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by Point3Forever
Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:29 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Clock speed and UART bitrates
Replies: 3
Views: 1760

Re: Clock speed and UART bitrates

<t>On page 10 of the datasheet of the BCM2835 states this:<br/> <br/> The UART itself has no throughput limitations in fact it can run up to 32 Mega baud. But doing so requires significant CPU involvement as it has shallow FIFOs and no DMA support.<br/> <br/> FIFO – First In First Out<br/> <br/> DMA...
by Point3Forever
Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Only one Power Adapter
Replies: 21
Views: 6178

Re: Only one Power Adapter

If you're willing to do the work you could create the power supply yourself. I'm planning on powering a small screen (3.5") using a li-po battery (11.1v), and using a 5v regulator I made for the raspberry pi. This set-up will also be able to be powered with a wall wart.
by Point3Forever
Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Net-Enabled Digital Photoframe
Replies: 23
Views: 5661

Re: Net-Enabled Digital Photoframe

*Facepalm*

Of course the picture being displayed would be porn…

I changed it to the net frame logo for now.

Edit: I set it to a caterpillar I found a couple years ago.
by Point3Forever
Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Basic video analysis
Replies: 4
Views: 4531

Re: Basic video analysis

<t>Yes, it would be possible, though as MrBrie mentioned you would likely need some additional circuitry to position the servos, though this could be done with a simple microcontroller. If you haven't already looked into microcontrollers, a couple cheap options would be an Arduino($30) or a Launchpa...
by Point3Forever
Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Moodle?
Replies: 18
Views: 14385

Re: Moodle?

I'm sure not everyone knows what moodle is. Here is a small snippet from their website:


"It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites."


Moodle.org website.
by Point3Forever
Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?
Replies: 82
Views: 23298

Re: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?

<t>radu said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Look, there are two kinds of people:<br/> <br/> Those who can afford a decent computer, and those who don't.<br/> <br/> Those who can afford a decent computer already have a cellphone which they can use the PSU for the RasPI, they have headphones, they have nice HDMI ...
by Point3Forever
Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: DirectFB
Replies: 21
Views: 25664

Re: DirectFB

That's awesome! It's great to see more developers look to the r-pi.
by Point3Forever
Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: For forums you could have used google groups
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Re: For forums you could have used google groups

Reddit is not a good place for the project. It wouldn't give a very good impression for the foundation. I agree with asb in that the foundation should control how the forum is set up.
by Point3Forever
Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: New theme...What do you think
Replies: 42
Views: 6390

Re: New theme...What do you think

<t>I agree with redman684, but I do understand the need to get database issues worked out first. A simple change (I would think) would be to change the profile picture for users without one. Currently they look… well it would be nice if they looked cleaner (no gradient, orange background, or text).<...
by Point3Forever
Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pics of Eben, while ...
Replies: 11
Views: 1656

Re: Pics of Eben, while ...

Quote from jamesh on December 19, 2011, 20:44
When I used to windsurf, I remember breaking the ice one boxing bay on the local lake to put the board in - first fall was, shall we say, a rather shrinking experience.



...
Too much information.
by Point3Forever
Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lets prove Liz wrong: 3 cheers for Broadcom
Replies: 84
Views: 10145

Re: Lets prove Liz wrong: 3 cheers for Broadcom

+1

I have never understood why anyone would be less than thankful for the help they\'ve provided.
by Point3Forever
Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The tyranny of choice?
Replies: 5
Views: 1897

Re: The tyranny of choice?

<r>Liz posted on twitter not that long ago that fedora would be the default distro because red hat is making a version tailored for the raspberry pi.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://twitter.com/#!/Raspberr.....6173270016">http://twitter.com/#!/Raspberr.....6173270016</URL><br/> <br/> Python also seems t...
by Point3Forever
Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI input?
Replies: 10
Views: 3940

Re: HDMI input?

<r>Quote from reiuyi on December 13, 2011, 00:38<br/> Quote from aboaboit on December 12, 2011, 23:21<br/> Gah, of course :-/ Well, I suppose you can always hook up a DTV tuner via USB and you have a partial workaround.<br/> <br/> What I had in mind, though, is recording games and simulators without...
by Point3Forever
Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: BASIC - more harmful than useful?
Replies: 899
Views: 133637

Re: BASIC - more harmful than useful?

