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by Trevor
Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bulk Order
Replies: 28
Views: 5352

Re: Bulk Order

But who knew? No-one had produced a tiny cheap device like this so no-one knew that the demand would be so high. Anyone who says otherwise is guessing with 20:20 hindsight. Sorry, I didn't mean my post to be an attack. What I meant was there was this HUGE untapped market out there for exactly what ...
by Trevor
Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Possible VGA monitor workaround?
Replies: 38
Views: 11960

Re: Possible VGA monitor workaround?

Why not get one of these?

http://www.hdfury.com/products/hdfuryii ... g-started/

They work perfectly on my Pi, and Apple TV
by Trevor
Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bulk Order
Replies: 28
Views: 5352

Re: Bulk Order

TBH, the fact we should have 500k in the field by September I find faintly miraculous given the original estimates! In no-ones wildest dreams did these sort of figures feature. The problem with the Raspberry Pi foundation was that there is a want for small cheap and powerful computers. This is evid...
by Trevor
Tue May 22, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 111368

Re: Invitation to order from RS

Trevor wrote:Thank you for your Raspberry Pi order, your order reference number is: 5541

So they are ticking over quite fast. I also got the error message though earlier in the process.
I just received my slice of the pi :D

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by Trevor
Tue May 15, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS: So close but so far ....
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: RS: So close but so far ....

Trevor: to you point about orders not completing, I have read here that if you wait an hour and try again then your auth code will be valid again. I was lucky that I was able to go to my history and go back one step and try again :) So now I have some Raspberry Pi being baked for me. Though I did h...
by Trevor
Tue May 15, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 111368

Re: Invitation to order from RS

Thank you for your Raspberry Pi order, your order reference number is: 5541

So they are ticking over quite fast. I also got the error message though earlier in the process.
by Trevor
Tue May 15, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS: So close but so far ....
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: RS: So close but so far ....

All is well :D Pro tip: Don't close the window and try the auth code. It will state it is invalid. Thankfully I was able to go to my history and reopen the step before the error message, and it all went through. So I guess the server is getting smashed. Now I know why I am up at 11.30pm :D I'm so ex...
by Trevor
Tue May 15, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS: So close but so far ....
Replies: 3
Views: 963

RS: So close but so far ....

Just received my 'You can order' email from RS

Though when I get to the user registration section, I get an error screen.

Have I lost access to the activation code I received in my email? Or will it still be there tomorrow when I try again?

When I received my email, I started shaking...
by Trevor
Sat May 12, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Demo Competition?
Replies: 16
Views: 5049

Re: Demo Competition?

<t>cheery said: <br/> <br/> <br/> You'd need to provide the debian linux image in question and give exact resolution.<br/> <br/> Also I think it's unreasonable to deny internet access.<br/> <br/> <br/> No internet, and just a self running SD image would work much better.  That way you are giving a g...
by Trevor
Sat May 12, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Demo Competition?
Replies: 16
Views: 5049

Re: Demo Competition?

Are you talking about the 'demo' scene?

If so have a look at this - http://awards.scene.org/index.php I am sure you can add a category.
by Trevor
Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 50494

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

<t>JamesH said:<br/> <br/> <br/> The only one I don't know how to fix is the Windows bias in schools. But maybe, just maybe, there are some good teachers and tech support people out there who will embrace and push the systems rather than just stick with what they know.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> When I ...
by Trevor
Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 50494

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

<t>My view point (history) - Collaborative development of the Computer Course of Study in Western Australia, computing teacher, and currently undertaking a Doctorate in Computer Science Education.<br/> <br/> tufty said:<br/> <br/> <br/> So, what do I see to be its flaws?<br/> <br/> <br/> Well, softw...
by Trevor
Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 50494

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

<t>Tass said: <br/> <br/> And of course making the recovery of a broken OS as simple as swapping out an SD card <br/> This is going to be the kicker - Swapping SD chips.  One chip for ICT with a protected shielded system and another SD chip for the hard core students who don't want or need the fluff...
by Trevor
Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 50494

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

<r>Personally, I am at the opinion that the Raspberry Pi has not yet failed.  I also personally believe that it will not fail.<br/> <br/> What does worry me will schools take it on? In one breath - they will, on the other do they need to right away?  Schools will need to stop being a platform ecosys...
by Trevor
Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Im selling my pi
Replies: 74
Views: 16920

Re: Im selling my pi

<r>JamesH said:<br/> <br/> <br/> If you truly need one for an educational conference, I suggest you email <EMAIL email="liz@raspberrypi.org">liz@raspberrypi.org</EMAIL> with details, and she may be able to provide one. Although comments like the above certainly won't help your cause.<br/> <br/> <br/...
by Trevor
Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Im selling my pi
Replies: 74
Views: 16920

Re: Im selling my pi

The problem is I am having to consider bidding for this because I am trying to present the device to an Australia wide education conference though was not considered worthy enough to get one in the first batch.
by Trevor
Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:53 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Teaching Programming - How will it all work?
Replies: 25
Views: 9129

Re: Teaching Programming - How will it all work?

<t>Crippen69 said:<br/> <br/> <br/> This "small step" approach worked well for most, but for those with a real interest in computers could be boring. Structuring courses will really depend on the interest level of the kids involved. If you take it too slow you will lose some, likewise if you take it...
by Trevor
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Suject entry age ?.
Replies: 19
Views: 4595

Re: Suject entry age ?.

My experience is stating that the younger the student the better they learn.  I have 6 year old students learning robotics and programming.
by Trevor
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Teaching Programming - How will it all work?
Replies: 25
Views: 9129

Re: Teaching Programming - How will it all work?

<t>solutionmania said: <br/> <br/> <br/> @Trevor - all good points!<br/> <br/> What you're doing in Australia sounds awesome! It'd be great if we could do that sort of thing here.<br/> <br/> <br/> I can't say that what I do is normal in Australia, because you don't normally get a teacher with a comp...
by Trevor
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Teaching Programming - How will it all work?
Replies: 25
Views: 9129

Re: Teaching Programming - How will it all work?

<t>solutionmania said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Is whole-class teaching even the right approach?<br/> <br/> <br/> I am in a fortunate position that I work in a year 1 to 10 (6 to 16 year olds) school in Western Australia. My whole timetable is teaching computing. Year 1 - 6 students get an hour a week, 7 -...
by Trevor
Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Conferences and other public appearances
Replies: 39
Views: 10595

Re: Conferences and other public appearances

<t>Hi, I send an Email a few weeks ago requesting if you have any chance of considering attending or assisting someone to present (demo) the Raspberry Pi/Gert board at the Australian Computers in Education Conference this year in Perth Western Australia?<br/> <br/> It's a national conference and wil...

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