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by Michael
Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: GPIO 0
Replies: 33
Views: 17125

Re: GPIO 0

What is "default"? Default is the GPIO register, it is the background over which other functions are switched in over the top. It is what is used when there are no alternative functions. The Broadcom data sheet say that, that is why all the other functions are referred to as alternative functions. ...
by Michael
Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Difference between Pi 1 & Pi 2
Replies: 31
Views: 8711

Re: Difference between Pi 1 & Pi 2

Both manufacturers switched from batch to serial production some time ago. They are probably receiving deliveries once or twice a week.

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Michael
by Michael
Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: GPIO 0
Replies: 33
Views: 17125

Re: GPIO 0

It is possible that in future revisions of the Raspberry Pi that the signals from the Broadcom chip that are used to make up this set of 8 GPIO's may change from the ones used but the pin assignment stay the same... That is why I suggested using the labels D0-D7 Arguably, one could achieve somethin...
by Michael
Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: GPIO 0
Replies: 33
Views: 17125

Re: GPIO 0

I would forget about the alternative functions and just use GPIO numbers. You only need the alternative functions names when you want to use that function. I think that would be confusing, as GPIO is the alternative function in the case of, for instance, pins 3 & 5 (default function: I2C) and pins ...
by Michael
Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: GPIO 0
Replies: 33
Views: 17125

Re: GPIO 0

Perhaps I should be putting this in the Gertboard forum but it would seem there are already 3 different ways the GPIO's are labelled and the Gertboard introduces a 4th. Admittedly I am looking at an old PCB layout but this Is what I can see ... Raspberry Pi Pin# : WIKI: Broadcom SOC Gertboard -----...
by Michael
Mon May 14, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Debian Hard Float (armhf) on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 2551

Re: Debian Hard Float (armhf) on Raspberry Pi

As per http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... f=4&t=1243 is the distribution available or is this a project to make it available?

If the former, please update the first post with links.
by Michael
Thu May 10, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Why Pi when you can just run Linux?
Replies: 98
Views: 20042

Re: Why Pi when you can just run Linux?

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Joe Schmoe said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Just out of curiosity, why/how can someone say that HDMI is about to become "obsolete"?<br/> <br/> <br/> I'm not sure....given it's on every television currently made.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> There are a couple of newer technologies...
by Michael
Wed May 09, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Is there sufficient teachers?
Replies: 15
Views: 4262

Re: Is there sufficient teachers?

mudhut said:

I don't think we have a single monitor that has an HDMI input.

How many have either DVI-D, DVI-I or Composite CVBS input?
by Michael
Tue May 08, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why Pi?
Replies: 13
Views: 3461

Re: Why Pi?

<r>This may help a little: <URL url="http://elinux.org/RPi_Philosophy">http://elinux.org/RPi_Philosophy</URL><br/> <br/> Conversely, I think your section entitled "Context" should be added to that page.<br/> <br/> I'd suggest trying not to get too bogged down in explaining the nuts and bolts of the ...
by Michael
Tue May 08, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can it run java 1.6?
Replies: 14
Views: 9299

Re: Can it run java 1.6?

<r>Hi Chris,<br/> <br/> I'd suggest trying to ping Simon Ritter at Oracle, see if he has any further details he can currently share but I would guess it is a case of biding your time as I don't think they are quite ready to announce.<br/> <br/> <URL url="https://twitter.com/#!/@speakjava">https://tw...
by Michael
Tue May 08, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC + XBMC on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 30
Views: 36196

Re: OpenELEC + XBMC on Raspberry Pi

<r>Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center, or OpenELEC for short, is a small Linux distribution built from scratch as a platform to turn your computer into a complete XBMC media center. OpenELEC is designed to make your system boot as fast as possible and the install is so easy that anyone can tur...
by Michael
Tue May 08, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Qt on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 8
Views: 6137

Re: Qt on Raspberry Pi

QtonPi is an Embedded Linux platform plus SDK optimized for developing and running Qt 5 Apps on Raspberry Pi. More information is available here.

The Qt on Raspberry Pi image is now available from the Downloads tab.
by Michael
Tue May 08, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can it run java 1.6?
Replies: 14
Views: 9299

Re: Can it run java 1.6?

