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by reggie
Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: [Request] Please add some more Ram, they are really cheap right now.
Replies: 95
Views: 13122

Re: [Request] Please add some more Ram, they are really cheap right now.

<r>Quote from chip273 on October 2, 2011, 15:20<br/> @reggie: Not even your link is working. (When I search for "ram" nothing returns, should I look for smthg else ? )<br/> As I said the ram is ontop of the processor, in a PoP configuration. So NO work on the board at all is needed for this change.....
by reggie
Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: [Request] Please add some more Ram, they are really cheap right now.
Replies: 95
Views: 13122

Re: [Request] Please add some more Ram, they are really cheap right now.

<r>It's not going to happen. I asked these questions a while back. If you want to use the search facility properly, use this link <URL url="http://www.raspberrypi.org/?pa.....ion=search">http://www.raspberrypi.org/?pa.....ion=search</URL> instead of the box at the top of the forum pages.<br/> <br/> ...
by reggie
Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 3341

Re: Raspberry Pi Bootup Sound Discussion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwaEPTSRcSw

wrt the phantom raspberry blower of old london town, I think he\'s referring to the noise from around 11s on the youtube clip.
by reggie
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Competition from the Vic-20
Replies: 18
Views: 4861

Re: Competition from the Vic-20

The project is aimed at being \'a bbc micro for todays kids\', get it right guys :) That\'s why they were named model a and model b. Why would you base your ARM machine on an inferior computer like the vic that came from a rival?
by reggie
Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Rocket Payload
Replies: 5
Views: 3264

Re: Rocket Payload

seeed studio are usually quite reasonable too:
http://www.seeedstudio.com/dep.....c-144.html
by reggie
Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: R Pi to microcontroller.
Replies: 8
Views: 3444

Re: R Pi to microcontroller.

linux has had ftdi support for quite a while now. No idea about the prolific chipsets.
by reggie
Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Some very good audio news
Replies: 32
Views: 6208

Re: Some very good audio news

as the r-pi chip has i2s why not use one of the cirrus logic audio chips?
by reggie
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: UK Government: Children to be taught programming
Replies: 93
Views: 13355

Re: UK Government: Children to be taught programming

That is great news, so we might now actually end up with programmers that can deliver working software within budget to our public services in 5-10years :)
by reggie
Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maybe you have targeted the wrong audience
Replies: 30
Views: 6096

Re: Maybe you have targeted the wrong audience

<t>It seems the OP has missed something glaring, the pi has a composite port, so the need for a hdmi or even dvi-d monitor is unecessary. We don't have to use a usb mouse or keyboard, just no one has written any software yet that would emulate a PS2 port on some of the gpio pins. If software can be ...
by reggie
Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Possible small, cheap Wifi
Replies: 23
Views: 4050

Re: Possible small, cheap Wifi

<r>Quote from liz on September 11, 2011, 23:14<br/> We have a pretty wireless-opaque house, and use a Pringles can-tenna to surprisingly good effect. <URL url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantenna">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantenna</URL><br/> <br/> Eben spent a year or so at an Intel research l...
by reggie
Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: R-Pi as a Super Component
Replies: 18
Views: 3390

Re: R-Pi as a Super Component

Gert, Ben, I thought this would be the case but even if it wasn't then I didn't see it being a tall order to write drivers as long as we have enough register/pin information.
by reggie
Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: R-Pi as a Super Component
Replies: 18
Views: 3390

Re: R-Pi as a Super Component

<t>I understand that i2c,spi, 1wire, i2s etc. are all loosely based protocols, I hope, like arduino etc. that the protocols themselves are flexible on the chip. As for a generic driver, I don't see why it shoud be hugely difficult, if they can write one for an arduino, why not for a raspberry pi.<br...
by reggie
Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: R-Pi as a Super Component
Replies: 18
Views: 3390

Re: R-Pi as a Super Component

<t>Headcase, I guess it depends on what components you choose to use or what it is exactly that you want to do? We have zero information about i2c,spi. etc. nor the gpio pins, I can't see it being long once the information is released before someone starts bitbanging the gpio, or ports a driver from...
by reggie
Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: R-Pi as a Super Component
Replies: 18
Views: 3390

