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by arm2
Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What GPIO connector does everyone plan to install?
Replies: 17
Views: 6049

Re: What GPIO connector does everyone plan to install?

<t>I should have said ...My suggested solution is shrouded pins... "on the top of the RPi." and:<br/> <br/> If you are planning on using a GERT Board then AIUI it expects a socket to be soldered to the underside of the RPi so that it plugs into pins on top of the GERT board.<br/> <br/> I am also sou...
by arm2
Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PS/2 to USB Adapter
Replies: 13
Views: 4925

Re: PS/2 to USB Adapter

<t>The adaptor 'should' work. We have been selling what looks like that identical adaptor for use with the Iyonix ARM based PC for years. But we have had some batches that look identical but withg a different Vendor and Product USB ID and didn't work:-(<br/> <br/> As soon as we can lay our hands on ...
by arm2
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: warranty
Replies: 31
Views: 7466

Re: warranty

<t>Re Warranty: I'm certain any court would not accept that if you are a private individual having bought from Farnell/RS that it was a Business to Business transaction, no mater what caveat is stated. I'm sure it won't in practice really matter but it does make the Foundation look like an unforgivi...
by arm2
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What GPIO connector does everyone plan to install?
Replies: 17
Views: 6049

Re: What GPIO connector does everyone plan to install?

<t>I've spent a lot of time researching this, I have a few of the relevant connectors in stock as a carry over from the BBC Micro which used a 26way 0.1" shrouded pins for its Parallel printer port. I've ordered a number of other types and will photograph them all in various mock up use's next week....
by arm2
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: warranty
Replies: 31
Views: 7466

Re: warranty

<t>jacklang said: <br/> <br/> <br/> These are development, beta boards. They are not finished product.<br/> <br/> Finished, cased, tested (CE,UL, RF) product with polished software and manuals come later next year.<br/> <br/> That said, we are pretty sure they mostly work, but we have not had time t...
by arm2
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...
Replies: 53
Views: 10971

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

I would expect the sort of people willing to 'donate' £1000 plus for a RPi to not be regular ebayers looking for things on the cheap!
by arm2
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Liz - I assume the 'limit' has now been requested to be removed?
Replies: 14
Views: 2789

Re: Liz - I assume the 'limit' has now been requested to be removed?

Whilst raspberrypi.org was a static page (Weds-Fri) it said: "Starting in a month or so, you will be able to place batch orders with both Premier Farnell and RS Components for as many units as you want;" I suspect it might be two to three months
by arm2
Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 122315

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

<r>Various reports that the RISC OS port is progressing, but slowly. RISC OS Open said at the RISC OS South West Show on Saturday that they expect to be able to demonstrate a complete/near complete port at the Wakefield Show in 8 weeks (28th April 2012) show details at: <URL url="http://www.wakefiel...
by arm2
Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: Fedora ARM on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 266
Views: 121829

Re: Fedora ARM on Raspberry Pi

<t>Good ideas above!<br/> <br/> Also having a link on the download page to an idiots guide (and trusted download source) to installing a bittorrent on Windows (xP, Vista & W7) I think would pay dividends! I'd use it:-)<br/> <br/> Also some guidance on installing to a card greater than 2GB. The n...
by arm2
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: STICKY: Beta Boards mechanical data
Replies: 72
Views: 104207

Re: Beta Boards mechanical data

Correct only been mentioned about 100 times!

There will be no mounting holes in the PCB?

They have said they hope to add them in a latter revision but if you look carefully that would require 'magic' as there is no spare space at all!
by arm2
Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: STICKY: Beta Boards mechanical data
Replies: 72
Views: 104207

Re: Beta Boards mechanical data

How high are the DSI & CSI connectors?

I know they are not normally going to be fitted, but would like to check the clearance on our RTC board in case any Beta users want to use one.
by arm2
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A question about timing
Replies: 32
Views: 11635

Re: A question about timing

<t>Gert said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Every computer has a clock. The accuracy comes from a Crystal which has a precision in the order of 15-50ppm. (Parts Per Million). Internally this is boosted up to a higher frequency (e.g. the ARM runs of 700MHz) but that does not give you a higher precision. Every Li...
by arm2
Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Release Day Pool (just for fun)
Replies: 122
Views: 14491

Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

I think giving advance warning is almost certainly going to mean that the best part of 100,000 people will try to buy and I'd give 10-1 on odds that it will take down "a very robust industrial server"
by arm2
Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Site offline?
Replies: 9
Views: 1439

Re: Site offline?

