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by meltwater
Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Do i need to programm the Ras-pi before i can use an OS?
Replies: 58
Views: 7989

Re: Do i need to programm the Ras-pi before i can use an OS?

<t>Are there any indications about what size SD cards will be suitable, I know it's OS dependent and the R-Pi supports a few. Looking at the emulator images and threads, it seems like 8Gb is a good bet, but wondering if 4Gb cards are also usable, or even 2Gb in some cases.<br/> Personally I may end ...
by meltwater
Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Blue ray
Replies: 7
Views: 2695

Re: Blue ray

<r>Hopefully at least for BluRays from your own footage it is still plausible. With DRM you don't own it, they own you...<E>;)</E><br/> <br/> For me it would be a more general media device ideally with access to iplayer etc (like the blu-ray players claim) but also with access to the other channels ...
by meltwater
Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Blue ray
Replies: 7
Views: 2695

Re: Blue ray

<r>The ports I believe have been designed not provide much power and spinning disk will certainly need plenty.<br/> I think there is an option to replace the resetting fuse with a higher rating to provide extra power through the usb, but a safer option would probably be a usb y cable (most common us...
by meltwater
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Fans & early adopters: Your opinion needed!
Replies: 22
Views: 2962

Re: Raspberry Pi Fans & early adopters: Your opinion needed!

<r>General people don\'t like open ended questions, but remember geeks do...just expect a lot of reading though! <E>:)</E><br/> <br/> The UK bit, as far as I can tell, is regarding the information they are going to collect for the UK educational market so that they can provide the best case for them...
by meltwater
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power supply news!
Replies: 176
Views: 21803

Re: Power supply news!

<t>This is a huge thread now...only read some, so sorry if others have said the same.<br/> <br/> It\'s a shame the high voltage range is gone, and it is a shame that you can\'t simply hook it up to a car battery (I guess for third world applications that is a bit of a minus). Also the ability for it...
by meltwater
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is your speculation in hardware in the future?
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Re: What is your speculation in hardware in the future?

<t>It would be a different project altogether (good one non-the-less) to build a power pc within a particular price-band. The R-pi is designed to be a moderately powerful platform which can then be built on, for this to work you need to allow the software to mature on a stable platform and the hardw...
by meltwater
Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Wooden laptop for lasercutter+cnc
Replies: 18
Views: 19941

Re: Wooden laptop for lasercutter+cnc

Well I think the more options available the better, the added cost isn't much if someone has a large panel laying around from an old laptop or need it for a particular application. Good to see there are ways to use the HDMI output.
by meltwater
Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Fans & early adopters: Your opinion needed!
Replies: 22
Views: 2962

Re: Raspberry Pi Fans & early adopters: Your opinion needed!

Consider it done.
What is the plan for building up development resources for the r-pi? Since it is so adaptable, there will probably be a range of distros, programming languages and hardware people will want to develop with... Any idea how it will be structured?
by meltwater
Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Wooden laptop for lasercutter+cnc
Replies: 18
Views: 19941

Re: Wooden laptop for lasercutter+cnc

<t>That looks amazing. And there are those who said...it wooden't work.<br/> <br/> The LCD adaptor board sounds quite interesting, any rough ideas of what it'd cost? I think there a lot of people who are interested in a low cost solution for a small display, even if it's not used as the primary one ...
by meltwater
Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Paper Card Model
Replies: 37
Views: 4675

Re: Paper Card Model

Please can you post the files, would love to print out some while waiting for the real thing. Any chance you could do a version with the populated board view too?
by meltwater
Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just short of being great?
Replies: 10
Views: 1702

Re: Just short of being great?

<t>I think the fact that it plays Quake at all is impressive enough, the device is not a games machine or a contender to replace modern PC\'s. I\'d guess it\'s probably similar to a netbook in terms of performance (perhaps even lower).<br/> The point is, the device provides a low cost way to provide...
by meltwater
Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: HDMI to VGA connector
Replies: 29
Views: 8246

Re: HDMI to VGA connector

<r>I think in time it may be possible to create some extra boards which can do the converting, since that way you can get the best of both. Currently trying to find details about what would be required.<br/> <br/> The lack of VGA is a pain (considering the availabilities of VGA CRTs), but it can be ...
by meltwater
Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The shop is online - come and buy a sticker!
Replies: 45
Views: 5777

Re: The shop is online - come and buy a sticker!

<t>Are the funds raised going to help with funding batch 2 of the units?<br/> The sooner you can safely fund and produce units to meet the \"possible\" demand the better (and the sooner things can get paid off - 10k of parts is a lot of money). Obviously its a balance between building units and sell...
by meltwater
Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Break out board (GPIO, SPI, I2C, and UART)
Replies: 189
Views: 39821

Re: Break out board (GPIO, SPI, I2C, and UART)

<t>+1 For the Gertboard.<br/> <br/> Such a solution would be great for teaching etc, as far as I understood one of the aims for the R-Pi was to allow the I/O of a PC to be accessible again. Personally I'd love to set the R-Pi up and then try out a few experiments by clicking on an extension board.<b...
by meltwater
Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Suggestions for pre-release tutorials required!
Replies: 15
Views: 2430

Re: Suggestions for pre-release tutorials required!

My suggestions would be:
1) LED Control - i.e. the old traffic lights or binary light counter.
2) Simple button/sensor input
Essentially the basics for any simple sensor control I/O device.

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