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by k3v1nc
Fri May 04, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: R-Pi as a component in a commercially sold product?
Replies: 14
Views: 5614

Re: R-Pi as a component in a commercially sold product?

<t>Well I felt there were probably 2 aspects to consider 1) The hardware 2) the software.<br/> <br/> The hardware, I get the feeling, wouldn't be a problem. After all I can buy an intel motherboard and simply repackage it into a new product and sell it and intel wouldn't care a bit, neither would th...
by k3v1nc
Fri May 04, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Has anyone dealt with Lilliput UK?
Replies: 6
Views: 1916

Re: Has anyone dealt with Lilliput UK?

<t>I can't speak about that website specifically, but I have used a Liliput touchscreen before for a carputer project. I too had mixed results with them as far as resolution and aspect ratio settings go. I didn't find the resistive touchscreen to be a problem though once it was calibrated. I was run...
by k3v1nc
Fri May 04, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: R-Pi as a component in a commercially sold product?
Replies: 14
Views: 5614

Re: R-Pi as a component in a commercially sold product?

<t>I personally don't have any such use currently planned, but I was just wondering this...<br/> <br/> If one of the many R Pi projects out there turned into a commercial product the inventor wanted to build and sell to the public, would there be any issues/hurdles to overcome?<br/> <br/> For exampl...
by k3v1nc
Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Whats the point of Gpio pins?
Replies: 37
Views: 7874

Re: Whats the point of Gpio pins?

<t>exartemarte said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Don"t underestimate the satisfaction of blinking an LED!<br/> <br/> I"ve been using microcontrollers, as well as PCs, for longer than I care to remember, but with any new device/language/whatever the first thing I do is blink an LED. As, I suspect, do most othe...
by k3v1nc
Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Whats the point of Gpio pins?
Replies: 37
Views: 7874

Re: Whats the point of Gpio pins?

<t>I wonder how many hobbyists are going to burn out the GPIO pins trying to drive things without proper voltage/current considerations… it might take awhile before you can get your hands on a replacement board, so be careful with your first one, and properly isolate the Raspberry Pi when attempting...
by k3v1nc
Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Whats the point of Gpio pins?
Replies: 37
Views: 7874

Re: Whats the point of Gpio pins?

<t>hippy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> k3v1nc said: <br/> <br/> <br/> One word of warning though, this is an operating system based computer, not a real time microcontroller like say an Arduino for example. So you can't be sure on the precise timing or prioritization when sending bits to the GPIO ports.<b...
by k3v1nc
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Whats the point of Gpio pins?
Replies: 37
Views: 7874

Re: Whats the point of Gpio pins?

<t>GordonH said:<br/> <br/> <br/> And I think it's good to have some sort of programmable IO back in a "PC" again.<br/> <br/> .<br/> <br/> .<br/> <br/> Modern computers lack the hackability of those early machines, so this is giving a little back.<br/> <br/> Gordon<br/> <br/> <br/> I agree! This is ...
by k3v1nc
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)
Replies: 188
Views: 31785

Re: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)

<t>eastpole said: <br/> <br/> <br/> kristofer said: <br/> <br/> <br/> by mid-August, I'll be playing with a iPad4.<br/> <br/> losing interest by the week,<br/> <br/> <br/> Interesting. If those were your options, what were the criteria you were using to select? "Very small computing devices creating...
by k3v1nc
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)
Replies: 188
Views: 31785

Re: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)

<t>My RPi was just delivered by UPS here in Miami, Florida, USA. So at least some of the first batch of 2000 made it across the pond, and are being delivered. It's anyone's guess how they are determining the priority of who gets one from this initial batch, I'm just happy I was one of them. I guess ...
by k3v1nc
Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)
Replies: 188
Views: 31785

Re: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)

<t>I ordered from Newark on 2/29/12 ~9:40 AM Eastern, Note: I actually placed my order then, not "registered my interest". I had "registered my interest" earlier that morning on RS's website around 4am eastern. By 9:30ish eastern Newark's website had the part number already in the system available f...

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