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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:38 pm

Sigh. Another week of this interminable thread.

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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:39 pm

Douglas6 wrote:Sigh. Another week of this interminable thread.
Sad, but true.....
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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:51 pm

liz wrote:(For those who don't know what we're talking about: viewtopic.php?p=951228#p951228)
Liz could you shed some light on this? :D

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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:55 pm

I'm sure she could, but that would spoil their fun.

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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:11 pm

Well, I could shed some light on it, bt I prefer to watch you all squirm. Ahhhhh.
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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:04 pm

jamesh wrote:Well, I could shed some light on it, bt I prefer to watch you all squirm. Ahhhhh.
Meanwhile, at Pi Towers

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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:12 pm

Oh, how I wish there was an upvote button for fsck and jamesh's comments...

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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:49 pm

How about some kind of very cheap Radio Frequency (RF) transmitter/receiver.
Considering the Pi Zero is a good candidate for a high-function "Internet Of Things" device, very cheap comms would be fantastic. At a unit cost of £4 - 50 or 100 units would enable some very interesting "things" indeed. Imagine a network of solar powered devices dotted around a farm, measuring environmental conditions, detecting livestock and wild animals, spotting floods early, controlling targetted irrigation. And if a few got eaten by lizards or trodden on by cows, so what, they're cheap to replace, even on a limited budget.

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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:02 pm

akginty wrote:How about some kind of very cheap Radio Frequency (RF) transmitter/receiver.
Considering the Pi Zero is a good candidate for a high-function "Internet Of Things" device, very cheap comms would be fantastic. At a unit cost of £4 - 50 or 100 units would enable some very interesting "things" indeed. Imagine a network of solar powered devices dotted around a farm, measuring environmental conditions, detecting livestock and wild animals, spotting floods early, controlling targetted irrigation. And if a few got eaten by lizards or trodden on by cows, so what, they're cheap to replace, even on a limited budget.
Highly unlikely. The cost and effort of gaining regulatory approvals rules it out. It would no longer be a $5 device*. Also, as with the Pi 3, we would probably have seen the publication of FCC documents by now.

*Note that the cost of replacing a deployed Pi Zero with sensors, power supply, etc lost to mutant lizards or stroppy livestock is considerably more than $5 -- including labour, probably nearer $500.
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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:58 pm

It's a Sticker saying:
You won the lottery.
But I got a Raspberry Pi Zero and saw a twoheaded unicorn.
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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:29 pm

jamesh wrote:Well, I could shed some light on it, bt I prefer to watch you all squirm. Ahhhhh.
Then we shall continue to post nonsense to this thread, making you squirm too :-)

Is the new feature a waffle iron?

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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:32 pm

I reckon it's a flux capacitor integrated on board.

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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:46 pm

Dis93 wrote:I reckon it's a flux capacitor integrated on board.
Already been suggested. Try to be novel in your ideas.

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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:48 pm

Too much effort to re-read this type of thread this late at night, H.W.

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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:57 am

TimG wrote:
jamesh wrote:Well, I could shed some light on it, bt I prefer to watch you all squirm. Ahhhhh.
Then we shall continue to post nonsense to this thread, making you squirm too :-)

Is the new feature a waffle iron?
No, its made of copper.
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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:02 am

Dis93 wrote:I reckon it's a flux capacitor integrated on board.
That would be ridiculous - the Pi-Zero has no wheels.

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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:15 am

TimG wrote:
Dis93 wrote:I reckon it's a flux capacitor integrated on board.
That would be ridiculous - the Pi-Zero has no wheels.
No wheels, so you don´t need roads.

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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:34 am

Tzarls wrote:
TimG wrote:
Dis93 wrote:I reckon it's a flux capacitor integrated on board.
That would be ridiculous - the Pi-Zero has no wheels.
No wheels, so you don´t need roads.
You just use the digital superhighway.
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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:40 am

Perhaps they will screen-print the URL of this forum on the Zero Rev2 -- so new users know where to come when it doesn't boot. That's why all of us here don't need to know.
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Re: Pi Zero new feature

Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:44 am

Locked as it's going far too off topic...again.
Various male/female 40- and 26-way GPIO header for sale here ( IDEAL FOR YOUR PiZero ):
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=147682#p971555

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