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by arm2
Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pete Lomas's take on the compliance issues
Replies: 29
Views: 6750

Re: Pete Lomas's take on the compliance issues

mole125 said:


That's easy, the ground pin on the GPIO connector.



How do you connect say a Real Time Clock at the same time?

I don't think there is an easy answer.
by arm2
Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspy Juice Expansion Board:
Replies: 24
Views: 11013

Re: Raspy Juice Expansion Board:

<t>RaTTuS said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Mattylad said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Anyone find it ironic that several expansion boards are available before the actual pi is.....<br/> <br/> <br/> they don't have to get CE tested and none are actually available yet<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Correct they don't need CE te...
by arm2
Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Potential power source
Replies: 83
Views: 14168

Re: Potential power source

pygmy_giant said:


Wii Fit battery packs are the way forward for me - £1 with USB charging lead from


I bought a cheapy cable it was made with six strands of 0.08mm Dia cable. Power capacity of about 200mA!
by arm2
Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The email from Farnell
Replies: 8
Views: 1927

Re: The email from Farnell

<t>StephenSwat said: <br/> <br/> ... it has been said several times we could pay with Paypal.<br/> <br/> Yes they did, but that was when the Foundation was planning to be selling it themselves. The huge response changed things, and Farnell & RS aren't yet geared up for PayPal but the Foundation ...
by arm2
Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Trademark Rules
Replies: 5
Views: 1729

Re: Trademark Rules

<t>jacklang said: <br/> <br/> 10% of revenue might be appropriate, <br/> <br/> Revenue has defined meaning in some countries I believe (but not the UK). But I've seen it used to mean anything from gross turnover to profit after distribution of dividens! So are you meaning 10% of sale price inc VAT, ...
by arm2
Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pete Lomas's take on the compliance issues
Replies: 29
Views: 6750

Re: Pete Lomas's take on the compliance issues

BigAxe said:


#3 Ground RPi to case.


Any ideas how?

Were on the RPi would you connect?
by arm2
Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just preordered from Element14.
Replies: 8
Views: 1763

Re: Just preordered from Element14.

<t>Joe Schmoe said: <br/> <br/> ...  So, that's why I've always recommended just sitting it out (don't make that psychological investment!) until things are normalized. <br/> Many people enjoy the anticipation (and I don't mean Masochists) Yes I'm dissapointed and frustrated but if you look longer t...
by arm2
Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New RS Email - Compliance?
Replies: 100
Views: 20485

Re: New RS Email - Compliance?

<r>jojopi said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Phil Spiegel said: <br/> <br/> <br/> As I recall, when Acorn started/tried to sell the BBC Micro into the USA, the cases all had to be screened to meet compliance rules (sprayed nickel screening I assume)<br/> <br/> <br/> Take a look at the pictures of the US and es...
by arm2
Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Design cases', I don't really get it
Replies: 21
Views: 4896

Re: 'Design cases', I don't really get it

<t>Phil Spiegel said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Extension cables can always be used to bring the 'User Interface' connections to more convenient locations:<br/> <br/> <br/> The one connector that can't effectively be brought to a more convenient locations is the SD card, a link for at least one 'extension' ...
by arm2
Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 409982

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<t>DNVDK said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I have been working on a opensource case for a few days now and I had the first test laser cut yesterday. I love how the Rasbperry Pi was advertized as a computer you can mould and shape to do what you like. I took this concept and hope to make a case that kids can m...
by arm2
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard
Replies: 258
Views: 108885

Re: Gertboard

<t>rurwin said: <br/> <br/> <br/> BSD vs. GPL is simple to understand.<br/> <br/> BSD says do anything you like so long as you respect my rights.<br/> <br/> <br/> I heard BSD described as: "No warranty, do what you want with it,  but credit me and don't sue me"<br/> <br/> They also said saying somet...
by arm2
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: STICKY: Beta Boards mechanical data
Replies: 72
Views: 106137

Re: Beta Boards mechanical data

<r>HansH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> arm2 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Can you cite your source for that dimension?<br/> <br/> I've searched the forums ans can't find a source!<br/> <br/> <br/> Its pure logic<br/> <br/> Look at the pcb board layout, there is only room for a halfslot holder<br/> <br/> and loo...
by arm2
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 409982

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<t>Abishur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> ace417 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Has anyone thought about making cases that attach to VESA mounts? This seems like a smart idea to me, particulary in the education sector, where out of sight means that the kids wont mess with it <br/> <br/> <br/> Lol, when I was kid ...
by arm2
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: About power supply and peripherics
Replies: 22
Views: 4977