<t>I don't have much to add to the conversation, just a relevant story.<br/> <br/> I work at a volunteer-ish position at my local university (Canada) working with the director of computer science. Currently I'm using python there. It was brought up at one point what language he started out with, and...
by Point3Forever
Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Connecting a cell phone touch screen display
Replies: 9
Views: 7168

Re: Connecting a cell phone touch screen display

<r>Quote from cheeseisedible on December 10, 2011, 17:24<br/> Quote from Point3Forever on December 10, 2011, 16:30<br/> Quote from cheeseisedible on December 10, 2011, 14:21<br/> Ok... Plan B. Anyone know of a 3.5" LCD screen that would be compatible with the Raspberry Pi? It has to be 3.5". No bigg...
by Point3Forever
Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Connecting a cell phone touch screen display
Replies: 9
Views: 7168

Re: Connecting a cell phone touch screen display

<r>Quote from cheeseisedible on December 10, 2011, 14:21<br/> Ok... Plan B. Anyone know of a 3.5" LCD screen that would be compatible with the Raspberry Pi? It has to be 3.5". No bigger, sadly.<br/> <br/> Bam.<br/> <URL url="http://www.dealextreme.com/p/3.....-15v-49796">http://www.dealextreme.com/p...
by Point3Forever
Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:16 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?
Replies: 147
Views: 21753

Re: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?

<r>Quote from radu on December 8, 2011, 01:31<br/> ...<br/> 2 Rpi + keyboard/mouse/usb hub/wifi card + 2 TVs = ~300 usd.<br/> ...<br/> <br/> Wait,<br/> <br/> 2 Rpi's -- $70<br/> <br/> 2 Keyboards -- $12.80 <URL url="http://www.dealextreme.com/p/f.....keys-55897">http://www.dealextreme.com/p/f.....ke...
by Point3Forever
Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Standardized Expansion Header
Replies: 18
Views: 3219

Re: Standardized Expansion Header

<t>From what I understand it's easy to fry the SoC by shorting the wrong pin. Also, those who are messing around with hardware are likely to know how to solder (it's a good thing to learn anyways).<br/> <br/> I personally prefer having the pins the way they are. I do have some projects in mind that ...
by Point3Forever
Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ASCII art for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 2165

Re: ASCII art for Raspberry Pi

I wanted to try my hand at creating one:

Code: Select all

\'::. .::\'
o O o
o O O o
o O o
o
Feel free to use it if you want.

Edit: It looks a bit nicer in courier new in notepad though
by Point3Forever
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Interfacing with the Pi hardware
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Re: Interfacing with the Pi hardware

Linux has a standard way of interfacing with GPIO pins, I believe it\'s reading and writing to specific files. Just google linux gpio and you\'ll get plenty of resources. You may also be able to look at beagleboard projects that use the GPIO pins.
by Point3Forever
Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement
Replies: 104
Views: 27995

Re: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement

I just want to chime in about maintenance costs. My school's IT work is all done by students in a computer technology/engineering class. Most set-up reformatting upgrading etc. is done by students. They learn, school profits.
by Point3Forever
Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Low cost monitor
Replies: 69
Views: 37275

Re: Low cost monitor

<r>Nice review Eclipse. I got for the 3.5" screen because it was the only one easily available to me. I had similar results. They can be powered from 8v-15v iirc. I picked up a power supply for $5 and the display cost about $22. I wasn't able to test it out very well, the only thing handy I had was ...
by Point3Forever
Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?
Replies: 147
Views: 21753

Re: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?

<r>I plan on using this for a hardware interface project in my computer engineering class (high school, age age 16-18). I'm trying to get my teacher interested in the raspberry pi. We spend (split cost between the school and students) more on arduinos then we would have on raspberry pi's, and we can...
by Point3Forever
Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SDL for PyGame without an X server
Replies: 7
Views: 6969

Re: SDL for PyGame without an X server

I\'m fairly certain that sdl already runs on similar hardware to the R-pi, such as the beagleboard.
by Point3Forever
Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How did you find out about Rasperry Pi?
Replies: 23
Views: 3650

Re: How did you find out about Rasperry Pi?

<r>I saw it first on Hack a day:<br/> <URL url="http://hackaday.com/2011/05/06/miniature-pc-packs-a-big-punch/"><s>[url]</s><LINK_TEXT text="http://hackaday.com/2011/05/06/miniatur ... big-punch/">http://hackaday.com/2011/05/06/miniature-pc-packs-a-big-punch/</LINK_TEXT><e>[/url]</e></URL><br/> <br/...

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