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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:43 pm

PiAhoy wrote:
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PiAhoy wrote:Even though I love the Zero, I'm somewhat disappointed that this feature may not appear in the Pi 3(although, since it's a firmware/software related thing, maybe it will).
And the feature you're talking about is....?
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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:18 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the Pi Zero the only Pi that works as a device via the OTG cable? My guess is it's something to do with that function. To make it easier to connect, setup, and use headless.

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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:51 pm

alphanumeric wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the Pi Zero the only Pi that works as a device via the OTG cable? My guess is it's something to do with that function. To make it easier to connect, setup, and use headless.
The A/A+ can be made to work in device mode, but it needs to be configured in the kernel as it hasn't got the OTG detect line on the standard USB port.

It can be booted via USB using the rpiboot code so the SD card will appear as a USB storage device, the same as the CM (essentially turning the Pi into an expensive USB card reader).

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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:49 pm

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morphy_richards wrote:Could it be a blue LED? ;)
Yeah, forget the CSI connector! I want a blue led! :lol:
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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:53 pm

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blaablaaguy wrote:
morphy_richards wrote:Could it be a blue LED? ;)
Yeah, forget the CSI connector! I want a blue led! :lol:
Blue LEDs are the bane. They frequently get small strips of gaffer tape stuck over them in my house.
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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:01 pm

White, Blue, they are all offensive if they light the whole room up when you turn the lights off to go to sleep. :x

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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:03 pm

alphanumeric wrote:White, Blue, they are all offensive if they light the whole room up when you turn the lights off to go to sleep. :x
It's the standby lights on equipment that gets the gaffer tape.
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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:31 pm

It's very sad. We waited decades to get a workable blue LED. Shuji Nakamura worked on it for about 20 years. When we finally get them everyone soon hates them. Why? Because all of a sudden marketing departments demanded crazy bright blue LEDs on everything to show how high tech they are.
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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:40 pm

Heater wrote:It's very sad. We waited decades to get a workable blue LED. Shuji Nakamura worked on it for about 20 years. When we finally get them everyone soon hates them. Why? Because all of a sudden marketing departments demanded crazy bright blue LEDs on everything to show how high tech they are.
Excuse me, blue leds are the hight of fashion!
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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:26 pm

PiAhoy wrote:Even though I love the Zero, I'm somewhat disappointed that this feature may not appear in the Pi 3(although, since it's a firmware/software related thing, maybe it will).
What makes you think it's a completely new feature not on other models already? Just asking why you might think it, rather than saying it does or doesn't
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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:52 pm

OpenGL driver lands to the Pi Zero ??? :shock:

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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:57 pm

laurent wrote:OpenGL driver lands to the Pi Zero ??? :shock:
Hardly something that would take a change on the manufacturing production line.

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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:57 pm

blaablaaguy wrote:Excuse me, blue leds are the hight of fashion!
I'm ahead of fashion. The only thing I heated up my soldering iron for today was to remove a blue led from something...

Gaffer tape is so last year.

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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:53 am

More ram and or upgraded processor.

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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:54 am

On board charging circuit would be cool too.

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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:59 am

the ability to buy more than one ;)
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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:20 am

Officially, the new Zeros are in production. So, what is the suppa-duppa-new-feature?

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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:34 am

Mae arnom angen man geni yn y ffatri.

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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:53 am

une taupe : bonne idée

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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:22 am

cpt1nsano wrote:More ram and or upgraded processor.
Not sure you are on the right planet given this is a small feature upgrade, not a completely new model!
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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:31 am

A D-Wave quantum processor has been integrated into the Zero.

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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:11 am

Its monday...
So...
Whats the new feature?
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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:13 am

blaablaaguy wrote:Its monday...
So...
Whats the new feature?
in production today
delivered next week - then we'll know
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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:24 pm

RaTTuS wrote:
blaablaaguy wrote:Its monday...
So...
Whats the new feature?
in production today
delivered next week - then we'll know
So another whole week of waiting... :(
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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:49 pm

blaablaaguy wrote:
RaTTuS wrote:
blaablaaguy wrote:Its monday...
So...
Whats the new feature?
in production today
delivered next week - then we'll know
So another whole week of waiting... :(
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