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by Joefish
Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Sinclair BASIC comes to Raspberry Pi' - Article
Replies: 3
Views: 2921

'Sinclair BASIC comes to Raspberry Pi' - Article

I saw this come up on The Register:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/13 ... pberry_pi/

and was rather surprised it hasn't been covered/promoted/newsed on this site..?
by Joefish
Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: sheep case
Replies: 10
Views: 2296

Re: sheep case

Ewe might be able to knit one.
by Joefish
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Another Lego case?
Replies: 7
Views: 2558

Re: Another Lego case?

Oh, I _love_ it. Does the flap for the SD close with the SD in there? No it doesn't - That was my first thought when building it though Trouble with completely covering the SD card is, you then have to leave a bigger cavity to allow you to get your fingers in if you ever want to remove the SD card.
by Joefish
Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Another Lego case?
Replies: 7
Views: 2558

Re: Another Lego case?

I'm just trying to work out how to make a door big enough for a ribbon cable on mine. Though it should sit flush when closed.
by Joefish
Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Simple schematic of the GPIO pin out
Replies: 10
Views: 17605

Re: Simple schematic of the GPIO pin out

scottchiefbaker - nice.
by Joefish
Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Emulated Games, Permissions and Distributions
Replies: 6
Views: 1458

Re: Emulated Games, Permissions and Distributions

Given the free software nature of the Linux/GNU world on which all our raspi goodies are built, why would you want to push a non free program here? A good question - the simple answer is because Liz asked for it! The question was asked about permission for distributing emulatable games; not specifi...
by Joefish
Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Emulated Games, Permissions and Distributions
Replies: 6
Views: 1458

Re: Emulated Games, Permissions and Distributions

OK, thanks. I'll find another approach. As for the other replies, a free version of my game is already available for download from World of Spectrum (a version which I have already seen various Russian sites copy, modify and re-distribute without permission). A separate version with a load of extra ...
by Joefish
Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Emulated Games, Permissions and Distributions
Replies: 6
Views: 1458

Emulated Games, Permissions and Distributions

I see that FUSE, the ZX Spectrum emulator, is supported. I presume this does not come with any (or many) old games, since most still carry their copyright from way back when. As the author of a Spectrum game I would like to give permission for it to be distributed for use on the RPi, and it seems to...
by Joefish
Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: On/Off Switch
Replies: 8
Views: 2243

Re: On/Off Switch

It would be easier to take a phone charger, like the one RS supplies, which only has two wires in the cable, and one of those is marked, so you can easily check you've reconnected the right one. Personally I'll probably use a 2-pole switch when I do mine, to be sure, to be sure.
by Joefish
Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 4x AA
Replies: 9
Views: 1796

Re: 4x AA

Looks a bit cheap and tatty, but surely 4xAA NiMHs at nominally 1.2V would be in range? They might put out more than that immediately after a full charge, and I guess it may be outside the spec and warranty, but it's not as if battery power is going to fluctuate rapidly, so how catastrophic could it...
by Joefish
Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pre Loaded Pi SD Card
Replies: 6
Views: 2173

Re: Pre Loaded Pi SD Card

I have received my Raspberry Pi but at the time of ordering the preloaded Pi SD card was out of stock. Same here, but the RS site still let me add one to the order and it arrived, in a cute little box. I assumed that what with an 11 week lead time on the Pi delivery they should be able to get hold ...
by Joefish
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Parcel force epic fail!
Replies: 29
Views: 6525

Re: Parcel force epic fail!

I used to be in a flat like that. There wasn't even a letterbox in the front door for couriers to put the cards through; you'd come home to find one wedged behind the buzzer panel or even blowing down the drive. At least if it was jammed in the door frame, most residents would be good enough to take...
by Joefish
Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Parcel force epic fail!
Replies: 29
Views: 6525

Re: Parcel force epic fail!

Sounds about right. Similar thing happened to me years ago which is why I now call them Parcel Farce. Really? I just tend to drop the 'P' when I pronounce it. What is particularly grating is that RS insist on delivering to the home address supplied by your credit card, meaning you can't simply solv...
by Joefish
Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What are your Other Hobbies / Interests??
Replies: 72
Views: 10135

Re: What are your Other Hobbies / Interests??

