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by scologic
Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Couldnt it have been Atoms?
Replies: 40
Views: 9239

Re: Couldnt it have been Atoms?

<t>Having waited for PI for whats seems a life time we've had to look at other technologies that are around and what i have missed in all my ARM hunting is actually the Atom low spec processors that have been launched.. Granted getting boards are like santa snot to get hold of, but with an intel ato...
by scologic
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Portable screens that dont cost an arm and a leg
Replies: 38
Views: 21658

Re: Portable screens that dont cost an arm and a leg

<t>One of the LVDS issues that hasnt been addessed is the cable costs. Having dealings with LVDS cable makers in the UK the tooling cost for the crimping machines that make the cables push small 1's and 2's of LVDS cables into the £30 - £50 bracket. LVDS also suffers from no common pinout between in...
by scologic
Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is there an intent to create a "netbook" or "laptop" type version?
Replies: 13
Views: 3869

Re: Is there an intent to create a "netbook" or "laptop" type version?

<t>Theres the fun side of PI and then the economics of it all..<br/> <br/> Pi is very good for education and connecting to TV's etc  and a whole lot of other stuff (and im not dissing the project with the next statement....).<br/> <br/> If you want a tablet thats programable there are loads of 5" ta...
by scologic
Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: remote desktop could simplify things a lot - Model C ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3745

Re: remote desktop could simplify things a lot - Model C ?

<t>Just remember the Pi doesnt have a Real time clock, and you'd need to add it.. some may say this is a pain but that would spoil the fun in getting closer to the hacking of the device.<br/> <br/> Personally i think the RTC would be a nice thing to have had on the board along with LVDS but what can...
by scologic
Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eduboard - Let them interface...
Replies: 0
Views: 757

Re: Eduboard - Let them interface...

<t>Okay it's probably been added already in some thread somewhere but harping back to my computer science education one of my favourite bits was working with various interfaces and basic level devices. Essentially they were the raw elements that make up a wide range of controllers these days.<br/> <...
by scologic
Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Microsoft and ARM
Replies: 42
Views: 9359

Re: Microsoft and ARM

<t>Personally i'm beyond breaking point with Microsoft on software. I'd love to move over to Apple or Linux apart from no decent accounts software and the fact i've invested in thousands on Adobe Windows...<br/> <br/> I think Linux OS will have it's day as it's getting there bit by bit but I think G...
by scologic
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"
Replies: 79
Views: 14480

Re: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"

<t>you are all missing the point.. (more flames coming my way again at a guess)..<br/> <br/> The taxes are there to stop cheap imports and maintain EU manufacture and jobs. It's not just components. Battery legislation and recycling Weee etc are all part of the reason the duty's are there.<br/> <br/...
by scologic
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.
Replies: 119
Views: 21536

Re: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.

<t>Can the foundation give us a 'uk' board and a 'chinese' board option to purchase?<br/> <br/> Whether my 62cent fee is accurate or not there are key points.<br/> <br/> 1) Not every component will be at a high import duty and a moderate percentage of the boards components would be uk sourced i woul...
by scologic
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.
Replies: 119
Views: 21536

Re: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.

<t>Lynbarn said: <br/> <br/> <br/> meltwater said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> …<br/> <br/> I"m still interested in the amount of duty the components do cost, is it 2.5% as mentioned?  I agree that it is backwards (and already signed the ePet), but hopefully not enough to kill the long term hope for the...
by scologic
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.
Replies: 119
Views: 21536

Re: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.

<t>Liz,<br/> <br/> No offence to anyone but I dont do insults in forums hence the fact my comment is a quote. I've been dealign with numerous manufactures in china for years and chineese english or engwish (no offence ment) is how it is quoted. I dont deal with Jamaca, i do use a lot of scottish com...
by scologic
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.
Replies: 119
Views: 21536

Re: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.

