Berry Box - The Transparent Case


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by bruceberry » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:46 am
Hey Vesku,

Shipping is constant regardless of quantity, so if you order 1 box or 5 box's the shipping cost is the same. If you want 'n' box's that would be, total = n*£5+shipping. I'm guessing you'd want EU delivery which would come to £28 total.

Thank's Vesku!
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by Jeff2 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:10 pm
Looks like funding is up to 20% of the goal:

http://www.wefund.com/project/berry-box
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by Jim Manley » Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:54 am
rrmcbeth said:


4)   So you get 175,000,000 flops/sec or 175MFLOPS = .175 GFLOPs

5)   The RPi consumes about 1.5 watts.

6)   Therefore, we get 116 MFLOPS/watt/second


In fact, the GPU in the Pi puts out 26,000,000,000 FLOPS ... yes, that's 26 GIGA-FLOPS!  So, the actual efficiency is ~17.3 GFLOPS/watt/second.

That's why the Pi can render Quake 3 Arena scenes pretty much on-demand with very little lag only when a large number of players wind up in proximity in a scene (e.g., dozens).  It can render about 40,000,000 Gouraud-shaded polygons per second, which puts it between an Original Flavor X-Box and an X-Box 360, which is somewhat below a Sony PS/3.

Now, that's nowhere near i7 levels of performance, so, the Pi is in no danger of putting Intel out of business for high-end clusters.  However, these are single-core CPU-GPU and the ARM CPU is only running at 700 MHz (the GPU is actually running at a slower clock rate.  It has parallel circuits whose sole purpose in life is to multiply a bunch of floating-point 3-D matrices simultaneously and send the result directly out of the HDMI port running at up to 1080p at 30 - 60 frames per second (you have to dedicate half the RAM to the GPU at boot time for the latter).
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by rrmcbeth » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:47 pm
Wow! I was off by a factor of about 150.   How is this calculated?   How many parallel floating point circuits does it have?   Is there a good description on the inner block diagram of the chip somewhere on the WEB?
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by bruceberry » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:27 pm
Thanks Jeff, be nice if we made it :)

@Jim and rrmcbeth

GPGPU has been discussed quite a lot on these forums, the general concensus is that there is no suitable software platform to do real GPGPU on the raspberry Pi. And unless broadcom decide to implement it, we probably wont get one.

GPGPU is still possible, but it is limited by what you can do with OpenGL ES. For real scientific computing you really need double precision as well. Again its possible to achieve double precision with single precision hardware through some clever maths, but it severely reduces the efficiency...
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by bruceberry » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:30 pm
Hey all,

Our Raspberry Pi arrived this week. With some minor modifications our prototype fits like a glove!







We've also been busy carrying out simulations of the injection moulding of the Berry Box. Stay tuned for some pretty pictures and some info!
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by tumblebomb » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:33 pm
Hi Bruce,

This is a bit of tangential question (don't know if that word works but it sounds good). If the crowd source project falls through (god forbid) maybe there could be a 3D printing option setup with one of the shops online so people may still be able to get the a same/similar designed case ?
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by bruceberry » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:49 pm
Hey tumblebomb

If crowdfunding fails, we will reveal our contingency plans :)

By the way, our website went live today, check it out at http://www.berrybox.co.uk

Bruce
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by Ferret141 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:57 am
Can't say LEGO?

"Compatible with popular Danish building blocks"
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by bruceberry » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:32 am
Yes, we were advised not to mention it directly.

So how about a competition, how many ways can you find to say *that* word without actually saying it...
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by arm2 » Tue May 01, 2012 8:22 pm
Sorry if I'm missing the obvious, but what about it is L### compatible?
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by jbeale » Tue May 01, 2012 8:41 pm
The photo shows the new case connected by four screws to a framework on wheels, which might be part of a L*** kit (?)
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by pygmy_giant » Wed May 02, 2012 12:13 am
If crowdfunding fails it may be just because your timing's off – float it again in a few months when there are more Pis in the wild and you might get more interest…?

I hope you are suitably proud - I'm tempted....
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by Lob0426 » Wed May 02, 2012 5:12 am
This is the most unique case I have seen so far. might not be too practical for most but it does have its appeal. It is on Ebay.

http://www.skpang.co.uk/catalo.....0001_2.jpg
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by Danbury Shakes » Wed May 02, 2012 7:56 am
Nice work on the case.

Using a numeronym it could be it has L3 or L2O connectivity
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by markb » Wed May 02, 2012 7:59 am
I seem to remember a Simpson's episode that involved a visit to 'BlockoLand". Surely you could state that the the Berry Box is 'Blocko' compatible?
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by Ferret141 » Wed May 02, 2012 11:45 am
Maybe Mega Blocs will want a piece of the action.
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by davesedar » Wed May 02, 2012 12:01 pm
bruceberry said:


Yes, we were advised not to mention it directly.

So how about a competition, how many ways can you find to say *that* word without actually saying it...


according to google translate it is  "????"   in Belarusian,

which looks kind of cute,

as the first character looks like the symbol for "pi".

what's the prize?
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by Ravenous » Wed May 02, 2012 2:15 pm
bruceberry said:

So how about a competition, how many ways can you find to say *that* word without actually saying it...

I suppose various puns are possible on "Let Go", "Legion", etc...
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by pygmy_giant » Wed May 02, 2012 11:00 pm
you could say something like 'our L3-GO mounting system is compatible with market leading construction sets'.

Amazon don't mince their words – http://www.amazon.co.uk/100-Le.....0466KGRQ/2
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by Ferret141 » Thu May 03, 2012 10:28 pm
Have you cinsidered contacting Lego's PR team directly to ask what you can or can't say? They might have the legal infor on thier corporate page.
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by killor » Thu May 10, 2012 12:38 pm
I ready my case ,I have now to look for other colors ... :-)
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by E » Mon May 14, 2012 6:52 pm
Leghoe?
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by davesedar » Thu May 17, 2012 2:58 pm
my post would have made a lot more sense if the translation were legible "лега",
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davesedar wrote:bruceberry said:


Yes, we were advised not to mention it directly.

So how about a competition, how many ways can you find to say *that* word without actually saying it...


according to google translate it is  "????"   in Belarusian,

which looks kind of cute,

as the first character looks like the symbol for "pi".

what's the prize?
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by markymater » Wed May 23, 2012 8:19 pm
I'm sure someone out there is thinking of a range of colours for the berry box. Could production runs include coloured sparkly tranparent plastics and mirror finishes? Younger folks just love the idea of personalising their possessions
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