Re: About power supply and peripherics

<t>Two out the three hubs I've tested have their 5V supply directly connected to 5V on the USB input socket, this would mean that if the external Hub was turned on before the Raspberry Pi's power then the Pi would try and draw its power through the Data USB port but I hear that there is a 140mA fuse...
by arm2
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi Sunshine
Replies: 42
Views: 7680

Re: Raspberry Pi Sunshine

<r>Great little project. We (CJE/4D) are offering a number of POE options for the Raspberry Pi.<br/> <br/> If you can get a POE injecting Ethernet Switch you could use: <URL url="http://www.cjemicros.co.uk/mic.....-POE+ADAPT">http://www.cjemicros.co.uk/mic.....-POE+ADAPT</URL><br/> <br/> Or using 'S...
by arm2
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 409982

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<t>modmypi said: <br/> <br/> <br/> J Sanderson said: <br/> <br/> <br/> modmypi said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> What about clear? I hear some 3D Printers will produce clear!<br/> <br/> <br/> Our cases will be produced using ABS, and unfortunately, as far as I am aware, you cannot actually source ...
by arm2
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: STICKY: Beta Boards mechanical data
Replies: 72
Views: 106137

Re: Beta Boards mechanical data

HansH said:


The only change with the production model is that the sd card holder is different.

and that has a 3.4 - 3.5 mm height


Can you cite your source for that dimension?

I've searched the forums ans can't find a source!
by arm2
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Some videos from RS
Replies: 13
Views: 3117

Re: Some videos from RS

<t>robleady said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Skygod said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I don't think it is a production model as it has a GPIO header attached.<br/> <br/> <br/> The first batch of production boards do have the GPIO header attached.  It was left on the Bill of Materials so the factory put them in.<br/> <...
by arm2
Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which Power Supply?
Replies: 101
Views: 31381

Re: Which Power Supply?

<r>RussIT said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I got the micro usb cable from here<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1607.....1497.l2649">http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1607.....1497.l2649</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> If that works reliable at 700mA I'll eat my hat!<br/> <br/> Generally you get what you ...
by arm2
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cheapish HDMI portable display
Replies: 42
Views: 14579

Re: Cheapish HDMI portable display

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> More to the point, where on the planet do 4 vesa bolts cost £3.78? And that USB cable is mightily expensive.<br/> <br/> <br/> I think not, I've been testing today a number of sub £5 microUSB to USB cables and the best I found had according to our micrometer 7 strand...
by arm2
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cheapish HDMI portable display
Replies: 42
Views: 14579

Re: Cheapish HDMI portable display

<t>RMW5 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I like this feature:<br/> <br/> <br/> Buy More... Get Lower Prices<br/> <br/> <br/> That's £92 + £19 Shipping (UPS) + 20% VAT = £133.  Not bad, but still a little pricey.  Worth watching to see which way the price goes...<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Plus the £1...
by arm2
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Composite output in monochrome? (No colour burst)
Replies: 3
Views: 1681

Re: Composite output in monochrome? (No colour burst)

<t>Phil Spiegel said:<br/> <br/> <br/> Chris/Andrew: Have you also had a chance to try larger Linux Console Mode fonts eg16x8?<br/> <br/> <br/> Hi Phil, long time, no hear!<br/> Haven't been able to try any Linux fonts, the R-Pi is going to be our first experience of Linux. We used a standard RISC O...
by arm2
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Composite output in monochrome? (No colour burst)
Replies: 3
Views: 1681

Re: Composite output in monochrome? (No colour burst)

<t>Can the Composite video screen output be set to be grey scale?<br/> <br/> I think that is done but not including the 'colour burst'<br/> <br/> The composite output from a BBC Micro was/is in Monochrome unless a capacitor is fitted adding the colour burst, doing so degrades the display significant...
by arm2
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS and Farnell profit margin transparency
Replies: 11
Views: 2299

Re: RS and Farnell profit margin transparency

The Foundation are happy with the arrangement which is enough for me!
by arm2
Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Setting expectations...
Replies: 37
Views: 7350

Re: Setting expectations...

<r>Suggestons to help new comers:<br/> <br/> Paper work sent out with the R-Pi to give a link not to the forum:<br/> but a getting going/having problems section…<br/> <br/> The forum now require registering and before they can post get an email that lists where to find information and ask questions....

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