I do like the look of this other interest, although the red wine is missing! Sadly it's not something I can take up every weekend as I'd like to! :cry: What you can't see is about four feet to my right a stunning Russian woman having her photo taken against the same backdrop by her mother. I'd swap...
by Joefish
Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Biz's LEGO case now available at The Daily Brick
Replies: 3
Views: 2724

Re: Biz's LEGO case now available at The Daily Brick

Outstanding stuff!

Though if you don't already have enough LEGO to build your own then shame on you! Go and buy several immediately as penance! :D
by Joefish
Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: BRAMBLES - finger jointed wooden case
Replies: 26
Views: 13784

Re: BRAMBLES - finger jointed wooden case

That is lovely.

Though I know the Pi doesn't need fan cooling, I suspect some air-holes in the sides and top to allow a bit of convection airflow might be a good idea..?
by Joefish
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Greatest game of all time
Replies: 152
Views: 36007

Re: Greatest game of all time

Aeris' death scene is highly regarded as an industry changing moment. The moment when games had become capable of telling stories. A true art form. I just think it's rubbish storytelling if a character who, according to the character roster, may actually be a corpse at that point in the game due to...
by Joefish
Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Greatest game of all time
Replies: 152
Views: 36007

Re: Greatest game of all time

I'm afraid I couldn't stick the drudgery and frustration of Final Fantasy VII's 'game' sections and random battles to get to the best points of the story. And I find it hard to not just suspend but totally warp my disbelief such that a character who I've seen die in battle and get resurrected over a...
by Joefish
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Greatest game of all time
Replies: 152
Views: 36007

Re: Greatest game of all time

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time . No doubt about it, the greatest game ever made. Everyone should play this game. It should be on the national curriculum. Manic Miner on the Spectrum for perfectly distilled platform brilliance; R-Type and Raiden II in the arcade if you like shooting stuff; Sta...
by Joefish
Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Happy 100th Birthday Alan Turing
Replies: 12
Views: 3891

Re: Happy 100th Birthday Alan Turing

A great centenary, but there's always something bugging me about people building their own 'Turing Machines' that need a microcontroller to operate them. Surely the point is to do it with solid-state electronics or a mechanical system? Requiring a CPU and RAM to demonstrate the fundamental principle...
by Joefish
Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Remember Monkey Island?
Replies: 9
Views: 3050

Re: Remember Monkey Island?

See here:

http://www.scummvm.org/

If you can get the SCUMM Virtual Machine running you can play any of those games that were developed under it.
by Joefish
Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: GPIO confusion
Replies: 22
Views: 7293

Re: GPIO confusion

I think I'm actually getting around to agreeing with Grumpy Mike, though if it'd been a little less confrontational a lot of people may have come round earlier... I have no problem with his diagram that has the pins numbered 1-26 and the GPIOxx labels next to them. This seems pretty clear to me. Cle...
by Joefish
Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What are your Other Hobbies / Interests??
Replies: 72
Views: 10135

Re: What are your Other Hobbies / Interests??

Well, whilst I was there I thought I'd try and pick up a little Python...
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Am I doing it right?? :D
by Joefish
Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What are your Other Hobbies / Interests??
Replies: 72
Views: 10135

Re: What are your Other Hobbies / Interests??

Got tonnes and tonnes of LEGO and like making steam railways and fairground rides. Done a lovely detailed shire horse too - I would love to ride one of those big heavy horses. Also do games for the ZX Spectrum (it's now 30 years old folks). Most of that is done on a PC with a cross-compiler and emul...
by Joefish
Sat May 26, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Lego RCX/NXT robotic programming with Pi.
Replies: 33
Views: 40782

Re: Lego RCX/NXT robotic programming with Pi.

LEGO distribute their firmware source code as open-source (though they have a habit of lagging behind the current firmware release). They also have an arrangement with IAR by which you can download a free copy of the official development environment to build your own image from the source code. It's...

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