Re: R-Pi as a Super Component

<t>I've got to say some of it was well written but I feel you are missing out on a few things, whilst it's not embedded in quite the same way as an arduino, it definitely has the capability to be. spi, i2c, acellerometers, etc. will all be usable on the raspberry pi, there are already linux drivers ...
by reggie
Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: General-purpose I/O Specs
Replies: 4
Views: 1670

Re: General-purpose I/O Specs

3V3 sounds like a team deathmatch of some kind.
by reggie
Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DSI Screen
Replies: 11
Views: 6133

Re: DSI Screen

The e-go china stuff was just an alternative to what you'd have to do for yourself to add a random display to the r-pi. You could go nuts and get an SPI based nokia LCD.
by reggie
Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DSI Screen
Replies: 11
Views: 6133

Re: DSI Screen

<r>Indeed, my point was if you want a small screen then you can just buy a cheap one for $20 bucks/quid <E>:)</E> Otherwise it's providing a DSI screen, components to drive the backlight, connector for the lcd itself, breakout board then interface it with the RPI. If you're going to go to those leng...
by reggie
Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DSI Screen
Replies: 11
Views: 6133

Re: DSI Screen

<r>I had a wander around ebay, found these:<br/> 3.5"<br/> <URL url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-.....414bc32543">http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-.....414bc32543</URL><br/> 4.3"<br/> <URL url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-3-.....41539d2709">http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-3-.....41539d2709</URL><br/> 7"<...
by reggie
Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Virtual Keyboard?
Replies: 4
Views: 2299

Re: Virtual Keyboard?

<t>If you add a touchscreen LCD then it is an input device, it just needs to be programmed, as has been mentioned, lots of on screen keyboard apps about and they're not particularly difficult to write your own.<br/> <br/> The virtual keyboards could be great for projects. Or how about repurposing a ...
by reggie
Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What comms devices have been tested?
Replies: 8
Views: 2109

Re: What comms devices have been tested?

<t>Quote from jamesh on September 1, 2011, 10:09<br/> Nope. More important at the moment to get the modern stuff all working fine!<br/> <br/> However, I am pretty sure that a USB to serial converter and the correct code would work fine - providing that support is built in to the kernel, which I expe...
by reggie
Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:40 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Custom Handheld Console
Replies: 11
Views: 5094

Re: Custom Handheld Console

A doom port should be easily acheivable, using SDL doom (I 'ported' it to the leapfrog didj/explorer consoles, arm9 393Mhz, similar chip to the wiz I believe). It should be simple enough given that the raspberry pi should have a keyboard connected to it.
by reggie
Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Welcome Pack
Replies: 14
Views: 3470

Re: Welcome Pack

<t>I think that sort of thing would probably come from 3rd party stores, it seems that raspberry pi is aimed at education and promoting UK tech, so a welcome pack with electronics is probably not in their remit right now. That having been said it might be worth talking to UK hobby electronics stores...
by reggie
Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: An idea to get kids interested in buying a unit if their school does not use them.
Replies: 41
Views: 5959

Re: An idea to get kids interested in buying a unit if their school does not use them.

If I find a warm fruit in my bed I'll know it's one of you guys.

My bad, I really have read the FAQs, although no one said I should remember what I read so I feel slightly vindicated. ;)
by reggie
Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Welcome Pack
Replies: 14
Views: 3470

Re: Welcome Pack

<r>I think these are all very decent points, I think we'll see a number of community driven contributions to a lot of things, as I remember things, the original BBC stuff was done with feedback from it's community, these days things have changed and we have the power to publish information instantly...
by reggie
Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: An idea to get kids interested in buying a unit if their school does not use them.
Replies: 41
Views: 5959

Re: An idea to get kids interested in buying a unit if their school does not use them.

<t>I wonder if you should try and get some tailored kind of web broswer experience going on them, and pack it full of links that will aid kids in learning, whether it's their homework, how to research, google-fu, whatever you think would empower them to teach themselves. I appreciate that they're no...

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