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by Lynbarn
Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"
Replies: 17
Views: 3070

Re: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"

If that link doesn't work, try this one:

http://www.cambridge-news.co.u.....012012.htm
by Lynbarn
Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi Tins : Casings for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 46
Views: 15261

Re: Pi Tins : Casings for the Raspberry Pi

spurious said:

Am I just being too cynical here?!  ;)
Yes, but I'm sure they won't hold it against you
by Lynbarn
Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi Tins : Casings for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 46
Views: 15261

Re: Pi Tins : Casings for the Raspberry Pi

carlosfm said:


The sardine can is a brilliant idea.

Canned Pi.


But for a canned Pi, surely it must be Fray Bentos!
by Lynbarn
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Barebones Pi
Replies: 30
Views: 7205

Re: Barebones Pi

It would be (relatively) straightforward to unsolder the fixed connectors and replace them with flying leads, or alternative connectors, so that the case you could still be used.
by Lynbarn
Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Frambozenbier - The raspberry homebrew community
Replies: 45
Views: 8916

Re: Frambozenbier - The raspberry homebrew community

<t>The site home page says:<br/> <br/> EduGeek : Raspberry Pi educational resources<br/> <br/> We've also joined forces with our friends at EduGeek to bring together the raspberry Pi community and 30,000 ICT teachers and IT professionals worldwide. To visit the forums as a guest click HERE, or to re...
by Lynbarn
Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: DCC
Replies: 2
Views: 2691

Re: DCC

<t>DCC - or Digital Command Control - is a standard developed for operating model railways using decoders added to locomotives, etc. Many of the systems currently available have computer interfaces, as well as their own LANs to allow automated control of locomotives, turnouts, coach lighting, coupli...
by Lynbarn
Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Wordpress website
Replies: 3
Views: 1271

Re: Wordpress website

<t>When you say you're "kind of a new-be" what actual practical experience do you have in website development?<br/> <br/> Personally, I would say that WordPress, although very popular, may not be the most appropriate for your (or your client's) requirements, so I would find an ISP that offers free a...
by Lynbarn
Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberrypi expansion system.
Replies: 9
Views: 4595

Re: Raspberrypi expansion system.

<t>rew said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I have designed an expansion system that fits perfectly on a raspberry pi.<br/> <br/> I"ve made a little breakout board that breaks out all the serial busses of the raspberry pi GPIO connector.<br/> <br/> It fits directly on the  GPIO connector, hanging over the top an...
by Lynbarn
Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 395266

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<t>emg said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Mulch said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> //<br/> <br/> //<br/> @Raspioneer<br/> <br/> Not sure if I like black or translucent pink best?<br/> <br/> I<br/> <br/> <br/> //<br/> <br/> <br/> Can I make a request? It would be useful to have 2 features: stacking insets on t...
by Lynbarn
Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Only one Power Adapter
Replies: 21
Views: 6441

Re: Only one Power Adapter

<r>Nice screen! Available for £120 (inc VAT) so a bit OTT for a 'Pi, but it could also be used for other purposes. I'll add one to my wish-list. Thanks for finding it.<br/> <br/> As for a PSU, would one of these do it for you?:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....sainsburys">http...
by Lynbarn
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We should all be known as....
Replies: 40
Views: 7070

Re: We should all be known as....


Cookie Monster said:


We are the programmers who say ... Pi

(The worthy shall recognize the reference.)



... and a nice cross-reference to Python too!

The answer was 2.  Now, what was the question?
by Lynbarn
Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 395266

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<t>SlayingDragons said: <br/> <br/> <br/> That's probably my favorite minimalistic case so far. Take my money already! <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> It is rather neat, but my first is likely to be even more minimalistic: a pair of 'Pi-sized (well okay - ex-credit cards!) and a few strips of gaffer tape!<b...
by Lynbarn
Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We should all be known as....
Replies: 40
Views: 7070

Re: We should all be known as....