The good news is that Oracle are working on a JDK for the Raspberry Pi.  Its early days jet, but they have already shown it running JavaFX:

http://www.i-programmer.info/n.....ry-pi.html
by Michael
Mon May 07, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ethernet 10M only [solved]
Replies: 17
Views: 5544

Re: Ethernet 10M only [solved]

<r>jbeale said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I added it to the "Troubleshooting" part of the wiki, but maybe it should be somewhere else as well (?)<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Trouble.....ad_of_100M">http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Trouble.....ad_of_100M</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> It is also document...
by Michael
Sun May 06, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Little bits - building blocks that blink, beep and teach
Replies: 0
Views: 990

Re: Little bits - building blocks that blink, beep and teach

I came across this TED Talk from Ayah Bdeir while checking out the OpenELEC build on my R.Pi.  Couldn't help thinking how cool it would be to have a Gertboard interface to little bits.
by Michael
Sat May 05, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My PI came today :)
Replies: 1
Views: 722

Re: My PI came today :)

Yup, just landed on my doormat.  I ordered from CPC (part of Premier Farnell).
by Michael
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We've just released the schematics!
Replies: 34
Views: 6680

Re: We've just released the schematics!

<t>Excellent work!  It would be interesting to number those vias in the second photo and report to which pins each is connected.  Are there any vias on the second photo that are connected to a chip pin that we otherwise don't have access?<br/> <br/> Edit: no, doesn't look like it.  Unsurprising real...
by Michael
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What all can be removed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1293

Re: What all can be removed?

Or Meego MER at an even smaller 34MiB.  Take a look at http://gitweb.merproject.org/gitweb/ for an idea of the 320 or so packages considered core by Mer.  I'm sure you could go even smaller by removing Qt, X, nano and so on.
by Michael
Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi as the successor of BBC Micro
Replies: 105
Views: 16685

Re: Raspberry Pi as the successor of BBC Micro

<r>DeliciousRaspberryCake said: <br/> <br/> It made me wonder whether or not the goal was to actually call the Raspberry Pi the "BBC Micro", or instead a modern alternative which has BBC in its name. I cannot say there are many who dislike the Raspberry Pi name. I am merely interested in this part o...
by Michael
Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi as the successor of BBC Micro
Replies: 105
Views: 16685

Re: Raspberry Pi as the successor of BBC Micro

<r>The Foundation trustees tried very hard to get an agreement to use the BBC Micro name, right up to May 2011.  Unfortunately, things didn't work out in that direction (although perhaps one of the trustees could comment on if there is any future hope in that direction).<br/> <br/> Eben touched on t...
by Michael
Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Power Requirements
Replies: 34
Views: 16543

Re: Raspberry Pi Power Requirements

<r>hippy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> No. From the Wiki …<br/> <br/> <br/> Board A: 5V, 500 mA (2.5W) without any devices connected<br/> Board B: 5V, 700 mA (3.5W) without any devices connected<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://elinux.org/RPi_Hardware">http://elinux.org/RPi_Hardware</URL><br/> <br/> So, for a ...
by Michael
Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: override post login
Replies: 12
Views: 1934

Re: override post login

<t>As most of the distributions are based on Linux, it is relatively easy to modify the image so that on boot it will either not prompt for a login, or start x.  This isn't Pi specific, so a quick Google seach will reveal how to do this and some of the previous posters have also indicated ways.<br/>...
by Michael
Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Not booting up, stuck on Power LED, no OK LED.
Replies: 48
Views: 11625

Re: Not booting up, stuck on Power LED, no OK LED.

<r>There are a couple of known good power supplies listed in <URL url="http://elinux.org/RPi_Verified.....r_adapters">http://elinux.org/RPi_Verified.....r_adapters</URL><br/> <br/> There are probably others that could be scraped from this forum.  RS and Farnell will both be offering Raspberry Pi pow...
by Michael
Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Job opportunity
Replies: 6
Views: 4314

Re: Job opportunity

<t>I've scrubbed this post although to be honest it may be better if the OP refects on the comments and changes made to the original post and creates a new topic so this one can be deleted entirely.<br/> <br/> Thanks to those that contributed to this topic and please don't take it personally if your...

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