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by DemonJim
Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi doesn't stay powered up for long.
Replies: 254
Views: 55286

Re: Raspberry Pi doesn't stay powered up for long.

Just a follow-up from my earlier post - got the replacement 512MB Pi less than a week after sending back the faulty one to RS, so kudos to them for keeping stock for faulty returns. Haven't actually tried it yet as it's a spare - and won't be returning it anyway even if this one is broken as I'd hav...
by DemonJim
Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Nintendo Game & Watch PI Case
Replies: 5
Views: 3470

Re: Nintendo Game & Watch PI Case

Oh dear, please tell me you didn't gut a perfectly good working Game&Watch to do this?
by DemonJim
Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi doesn't stay powered up for long.
Replies: 254
Views: 55286

Re: Raspberry Pi doesn't stay powered up for long.

I had the same issue, tried everything - no luck So I re-flowed the board with my heat gun - CAREFULLY - and WA-LA its is working great 4 days now no crashes!!!!!! if you have nothing to loose give re-flow a try - don't use the oven unless you have to - more precision with a heat gun. -Nick Great w...
by DemonJim
Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: keyboard / mouse work ... and then they don't
Replies: 11
Views: 1772

Re: keyboard / mouse work ... and then they don't

I'm going to guess its a bad board. Got mine today with the same issues. There is a thread started if you haven't checked it out yet. Got a link? Probably this thread: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=20657 (recently posted to this myself as I had a new 512MB Pi that kept losi...
by DemonJim
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi doesn't stay powered up for long.
Replies: 254
Views: 55286

Re: Raspberry Pi doesn't stay powered up for long.

I received two new 512MB RasPis from RS recently and one of them had the exact same problems described in this thread. One just kept losing USB and Ethernet after 30 seconds or so, and the HDMI even cut out sometimes. Usually booted up OK but never lasted over a couple of minutes before I had to rec...
by DemonJim
Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: STICKY: Pictorial Buying Guide for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 142
Views: 187317

Re: Pictorial Buying Guide

Ah, I see now. ... The truth of the matter though is that this guide, while possibly helpful to techies in some minor way, is for the complete novice, those who wouldn't understand that a bare cable doesn't magically convert a digital signal to analog ;-) Actually you misunderstood me again - I did...
by DemonJim
Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: STICKY: Pictorial Buying Guide for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 142
Views: 187317

Re: Pictorial Buying Guide

Sorry if someone posted it already: in Europe all TV-sets have a scart connector ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCART ). You can use the RPI with a RCA -> Scart adaptor ( http://www.amazon.de/mumbi-SCART-AV-Adapter-Umschalter-In-Out/dp/B003JGQFFG/ref=sr_1_2?s=ce-de&ie=UTF8&qid=1341051702&sr=1-2 ). ...
by DemonJim
Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: STICKY: Pictorial Buying Guide for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 142
Views: 187317

Re: Pictorial Buying Guide

The OP and any Pi-setup guide people might want to update any sections regarding converting video from HDMI into something else, particularly any bit about how VGA requires an expensive active video converter: Er... the OP does say you need an active video convertor for going to VGA (It's even in b...
by DemonJim
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: STICKY: Pictorial Buying Guide for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 142
Views: 187317

Re: Pictorial Buying Guide

The OP and any Pi-setup guide people might want to update any sections regarding converting video from HDMI into something else, particularly any bit about how VGA requires an expensive active video converter: The same thing applies if you wanted to use DisplayPort. I found out the hard way that a s...
by DemonJim
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly
Replies: 20
Views: 2066

Re: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly

So you want a bunch of open source die hards, to commit to a single format? :shock: :P I don't disagree that in a perfect universe such a thing would exist and be strictly followed, but this is a community driven project and we have *zero* control over what the community puts out. We can't even get...
by DemonJim
Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly
Replies: 20
Views: 2066

Re: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly

But as AndrewS pointed out that is exactly what the www.elinux.org/RaspberryPiBoard Wiki is (it is linked via the Wiki tab at the top right on the official http://www.raspberrypi.org website). Admittedly it'd be better if it was one-click to the Wiki as opposed to clicking on a link from that page (...
by DemonJim
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly
Replies: 20
Views: 2066

Re: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly

Aah yes sorry Andrew, it does appear that it was cashaw that totally missed the point I was making and took it off topic. So cashaw all I was suggesting was that a single page on the Wiki lists a few guidelines for people who go ahead and create their own YouTube tutorials etc., not that the foundat...
by DemonJim
Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly
Replies: 20
Views: 2066

Re: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly

Isn't this pretty much what you're asking for / suggesting http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Hub#Projects.2C_Guides_.26_Tutorials :?: (I believe the wiki is primarily updated by the community, rather than anyone from the Foundation) Sorry I think you have misunderstood what I mean (unless I'm missing somethin...
by DemonJim
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly
Replies: 20
Views: 2066

Re: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly

Oh, and further to my previous post, please allow me to put my preorder in now for a Raspberry Pi Archimedes. Thanks in advance ;-)
by DemonJim
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly
Replies: 20
Views: 2066

Re: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly

Incidentally on the topic of the very limited profit that the foundation makes, may I suggest that it would benefit everyone if the Model B board was therefore actually made more expensive. Then the Foundation could employ more people, even if just one or two more people, to streamline vital aspects...
by DemonJim
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly
Replies: 20
Views: 2066

Re: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly

I suppose something that would help is if there was a FAQ here for people who create their own video guides and tutorials, with a view to giving a more consistent experience for the people who try them out. It could state that they should make it clear which board revision they are using, which dist...
by DemonJim
Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly
Replies: 20
Views: 2066

Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly

One very important thing I would say regarding making the RasPi noob-friendly is to ensure that as it evolves that any documentation out there is updated to reflect these changes. Having out-of-date documentation and tutorials will actually be detrimental to the progress people make. I envisage peop...
by DemonJim
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games on "Cartridges"
Replies: 19
Views: 5666

Re: Games on "Cartridges"

I was thinking this same thing when I got my Pi yesterday! One issue I realised was is that any changes you want to make to config.txt has to be made on every 'cartridge'. Not good if you want to enable overscan for a different TV for example. So one idea is this: have your main (large) SD card, but...
by DemonJim
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS: Your item is being despatched
Replies: 44
Views: 6717

Re: RS: Your item is being despatched

My epic Raspberry Pi order story from RS (to UK): Ordered on 24th May (order #36xxx), same day as 'time to order' email Parcelforce 24 email received Thursday evening (21st) at 19:35 Tracking showed it hadn't yet been picked up from RS so didn't expect it to arrive on Friday Tracking showed 'loaded ...
by DemonJim
Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Children programming the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 20
Views: 4131

Re: Children programming the Raspberry Pi

<r>LOGO was indeed designed as a way to teach programming to children in a fun, immediate and rewarding way - the RasPi would benefit immensely having this as standard.<br/> <br/> I'm such a believer in LOGO I've actually been working on a 3D Logo compiler for iOS (iPhone/iPad) for the very same rea...

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