<t>The problem with the import taxation argument is flawed.<br/> <br/> So they build the boards in china… but they then need to pay import tax on the manufactured board which has labour and All components being import taxed with chinese profit.<br/> <br/> There is also shipping costs and the small f...
by scologic
Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO pinouts confirmed
Replies: 43
Views: 6496

Re: GPIO pinouts confirmed

so the GPIO tx asnd rx are not rs232 then?

Getting confused - want toknow [ doesd the GPIO headers have RS232 or USB?
by scologic
Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Paper Card Model
Replies: 37
Views: 4840

Re: Paper Card Model

few questions...
The header pins - what are they for?

The HDMI port - where is it on the board..
by scologic
Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Launch date?
Replies: 3
Views: 833

Re: Launch date?

<t>Hi folks, i\'m sure we\'re all getting excited at santa coming next month, however we\'ve all been waiting for some pi in \'November\'. Has the baker baked his pi in time for \'November\' or are we looking at a new years resolution?<br/> <br/> I only ask as i\'m seeing words like \'December\' bei...
by scologic
Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lilliput DisplayLink based USB Monitor
Replies: 9
Views: 6593

Re: Lilliput DisplayLink based USB Monitor

<r><URL url="http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/usb-graphics-adapter,3006-4.html"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/usb ... 006-4.html">http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/usb-graphics-adapter,3006-4.html</LINK_TEXT></URL><br/> <br/> before you get too excited about using display...
by scologic
Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Low cost monitor
Replies: 69
Views: 38866

Re: Low cost monitor

<t>I really struggle at how a Mimo is low cost to you guys.. If you REALLY want a mimo i've 3 uncased units going for cost price as i'm abandoning displaylink when i start my dev work with the PI. HDMI is a far better technology.<br/> You can also try and get a cheap 7" USB displaylink from samsung(...
by scologic
Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Puppy linux - ARM
Replies: 16
Views: 5928

Re: Puppy linux - ARM

sorry folkes i just coulnt resist....

PUPPY POWER!

Fab to hear the Puppy distro is being developed... personally i thought someone would have already been looking at this as it does ply on the vortex x86 machines.
by scologic
Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Please test HTML5
Replies: 6
Views: 1768

Re: Please test HTML5

<t>FLV\'s will probably not run on the PI - youtube is all flv these days. I\'ve tried HTML5 on the Plug computer inside iceweasel, chrome and ephipany and flv fails to be more tha 1 - 2 frames per second. perhaps if the PI had 512mb it might cope but below 512 the browsers and html5 are just way to...
by scologic
Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 1 PSU to rule them all ?
Replies: 49
Views: 6797

Re: 1 PSU to rule them all ?

Linksys do a £5 - £10 5v power supply.. ideally designed forvoip phones .. It works well and is from a quality company.
by scologic
Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Please test HTML5
Replies: 6
Views: 1768

Re: Please test HTML5

can you try a swf video file via a web browser
by scologic
Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: $35 Aakach Android Tablet
Replies: 8
Views: 2293

Re: $35 Aakach Android Tablet

Hmm just look at who is reselling the unit... then look at the fact the about us page doesnt work etc... doesnt look at credible or even if it'll launch.
by scologic
Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Low cost monitor
Replies: 69
Views: 38866

Re: Low cost monitor

crundy... the fun is in the optimisation as the chineese havent got the devices working to their optimums yet..
by scologic
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Floating point performance?
Replies: 50
Views: 15238

Re: Floating point performance?

I'm going to say the usual response to all this... I'd love to help and get John my linux guru to work on this also but..... we dont have a board to play with or have any chance to optimise.
by scologic
Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS232
Replies: 10
Views: 5369

Re: RS232

The usb - serial devices are very cheap and there are only 2 or 3 chip designs, all of which are linux compliant. if you need something a bit special speak to brainboxes in the UK as there business is rs232 type technology devices and they have written their own drivers.
by scologic
Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: what will you name your pis?
Replies: 104
Views: 16591

Re: what will you name your pis?

being on the blackadder it usualy ends up as baldrik , edmund, etc etc..

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