<t>Lucky the Raspberry Pi Foundation isn't based in Cornwall, we'd all have to be Piskeys<br/> <br/> On a slightly different tack, There has been mention here of Raspberry Pi "Shields" - add-on/extension boards, such as the gertboard - a name i believe is borrowed from the Arduino community.<br/> <b...
by Lynbarn
Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Modding a cheap CardReader/USB Hub
Replies: 9
Views: 4488

Re: Modding a cheap CardReader/USB Hub

<r>RaTTuS said: <br/> <br/> <br/> spamel said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I didn"t realise Woolworths had any stores any more. I will see what is about, I do need to go digging for bits and bats to make my steampunk pi keyboard!<br/> <br/> <br/> US has them I think<br/> <br/> woolworth.co.uk do not I believe...
by Lynbarn
Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi
Replies: 272
Views: 64360

Re: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi

<r>A lot of people seem to want an awful lot on the Raspberry Pi, 2nd Gen but I think my wishlist is fairly modest in comparison:<br/> <br/> * additional SD card slot<br/> <br/> * two additional USB slots<br/> <br/> * audio-in socket<br/> <br/> * battery-backed RTC<br/> <br/> * mounting holes (if no...
by Lynbarn
Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"
Replies: 79
Views: 13994

Re: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"

<t>budgieboy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> mebrew said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Would it not have been more positive for you to have included in your petition, the exact reverse.<br/> <br/> i.e. Items manufactured, complete, outside the UK to have attracted import duty. Thus making the benefit to UK manufacture...
by Lynbarn
Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Got my stickers...
Replies: 25
Views: 3464

Re: Got my stickers...

I've got some keyboard stickers on order, but I've just read in this thread about the larger, 6inch ones (Honestly, who has keyboards with keys THAT big?).  Are the larger stickers still available - They don't seem to be on the shop (and can I add to my order, which is "awaiting fulfillment) .
by Lynbarn
Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi or Arduino?
Replies: 29
Views: 10056

Re: Raspberry Pi or Arduino?

<t>Jaseman said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Why does it always have to be one or the other?<br/> <br/> The Rasberry PI project is happening.  If you want to take part in a different project then go ahead.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Seems a trifle harsh!<br/> <br/> It doesn't have to be - I Just wondered, that's ...
by Lynbarn
Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi or Arduino?
Replies: 29
Views: 10056

Re: Raspberry Pi or Arduino?

<t>Gert said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I have had numerous request for a Gertboard with an Arduino. I have had no time for looking into that yet.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> ... And on the reverse of this, (I have NO idea if this is even possible - I'm not a hardware person) but could it feasible to have a 'Pi ...
by Lynbarn
Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"
Replies: 79
Views: 13994

Re: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"

<t>The ePetition I launched - with 1100 signatures already (well beyond my expectations) - is now fully fledged, and has taken on a life of its own. Although it originated from Raspberry Pi, it doesn't mention the Foundation directly, as the issue it seeks to get addressed is far more widespread, an...
by Lynbarn
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"
Replies: 79
Views: 13994

Re: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"

<t>Prometheus said: <br/> <br/> <br/> scologic said: <br/> <br/> <br/> you are all missing the point.. (more flames coming my way again at a guess)..<br/> <br/> The taxes are there to stop cheap imports and maintain EU manufacture and jobs. It's not just components. Battery legislation and recycling...
by Lynbarn
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"
Replies: 79
Views: 13994

Re: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"

<t>piglet said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Only 1K signatures <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> ...so far! But bear in mind, it is also 224th/10,800-odd in terms of popularity of all the currently live ePetitions.<br/> <br/> Personally, I think that is pretty good for the second day - we do have another 363 days to go...
by Lynbarn
Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi - Haiku
Replies: 9
Views: 2520

Re: Raspberry Pi - Haiku

Indubitably,

Yes, undoubtedly, indeed -

You sure got me there!
by Lynbarn
Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi - Haiku
Replies: 9
Views: 2520

Re: Raspberry Pi - Haiku

Haiku: short poems based on a traditional Japanese style, consisting of three lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables.

Follow the link in the original post for more information.
by Lynbarn
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"
Replies: 79
Views: 13994

Re: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"

<t>Wow! Thanks all those who have signed – my ePetition has now reached 764 signatures – more than 10% of this group's membership (although not all signatures will be from here) and it is already the 280th most popular current ePetition – out of over 10,800 – some of which have been live for up to a...

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