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by snicklin
Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Home Computer Automation
Replies: 0
Views: 2282

Re: Home Computer Automation

<t>I'm currently working on a home computer automation system.<br/> <br/> I am referring to computer automation tasks, not tasks like opening curtains at specified times.<br/> <br/> i.e.<br/> Move files from one directory on one server to another.<br/> Compress and archive files.<br/> Re-encode vide...
by snicklin
Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If you could order now..
Replies: 151
Views: 24289

Re: If you could order now..

I'd go for the Model B and I'd be looking at around 3->4 initially. If suitable impressed and I've acted out all my dreams on those 3 or 4, I may get another 6.
by snicklin
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?
Replies: 514
Views: 200802

Re: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?

<t>I have several things I'd like to use one for:<br/> <br/> 1) Christmas presents to just "hand out" (they can find their own uses).<br/> 2) Computer automation server (periodically screen-scrape sites, file moving, housekeeping of filesystems etc)<br/> 3) Teach my child to program (a few years awa...
by snicklin
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mass Production
Replies: 2
Views: 1465

Re: Mass Production

<t>I can see this project being extremely successful, especially with some people potentially ordering 10+ at a time. And I can see some scientists / companies ordering many at once.<br/> <br/> Of course you'll need to see what demand is like, but have you planned out different situations with sales...
by snicklin
Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:45 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Teaching Youngsters Programming
Replies: 131
Views: 30316

Re: Teaching Youngsters Programming

Dev-C++ is also quite good as a lightweight development environment.

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