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by Cafe
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi
Replies: 272
Views: 66848

Re: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi

<t>Quote from jamesh on September 11, 2011, 15:19<br/> ...<br/> Not sure why you would want one based on Tegra 2 (much more expensive and power hungry, although goodish performance), or indeed MIPS (didn't know people still used those!)! And both equally unlikely I am afraid - Nvidia being a direct ...
by Cafe
Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 402902

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<r>Quote from emercer on September 8, 2011, 14:56<br/> This keyboard @ dealextreme: <URL url="http://www.dealextreme.com/p/g.....able-55263">http://www.dealextreme.com/p/g.....able-55263</URL><br/> <br/> And for bulk orders @ alibaba: <URL url="http://www.alibaba.com/product....._with.html">http://w...
by Cafe
Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 402902

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<t>Quote from emercer on September 8, 2011, 12:39<br/> I dunno about you, but I intend to build one into one of those laptop-sized keyboards with embedded trackpad... If it works well, I might even build a few (I have every intention of distributing the Ras-Pi in Brazil, it aligns with everything I ...
by Cafe
Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 402902

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<r>Quote from liz on September 3, 2011, 21:34<br/> Oh, I *do* like that. You guys will be the first to hear once we have dimensions for the final board. I hope some of you are good at papercraft, 'cos I'm certainly not!<br/> <br/> I assume you will also include the points at which slots (for USB, RJ...
by Cafe
Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:20 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 402902

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<r>Quote from Chris Tyler on September 3, 2011, 02:57<br/> I think the Pi should come in a cardboard box just big enough to hold the board, with lines printed on the outside. You should be able to open it up, remove the board, cut on the dotted lines with an X-acto knife, and then put the board back...
by Cafe
Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wikipedia
Replies: 11
Views: 2260

Re: Wikipedia

<t>Thanks stuporhero for the edit.<br/> <br/> I notice that the Wikipedia page shows a picture of the USB-stick size prototype. It might be better to change that pic to that of an alpha board: I have observed on the Internets that many people still incorrectly expect the final device to be of the US...
by Cafe
Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 402902

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<r>Quote from Cafe on August 15, 2011, 14:49<br/> An Altoids box: a credit card just about fits in one. A power supply and LiPo battery should fit in the lid. The box should also make a great heat shield (probably needed for the PSU and the battery. We are told the Raspi runs real cool.)<br/> <br/> ...
by Cafe
Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Alpha Board dimensions?
Replies: 7
Views: 2678

Re: Alpha Board dimensions?

<t>Quote from Gert van Loo on August 19, 2011, 13:04<br/> X and Y are no use as they will change. Z is probably the same on the next board.<br/> Height is ~22 mm. That is from the top of the stacked USB to the bottom of the SD-card.<br/> <br/> <br/> I assume the ~22mm height is for Model B (because ...
by Cafe
Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: UAV
Replies: 51
Views: 12355

Re: UAV

Just thinking aloud: Maybe you should get the attention of Virgin Atlantic or other similar company. They can easily fund, and more importantly provide access to the right information and people about the operational aspects. (It looks like you will manage the technology bit.)
by Cafe
Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Alpha Board dimensions?
Replies: 7
Views: 2678

Re: Alpha Board dimensions?

<r>Quote from Gert van Loo on August 20, 2011, 21:46<br/> I am not aware of a single socket for two USB side-by-side. If anybody can point me to a cheap one we will think about it. And before you ask: No we will not go to two single USB sockets as that is more expensive.<br/> <br/> I didn't realize ...
by Cafe
Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Alpha Board dimensions?
Replies: 7
Views: 2678

Re: Alpha Board dimensions?

<t>Quote from Gert van Loo on August 19, 2011, 13:04<br/> X and Y are no use as they will change. Z is probably the same on the next board.<br/> Height is ~22 mm. That is from the top of the stacked USB to the bottom of the SD-card.<br/> <br/> <br/> Thanks for the info and yes should hold on until t...
by Cafe
Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: what is the size of the included sd card
Replies: 12
Views: 3560

Re: what is the size of the included sd card

<r>Quote from magnitux on August 19, 2011, 19:14<br/> For you the minimum size of the card should be 2 or 4 go to ensure quality in the use.<br/> The selling price by the foundation will be lower than the market?<br/> <br/> 2 GB SandDisk SD card $5.24 including shipping in the US: <URL url="http://a...
by Cafe
Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:29 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: File and/or media server
Replies: 75
Views: 19945

Re: File and/or media server

<t>Quote from Bloodred on August 20, 2011, 03:59<br/> I'll use a Model B too, but to my understanding the model B just has a chip connected via USB 2.0 to the ARM. This chip provides 2 more USB 2.0 ports and 1 internal USB 2.0 connection to the NIC, so the maximum bandwidth would still be the 400Mbp...
by Cafe
Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do we make this portable.
Replies: 46
Views: 10253

Re: How do we make this portable.

