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by PiOfCube
Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Virtual studio... Raspberry Pi stage.
Replies: 1
Views: 889

Re: Virtual studio... Raspberry Pi stage.

<r>I'm building our virtual studio tonight and have got to the Raspberry Pi stage. I thought it might be interesting to see what the other forums users think and see if they can think of anything else that could be added to this area.<br/> <br/> Maybe potted plants, displays or whatever <E>;-)</E><b...
by PiOfCube
Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tradegy of the Commons
Replies: 17
Views: 3767

Re: Tradegy of the Commons

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from liz on October 12, 2011, 03:01<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> I don\'t think webcams are going to be possible, unfortunately, a) because it\'s a cleanroom environment and b) because we\'ll be sharing that production line with other companies making other things (we\'re using e...
by PiOfCube
Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Getting started
Replies: 2
Views: 1458

Re: Getting started

<r>For older kids, it might be a good idea to get them to build the kits themselves. If you use components that simply plug-in, it would let them immediately get "stuck-in" without worrying about soldering irons etc.<br/> <br/> I'm not sure how you are planning to set up your club and how willing/ab...
by PiOfCube
Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How would you complete a Raspi for a needy child.
Replies: 12
Views: 2376

Re: How would you complete a Raspi for a needy child.

<r>If you could get some of the big charities on-board, the costs would drop dramatically and add in the possibility of manufacturers/vendors chipping-in by donating stock that now just gathers dust.<br/> <br/> If some of the larger charities could work with local people to set up a small production...
by PiOfCube
Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Secure online banking
Replies: 14
Views: 4868

Re: Secure online banking

<r>I\'ll add that to my long list for when I can get a board. I wonder if the Linux site that lets you build your own distro could give you enough granularity to create one that could be used with the limitations of not being able to write logs files etc (Linux does like its logs LOL) ? I can\'t rem...
by PiOfCube
Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: So, this thing called Linux.
Replies: 36
Views: 7815

Re: So, this thing called Linux.

<t>My brother has recently become a Linux convert... I'm the family PC fixer and the number of times that I have been called upon to go and fix his computer was... well, I'll say it happened a great deal.<br/> <br/> I have been suggesting to him for the past couple of years to give Linux a go. He is...
by PiOfCube
Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How would Raspberry-Pi improve your daily life?
Replies: 1
Views: 1366

Re: How would Raspberry-Pi improve your daily life?

<t>I know that the Raspberry Pi can make a big difference to people's lives but what about those little things that could make a big difference to you?<br/> <br/> For me, I could really do with clearing up some space on my main work-station.<br/> <br/> I have 5 PCs arranged around a U shaped worksta...
by PiOfCube
Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Just a hello from a teacher
Replies: 14
Views: 3301

Re: Just a hello from a teacher

<r>Quote from jamesh on October 12, 2011, 15:43<br/> That second pictures is a bit odd - what do the front and back people look at ? Or has someone stolen the monitors?<br/> <br/> Well, if they waited to buy 4 Raspberry Pis instead of that PC base unit, they'd probably would have been able to afford...
by PiOfCube
Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Secure online banking
Replies: 14
Views: 4868

Re: Secure online banking

[quote]Quote from netomx on October 12, 2011, 15:29
Live CDs work with \"protected\" media, so why not?[/quote]

Yeah, just in case there were some other factors particular to the Raspberry Pi.
by PiOfCube
Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Secure online banking
Replies: 14
Views: 4868

Re: Secure online banking

<t>One use of the Raspberry Pi which I don\'t think has been mentioned on the forums is secure online banking.<br/> <br/> One of the problems with online banking is that your typical home PC can become infected with malicious software because whatever gets installed carries over from reboot to reboo...
by PiOfCube
Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Just a hello from a teacher
Replies: 14
Views: 3301

Re: Just a hello from a teacher

<r>Quote from pepedog on October 11, 2011, 21:50<br/> Quote from liz on October 10, 2011, 23:51<br/> Hello to you too! After-school clubs are exactly the way we're hoping to get things moving next year ....<br/> I corrected your spelling of school.<br/> Our family business is an after school/holiday...
by PiOfCube
Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 1 PSU to rule them all ?
Replies: 49
Views: 6802

Re: 1 PSU to rule them all ?

<r>Quote from Blars on September 21, 2011, 12:10<br/> ATX power supplies also have a minimum load on the 5V line, so if you use only the 12v you will need to add a power-wasting resistor on the 5v line.<br/> http://vincentsanders.blogspot.....nized.html is about using an ATX supply as a 12v power su...
by PiOfCube
Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Just a hello from a teacher
Replies: 14
Views: 3301

Re: Just a hello from a teacher

<r>Quote from goatsoup on October 10, 2011, 22:26<br/> I've read a few comments on the forums about wanting more teachers involved so I thought I should own up to quietly monitoring these forums.<br/> I'm a maths teacher but I used to be a programmer in a previous career so I'm interested in getting...
by PiOfCube
Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Charities?
Replies: 1
Views: 669

Re: Charities?

<t>I was wondering if there was any other charities (or trustees) reading these forums that are interested in using the Raspberry Pi in any shape or form?<br/> <br/> I am a trustee of a small charity and very keen to make use of the Raspberry Pi both within the organisation and as a development tool...
by PiOfCube
Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 399962

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

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by PiOfCube
Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Competition from the Vic-20
Replies: 18
Views: 4921

Re: Competition from the Vic-20

Back in the day of BBSes and FidoNet, I used to have a few BBC Micro and C64 users connecting to my BBS and connecting out to the Internet with them. Of course most of the content had to be searched for using Archie and Gopher (no usable WWW)... Those were the days...
by PiOfCube
Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If you could order now..
Replies: 151
Views: 26400

Re: If you could order now..

<r>Hmmm let's see...<br/> <br/> I would probably order a couple of the model A units for completeness and do the rest of what I want to do with model Bs. Not sure how many I could purchase at once though as I am also restocking my workshop (yeah components are cheap but it all adds up). Also buying ...
by PiOfCube
Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power consumption?
Replies: 60
Views: 11512

Re: Power consumption?

Quote from obarthelemy on October 5, 2011, 22:14
Here's some artwork



Pass the specs !

LMAO! I actually burst out laughing when I saw that...

Guess I don't get out much ;-)
by PiOfCube
Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 399962

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

What about those portable DVD players? No keyboard on it so you would have to either use a screen-keyboard or plug one in.



Shouldn't be too difficult to use the screen.
by PiOfCube
Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspi magazine (/type publication/website)
Replies: 10
Views: 4245

Re: Raspi magazine (/type publication/website)

<r>@barnaby I was considering setting up a database driven system which can be connected to by search engines and other people\'s sites. That way the same information can be presented in any way the individual \"webmasters\" choose.<br/> <br/> If site owners can get their own sites to dip into this ...
by PiOfCube
Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspi magazine (/type publication/website)
Replies: 10
Views: 4245

Re: Raspi magazine (/type publication/website)

<r>As soon as I get my hands on a unit or two, I will be publishing video tutorials and PDFs covering the Raspberry Pi and experiments and so-forth. These will all be published under the Creative Commons licence so can be used without fear of copyright issues. One series I\'m particularly looking fo...

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