoin community has noticed us....

more thinking of creating a namecoin DNS. Just for the hell of it.
by mightygoose
Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Bitcoin community has noticed us....
Replies: 14
Views: 5705

Re: Bitcoin community has noticed us....

<t>whilst surfing, I was moseying round the Bitcoin forums...<br/> <br/> [linkie]<br/> <br/> discussion as to the Raspi being a viable controller for a FPGA mining rig.<br/> <br/> Those guys are massively into power efficiency, but knowing precious little about FPGA, perhaps someone better informed ...
by mightygoose
Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cluster (Bramble...) Design Discussion (Advanced)
Replies: 170
Views: 84563

Re: Cluster (Bramble...) Design Discussion (Advanced)

@rasppi, while i like the idea, what network topology would you be using?
by mightygoose
Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Prizes for school projects
Replies: 1
Views: 723

Re: Prizes for school projects

love that idea, i would buy sponsoship for school competitions... also a buy one give one scheme has been discussed before, search the forum.
by mightygoose
Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Game over
Replies: 21
Views: 4213

Re: Game over

<t>That's just obscene.. I mean god almighty. microsoft are partly responsible for ruining gaming. now they want to help ruin programming as well. Why do we have to be told we have achieved something? can we not make the distinction of achievement on our own!<br/> <br/> is completion not satisfying ...
by mightygoose
Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: NES + Raspberry Pi for retro gaming and media center (Difficulty Moderate)
Replies: 47
Views: 38170

Re: NES + Raspberry Pi for retro gaming and media center (Difficulty Moderate)

<r>DBloke said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.instructables.com/i.....do-NES-PC/">http://www.instructables.com/i.....do-NES-PC/</URL><br/> <br/> Its been done before with a small Pc<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> not quite the same.... your link is a guy doing emulation.... our friend here is leavi...
by mightygoose
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order placed, Very Excited!
Replies: 52
Views: 18347

Re: Order placed, Very Excited!

<r>Andrew Lamb, trading as Systems Of Hull<br/> 36 Owbridge Court, Kingston Upon Hull, East Yorkshire, HU1 2RJ<br/> Telephone: 07654 879330 | Email: <EMAIL email="andy@systemsofhull.co.uk">andy@systemsofhull.co.uk</EMAIL> <br/> <br/> i just tried calling him and his number is disconnected.... send u...
by mightygoose
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: NES + Raspberry Pi for retro gaming and media center (Difficulty Moderate)
Replies: 47
Views: 38170

Re: NES + Raspberry Pi for retro gaming and media center (Difficulty Moderate)

3-4 Rpi's brambled on corner rails inside a gamecube chassis using the disk lid for access...  PI cubed.... *run's off to CeX....*
by mightygoose
Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Starting a projects list.
Replies: 15
Views: 7916

Re: Starting a projects list.

[linkie] the original and main bramble dev thread.

[linkie] the original weather balloon Raspi in space thread.

my personal favs for the list.
by mightygoose
Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 201599

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

[linkie]

Found our first public detractor, while i wanted to argue with him, as I was sure someone had officially compared performance to a SGS2 but i didn't want to harp on too much without being fully informed.
by mightygoose
Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: You Know what I like about this forum
Replies: 11
Views: 2423

Re: You Know what I like about this forum

This forum seems to have turned into a gentlemen's club crossed with some form of computing symposium; and a cheese and wine party, all rolled into to one jovial parcel with a side of dry wit. The fact of the matter is I am strangely OK with that.
by mightygoose
Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Finally someone's doing something
Replies: 31
Views: 5673

Re: Finally someone's doing something

<t>scep said: <br/> <br/> <br/> mightygoose said:<br/> <br/> <br/> ICT teachers need a slap in the face.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> And there are no doubt some who think that everyone in Ashford needs a kick in the balls because they had poor service at Frankie and Benny's. But they'd look pretty ridicu...
by mightygoose
Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A vote of thanks...
Replies: 14
Views: 2344

Re: A vote of thanks...

+1 for finally getting me off my arse and starting to teach myself computer science.
by mightygoose
Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Finally someone's doing something
Replies: 31
Views: 5673

Re: Finally someone's doing something

<t>In my school, we had a Head of IT, He knew his stuff & an assistant, who was a network infrastructure specialist. After that we had a french teacher, two business studies teachers & a maths teacher, (the french teacher ended up marrying the assistant) very often the pupils knew more than ...

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