It was down for everyone

I used http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ to confirm it.
by arm2
Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Max number of GPIO (by repurposing special function pins)
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Re: Max number of GPIO (by repurposing special function pins)

The answer can be found in the Data Sheet and what Gert posted on the 15th Feb in the thread you mentioned.
by arm2
Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: STICKY: Beta Boards mechanical data
Replies: 72
Views: 104207

Re: Beta Boards mechanical data

<t>mobeyduck said: <br/> <br/> <br/> They currently got there hands full with the first batch finishing next week<br/> <br/> /me puts on his party hat <br/> <br/> I think you will sooner have the complete official dimensions then a part number for the sd card holder. If I'm one of the first to get a...
by arm2
Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: STICKY: Beta Boards mechanical data
Replies: 72
Views: 104207

Re: Beta Boards mechanical data

<t>AIUI the one significant difference in produstion boards to Gert's dimension is going to be the SD card holder. Presumably the Foundation knows the make and part number of the holder being used in the production batch is there any chance this could be made public, please?<br/> <br/> I have a numb...
by arm2
Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Uses for some NVRAM?
Replies: 0
Views: 1358

Re: Uses for some NVRAM?

<t>I come froma RISC OS background where it is normal to store some OS settings in a small EEPROM or battery backed CMOS RAM (Using the i2c bus). When I say small most RISC OS Computers have 240bytes available within their Real Time Clock chip. The Iyonix has a whole 1K to play with and someone has ...
by arm2
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Fan Control
Replies: 4
Views: 1896

Re: Fan Control

Gert said:


"Here I am, a brain the size of a planet, and they ask me to control a fan!"



ROTFLMAO
by arm2
Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Idea: a cheap colour LCD for R Pi (only $22.60)
Replies: 11
Views: 5283

Re: Idea: a cheap colour LCD for R Pi (only $22.60)

<r>Cracknel said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I've found a couple that say they have 960 x 468px. They are $10-20 more, but should be more useful.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.dealextreme.com/p/e.....v-dc-47973">http://www.dealextreme.com/p/e.....v-dc-47973</URL><br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.dealextreme...
by arm2
Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: GPIO pinouts in the Data Sheet
Replies: 0
Views: 1003

Re: GPIO pinouts in the Data Sheet

<t>Thanks very much for the data sheet<br/> <br/> If I understand the data sheet correctly pin 4 on the top row of the GPIO pins (marked on the WIKI as GBPIO 7) can configured to be SPI0_CE1_N or SW E_N /SRW N<br/> Q1 Is this one of the pins that didn't make it on to the production PCBs?<br/> Q2 I'd...
by arm2
Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Increase number of entries in RSS feed
Replies: 8
Views: 1918

Re: Increase number of entries in RSS feed

<t>Paul Webster said: <br/> <br/> <br/> While adding * after it gets it past the minimum length test - it doesn't result in anything being found - even this thread.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Yes the use of a * after a three letter word/acronym only works if someone in the thread has written a word with...
by arm2
Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What happened to the Beta Boards?
Replies: 31
Views: 13538

Re: What happened to the Beta Boards?

I also thought there was 100 beta boards and looked back through the blog on the front page. Liz's posting on the 1st Dec 'We have PCBs' says "We’ve made 100 of these betas"

I'm guessing you decided to only assemble 25. Mystery solved!
by arm2
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How much RAM does the BCM2835 support?
Replies: 21
Views: 6688

Re: How much RAM does the BCM2835 support?

<t>Burngate said:<br/> <br/> <br/> Just so long as we get a good run at this pi before we find it's out of date!<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Heard the saying: if it it's in stock it is out of date!<br/> <br/> Going back to the memory chip itself the beta boards have a Hynix h9tknnn2gdmplr<br/> <br/> Chan...
by arm2
Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI to VGA adapter
Replies: 20
Views: 5255

Re: HDMI to VGA adapter

<r>drgeoff said: <br/> <br/> <br/> arm2 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The £35/£835 one on ebay <URL url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280621510093">http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280621510093</URL><br/> <br/> says "Does not work with Sky box". Any Idea why?<br/> <br/> Might the RPi have them same problem?<br/> <b...

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