<r>The Haier 7" LCD TV is a good fit. It accepts AV input (in addition to coax, but we don't care about that). This is a discontinued model, but is available at Amazon.com for $50 including shipping. It is about 1" thick and weighs 1.3 lbs. It includes a rechargeable battery and a charger. (To me th...
by Cafe
Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Interfaces, Case, Package (Request/Suggestion)
Replies: 26
Views: 6748

Re: Interfaces, Case, Package (Request/Suggestion)

<r>Quote from Lob0426 on August 15, 2011, 01:54<br/> Liz: how much more does the SMC 9514 chipset cost?<br/> ....<br/> <br/> Here are the unit prices for different batch sizes at Digikey:<br/> <br/> LAN9512 (2 USB, 1 Ethernet; used on the Raspi):<br/> - 1 piece $7.6; 10K batch $3.72 <URL url="http:/...
by Cafe
Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Screens
Replies: 2
Views: 1746

Re: Screens

<r>I wonder if re-purposing a screen like this is in the same category as people trying to re-purpose laptop monitors for use independently as display units. In that case, I have come across several discussion threads online, some that have gone on for 5+ years. The conclusion there is pretty much: ...
by Cafe
Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: what is the size of the included sd card
Replies: 12
Views: 3560

Re: what is the size of the included sd card

<t>Quote from magnitux on August 15, 2011, 22:46<br/> It is stipuled on the web site (included sd card but what is the total size (every partitions)of this card? For me 2go it is small for ubuntu desktop and other appplication but he ave a low cost. 4 go is not bad but 8 go it is very nice for me.<b...
by Cafe
Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do we make this portable.
Replies: 46
Views: 10253

Re: How do we make this portable.

<r>I said this in another topic: Here is an Alibaba link to an HDMI monitor with the same spec as the Lilliput:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://bit.ly/rne7nf">http://bit.ly/rne7nf</URL><br/> <br/> Maybe a bunch of us can buy together and negotiate a volume price? Maybe the Raspi foundation wants to do t...
by Cafe
Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 402902

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<r>Quote from bnolsen on August 15, 2011, 18:56<br/> Quote from tnelsond on August 15, 2011, 18:15<br/> Yeah, I guess we do have some big matchboxes, the big strike on box large kitchen matches. <E>:D</E>. I wonder if the cardboard would be a fire hazard?<br/> <br/> You want to make sure you take ou...
by Cafe
Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 402902

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<r>Quote from bnolsen on August 15, 2011, 05:38<br/> Back on topic...this may be a good use for a used cigarette pack. Just cut holes where you need 'em!<br/> Plastic travel soap dish (I still have my old one from when I lived in the college dorms).<br/> <br/> Pencil box? Hmm...what else??<br/> <br/...
by Cafe
Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Interfaces, Case, Package (Request/Suggestion)
Replies: 26
Views: 6748

Re: Interfaces, Case, Package (Request/Suggestion)

<r>Quote from liz on August 15, 2011, 14:02<br/> I can absolutely assure you that we won't be shipping a product that still requires beta testing! What you'll see at the end of the year will be the finished, polished product. The reasons we're having a hobbyist release first are basically dull old b...
by Cafe
Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Interfaces, Case, Package (Request/Suggestion)
Replies: 26
Views: 6748

Re: Interfaces, Case, Package (Request/Suggestion)

<r>For the record, I am 42.<br/> <br/> abishur: Yep, the forum topics and messages are growing fast (which is great) and it is hard to catch up with all the updates. For example, I almost missed the announcement of the alpha boards arriving <E>:(</E> .<br/> <br/> BTW, I am keeping an eye on various ...
by Cafe
Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
Replies: 196
Views: 36338

Re: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC

<t>I find this topic so informative. Thanks Michael for starting it. Big thanks KanjiMonster for the probing questions. And thanks to Liz and jamesh for the responses.<br/> <br/> Liz: KanjiMonster's questions and observations are the kind of things that have me concerned about the closed nature of t...
by Cafe
Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Interfaces, Case, Package (Request/Suggestion)
Replies: 26
Views: 6748

Re: Interfaces, Case, Package (Request/Suggestion)

<t>Quote from liz on August 14, 2011, 22:52<br/> ...<br/> A plastic case isn't necessary for hobbyists, who are our target for the initial release; in fact, lots of people here have asked for a naked board so they can get busy with the soldering irons. The educational release, which is scheduled for...
by Cafe
Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: USB/NAS Enclosure
Replies: 18
Views: 22773

Re: USB/NAS Enclosure

<t>Quote from abishur on August 14, 2011, 14:28<br/> The rest of my post detailed what my application of the r-pi is and explained that since I was going to be using it over a network whose max speed is 100 Mb, a sata connection wouldn't actually benefit me. Regardless, I was hoping less for theory ...

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