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by jacklang
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: ICT to be scrapped
Replies: 23
Views: 4559

Re: ICT to be scrapped

<t>The written ministerial statement to accompany Gove’s speech today on ICT in schools  is below:<br/> <br/> The Secretary of State for Education (Michael Gove MP) today made the following Written Ministerial Statement:<br/> <br/> I am today announcing my intention to launch a public consultation o...
by jacklang
Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 201113

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Big article in the Guardian, as part of theiere Digital Literacy campaign

http://www.guardian.co.uk/educ.....ng-schools
by jacklang
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Gift Aid and other tax schemes
Replies: 5
Views: 1044

Re: Gift Aid and other tax schemes

<t>1) Yes, the buy one give one scheme (or rather donate the price of one) would be eligible for Gift Aid on the donation portion for eligble tax payers.<br/> <br/> 2) We would most certainly be interested in US benefactors. However our priority is to get production rolling, so setting up a US offic...
by jacklang
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Gift Aid and other tax schemes
Replies: 5
Views: 1044

Re: Gift Aid and other tax schemes

<r>Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK registered charity so UK tax payers can claim Gift Aid<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/individ.....ft-aid.htm">http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/individ.....ft-aid.htm</URL> To do that when making the gift please state that you wish it to be gift aided, and we nee...
by jacklang
Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Final Price
Replies: 8
Views: 1953

Re: Final Price

Our components, the major part of the cost are priced in dollars

You will need to add packing shipping and handling, maybe about £5, which we will pass on at near cost, plus VAT or other local taxes
by jacklang
Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Working Enviroment Documentation
Replies: 7
Views: 1672

Re: Working Enviroment Documentation

The Pi is built from commercial chips, for example the LAN9512 are specified as 0C to +70C. Some may work outside of that range, but no promises, and there may be reliability problems
by jacklang
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How come there are so many Raspberry Pi haters?
Replies: 99
Views: 24256

Re: How come there are so many Raspberry Pi haters?

<t>Read the FAQ.<br/> <br/> "Maximum permitted current draw from the 3v3 pin is 50mA. Maximum permitted current draw from the 5v pin is the USB input current (usually 1A) minus any current draw from the rest of the board, or about 650 mA"<br/> <br/> Resettable fuse is 1A but can be changed at your r...
by jacklang
Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Squeak
Replies: 3
Views: 1370

Re: Squeak

Scratch and Squeak are both implemented
by jacklang
Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: sales date?
Replies: 131
Views: 44539

Re: sales date?

<r>The speed with which we ramp production is governed by a number of factors<br/> <br/> Firstly is demonstrating depth of demand, which we won't really know until we start selling, and probably  wont be able to estimate the volume market until we have a boxed, tested, documented product complete wi...
by jacklang
Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: conditions for RP logo usage
Replies: 8
Views: 3927

Re: conditions for RP logo usage

<r>We are still talking  to the lawyers but my rough draft is<br/> <br/> "You may use Raspberry Pi trademarks and logo<br/> provided:<br/> <br/> a. The Raspberry Pi word mark is not part of the product name, company name or website URL.<br/> <br/> b. The Raspberry Pi word mark is used in a referenti...
by jacklang
Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using the board for commercial projects.
Replies: 24
Views: 5418

Re: Using the board for commercial projects.

<r>We are still talking  to the lawyers but my rough draft is<br/> <br/> "You may use Raspberry Pi trademarks and logo<br/> provided:<br/> <br/> a. The Raspberry Pi word mark is not part of the product<br/> name, company name or website URL.<br/> <br/> b. The Raspberry Pi word mark is used in a refe...
by jacklang
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 430
Views: 158664

Re: What was your first computer?

<t>I'm ancient so my first computer was ACE (valves, mercury delay lines, magnetic drum), then at NPL around 1960, then an Elliott 803 (transistor and magnetic core), then a PDP 7 (with an early graphic display) and 8K memory in which I wrote a GO playing program, the Japanese game. It played lousy ...
by jacklang
Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using the board for commercial projects.
Replies: 24
Views: 5418

Re: Using the board for commercial projects.

These are development boards. They have not yet been tested for CE, EMC etc but we hope to do so soon. they are, however lead free, and we subscribe to the electronic waste directive scheme (weee).
by jacklang
Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: warranty
Replies: 31
Views: 7143

Re: warranty

<t>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 to test fully or for a long time.<...
by jacklang
Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Delivery to Russia
Replies: 12
Views: 2589

Re: Delivery to Russia

around £7 or $11 plus whatever local taxes your country imposes
by jacklang
Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: warranty
Replies: 31
Views: 7143

Re: warranty

<t>The first batch are development boards and will be sold without any warranty, or even guarantee of fitness for purpose…join with us in the adventure.<br/> <br/> Later systems we hope will be sold with a one year return to factory warrranty, but we have to negotiate this with the assembler. For $2...
by jacklang
Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: UK Government: Children to be taught programming
Replies: 93
Views: 13195

Re: UK Government: Children to be taught programming

<t>CAS is actually an open and quite diverse group.<br/> <br/> I think before you can meaningfully discuss concepts like "symbolic computing" or "concept mapping" ("what is a concept?" is a hard philosophical question) or "semantic web" you need to get across ideas like variables, assignment, functi...
by jacklang
Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 201113

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

I think you have answered yourself in the last paragraph.
Both production and fulfillment are outsourced, and we are not using any exotic components, so we should be OK barring a multi-national disaster.
by jacklang
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Food! (was Charcutiers of the worlds unite)
Replies: 101
Views: 13438

Re: Food! (was Charcutiers of the worlds unite)

Smoke source can be as simple as a pile of smouldering sawdust, which is how I'm smoking my Xmas ham
by jacklang
Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: if its good copy it?
Replies: 112
Views: 20341

Re: if its good copy it?

Its said to be an Allwinner A10 with the hardware being done in China
by jacklang
Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The tyranny of choice?
Replies: 5
Views: 2031

Re: The tyranny of choice?

The intention is to launch the educational offering with a standard set of software preloaded on an SD card.
What should be in there? Currently looks like Fedora, Scratch/BYOB, Python, Pygames, productivity tools, movie viewer, browser...
by jacklang
Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...
Replies: 80
Views: 6891

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

The definitive formulation is given in George Saintsbury's "Notes from a cellar book" p129 http://books.google.co.uk/book.....38;f=false
by jacklang
Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Logo License?
Replies: 11
Views: 1493

Re: Logo License?

<t>I\'ll ask the other trustees, but I dont forsee a problem, so long as your terms of business make it clear that its your project and responsibility.<br/> If you make a profit remember we are a charity!<br/> <br/> In the spirit of open source I would encourage you to publish your design in a forma...
by jacklang
Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Broadcom reaction to distructive entrepreneurship
Replies: 119
Views: 11276

Re: Broadcom reaction to distructive entrepreneurship

You can\'t ignore the question of support. These are complex chips, with complex interfaces
To get the best out of them the development team has to be extremely knowledgeable. That is where the cost lies.

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